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Darcy's Dilemma

(A Fair Prospect #2)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  216 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Inspired by Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, A Fair Prospect is a tale of Darcy and Elizabeth.

(Please note: this is one story told across three volumes and there is, therefore, no conclusion to the storylines in the first two volumes. This story is rated PG)

Darcy's Dilemma (Vol II) continues on from Disappointed Hopes (Vol I).

Thrown together by circumstance in Londo
Paperback, 1st Edition, 200 pages
Published April 18th 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published April 10th 2013)
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Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
Should Darcy Hope or Despair?

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation in 3 Volumes

TIME FRAME: 4 days after Darcy’s first proposal to 8 days after Darcy’s first proposal

MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth Bennet. Fitzwilliam Darcy, Jane Bennet, Charles Bingley, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Georgiana Darcy, Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner, Nicholas Harington (new original character)


I’ve heard many sooo much praise for Cassandra Grafton and this trilogy, and since I love Pride
J. W. Garrett
Volume ll: Darcy’s Dilemma: 3-stars: ends at 66%

“The human dilemma is that which arises out of a man’s capacity to experience himself as both subject and object at the same time.” –Rollo May

This immediately picked up at the conclusion of Volume l. The angst from the first story continued in this one and it was simply driving me crazy. This was not good angst… it was annoying angst. Everyone misunderstood everything. Maybe it was supposed to be funny and I somehow missed the joke. Darcy was runni
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
a sheer delight to read...

Volume II, another engaging novel by Cassandra Grafton, is the continuation of A Fair Prospect: Disappointed Hopes. It begins immediately where Volume I ended. Charles Bingley, at Darcy’s townhouse in London, has decided to return to Netherfield. He wants to take up residence again and be near Miss Jane Bennet, in the hopes of renewing their relationship.

Nicholas Harington, also an acquaintance of Bingley, is called home by his father. Harington, who had planned several
Sheila Majczan
May 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We all know where this is hearing Lizzy say, "Marry me. Oh, Nicholas" and throwing herself into his arms sends Darcy crashing just when he thought things were going well but just wait for Volume III.

Some of the previous reviewers do tell us parts of the plot: Darcy and Elizabeth in London at the same time, thrown together when Aunt Gardiner's godson, Nicholas, has social events planned out, Bingley hinting that the latter has designs on Lizzy, Georgiana and Col. Fitzwilliam continui
Joana Starnes
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I got Volume 2 as a present, and what a fantastic present it was! I couldn’t put it down! I didn’t think it would be possible for it to be even better than Volume 1, but it really is! A lot of things are happening and are happening faster, the pace of this volume is a couple of notches up compared to the first and by the end - what a roller-coaster ride! Colonel Fitzwilliam is as adorable as ever (in critical places even more so), Jane and Georgiana’s attempts to help are very sweet and the jour ...more
Jul 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing

By FAR the best Pride and Prejudice variation. She manages to stay true to the characters and writing style, and references back to the original are not forced. The writing is good and it stands on its own, unlike many P&P books.

I do need to point out that it is three books that tell one story. You need to read all three or the story will feel unfinished.

It takes place right after Elizabeth has refused him. And then, instead of separating the two immediately
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Part 2 is now in London. With Darcy confessing all to Bingley, Bingley is spending more time at the Gardiners residence. This brings Darcy and Elizabeth into each other's company quite often. Darcy's love for Elizabeth continues to grow but so does his pain thinking she is lost to him forever. The relationship between Darcy and his cousin Coronel Fitzwilliam and his sister Georgiana is amazing and Elizabeth is learning to appreciate the man she turned down. We are privy to Elizabeth's mind as sh ...more
Carol Perrin
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Fair Prospect: Darcy's Dilemma

Volume 2 of three. Opens with Darcy wondering if Elizabeth is thinking of him like he's thinking of her which is pretty much all the time. He's met Harrington, and he is envious of the relationship between him and Elizabeth. Harrington is called back to his father's manor to deal with his inheritance by signing the related documents but he'll be back for Lady Bellingham's (his Aunt) Ball. Before the ball however, there's a recital that Bingley asks Darcy to go to
Venus Smurf
Like most girls, I have a slight (more than slight) obsession with Pride and Prejudice. Like many girls, I was heartbroken when the original book ended and inevitably started looking for other versions. Over the years, I've read more than a fair share of those other versions. Some have been amazing. Most have been terrible.

It's a difficult task, admittedly, to take a story so well known, rewrite it, and stay true to the original while still adding some new element to make the retelling stand ou
Apr 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As with Volume I , Cassandra Grafton delivers on every level - humor, romance, attention to period detail, faithfulness to the original characters, etc. The dialogue is smart and witty - especially when Col. Fitzwilliam is in the scene. His interactions with Darcy are a highlight of this book - providing levity to the reader, as well as truly heartwarming loyalty and friendship when Darcy needs it most. Without giving away the plot, there is a scene near the end of this book between Darcy and th ...more
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: austen-inspired
This book dragged on a little more than the last one. I must confess that so far I wish that the entire story was condensed into one book, rather than spread out over three (or more!). I want to know what happens next, but I feel a little cheated out of my money with the shortness of the novel and "To Be Continued" at the end.

I know there are a lot of scenes to get across, but maybe it would have been better to create new stories with these moments?
Apr 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: austenesque, epub-s
The continuation of this Pride and Prejudice variation (A Fair Prospect) - covers the time that Darcy and Elizabeth stay in London as their misunderstandings continue especially as it concerns Harington, Elizabeth's friend. And of course we have the lovable Colonel Fitzwilliam an important character is this story.
Jennifer Johnson
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jane-austen
"Grafton delivers another strong novel in her second of the Fair Prospect trilogy. In London, Darcy and Elizabeth are continually thrown in each other's company, and their reacquaintance is full of new misunderstandings."

Read more of my review at Inspired by Austen:
Toni NB
Apr 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: regency-romance
Just as good as the first. Can't wait to see how this all ends.

January 2, 2016: rereading book 2. Darcy & Elizabeth have mended the previous book's angst and have become friends. But there's still the question of Harington...lots of social activities that are fun to read
Jun 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
interesting trilogy after reading one I had to go out and get the other two just to see what happens next and what little twists to the story awaited me. Enjoyed the whole series. Many wonderful characters that had me cheering for them. If a fan of P&P a must read.
Ipshita Ranjana
Apr 27, 2013 marked it as to-read
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Delightful retelling of P&P. I devoured all 3 books in less than a week! A favorite variation for sure.
Jul 01, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.
Nicol Legakis
Jun 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
My only complaint is that the 2nd and 3rd books in the trilogy are much shorter thanthe first book.
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