The Continuing Story of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have been married for almost a year, and their heated arguments are a thing of the past. All that passion is now directed into more satisfying pursuits. But how long can the honeymoon last? The couple’s idyllic life together at Pemberley is jeopardized by secrets they begin keeping from each other, the troubles of their closest friends, and the threat of a villain in their midst.
Layers of seemingly innocent deception are building between Darcy and Elizabeth, threatening their relationship. He is conducting some covert business dealings that he’s unwilling to share with his wife, and she likewise begins keeping things from him against her own better judgment. The couple also becomes embroiled in the tribulations of Mr. Darcy’s younger sister, Georgiana, and his friend and cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam.
Fitzwilliam falls victim to their aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, as the object of her latest scheme to make a noble match for her daughter. The arrangement satisfies the ambitions of the couple’s parents, but appears to hold little prospect of happiness for Anne and Fitzwilliam, who each harbor other romantic interests.
During this same period, Georgiana runs the gamut of emotions as she comes of age. Her elation at her birthday ball soon crumbles when she learns the man she secretly admires is engaged to another. The excitement of a London season and the attention of two other eligible suitors cannot make her forget her disappointment over her lost first love.
As the story progresses, the menacing shadow of Mr. Darcy’s life-long nemesis looms ever-larger. By carelessness and design, Mr. Wickham and Lydia painfully intrude into the lives of the Darcys and the Bingleys, with disastrous results.
The Darcys of Pemberley is the tale of two romances: the continuation of Darcy and Elizabeth’s story, and the courtship of Miss Georgiana. For those of us who didn’t want Pride and Prejudice to end, this charming novel gives the opportunity to learn what happens after the wedding, to revisit all our old friends and foes, and to share the next chapter of their lives. Ms. Winslow carries on the saga much as Jane Austen herself might have – true to her style, her sensibilities, and the delightful characters she created.
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The Darcys of Pemberly was a delightful read. It picks up from the beloved and timeless Jane Austen book Pride and Prejudice. It does justice to to ALL the characters. It is a true triumph and I highly recommend it!
A Book Certainly Worth Reading
For every person that fell in love with “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen, this book is one that must be read. “The Darcys of Pemberley” is such a faithful sequel to the original “Pride and Prejudice” that I could not believe it was not written by Jane Austen herself. All of the characters’ personalities are well developed throughout the whole reading and the story is narrated in such splendid detail that I cannot even describe the greatness of it in here. The book is addictive and it hooks the reader’s attention until the very last chapter. This book is definitely part of my “favorite books collection”.
Darcy's of Pemberly
Im convinced that this is exactly the sequel Jane Austen would have written!! I felt like I was "home" again with my favorite characters of all time. Absolutely delightful in every way. I didn't want it to end.