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A Pride and Prejudice Sequel. Darcy and Elizabeth's first year of marriage commences as idyllic as most newlyweds could hope. But soon, their tranquility departs, and together they must discover the finer art of compromise and understanding. This sequel trilogy to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice follows the lives of Austen's beloved characters throughout the years, begin ...more
592 pages
Published (first published May 14th 2009)
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Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
It is often depicted that Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet live in a fairy-tale world in which everyone is in perfect harmony and incandescently happy. Furthermore, Darcy and Elizabeth are frequently portrayed to have an ideal and flawless marriage where they never face any misfortunes or complications. This is not the case in Volume One of Mary L. Sherwood's “A Marriage Worth the Earning” series. Ms. Sherwoods illustrates a marriage that contains strife, misconception, and outside negativ ...more
Jane
Oh well, its hard to stay away from P&P sequels. Its an easy read and something of a guilty pleasure. Not exactly a literary classic, but nice to sit with a cuppa tea and just think yourself back into the whole Darcy & Elizabeth world.
Sheri
This book was OK. I found it to be over the top with angst though...I mean they're newlyweds, it's supposed to be mildly blissful between them right? Even if the entire town is against them, they should at least present a strong united front together. All I seemed to get from them was a hearty helping of anger, jealousy, and mistrust. They didn't have faith in each other at all, which after having overcome the horrible misconceptions they had of each other before their engagement, it just didn't ...more
Jennifer Gentry
To be honest, I didn't even make it through the sample I downloaded to my Kindle. While she painted Darcy and Elizabeth in a more realistic light, they were not the Darcy and Elizabeth I'd come to love from P&P. Add to that several pages of (non-explicit but very "playfully" described) bedroom scenes between the two and I just couldn't continue reading.

I am not one who requires excellence in writing (although I prefer a book not to be cheesily-written), but I do like well-developed character
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Mary Lou
One of the better P&P sequels I have read. Thought she kept Darcy & Elizabeth realistic - although their constant secrecy from each other early on was quite annoying and out of character in my opinion. All of the allusions to their physical attachment became annoying after a while although I must say I'm glad they are all extremely clean compared to most P&P sequels which I truly appreciate. I did like enough to get the sequel mostly to make sure all the bad guys get it in the end li ...more
Mary Lou
Got sucked into this one before I realized how long it was. One of the better P&P sequels I have read as I think she does a good job keeping true to Darcy & Elizabeth. First book ends in right after the start of the London season so it doesn't get you to ar into their first year. But they have already have a fair amount of hard challenges. All in all a good read if you are a die hard Jane Austen fan otherwise it depends on how much time you want to invest in Elizabeth & Darcy.
Larissa Muncy
If you love Jane Austen, and I do, then you will love this series! I am in love with Darcy and Elizabeth all over again. The story begins right after Darcy and Elizabeth's marrige. They are a typical young and in love newlywed couple. The book hints to them having intercourse, but never really gets into details. I think that is one of the stand out points of this book. It mainly focuses around Elizabeth and her struggles as a new wife.
Charlene
I loved this book. It took Darcy and Lizzy thru family trial duing there first year.
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