From the Publisher:
"Well, my comfort is, I am sure Jane will die of a broken heart, and then he will be sorry for what he has done." ~Jane Auste, Pride and Prejudice
And so begins this delightful adaptation.
Miss Elizabeth Bennet, a penniless gentleman’s daughter, determines to right a wrong against her beloved sister, Jane, by reuniting her with the man she loves.
P.O. Dixon’s novel reveals what happens when Elizabeth Bennet sets out for London, determined to discover the real reason behind Mr. Bingley’s precipitate leaving of Netherfield. What if the only person who may be able to help her is the last man in the world with whom she wishes to associate?
After an unsuccessful visit with Caroline Bingley, Elizabeth finds herself standing in the pouring rain on Mr. Darcy’s doorstep. Flummoxed when Mr. Darcy answers his own door, Elizabeth gets right to the purpose of her visit. Although the haughty Mr. Darcy refuses to interfere in the matter, that is the least of Elizabeth’s concerns. Once she realizes they are the only two people in Darcy’s house, Elizabeth can only think what Society will say to this, a single, unescorted lady visiting a single man, who happens to be at home, alone, at night.
Upon making her appearance in London during the Season, Elizabeth quickly becomes friends with Lady Gwendolyn Helmsley. Lady Gwendolyn is an ambitious lady, looking not only to secure a proposal from the richest man in Derbyshire, but also to set her new friend up with her brother, Lord Latham. Will Lady Gwendolyn succeed with either of her plans?
Even though I was drawn into this story so much I didn’t want to put it down, there were a couple aspects I found lacking. Although I loved the interaction between Darcy and Elizabeth, I would have liked to have seen more interaction in between Darcy’s two proposals. Also, while Lady Gwendolyn poses a threat, personally, I feel the author could have done a bit more with that storyline as well. Even though these were areas I would have liked to have seen further developed, it did not interfere with my enjoyment of the story, as I was still able to read it in only two sittings and was left wanting more.
In addition, there are several things I enjoy about P O Dixon’s writing. For starters, it is always fun picking out the Pride and Prejudice parallels and quotes and seeing how they are woven into the new book. Another characteristic of Dixon’s writing I enjoy is how happenings that seem unimportant, such as a maid bringing Elizabeth tea into her chamber, play a much larger part later on, tying everything together nicely, and creating a solid, well-written, entertaining story. I especially like the connection Dixon creates between Darcy and Elizabeth. Even when they are at odds, I can feel something that makes me want to keep reading and seeing more of their interactions.
I have not been let down by one of P O Dixon’s books yet, and I look forward to seeing what this creative author comes up with next.
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