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Summary

"I have faults enough, but they are not, I hope, of understanding." -Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice

When Fitzwilliam Darcy makes an impetuous offer of marriage to Miss Elizabeth Bennet, he is convinced they have as good a chance as any for a harmonious life together. That is, until an overheard conversation changes everything, and Darcy realizes he is now joined in perpetuity to a woman who loathes the very sight of him.

Elizabeth Bennet's expectations for matrimonial accord were never very high, having accepted Mr. Darcy's proposal in a fit of pique, not love. Still, she is determined to make the best of her situation, despite having tied herself to such an arrogant, disagreeable man.

But life at Pemberley is not at all what she imagined, and Elizabeth soon finds herself with more questions than answers about the enigmatic gentleman she agreed to wed.

Trapped in a marriage founded on misunderstandings, Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy struggle with deepening attraction while confronting self-doubt and old betrayals. But is love enough to heal the wounds of the past? What will it take for two people bound by duty to find their way home to one another?

©2021 Jennifer Altman (P)2022 Tantor

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Wonderful book beautifully narrated

A ‘what if’ version of pride and prejudice. Super story. Lovely narration. Couldn’t put it down. Fantastic

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An excellent JAFF

A really clever variation on the P and P theme. Spoilt a bit by some modern slang. Stevie Zimmerman is superb as usual.

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Beautifully Written and Narrated

Beautifully written and narrated. A story of learning to love in marriage, secrets and heartache.

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Excellent story

I’ve listened to many variations of P&P and this definitely ranks as a good one. Of course I’ve realised that as long as SZ is narrating it’s a guarantee that the story will be good. I Highly recommend this book.

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  • 21-04-22

Really Enjoyed This Story

Without giving anything away, there are some great twists in this story for characters other than ODC.

The story, however, for ODC is well done as well. The “usual misunderstandings” are resolved fairly quickly as Lizzy out blurts her accusations of mistreatment of Wickham in the early days of their marriage.

But, there are many more secrets to uncover and wounds to heal as Lizzy discovers who Darcy really is and Darcy overcomes other hurts from his past.

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  • Marie
  • 10-04-22

A Pleasure to Read and Listen

I bought this book when it was released in 2021 and was happy to see the audiobook released. It is truly excellent. The variation is unique, brilliantly written and a pleasurable listen, thanks to Stevie Zimmerman, who is always outstanding in all her performances.

Darcy and Elizabeth — While these two beloved characters will frustrate you to no end at times, you cannot help but love them, and even cry for them.

This book is a favourite and I most highly recommend it. I know for sure I will be reading and listening to the audiobook again.

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  • Sandra in Florida
  • 22-05-22

Stevie Zimmerman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Stevie Zimmerman’s narration adds drama and excitement to this wonderful book. Her acting skills breathe life into the superb dialogue, resulting in great entertainment. Recommended listening!

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  • 19-04-22

Okay, not great

Overall it is a good story but it takes forever to get to the point where ODC reconciles. Lots of angst on Elizabeth’s side that I didn’t love, but that is just my taste.

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  • 24-03-22

One of the best P&P variations!

I've listened to over 100 P&P variations over the years and this was one of the best! Stevie Zimmerman is the best narrator as we all know. I hope this author writes another very soon. Great job!

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  • 07-05-22

Please Do Your Research

Amost every Pride and Prejudice variation includes the phrase rolling one's eyes. That did not come into use as a negative gesture until the 1980s.

Also, the phrase, knight in shining armor oh, did not appear written until 1965. It just wasn't used back then.

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  • 13-04-22

Lovely story

I really enjoyed this story. It had all a Jaff story should have. Loved it.

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  • SaJean Youn
  • 31-03-22

loved it!

So entertaining and fun! Loved Ms.Zimmerman - her performance is extraordinary - i do not know how she does it in such a perfect way.