It can be rather complicated to acknowledge, then deeply cherished, then painfully ripped away leaving hopelessness behind. What one wouldn't give to control her own heart, to stop it from bleeding and find a way to solve the difficulties placed in love's way?
Other times it can be delayed and take forever to unite people who were always meant to be together.
And it can be fooled and played with, at the same time fondled and duped by young apprentices of its own art.
Whimsical, difficult, foolish... Isn't Cupid a spoilt child?
In three independent stories Apollo and Daphne play with Cupid as much as they are played with, intertwined by coincidences and similarities. This collection may be read together or separate, in any sequence. Aside from the different plots, the stories share peacocks, swans, liqueur, small books, slippers and carriages. Also servants and their own subplots developed differently in each story, Venice and the meager power women had over their own lives in the 19th century. Part of the fun lies on searching and identifying these elements.
1st act is 'Love hurts': A continuation for Pride and Prejudice in which the first blissful months of her new life as Mrs. Darcy are violently disrupted when Elizabeth discovers what is expected of her. Mr. Darcy finds himself in deep need of adjustment.