ELIZABETH BENNET adamantly refused Fitzwilliam Darcy's proposal, but when Maria Lucas discovers the letter Darcy offers Elizabeth in explanation of his actions, Elizabeth must swallow her objections in order to save her reputation. She follows Darcy to London and pleads for the gentleman to renew his proposal. Yet, even as she does so, Elizabeth knows not what she fears most: being Mr. Darcy's wife or the revenge he might consider for her earlier rebuke.
FITZWILLIAM DARCY would prefer that Elizabeth Bennet held him in affection, but he reasons that even if she does not, having Elizabeth at his side is far better than claiming another to wife. However, when a case of mistaken identity causes Darcy not to show at his wedding ceremony, he finds himself in a desperate search for his wayward bride-to-be.
Elizabeth, realizing Society will label her as "undesirable" after being abandoned at the altar, sets out on an adventure to mark her future days as the spinster aunt to her sisters' children. However, Darcy means to locate her and to convince Elizabeth that his affections are true, and a second chance will prove him the "song that sets her heart strumming."
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Got to page 202 & the book just stopped halfway through the story
I liked the cover and the summary, so I bought it...but I didn't get past the first 10 pgs bc of the poor grammar. I can't say if it is a good story or not.
Let me start by saying that Regina Jeffers is one of my favorite authors, one of my immediate purchase authors. So I knew I would not be disappointed in this variation and I was correct in that assumption! :D Elizabeth is in turmoil. Mr. Darcy has just proposed and been rejected, then hands her a letter. She reads it full of curiosity. Then secrets the letter away in her drawer. Where it is found by Maria Lucas who was searching for a ribbon. Elizabeth is in serious need of a renewal of Mr. Darcy's proposal if she is to save her reputation and not ruin her sisters and herself. Maria can not be counted to keep it to herself. Mr. Darcy is willing to take her hand in any way she is willing to give it. He had hoped for her heart, but her hand is a start. When Darcy does not show up on his wedding day, Elizabeth is bereft! She thinks he is merely exacting his revenge for her refusal of his hand the first time. She is heartbroken as well. She realizes she has made a grave error. Elizabeth runs away after telling her father she is going to London to stay with the Gardiners. This story of "what if" was a wonderful re-visit to my favorite characters. Regina Jeffers knows these people intimately and can weave new stories with their likeness'. She writes them as though Miss Austen is whispering in her ear. It amazes me every time I read one of her retellings. The consistency of character, wit and sweetness are all present. I enjoyed this one very much! The intrigues and how they were dealt with was very satisfying! I loved the way Mr. Bennet and Mary Bennet were written in this one as well! HEA all around, after quite a bit of chasing and some new/old characters you will recognize!