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Mr Darcy's Obsession by Abigail Reynolds
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Aug 07, 11

bookshelves: adult-fiction, historical-fiction, romance, retellings
Read in August, 2011

Not bad considering that really, this one is pure fanfiction. Reynolds asks what-if questions and then answers them with novels. In this one, What if Elizabeth's father died before she had a chance to make up with Darcy? Jane marries an elderly shopkeeper, Elizabeth becomes a governess for her uncle's children and then nursemaid when Jane enters confinement with her first child...meanwhile, Darcy, determined to find himself a suitable wife, finds he can't stay away from Lizzy Bennet, even though to marry her now would be the ruin of them both...

A good midsummer night's read (yes, pun intended).
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Anna (Yoda Is My Spirit Animal) Jane really got the short end of the stick in this, but at least her husband was kind to them. Also, I liked that it managed to stay FAIRLY realistic. It was a pretty fun book, glad you liked it! :)


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