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When secrets are revealed and a family agenda works against him, can Fitzwilliam Darcy recover his damaged spirits and find happiness?

Following his disastrous proposal to Elizabeth Bennet, Fitzwilliam Darcy returns to London from Kent, broken-hearted and dejected. One bright spot penetrates his sea of despair: His sister, Georgiana, has finally recovered her spirits from the grievous events at Ramsgate the previous summer. She has forged a new friendship with Miss Hester Drake, a lady who appears to be an ideal friend. In fact, Lady Matlock believes Miss Drake is Darcy’s perfect match.

Upon Elizabeth’s arrival at the Gardiners’ home from Kent, she finds that her sister Jane remains despondent over her abandonment by Mr. Bingley. But Elizabeth has information that might bring them together. She convinces her uncle Gardiner to write a letter to Mr. Bingley, providing key facts supplied to her by Mr. Darcy.

When Bingley discovers that his friend and sisters colluded to keep Jane’s presence in London from him, how will he respond? Given the chance, will Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth overcome their past misunderstandings? What will Darcy do when his beloved sister becomes a hindrance towards winning the lady he loves?

©2020 Kelly Miller (P)2020 Kelly Miller

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A Really Wonderful Treat!

This is a long and fascinating alternate universe for lovers of Pride &Prejudice. Great enjoyment!

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  • Amy Nix
  • 30-09-2020

Entertaining and Well-Written, but Concerning

I've read a veritable mountain of P&P variations in the last six months of COVID isolation, and this one held my attention extremely well. It's definitely among the top half of the pile, and I might even listen to it again in future. It wasn't "bad" at all. In fact, it was very good. If you like P&P variations, you will enjoy this one heartily, and with Stevie Zimmerman narrating, it's sure to be a pleasure for you. Having said that and meant it: I don't like the propensity in many of these variations to take abusive behavior from their version of Darcy and treat it as romance. There is nothing romantic about a dangerously jealous man, and this story skirts that line. I was SO proud of Ms. Miller for the direction she had Elizabeth going after Darcy's jealousy in the story reaches a peak. I thought this author had constructed a truly new and innovative method by which Darcy will learn that he needs to reform. But nope. I was disappointed (slight spoiler) He shows up with a box of donuts and tells her a sob story about how his childhood angst made him do it, and all is brushed under the rug. Ladies (and lady authors, especially): Men who throw tantrums or walk out on women in unjustified jealous rages...are not romantic. That's abusive behavior, and even if we understand WHY they have the insecurity they have, it must be dealt with and remedied, not just excused. Still. This story is really well constructed and well-written, and I enjoyed it a great deal. Kelly Miller is fantastic, and I hope to read or listen to more by her in future.

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  • KateB
  • 07-08-2020

I loved it

The plot and a premise of this story was great, I loved Mr. Gardiner's involvement and a role of a more involved father he played to Jane and Elizabeth. And I adore Bingley with a spine, especially when he sees more than Darcy gives him credit for. The development of Darcy and Elizabeth was very well written and his methods of cutting her were engaging. Stevie Zimmerman 's narration was brilliant as usual. I absolutely adored Gardiners children and how each of them sounded so realistic for their ages. Highly recommended.

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  • Drew Merkel
  • 12-08-2020

Kelly rocks it again

These books by Kelly Miller are so much fun. This was my first audio book for something austenien? Fun to hear the old style speech and attitudes out loud. Stevie did and am I g job!thanks to both!

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  • Veronica
  • 25-10-2020

Enchanting story!

Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett's relationship is once again on shaky ground in Author Miller's enchanting Pride and Prejudice variation tale. We're whisked back in time in this romantic take, this time with a twist from Jane Austin's original story, but oh, what better way to reminisce and visit with some beloved characters! In this clever variation, we see a new set of details emerge that are sure to add to the sometimes misfired communications between Darcy and Lizzy. This time adding fuel to the fires is Darcy's sister, Georgiana, an innocent still embarrassed by an almost scandalous situation with Mr. Wickham the previous summer. She confides family secrets to her new friend, Miss Hester Drake, who gives her advice that could be construed as somewhat questionable. Is she using the friendship with the innocent sister for a more cagey intent? Emotions and feelings ebb and flow as gossipy undercurrents are unleashed--will the truth emerge before Darcy and Elizabeth's sparks of romance are swept away? This is my second book from Author Miller that reunites us with characters from this classic tale and it does not disappoint! We're given a chance to better know them as they weave through their latest romantic entanglements. Audio book narrator, Stevie Zimmerman, does an excellent reading of Author Miller's story, her narration laced with the excitement and sometimes forlorn moments in the tale. If you're a fan of the original Pride and Prejudice, you will love this one--highly recommended!

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  • Sherrie Jones
  • 07-10-2020

A new villain

This was a very good story. Of course, any time Stevie Zimmerman narrates, it makes it even better. There is a new villain and a old foe has a surprise.

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  • bebe
  • 30-09-2020

So Slow!!!

It is also dull and uninteresting. I slogged my way through, with much falling asleep and rewinding to see what I missed, which was usually nothing. The characters were not at all like the Pride and Prejudice characters created by Jane Austen. They did not have the personalities or excitement of the Jane Austen characters I love. I always like to re-listen to books I love and this is NOT one that I would ever listen to again - therefore I am returning it.

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  • Fabulous Mrs B
  • 15-08-2020

One of the best JAFF I’ve ever read

I absolutely adored this story. So many twists and turns. Some angst. Just enough amount to have the reader on her toes. Very interesting alterations to some characters. Really well written and the narrator is great as usual. I highly recommend this book to a Jane Austen fan fiction lover.

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  • Alexis
  • 26-09-2020

Brilliant Story

As a listener who has disliked many pride and prejudice variations this audiobook is a breath of fresh air! The narrator is a pleasure to listen too and the storyline is believable and engaging. A worthwhile listen for fans of pride and prejudice.

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