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Summary

"It is the way of the world, Elizabeth. Men hold power over women, but I am not a man who wants to wield such power. I would prefer a woman who has some power over me".

Fitzwilliam Darcy already has one arranged marriage in his past. The last thing he envisions for himself is another, yet he has somehow become entrapped in a promise to a dying man. Not only must Darcy overcome his resentment in order to live up to his sense of honour, but when he realises how deeply his heart may be engaged, he must convince Elizabeth Bennet of his true feelings.

Elizabeth never expected the imperious Mr Darcy to become a good friend of an idle gentleman like her father. And she certainly never anticipated they would form a secret pact compelling her marriage to a man she dislikes. She must set aside grief and resentment, as well as her suspicions: Is Darcy using her to avoid another bride pushed onto him by his family, or to gain riches Elizabeth never knew she had?

Or is it possible he loves her?

©2021 Jan Ashton (P)2021 Quills & Quartos Publishing

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I have become a fan of Pride and Prejudice variations as they are invariably well written, true to the period, and have an engrossing plot. This is no exception. The narrator did it full justice.

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An uplifting story

A very good story which worked well as an audiobook due to the easy style of writing.
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Loved it! A P&P variation which kept me reading

Another variation where Mr Bennett has to face his mortality and shortcomings as a father and husband. How fortunate that Darcy happens to turn up at the right time to put everything right for the remaining Bennetts.

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  • 01-05-22

Good Mix of Old and New

There are some unexpected twists to the story, some things that are familiar, some familiar dialogue but said by someone different.

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  • Fabulous Mrs B
  • 13-06-21

Great book

This was a great book to listen to. The narrator did a great job too. Well written and witty. Great Jaff.