Sometimes the thing that holds you together ends up causing the most damageA gasp of air seemed to slice through Anika on its way in, and she quickly backtracked so that the emission wouldn t give her away Desperately casting her eyes about for something else to focus on anything else Anika took in the scene around her Atop the hay strewn ground the summer grass was a tender green, na ve blossoms just poking their heads out to see if winter had finally passed If it was safe to come out Those innocent blooms didn t know how cruel life could be They didn t know that life sometimes lurked in the shadows, waiting for you to decide the coast was clear before pouncingAnika leaned back against the barn, flattening her hands against its splintered solidity She d always loved old barns their reliability, their timelessness, their constancy No matter what they looked like on the outside, peeling or freshly painted, crumbling or just constructed, you always knew what you were getting a barn was still a barnIf only people were the same


10 thoughts on “Mansfield

  1. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    Kindle freebie 1 22 2017 And this is the third and final Kindle freebie of an Austen retelling from this author.


  2. Kathy Kathy says:

    This one sucked me in I loathed Edmond for much of this book and wasn t sure the author could make me love him by the end but somehow she pulled it off Great book Content Clean one mild swear, mild innuendo There are a few editing errors.


  3. Sheila Majczan Sheila Majczan says:

    Wow, this one is even better, in my opinion, than canon Sorry, Jane I was never a lover of Fanny Price She just comes across as too goody two shoes for me I couldn t find passion or depth of feelings when she is treated like a servant, especially by the aunt I wanted to read anger, jealously, exasperation, etc I know she deserved the best of endings and did finally get it but I have not found many souls in my existence who live life so perfectly with so few, if any, rewards.This book suc Wow, this one is even better, in my opinion, than canon Sorry, Jane I was never a lover of Fanny Price She just comes across as too goody two shoes for me I couldn t find passion or depth of feelings when she is treated like a servant, especially by the aunt I wanted to read anger, jealously, exasperation, etc I know she deserved the best of endings and did finally get it but I have not found many souls in my existence who live life so perfectly with so few, if any, rewards.This book sucked me in and if I were younger I would have read deep into the night yesterday to reach the ending We read both POVs Anika Sky Price s and Edmund Bertram s and the author is gifted with being able to portray such beautifully.This story is a modern variation of Mansfield Park, needless to say, set for the most part on the Bertram s property on the edge of Yellowstone Park They rent out their four cabins and take tourists on horse rides through the local scenery The family is not related to the Prices but adopt Ani as the mothers were best friends in college and the need arises.Mr Price is an alcoholic abusive father His treatment of his family leads Ani to have debilitating nightmares After she moves in, at age 6, with the Bertrams Edward becomes her protector, often not only going to her as she cries out during a nightmare but holding her and even staying with her to assure that she sleeps peacefully after that You know, you must know, that they fall in love and even with both in denial, it isthan a brotherly sisterly kind of love.At age 19 to his age 25, both are graduating He skips his college graduation ceremony to come back home for her HS graduation If you know the story, she works as hard as any servant or hired hand With the tourist season about to begin ENTER their first reservation for this summer Marcella and Henri Craefort Yes, the beautiful and charming siblings soon wreak havoc with family peace and with ODC s relationship.Everyone but Ani and Edward can see what they feel for each other However his father has lectured him about how he is too old for Ani but he is determined to keep their friendship in place She soon finds that she can t stay to witness where his relationship with Marcella is headed So she goes home with her brother, Liam, after his visit.The emotional ride in this book not only kept me turning pages but had me with blurry eyes onthan one occasion Misty sure can write a mean romance Finally, for me, to top it all off is a sweet epilogue This book is not MA so I can recommend it to all my JAFF friends I hope you love it as much I as did I have read one of Misty s other JAFF variations, Pride s Prejudice, and loved that I will add her other book to my TBR pile


  4. Alisa Alisa says:

    This book was a little longer than others, but once I started it I didn t want to put it down It s been a long time since I ve read Mansfield Park by Jane Austen so the storyline wasn t as familiar to me as some of her others But now I want to go re read Mansfield Park.Ani Price was taken from an abusive home when she was 6 years old and sent to live with the family of one of her mother s friends The only person who can console her through her nightmares is 11 year old Edmund Several years l This book was a little longer than others, but once I started it I didn t want to put it down It s been a long time since I ve read Mansfield Park by Jane Austen so the storyline wasn t as familiar to me as some of her others But now I want to go re read Mansfield Park.Ani Price was taken from an abusive home when she was 6 years old and sent to live with the family of one of her mother s friends The only person who can console her through her nightmares is 11 year old Edmund Several years later when Edmund returns from college, they still have a really close relationship Ani is now 19 and hopes that Edmund will see her as the woman she is becoming But then Marcella, a French beauty, arrives with her brother Henri Marcella sets her sights on Edmund and he quickly falls under her spell.I loved how strong Ani is She has been through so much in her short lifetime Through it all, Edmund is her lifeline until he s lost to her, too And then she continues to find strength to keep going I have loved all of Misty Dawn Pulsipher s books and I hope she has plans to writeof these Jane Austen re tellings Content CleanSource Kindle Unlimited


  5. Misty Pulsipher Misty Pulsipher says:

    Now available


  6. Amber Amber says:

    After enjoying this author s two previous books, I had really been looking forward to reading this one Despite being familiar with the story, I still had a hard time putting the book down until I reached the end


  7. Chesney Chesney says:

    Ok So I loved Pride s Prejudice and I loved Persuaded This just topped it Yes this was definitely worth the wait to read While loosely based on Jane Austen s Mansfield Park, I definitely fell in love with the characters Anika or Ani and Edmund captured the story from beginning to end While I knew from the original Mansfield Park what would happen this had me on edge too much I wanted to hit Edmund over the head a few times and snap him back into reality But I was patient and it paid off Ok So I loved Pride s Prejudice and I loved Persuaded This just topped it Yes this was definitely worth the wait to read While loosely based on Jane Austen s Mansfield Park, I definitely fell in love with the characters Anika or Ani and Edmund captured the story from beginning to end While I knew from the original Mansfield Park what would happen this had me on edge too much I wanted to hit Edmund over the head a few times and snap him back into reality But I was patient and it paid off Great storyline and ending Clean and definitely worth reading


  8. Lisa Rector Lisa Rector says:

    This story flowed flawlessly from the beginning, pulling me all the way to the end I really loved Pulsipher s Pride s Prejudice, but I think this one must top it Loved Ani and Ed Loved the dynamics between them.Sweet, clean read.


  9. Tracy (A Good Novel) Tracy (A Good Novel) says:

    More Mansfield Park JAFF I must be dreaming And it s about time Hopefully this isn t the absolute trash that The Trouble with Flirting became.


  10. Veronica Veronica says:

    Can you cut out that Miss Price stuff It makes me feel like a spinster from an Austen novel I honestly don t remember downloading half the titles on my Kindle shelf, but maybe I should go through it again and clean it out because I obviously didn t remember how bad Misty Dawn Pulsipher s books are Because Mansfield Park is one of the lesser known Austen novels, I feel like you can takeliberties with the story without worrying about people getting all up in arms about it That beingCan you cut out that Miss Price stuff It makes me feel like a spinster from an Austen novel I honestly don t remember downloading half the titles on my Kindle shelf, but maybe I should go through it again and clean it out because I obviously didn t remember how bad Misty Dawn Pulsipher s books are Because Mansfield Park is one of the lesser known Austen novels, I feel like you can takeliberties with the story without worrying about people getting all up in arms about it That being said, the accents were just ridiculous T.R s Sir Thomas redneck drawl and ze Craefort s French accents are enough to give anyone a headache And then there s the romance I tell you zis simply because I cannot bear to see you urt like zis any His voice cracked at the end You want im E wants er I want you We are all stuck on zisow you sayHe mimed something spinning around Merry go round, Anika supplied, trying to ignore Henri s brash confession, trying to stamp out the impulse to add that Edmund wanted her too even if it wasn t in the way she would have liked Oui, merry go round It is dizzying, no Mansfield Park has never been my favorite Austen novel I mean I know context and times are a changin and all that, but it s still hard to get excited reading about kissing cousins Also, my weird word association brain always links Fanny Price with Fanny Pack which is just distracting But this whole will they won t they driving the entire book is just too much Subtly is not this book s strong suit