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Publisher's Summary

Two strangers with no one to turn to but each other. 

Fitzwilliam Darcy is in a difficult situation. His father is pressing him to propose marriage to the last woman in the world he would wish to take as his wife. With a fortnight to announce his betrothal, he makes the acquaintance of Elizabeth Bennet, who is in a predicament of her own.   

Could Darcy be willing to consider Elizabeth as a solution to his problem and to hers? And can Elizabeth ascertain enough of Darcy's character to trust him upon nothing but a first impression? 

Contains scenes with adult content.

©2015 L.L. Diamond (P)2018 L.L. Diamond

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  • Evie C
  • Central California USA
  • 07-28-18

One of the best

This is definitely one of the best readings I have had the pleasure of enjoying of a great story. Highly recommend.

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great story.

I really enjoyed this story, but the narrator not so much. I found the narrator's cadence annoying, so much so that it took away from my pleasure in thevstory. The story itself is a lovely variation of Pride and Prejudice goes beyond the timeline of the original.

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Disappointed

Loved the story but didn't like the narrator that much. I didn't care for her clipped dialogue.

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  • Jaime H
  • Las Vegas, NV USA
  • 09-09-18

pleasantly surprised

I actually am surprised on how much I liked it. it moved along at a comfortable pace. Elizabeth wasn't over whiny and quite reasonable. I enjoyed the addition of Darcy's grandmother. Narrator sounded like her nose was stuffed up or her tongue thick at places but maybe that was her attempt at giving the characters a voice. there was some weird glitches in the recording. As if someone took a pause midsentence then suddenly restarted the sentence making it sound like a whole new paragraph . I hope that makes sense. Maybe? No? Otherwise everything was well done and I was pleasantly surprised.

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Very enjoyable, but

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but it is a substantial diversion from the original Pride and Prejudice. Even though Diamond takes the story in a very different direction it feels like it works. I would highly recommend it because I think it is well written, clever, heart warming despite the radical change in the general plot. There are a few explicit scenes, but for the most part they worked and didn't seem overly gratuitous.

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A very good variation

I enjoyed this story very much. It had a lot of angst, but Darcy and Elizabeth were building their relationship steadily, though it started from a very undesirable position. Most obstacles were external, and villains were excellent.
My favorite original character was the Dowager, it was so great for Darcy and Elizabeth to have a mother figure in their lives. I missed the Bennet family, but the Fitzwilliam clan filled that void pretty good. They were interesting characters.
Highly recommended.

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A Great Story That Needed a Different Narrator

I love the story. L. L. Diamond is one of my favorite JAFF writers. I will gladly purchase any audio book by her. However, I think this narrator was not the best choice for this story. I have enjoyed this narrator reading other books; I just don't think this was the best place for her talents. In scenes where Elizabeth Bennet is supposed to be teasing, she comes across as petulant. There also seemed to be some production issues - occasional background noise and poorly executed edits.

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  • TheNameless
  • 09-22-18

An enjoyable variation

What if Darcy's father was alive and tried to force his marriage to Anne? Elizabeth is just as desperate; Darcy overhears an argument between her two guardians that leaves her in an appalling position, and suggests marriage as a way to solve both their problems. Their growing love is sweetly written and, despite the initial melodramatic scenario, the story doesn't decend into villainous caricatures.

The narration isn't bad, but lacks emotion. There's one scene where Darcy is having a furious confrontation with his father, but it sounds like he's offering tea! VW also speaks rather too quickly sometimes, which takes a bit of getting used to.