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The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth

A Pride and Prejudice Variation
Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

What if Darcy and Elizabeth were plunged into the war between England and France?

It is 1803, and a treaty has allowed England and France to enjoy a brief moment of peace in the midst of the Napoleonic wars.

Darcy is despondent over Elizabeth’s refusal of his proposal at Hunsford, so Colonel Fitzwilliam proposes a trip to Paris as a distraction. At a ball, Darcy unexpectedly encounters Elizabeth, who is visiting Paris with the Gardiners. He sees this as his opportunity to court Elizabeth properly and rectify past mistakes.

Before he can make much progress, however, England declares war again, and Darcy must help Elizabeth flee France. As they make their way to the coast, Elizabeth and Darcy must battle brigands, French soldiers, illness, and their own mutual attraction - all without a chaperone.

When they return to England, Elizabeth and Darcy have their own secrets to conceal - even from those closest to them.

©2014 Victoria Kincaid (P)2018 Victoria Kincaid
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Absolutely loved this.

It has stayed true to Jane Austen characters personalities and how she writes and the story is fantastic!

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  • Delores DeMaria
  • 21-05-20

Delightful

A delightful & intriguing variation on the P & P theme. It is full of novelties and surprises and will not disappoint!!

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  • Kelly
  • 03-05-20

A little absurd, but fun!

As far as I can tell all of this authors Pride and Prejudice variations are of the fluffy/sappy variety. That's not to say I'm knocking it! You just have to know what you're getting in to going in. This is a fluffy piece, if you're looking for a more serious piece, keep looking. Out of all of hers I've read/listened to though I think this one might be my favorite. It's just fun! There's a lot of action up front and a good ol' nefarious scheme to be thwarted later on. This hits a lot of JAFF tropes, but it's a fun ride. The one thing about this one that annoys me though is the sort of convoluted way Darcy and Elizabeth go about keeping their big secret once they're back in England. There are so many times where you think, "If they just told everyone the truth none of this would be an issue." Almost immediately their excuse for keeping the big secret doesn't really seem justified. That said, if you're willing to suspend belief it's still pretty enjoyable.

A lot of JAFF readers/listeners are familiar with Stevie Zimmerman, she's a terrific narrator and her Darcy is just perfect. My only quibble is her Georgiana voice which I always want to fast forward through, it's TOO innocent and insipid. Georgiana isn't really in this one a lot though so it's pretty smooth sailing.

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  • Chief's Mom
  • 13-03-20

Fun plot and great characterizatiins

Kincaid creates another fun plot. It’s entertaining to discover at what point the story will break off from Pride and Prejudice and go in a new direction. This one did not disappoint in its originality and excitement. Another excellent read!

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  • emilia_bassano
  • 19-03-19

thoroughly enjoyable

you'll love this witty, fast-paced, sweet regency romance as as the sprightly and engaging narration!

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  • Robert Francis
  • 14-02-19

Darcy is not very smart in this one

The author should have sent a Footman with Elizabeth. Wickham could have knocked him over the head but as written it made Darcy seem kind of stupid

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  • Bessie Mullenaux
  • 06-10-18

Great alternative ending

I love the changes to the story. On the edge of my bed wanting to find out what would happen next. Lots more affection shone between them and that makes it way better!

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  • Sophia
  • 30-08-18

Secrets and love

Another adventure where Darcy and Elizabeth meet in circumstances which is different from Miss Austen’s original book. This adventure takes place in France, in the short peace time between the war between England and France in 1814 and before Waterloo and the 100-day war. Darcy helps Elizabeth out of France, and they end up falling in love.
Stevie Zimmerman made Darcy and Elizabeth come to life, and they feel like long lost friends by the end of the story, and Stevie made me fall in love with Darcy through the story, even if it is not something new, as Stevie has a wonderful way of making the characters come to life and make the readers/listener love the story even more.

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  • Sdcota
  • 17-08-18

amazing !!

I loved this story !! I was on the edge of my seat every page. Different turns, new friends and a great story. Thank you.

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  • JM Saenz
  • 08-08-18

🤩 👍👍

I have re-read this ebook on my Kindle app several times. I have always enjoyed it. When I saw this book being released on Audible, I bought it without hesitation. This was doubly so because Stevie Zimmerman is one my favorite narrators when it comes to Regency and/or Victorian era stories.
I enjoyed this story once again and Ms Zimmerman brought the book to life.

I hope more books by Ms Victoria Kincaid are released on Audible soon.

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