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The Child

By: Jan Hahn
Narrated by: Neil Roy McFarlane
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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Will Darcy ever grow to love a child he never wanted?

In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Fitzwilliam Darcy’s proposal to Elizabeth Bennet at Hunsford is disastrous. In Jan Hahn’s The Child, Darcy flees England soon afterward, striving to overcome his longing for her. Upon his return two years later, while standing on the steps of St. George’s Church in Hanover Square, he spies the very woman he has vowed to forget. But who is the child holding her hand?

Darcy soon discovers that Elizabeth and her family are suffering the effects of a devastating scandal. His efforts to help the woman he still loves only worsen her family’s plight. His misguided pride entangles him in a web of falsehood, fateful alliances, and danger.

Will Elizabeth be able to forgive Darcy for his good intentions gone awry? And what effect will the child have on Darcy’s hopes to win Elizabeth’s love?

©2018 Jan Hahn (P)2019 Jan Hahn

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An unexpected surprise

Another wonderful story told by Jan Hahn about my favourite couple of Austen’s writings. This time with a twist.
Fitzwilliam Darcy returns to England after 2 years abroad, and the first thing his eyes sets upon in Hanover Square is Elizabeth with a small child clinging to her skirts. Who is the child? And is Elizabeth her mother? And just what has happened to the Bennet family since his fateful proposal in Hunsford?
Follow Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth as they learn truths about themselves, ‘the child’ and each other, which leads to happiness for all.

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A very different pride and prejudice story

This is Mr. Darcys story told by him. Darcy out of his love for Elizabeth makes bad choices. His greatest fear is that Elizabeth will find out what he’s done. I highly recommend this book. I don’t usually like epilogues that tell you what happens to the characters in the future. This was an exception.