Christopher and Elinor by Mercy (PG)

  • Feb. 17th, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Title: Christopher and Elinor by Mercy
Fandom: Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility
Pairing: Colonel Brandon/Elinor Dashwood
Categories: AU, Drama, Epistolary, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] slytherin_gypsy
Website: n/a

Author’s Summary: An epistolary re-telling of Sense and Sensibility where the friendship between Elinor Dashwood and Colonel Brandon develops into a romance.


Review:
Before I go any further I should probably disclaim this by saying that, when I first stumbled upon this story, I had no idea who the author was; I only knew that I really wanted to rec it. After finding out, I waffled about reccing it – as a rule, we don’t generally rec each other’s work around here – but it was just too good to pass up and I thought it would be a wonderful addition to this month’s theme week. So, [livejournal.com profile] slytherin_gypsy, I hope you don’t mind.

Told through a series of letters and diary entries, Christopher and Elinor is, to my mind, the way Sense and Sensibility should have gone. Or, at least, the way I wish it had gone. Beginning just like the original with the death of Henry Dashwood (the Dashwood girls’ father), this fic follows Elinor and Christopher through all the trials and tribulations of the novel, only this time with the slow burn of a romance building between them. This doesn’t happen immediately, of course; the friendship between the blooms before the romance does, but it doesn’t take long to realize what a delightful match they would be and that what they might have had elsewhere just wouldn’t compare to what they find in each other.

Christopher and Elinor

Christopher and Elinor by Mercy (PG)

  • Feb. 17th, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Title: Christopher and Elinor by Mercy
Fandom: Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility
Pairing: Colonel Brandon/Elinor Dashwood
Categories: AU, Drama, Epistolary, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] slytherin_gypsy
Website: n/a

Author’s Summary: An epistolary re-telling of Sense and Sensibility where the friendship between Elinor Dashwood and Colonel Brandon develops into a romance.


Review:
Before I go any further I should probably disclaim this by saying that, when I first stumbled upon this story, I had no idea who the author was; I only knew that I really wanted to rec it. After finding out, I waffled about reccing it – as a rule, we don’t generally rec each other’s work around here – but it was just too good to pass up and I thought it would be a wonderful addition to this month’s theme week. So, [livejournal.com profile] slytherin_gypsy, I hope you don’t mind.

Told through a series of letters and diary entries, Christopher and Elinor is, to my mind, the way Sense and Sensibility should have gone. Or, at least, the way I wish it had gone. Beginning just like the original with the death of Henry Dashwood (the Dashwood girls’ father), this fic follows Elinor and Christopher through all the trials and tribulations of the novel, only this time with the slow burn of a romance building between them. This doesn’t happen immediately, of course; the friendship between the blooms before the romance does, but it doesn’t take long to realize what a delightful match they would be and that what they might have had elsewhere just wouldn’t compare to what they find in each other.

Christopher and Elinor

Christopher and Elinor by Mercy (PG)

  • Feb. 17th, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Title: Christopher and Elinor by Mercy
Fandom: Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility
Pairing: Colonel Brandon/Elinor Dashwood
Categories: AU, Drama, Epistolary, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] slytherin_gypsy
Website: n/a

Author’s Summary: An epistolary re-telling of Sense and Sensibility where the friendship between Elinor Dashwood and Colonel Brandon develops into a romance.


Review:
Before I go any further I should probably disclaim this by saying that, when I first stumbled upon this story, I had no idea who the author was; I only knew that I really wanted to rec it. After finding out, I waffled about reccing it – as a rule, we don’t generally rec each other’s work around here – but it was just too good to pass up and I thought it would be a wonderful addition to this month’s theme week. So, [livejournal.com profile] slytherin_gypsy, I hope you don’t mind.

Told through a series of letters and diary entries, Christopher and Elinor is, to my mind, the way Sense and Sensibility should have gone. Or, at least, the way I wish it had gone. Beginning just like the original with the death of Henry Dashwood (the Dashwood girls’ father), this fic follows Elinor and Christopher through all the trials and tribulations of the novel, only this time with the slow burn of a romance building between them. This doesn’t happen immediately, of course; the friendship between the blooms before the romance does, but it doesn’t take long to realize what a delightful match they would be and that what they might have had elsewhere just wouldn’t compare to what they find in each other.

Christopher and Elinor

Christopher and Elinor by Mercy (PG)

  • Feb. 17th, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Title: Christopher and Elinor by Mercy
Fandom: Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility
Pairing: Colonel Brandon/Elinor Dashwood
Categories: AU, Drama, Epistolary, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] slytherin_gypsy
Website: n/a

Author’s Summary: An epistolary re-telling of Sense and Sensibility where the friendship between Elinor Dashwood and Colonel Brandon develops into a romance.


Review:
Before I go any further I should probably disclaim this by saying that, when I first stumbled upon this story, I had no idea who the author was; I only knew that I really wanted to rec it. After finding out, I waffled about reccing it – as a rule, we don’t generally rec each other’s work around here – but it was just too good to pass up and I thought it would be a wonderful addition to this month’s theme week. So, [livejournal.com profile] slytherin_gypsy, I hope you don’t mind.

Told through a series of letters and diary entries, Christopher and Elinor is, to my mind, the way Sense and Sensibility should have gone. Or, at least, the way I wish it had gone. Beginning just like the original with the death of Henry Dashwood (the Dashwood girls’ father), this fic follows Elinor and Christopher through all the trials and tribulations of the novel, only this time with the slow burn of a romance building between them. This doesn’t happen immediately, of course; the friendship between the blooms before the romance does, but it doesn’t take long to realize what a delightful match they would be and that what they might have had elsewhere just wouldn’t compare to what they find in each other.

Christopher and Elinor

Christopher and Elinor by Mercy (PG)

  • Feb. 17th, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Title: Christopher and Elinor by Mercy
Fandom: Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility
Pairing: Colonel Brandon/Elinor Dashwood
Categories: AU, Drama, Epistolary, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] slytherin_gypsy
Website: n/a

Author’s Summary: An epistolary re-telling of Sense and Sensibility where the friendship between Elinor Dashwood and Colonel Brandon develops into a romance.


Review:
Before I go any further I should probably disclaim this by saying that, when I first stumbled upon this story, I had no idea who the author was; I only knew that I really wanted to rec it. After finding out, I waffled about reccing it – as a rule, we don’t generally rec each other’s work around here – but it was just too good to pass up and I thought it would be a wonderful addition to this month’s theme week. So, [livejournal.com profile] slytherin_gypsy, I hope you don’t mind.

Told through a series of letters and diary entries, Christopher and Elinor is, to my mind, the way Sense and Sensibility should have gone. Or, at least, the way I wish it had gone. Beginning just like the original with the death of Henry Dashwood (the Dashwood girls’ father), this fic follows Elinor and Christopher through all the trials and tribulations of the novel, only this time with the slow burn of a romance building between them. This doesn’t happen immediately, of course; the friendship between the blooms before the romance does, but it doesn’t take long to realize what a delightful match they would be and that what they might have had elsewhere just wouldn’t compare to what they find in each other.

Christopher and Elinor

Christopher and Elinor by Mercy (PG)

  • Feb. 17th, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Title: Christopher and Elinor by Mercy
Fandom: Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility
Pairing: Colonel Brandon/Elinor Dashwood
Categories: AU, Drama, Epistolary, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] slytherin_gypsy
Website: n/a

Author’s Summary: An epistolary re-telling of Sense and Sensibility where the friendship between Elinor Dashwood and Colonel Brandon develops into a romance.


Review:
Before I go any further I should probably disclaim this by saying that, when I first stumbled upon this story, I had no idea who the author was; I only knew that I really wanted to rec it. After finding out, I waffled about reccing it – as a rule, we don’t generally rec each other’s work around here – but it was just too good to pass up and I thought it would be a wonderful addition to this month’s theme week. So, [livejournal.com profile] slytherin_gypsy, I hope you don’t mind.

Told through a series of letters and diary entries, Christopher and Elinor is, to my mind, the way Sense and Sensibility should have gone. Or, at least, the way I wish it had gone. Beginning just like the original with the death of Henry Dashwood (the Dashwood girls’ father), this fic follows Elinor and Christopher through all the trials and tribulations of the novel, only this time with the slow burn of a romance building between them. This doesn’t happen immediately, of course; the friendship between the blooms before the romance does, but it doesn’t take long to realize what a delightful match they would be and that what they might have had elsewhere just wouldn’t compare to what they find in each other.

Christopher and Elinor
Title: Some Small Tokens of Her Affection.
Fandom: Northanger Abbey.
Pairing: Henry Tilney/Catherine Morland.
Categories: Epistolary, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort.
Length: Short.
Warnings: None.

Author on LJ: n/a [sixbeforelunch @ Dreamwidth]
Author Website: sixbeforelunch @ Archive of Our Own

Review:
During the period of their clandestine correspondence Henry gets is sick and even from far away Catherine makes things better.

Though this is a short fic, it still manage to hit all the right notes for me: the plot is original, Henry and Catherine are much in character and their romance, though most certainly present, is not overblown. As a bonus, it is a well-written epistolary fic, which is a format I love. In short, a delightful story to please any Northanger Abbey fan.

Some Small Tokens of Her Affection
Title: Some Small Tokens of Her Affection.
Fandom: Northanger Abbey.
Pairing: Henry Tilney/Catherine Morland.
Categories: Epistolary, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort.
Length: Short.
Warnings: None.

Author on LJ: n/a [sixbeforelunch @ Dreamwidth]
Author Website: sixbeforelunch @ Archive of Our Own

Review:
During the period of their clandestine correspondence Henry gets is sick and even from far away Catherine makes things better.

Though this is a short fic, it still manage to hit all the right notes for me: the plot is original, Henry and Catherine are much in character and their romance, though most certainly present, is not overblown. As a bonus, it is a well-written epistolary fic, which is a format I love. In short, a delightful story to please any Northanger Abbey fan.

Some Small Tokens of Her Affection
Title: Some Small Tokens of Her Affection.
Fandom: Northanger Abbey.
Pairing: Henry Tilney/Catherine Morland.
Categories: Epistolary, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort.
Length: Short.
Warnings: None.

Author on LJ: n/a [sixbeforelunch @ Dreamwidth]
Author Website: sixbeforelunch @ Archive of Our Own

Review:
During the period of their clandestine correspondence Henry gets is sick and even from far away Catherine makes things better.

Though this is a short fic, it still manage to hit all the right notes for me: the plot is original, Henry and Catherine are much in character and their romance, though most certainly present, is not overblown. As a bonus, it is a well-written epistolary fic, which is a format I love. In short, a delightful story to please any Northanger Abbey fan.

Some Small Tokens of Her Affection
Title: Some Small Tokens of Her Affection.
Fandom: Northanger Abbey.
Pairing: Henry Tilney/Catherine Morland.
Categories: Epistolary, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort.
Length: Short.
Warnings: None.

Author on LJ: n/a [sixbeforelunch @ Dreamwidth]
Author Website: sixbeforelunch @ Archive of Our Own

Review:
During the period of their clandestine correspondence Henry gets is sick and even from far away Catherine makes things better.

Though this is a short fic, it still manage to hit all the right notes for me: the plot is original, Henry and Catherine are much in character and their romance, though most certainly present, is not overblown. As a bonus, it is a well-written epistolary fic, which is a format I love. In short, a delightful story to please any Northanger Abbey fan.

Some Small Tokens of Her Affection
Title: Some Small Tokens of Her Affection.
Fandom: Northanger Abbey.
Pairing: Henry Tilney/Catherine Morland.
Categories: Epistolary, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort.
Length: Short.
Warnings: None.

Author on LJ: n/a [sixbeforelunch @ Dreamwidth]
Author Website: sixbeforelunch @ Archive of Our Own

Review:
During the period of their clandestine correspondence Henry gets is sick and even from far away Catherine makes things better.

Though this is a short fic, it still manage to hit all the right notes for me: the plot is original, Henry and Catherine are much in character and their romance, though most certainly present, is not overblown. As a bonus, it is a well-written epistolary fic, which is a format I love. In short, a delightful story to please any Northanger Abbey fan.

Some Small Tokens of Her Affection
Title: Some Small Tokens of Her Affection.
Fandom: Northanger Abbey.
Pairing: Henry Tilney/Catherine Morland.
Categories: Epistolary, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort.
Length: Short.
Warnings: None.

Author on LJ: n/a [sixbeforelunch @ Dreamwidth]
Author Website: sixbeforelunch @ Archive of Our Own

Review:
During the period of their clandestine correspondence Henry gets is sick and even from far away Catherine makes things better.

Though this is a short fic, it still manage to hit all the right notes for me: the plot is original, Henry and Catherine are much in character and their romance, though most certainly present, is not overblown. As a bonus, it is a well-written epistolary fic, which is a format I love. In short, a delightful story to please any Northanger Abbey fan.

Some Small Tokens of Her Affection

Stardust by Ulrike and Cindy C. (PG)

  • May. 24th, 2011 at 7:16 PM
Title: Stardust.
Fandom: Jane Austen's Persuasion.
Pairing: Anne Elliot/Frederick Wentworth.
Categories: AU, Romance.
Length: Epic (~59,000 words).
Warnings: Sexual harassment in the work place (coarse language and attempted groping), alcoholism, minor OC deaths and frequent mentions of events during WWII, including life in concentration camps.

Authors on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ladysusan (Ulrike)
Author Website: Ulrike's Baronetage Profile
Stories by Cindy

Authors' Summary: "Anna von Eltow and Friedrich Wingendorff meet again after eight years and a world war apart in 1948 Germany."

Review:
After the devastation of the war, Anna von Eltow does her best to support her family, as no one else seems inclined to face the reality of their situation and obtain gainful employment. Her quiet life is turned upside down when Friedrich Wingendorff, the man she gave up eight years before, comes to Heidelberg.

For a long time I maintained that the only Jane Austen fics I read were the Regency-era ones that kept the main canon pairings intact. Yet like the beautiful Everingham (one of my all time favorite fics in any fandom) opened my mind to non-canon pairings, "Stardust" has made me admit that JA fics set in eras different from canon can also be very, very good.

The first thing that caught my interest was the fact that it was a long, well-written non P&P fic (still rarities in the JA fandom, I'm afraid). What really intrigued me, however, was the setting of the story: post-WWII Germany. It is very clear by the way the story is written and by the occasional explanatory historical footnote (there are a number of them, which might displease some people, but which I personally found very interesting) that the authors have done their research. The story feels very authentic for the period and the setting is never used in an exploitative way.

In short, the good writing and the meticulous care with historical details Ulrike and Cindy C. managed to weave into the story proved to me, without a shadow of a doubt, that you can transpose a well known and beloved tale to a different setting and make it fresh and interesting while still retaining all the things that made you fall in love with the story in the first place.

Stardust (pt. 1) (pt. 2) (pt. 3)

Stardust by Ulrike and Cindy C. (PG)

  • May. 24th, 2011 at 7:16 PM
Title: Stardust.
Fandom: Jane Austen's Persuasion.
Pairing: Anne Elliot/Frederick Wentworth.
Categories: AU, Romance.
Length: Epic (~59,000 words).
Warnings: Sexual harassment in the work place (coarse language and attempted groping), alcoholism, minor OC deaths and frequent mentions of events during WWII, including life in concentration camps.

Authors on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ladysusan (Ulrike)
Author Website: Ulrike's Baronetage Profile
Stories by Cindy

Authors' Summary: "Anna von Eltow and Friedrich Wingendorff meet again after eight years and a world war apart in 1948 Germany."

Review:
After the devastation of the war, Anna von Eltow does her best to support her family, as no one else seems inclined to face the reality of their situation and obtain gainful employment. Her quiet life is turned upside down when Friedrich Wingendorff, the man she gave up eight years before, comes to Heidelberg.

For a long time I maintained that the only Jane Austen fics I read were the Regency-era ones that kept the main canon pairings intact. Yet like the beautiful Everingham (one of my all time favorite fics in any fandom) opened my mind to non-canon pairings, "Stardust" has made me admit that JA fics set in eras different from canon can also be very, very good.

The first thing that caught my interest was the fact that it was a long, well-written non P&P fic (still rarities in the JA fandom, I'm afraid). What really intrigued me, however, was the setting of the story: post-WWII Germany. It is very clear by the way the story is written and by the occasional explanatory historical footnote (there are a number of them, which might displease some people, but which I personally found very interesting) that the authors have done their research. The story feels very authentic for the period and the setting is never used in an exploitative way.

In short, the good writing and the meticulous care with historical details Ulrike and Cindy C. managed to weave into the story proved to me, without a shadow of a doubt, that you can transpose a well known and beloved tale to a different setting and make it fresh and interesting while still retaining all the things that made you fall in love with the story in the first place.

Stardust (pt. 1) (pt. 2) (pt. 3)

Stardust by Ulrike and Cindy C. (PG)

  • May. 24th, 2011 at 7:16 PM
Title: Stardust.
Fandom: Jane Austen's Persuasion.
Pairing: Anne Elliot/Frederick Wentworth.
Categories: AU, Romance.
Length: Epic (~59,000 words).
Warnings: Sexual harassment in the work place (coarse language and attempted groping), alcoholism, minor OC deaths and frequent mentions of events during WWII, including life in concentration camps.

Authors on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ladysusan (Ulrike)
Author Website: Ulrike's Baronetage Profile
Stories by Cindy

Authors' Summary: "Anna von Eltow and Friedrich Wingendorff meet again after eight years and a world war apart in 1948 Germany."

Review:
After the devastation of the war, Anna von Eltow does her best to support her family, as no one else seems inclined to face the reality of their situation and obtain gainful employment. Her quiet life is turned upside down when Friedrich Wingendorff, the man she gave up eight years before, comes to Heidelberg.

For a long time I maintained that the only Jane Austen fics I read were the Regency-era ones that kept the main canon pairings intact. Yet like the beautiful Everingham (one of my all time favorite fics in any fandom) opened my mind to non-canon pairings, "Stardust" has made me admit that JA fics set in eras different from canon can also be very, very good.

The first thing that caught my interest was the fact that it was a long, well-written non P&P fic (still rarities in the JA fandom, I'm afraid). What really intrigued me, however, was the setting of the story: post-WWII Germany. It is very clear by the way the story is written and by the occasional explanatory historical footnote (there are a number of them, which might displease some people, but which I personally found very interesting) that the authors have done their research. The story feels very authentic for the period and the setting is never used in an exploitative way.

In short, the good writing and the meticulous care with historical details Ulrike and Cindy C. managed to weave into the story proved to me, without a shadow of a doubt, that you can transpose a well known and beloved tale to a different setting and make it fresh and interesting while still retaining all the things that made you fall in love with the story in the first place.

Stardust (pt. 1) (pt. 2) (pt. 3)

Stardust by Ulrike and Cindy C. (PG)

  • May. 24th, 2011 at 7:16 PM
Title: Stardust.
Fandom: Jane Austen's Persuasion.
Pairing: Anne Elliot/Frederick Wentworth.
Categories: AU, Romance.
Length: Epic (~59,000 words).
Warnings: Sexual harassment in the work place (coarse language and attempted groping), alcoholism, minor OC deaths and frequent mentions of events during WWII, including life in concentration camps.

Authors on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ladysusan (Ulrike)
Author Website: Ulrike's Baronetage Profile
Stories by Cindy

Authors' Summary: "Anna von Eltow and Friedrich Wingendorff meet again after eight years and a world war apart in 1948 Germany."

Review:
After the devastation of the war, Anna von Eltow does her best to support her family, as no one else seems inclined to face the reality of their situation and obtain gainful employment. Her quiet life is turned upside down when Friedrich Wingendorff, the man she gave up eight years before, comes to Heidelberg.

For a long time I maintained that the only Jane Austen fics I read were the Regency-era ones that kept the main canon pairings intact. Yet like the beautiful Everingham (one of my all time favorite fics in any fandom) opened my mind to non-canon pairings, "Stardust" has made me admit that JA fics set in eras different from canon can also be very, very good.

The first thing that caught my interest was the fact that it was a long, well-written non P&P fic (still rarities in the JA fandom, I'm afraid). What really intrigued me, however, was the setting of the story: post-WWII Germany. It is very clear by the way the story is written and by the occasional explanatory historical footnote (there are a number of them, which might displease some people, but which I personally found very interesting) that the authors have done their research. The story feels very authentic for the period and the setting is never used in an exploitative way.

In short, the good writing and the meticulous care with historical details Ulrike and Cindy C. managed to weave into the story proved to me, without a shadow of a doubt, that you can transpose a well known and beloved tale to a different setting and make it fresh and interesting while still retaining all the things that made you fall in love with the story in the first place.

Stardust (pt. 1) (pt. 2) (pt. 3)

Stardust by Ulrike and Cindy C. (PG)

  • May. 24th, 2011 at 7:16 PM
Title: Stardust.
Fandom: Jane Austen's Persuasion.
Pairing: Anne Elliot/Frederick Wentworth.
Categories: AU, Romance.
Length: Epic (~59,000 words).
Warnings: Sexual harassment in the work place (coarse language and attempted groping), alcoholism, minor OC deaths and frequent mentions of events during WWII, including life in concentration camps.

Authors on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ladysusan (Ulrike)
Author Website: Ulrike's Baronetage Profile
Stories by Cindy

Authors' Summary: "Anna von Eltow and Friedrich Wingendorff meet again after eight years and a world war apart in 1948 Germany."

Review:
After the devastation of the war, Anna von Eltow does her best to support her family, as no one else seems inclined to face the reality of their situation and obtain gainful employment. Her quiet life is turned upside down when Friedrich Wingendorff, the man she gave up eight years before, comes to Heidelberg.

For a long time I maintained that the only Jane Austen fics I read were the Regency-era ones that kept the main canon pairings intact. Yet like the beautiful Everingham (one of my all time favorite fics in any fandom) opened my mind to non-canon pairings, "Stardust" has made me admit that JA fics set in eras different from canon can also be very, very good.

The first thing that caught my interest was the fact that it was a long, well-written non P&P fic (still rarities in the JA fandom, I'm afraid). What really intrigued me, however, was the setting of the story: post-WWII Germany. It is very clear by the way the story is written and by the occasional explanatory historical footnote (there are a number of them, which might displease some people, but which I personally found very interesting) that the authors have done their research. The story feels very authentic for the period and the setting is never used in an exploitative way.

In short, the good writing and the meticulous care with historical details Ulrike and Cindy C. managed to weave into the story proved to me, without a shadow of a doubt, that you can transpose a well known and beloved tale to a different setting and make it fresh and interesting while still retaining all the things that made you fall in love with the story in the first place.

Stardust (pt. 1) (pt. 2) (pt. 3)

Stardust by Ulrike and Cindy C. (PG)

  • May. 24th, 2011 at 7:16 PM
Title: Stardust.
Fandom: Jane Austen's Persuasion.
Pairing: Anne Elliot/Frederick Wentworth.
Categories: AU, Romance.
Length: Epic (~59,000 words).
Warnings: Sexual harassment in the work place (coarse language and attempted groping), alcoholism, minor OC deaths and frequent mentions of events during WWII, including life in concentration camps.

Authors on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ladysusan (Ulrike)
Author Website: Ulrike's Baronetage Profile
Stories by Cindy

Authors' Summary: "Anna von Eltow and Friedrich Wingendorff meet again after eight years and a world war apart in 1948 Germany."

Review:
After the devastation of the war, Anna von Eltow does her best to support her family, as no one else seems inclined to face the reality of their situation and obtain gainful employment. Her quiet life is turned upside down when Friedrich Wingendorff, the man she gave up eight years before, comes to Heidelberg.

For a long time I maintained that the only Jane Austen fics I read were the Regency-era ones that kept the main canon pairings intact. Yet like the beautiful Everingham (one of my all time favorite fics in any fandom) opened my mind to non-canon pairings, "Stardust" has made me admit that JA fics set in eras different from canon can also be very, very good.

The first thing that caught my interest was the fact that it was a long, well-written non P&P fic (still rarities in the JA fandom, I'm afraid). What really intrigued me, however, was the setting of the story: post-WWII Germany. It is very clear by the way the story is written and by the occasional explanatory historical footnote (there are a number of them, which might displease some people, but which I personally found very interesting) that the authors have done their research. The story feels very authentic for the period and the setting is never used in an exploitative way.

In short, the good writing and the meticulous care with historical details Ulrike and Cindy C. managed to weave into the story proved to me, without a shadow of a doubt, that you can transpose a well known and beloved tale to a different setting and make it fresh and interesting while still retaining all the things that made you fall in love with the story in the first place.

Stardust (pt. 1) (pt. 2) (pt. 3)
Title: An Adventuresome Afternoon.
Fandom: Northanger Abbey/Pride and Prejudice.
Pairing: Henry Tilney/Catherine Morland, Charles Bingley/Jane Bennet.
Categories: Crossover, Fluff, Friendship.
Length: Short (2119 words).
Warnings: None.

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Scintilla10 @ AO3

Review:
The Tilneys make a return to Bath a few months after their marriage and make the acquaintance of the Bingleys.

I had never given the matter much thought, but Scintilla10 showcases very well how a friendship would easily develop between the Tilneys and the Bingleys. It is not without its bumps along the way (as their close encounter with nature will show), but perhaps because of that it is even more natural and charming. All in all this is an original and delightful piece of fluff whose only fault is not being longer.

An Adventuresome Afternoon
Title: An Adventuresome Afternoon.
Fandom: Northanger Abbey/Pride and Prejudice.
Pairing: Henry Tilney/Catherine Morland, Charles Bingley/Jane Bennet.
Categories: Crossover, Fluff, Friendship.
Length: Short (2119 words).
Warnings: None.

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Scintilla10 @ AO3

Review:
The Tilneys make a return to Bath a few months after their marriage and make the acquaintance of the Bingleys.

I had never given the matter much thought, but Scintilla10 showcases very well how a friendship would easily develop between the Tilneys and the Bingleys. It is not without its bumps along the way (as their close encounter with nature will show), but perhaps because of that it is even more natural and charming. All in all this is an original and delightful piece of fluff whose only fault is not being longer.

An Adventuresome Afternoon

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