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Publisher's Summary

Childhood friends torn apart by war....

Fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Bennet thought Fitzwilliam Darcy, her friend Georgiana's brother, was the most wonderful, handsomest man in the entire world. When he went to India to fight Britain’s enemies, she made him promise to write her along with Georgie regularly. There wasn't anything improper, since Georgiana and she had sworn to be sisters. When Elizabeth and Georgiana learned that Fitzwilliam was captured, they kept writing letters to him, so that when he was released, he would know that he had not been forgotten by those who loved him.

During the years of his imprisonment, Darcy never forgot his promise to write to little Lizzy Bennet, though he was sure she had long since forgotten about him. Before setting sail to England with the survivors of his regiment, he received the stack of letters written by Lizzy and Georgiana. Lizzy's letters were chatty, friendly, and confiding. He read and reread her words during the long voyage to England, and during those months, he fell in love with the kind, wonderful woman she had grown into.

But in England, Elizabeth's family had decided to force her to marry a wealthy man who terrified her....

©2016 Timothy Underwood (P)2018 Timothy Underwood

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I really enjoyed this story. I have read it several times. I had go through it once again since the release of the Audible version of the book.
This is one of favorite JAFF P&P variations.

I hope more stories by this author are released soon on Audible.

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Interesting, but a bit much

Story could using objective editing. Too much stuff included. Too much space between chapters, too.

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Lots of Angst

This is a well-written and imaginative story, quite a departure from P&P canon. We still have our Fitzwilliam Darcy, Elizabeth Bennett and Georgianna. I give credit to the author for a good story. I personally found this story to be dark, melodramatic, and laden with sad situations. Darcy suffers dreadfully in India. Elizabeth suffers dreadfully at Longbourn until she is rescued. Georgianna suffers dreadfully at the enforced separation from her brother. The Darcys new married life together is a story of suffering. The author does a brilliant job describing their suffering. This is not the kind of story I will re-read, so I cannot say it is a favorite of mine. But it is different and well done.

Having listened to narrations that completely spoil the anticipated pleasure of JAFF, I give the narrator a 4. She did a pretty good job and her narration did not detract from the story.

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One of all time favorites.

If you could sum up Colonel Darcy: An Elizabeth and Darcy Story in three words, what would they be?

Heartbreak, love, and forgiveness.

What other book might you compare Colonel Darcy: An Elizabeth and Darcy Story to and why?

None that I know of, this story is about Darcy being a second son leaving England and being held prisoner in India. Then Darcy coming to Elizabeth’s rescue while losing contact with Georgianna because of prejudice by his family. There is a lot of heartbreak due to injustice for both Darcy and Elizabeth before they come together as a couple in love. I could not out the book down, then when the audiobook came out I had to have it!

Which character – as performed by Virginia Ferguson – was your favorite?

Darcy. His experiences and how they shaped him to overcome everything to give him peace and love.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Colonel Darcy and Elizabeth. I think that says enough.

Any additional comments?

This not your typical P&P. Darcy is a second son, Elizabeth’s family is horrible, even Jane. Darcy’s older brother is selfish while Georgianna is open and loving due to the early connection to Elizabeth. The Matlock’s are awful. The obstacles the couple face lessen when they finally come together, and learn to work together to save Georgianna from herself. You cannot help but cheer the Couple on.

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An enjoyable story but...

...when you take the characters so far from their origins, it can be hard to maintain their unique personalities and Mr Underwood doesn't quite manage it. Most of the time I felt that the only connection between this Darcy and Elizabeth and the ones I know and love were the names.

That said, if you look at this as an unconnected story, it's an enjoyable way to pass the time. I was drawn into the story and found myself wanting to know what happened next and rooting for their happy ending.

Except for a few odd pronunciations, the narration is good.