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In this diverting Pride and Prejudice short story, what if Darcy had not wounded Elizabeth's pride by insulting her at the Meryton assembly and had danced with her instead?

What if Elizabeth had refused to hear a negative word formed against Darcy by his former friend, George Wickham.

What if Elizabeth's heart and her mind had been so agreeably engaged with thoughts of the master of Pemberley that by the time his visit to Kent was drawing nearer to its end, Elizabeth was indeed expecting his proposal?

©2014 P. O. Dixon (P)2014 P. O. Dixon

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  • HeatherY
  • 14-02-2018

A Sweet Quick Read

What if Mr. Darcy hadn't snubbed Elizabeth at the Meryton assembly, but had danced with her instead? What if he had allowed her to see the man he was instead of the prideful facade he showed to the world? In this variation, Lizzy falls for Darcy and she longs for his proposal. But with Lady Catherine and Mr. Collins to interfere, happily ever after isn't guaranteed for our favorite couple.

This is a sweet quick read I listened to in one sitting. It takes place in Kent, so the Bennett family isn't featured much, but we get plenty of Lady Catherine. I loved Darcy in this version, he knew what he wanted and how to go after it, and he knew when to keep quiet! This Lizzy was a bit more wishy washy than in canon, and strings poor Darcy along. There isn't much angst, and it's a nice sweet story. The narration was great, Pearl Hewitt brings the characters to life and is always a pleasure to listen to.

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  • Sophia
  • 27-02-2015

A lovely Story

If you could sum up Expecting His Proposal: A Darcy and Elizabeth Short Story in three words, what would they be?

Expecting His Proposal met all my expectations once again, from reading the book to listening to the audiobook, it brought laughter, sighs and made me smile in happiness to listen to yet another master piece. Instead of making a horrible proposal in Hunsford, and Elizabeth being unaware of his feelings for her, she expects and hopes for his proposal. A little drama and anxiety enters the story when Colonel Fitzwilliam tells about Darcy helping Bingley away from Jane and their family.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I think my favorite character was Darcy or Elizabeth, as Pearl made them come really alive, and brought humor and love into their personalities and make the audience feel like they were present in the story.
Though Mr. Bennet's presence through his humorous letter did make him a close runner for favorite character.

What does Pearl Hewitt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Pearl Hewitt brings humor and passion into the characters of the story, and brings them to life, which makes the story even better than if one only read the book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did listen to this book in one sitting, as it was funny, lovely, romantic and a delight to listen to Pearls narrating skills, with the characters of Darcy, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Charlotte, Mr. Collins, Jane, Mrs. Gardiner, Elizabeth, Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Bennet.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait to listen to further audiobooks from Pam and Pearl.

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  • LilMissMolly
  • 02-01-2015

Different take on Darcy's proposal -in a good way!

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I'm a huge Jane Austen fan, and Pride and Prejudice is the primary reason. I'm always hesitant to read "fan fiction" that attempts to rewrite what Miss Austen said so eloquently the first time. However, I just love narrator Pearl Hewitt. She has a spunk and sassiness in her readings that make listening very enjoyable. She enunciates with British sophistication with the best of them! So, when I saw that Pearl had a new narration of P.O. Dixon's Expecting His Proposal: A Darcy and Elizabeth Short Story, I thought why not give it a try? I was pleasantly surprised with the story and glad I listened.

The story is an alternative to the infamous first proposal. Thankfully, the whole Wickham misunderstanding is avoided in this story. Instead, the story starts off with Elizabeth's attraction to Darcy and how she looks forward to their meetings. P.O. Dixon does a very good job of weaving several of Austen's dialog passages into her own story- just placing them in a different context.

I highly recommend this short story to anyone who enjoys Jane Austen and alternative scenarios.

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  • Teresa
  • 21-12-2014

Lovely

Firstly I want to say that Pearl Hewitt has the most beautiful voice ever. I instantly felt in sync with this story due to her natural vocal talent. She has great voice inflections and even greater control. Absolutely lovely.

The story was also amazing. I loved the dialogue. This was a nice cozy yet powerful short story. It was explosive when Lady Katherine entered and began her rant about Darcy and Elizabeth's engagement. Elizabeth was so sweet and whenever Anne went running upstairs to her room, Elizabeth felt she needed to speak with her. Upon doing so, she learns that the two mother's had engaged Anne and Darcy while they were still in the crib.

Overall, I found this to be very good and enjoyable and I loved it. I hope to be able to listen to more of these shorts.

Audiobook received inx for an unbiased review.

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  • Wanda
  • 19-12-2014

Expecting more

The story was truly boring, I honestly listened to the first chapter only and could not even attach my feeling to the book it almost seemed as though the writer needed to have a certain amount of words to complete a chapter because I Mr. Darcy was said many times over.
I received the audiobook free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review

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