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Proof of Love - A Pemberley Tale

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  172 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Proof Of Love - A Pemberley Tale is a Pride and Prejudice variation. Not a simple retelling, it is an intriguing new story that does not follow canon.

During his second year at Cambridge, a young Fitzwilliam Darcy accompanies a classmate to Lucas Lodge in Meryton for the holidays. Whilst there, he encounters a girl of sixteen who instantly captures his attention and soon a
Kindle Edition, 564 pages
Published June 18th 2018 by Darcy and Lizzy Publications
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Sheila Majczan
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
July 17th: I have now read both the WIP and the published version of this story. I love Brenda's stories. They are a perfect blend of romance and that angst that I love so well. This book captured my attention the second time just as strongly as the first time but this time I did not have to endure a week's wait for the next chapter.

This tale is basically one of a forced marriage situation because of the fact that ODC has been unchaperoned for several days due to flooding around the lodging in w
Debbie Brown
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own-it, 2018-jaff, jaff
Sorry...currently chased from home by Hurricane Florence. I'm, like, five reviews behind over the past several days!

(a week later...)

You can always rely on a book by Ms. Webb to have plenty of angst, crazy melodrama, and nasty, over-the-top villains who get their comeuppance at the end. Darcy and Elizabeth are always passionate soulmates who become separated by circumstances engineered or taken advantage of by the evildoers. Ms. Webb has done it again here.

Darcy's father was unwise enough
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
This Pride and Prejudice variation had a strong beginning. The first five chapters are available to sample and the writing was solid. It was $9.99 for the Kindle version, which is ridiculous for an indy. I was in a Darcy mood, so I signed up for Kobo & got $5 off my first purchase.

My $4.99 was not well spent. Not only was Elizabeth Bennett a shrinking, desperate to please Mary Sue, Darcy had a mean temperament. His temper was always blowing up and he was not a man of reason. Furthermore, he
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A faith of convenience is a hollow faith. ~ Father Mulcahy, M*A*S*H

And a marriage of convenience is a hollow marriage – at least that is what the Darcys learn in “Proof of Love” when they are compromised and must marry to save the reputations of Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters.

Elizabeth Bennet meets Fitzwilliam Darcy when she is very young and he has arrived in Meryton to visit his friend … John Lucas. John and Elizabeth have been close friends all their lives and have agreed to marry quickly i
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you are familiar with the works of Brenda Webb you know she puts the angst pedal to the metal and holds it there for the entire story. You also might wonder if she gets paid by the mile rather than the word as her characters are often chasing all over that sceptered isle.

This book makes many adjustments to P&P Canon. It begins with Darcy as a mere lad of 19 (or so), the same age as John Lucas and a year older than that puppy Bingley. They are all students at Cambridge and Darcy is relucta
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
There is so much angst and scheming in this book but I couldn't put it down. Lizzy was such a childish brat at the beginning of this book but she does mature during the book. Fitzwilliam is such a jealous prat for a good portion of this book and it took Bingley telling him that Lizzy cut off her friendship with Lucas before she came to Pemberley that he really started opening up his heart to her again. I hated Lady Henrietta and Lady Emma so much. Lady Emma though dropped off the map as soon as ...more
Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
What if Elizabeth Met Darcy While He Was Attending University?


TIME FRAME: Begins while Darcy is attending Cambridge in 1810

SYNOPSIS: While spending the school holiday in Meryton with his classmate’s (John Lucas) family, Fitzwilliam Darcy makes a terrible first impression on sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Bennet. First he has the audacity (ahem…accidental misfortune) of getting caught reading her diary, and then, per his usual, he delivers some ungenerous remarks a
Elizabeth Bennet
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love, love, love this authors work! I have read all of her P&P novels and give her credit for challenging me as a reader. Her Lizzy and Fitzwilliam may not always be tolerable but at some point I just fall in love with them. Darcy in this read is younger and we see him at odds with his remarried father. That threw me for a loop. His father is also a drunken, fool that almost destroys Pemberley. So William is cold and bitter in the beginning, close to his original personality.

Elizabeth was ha
Aly Schne
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: austen, borrowed
“You are not done with a book until you pass it to another reader.” - Donalyn Miller

That quote is in homage to wosedwew who was very kind enough to loan her copy of this book to me and I'm very thankful that she did because I absolutely loved this book and its premise... Although I guess I could have also just used the old saying 'Sharing is caring!'

As the book started to wrap up, I was dreading that it was coming to an end and wished there could be a sequel to the story. So I was very thrilled
Carol Perrin
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Proof of Love - A Pemberley Tale

Brenda's story has excitement and intrigues throughout every chapter of her book. There is not much interference from our usual miscreants (unfortunately Wickham's still around), but new ones surface to impede on ODC's happiness. From a disgruntled former friend to an evil, spiteful, vengeance driven stepmother and her simpleton cousin, Elizabeth and Darcy's lives are thrown into chaos. While there's no Meryton Assembly comment, a similar one is made, and overhead
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jaff, 2019-read
Wow! Where to start reviewing this?! It is a mammoth tale with so much going on!! The story starts much earlier than normal, Elizabeth is 18 and Darcy is just finishing university when they end up in a compromising situation and are forced to marry. Early on, this looks to be a total disaster with Elizabeth behaving like Lydia and Darcy being at the end of his tether with her. Then we have the widow and 2nd wife of George Darcy, Lady Henrietta, or Lady Harlot as the colonel likes to call her!! S ...more
Kasia Burlakoff
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A very angsty story, with great villains and a lot of turns and twists. Darcy and Elizabeth get married very young, and Elizabeth needs a lot of time to mature and overcome her stubbornness. At the beginning she is too strong-headed for her own good and for this readers peace of mind. Darcy keeps torturing himself (but he is always good at it), while trying to overcome obstacles thrown his way by his enemies. Wickham is evil, but my favorite villain is lady Henrietta. I enjoy well written evil c ...more
Sheryl Gordon
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In a Class by Herself

A Darcy to devour, adventure, angst, romance and the most devious villains hell-bent on polluting the shades of Pemberley.
Welcome to Ms Webb's wonderful world inhabited by Jane Austen's characters and a few creative additions guaranteed to stir the Ton. Great for grownups with a penchant for longer stories that twist, turn and always satisfy.
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Wonderful Read

This book had me enthralled from the beginning. It was interesting to see how both Elizabeth and Darcy had to mature to find their love. The villains in this story were truly evil. It was wonderful to see how Darcy and Elizabeth both responded to their travails. I look forward to the sequel, but this book is a great read on its own.
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5⭐ Brenda Webb’s story are always full of adventure and drama. With twists and turns involving various villains. You’re always in for a treat.

There were a few questions left unanswered or wasn’t as clear; however, it did not take away from the enjoyment of the story.
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Intriguing and angsty

This book is a page turner, our dear couple is surrounded by people that do not have their best interests at heart. Things keep happening to them, from the elements to evil doers. Highly recommended! You have to read it!
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Avid Reader

I love reading this author's work because she keeps you engaged wondering what Lady Henrietta will do next to the Darcy family. The reason she hated them is not revealed until the book almost ends. Darcy, Colonel Fitzwilliam, and his men outdo themselves in the search and rescue of Elizabeth. Elizabeth is no slouch either as she figured out how to leave a trail for Darcy. Mr. Bennett arrives too late to help, but Elizabeth is ecstatic to see him. The male Matlocks step up to the plate
Madenna U
Miss Elizabeth Bennet is soooo very annoying at the start of this book. No one can tell her anything no matter how much she claims to love and admire the person speaking. In this story, Charlotte's older brother John is a good friend to Elizabeth and she hopes that he will save her from the Collins situation. Instead she stumbles across Darcy and they get caught up in a bit of a compromise.

Once our dear couple gets over themselves and realizes they are in love then the real trouble starts. There
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
From the way book started, they way it progressed was actually not what i would have thought.
So after Lizzy betrayed Darcy after getting married, he was unforgiving towards her. I felt sometimes that the punishment did not fit the crime.
One thing that definatly took me by surprise is the belief or faith in God woven in the book. Diven intervention was being referred to quite often.
The addidtional relationship of Darcy and his cousin was very interesting, as this is a Pemberley tale really didnt
Duane Dean
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great favourite Author of mine, one of the reasons I love her books also is because she writes a book not a novella. And the beauty in writing so long a book is that you don't notice the length because everything follows so beautifully. This latest edition didn't disappoint, if anything the angst has gone up. Spying to stealing. These villains and their so called excuses for their wicked deeds leaves the mind boggled for their reasons in doing what they do. Webb was a first at keeping to the t ...more
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Unique story that kept my interest

Having younger versions of Darcy and Lizzy make this story full of unrequited love, deception, family betrayal and of course a happy ending. There are many new characters that work to keep the young couple separated. I could not put the book down. I await the next book.
E. Davidson
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
Be sure to read the reviews:

The first half of the novel is interesting enough, with different villains and plot than the usual P&P variation. Oh, if only the 2nd half were as interesting, however. It is (without any spoilers) dreadful: boring, disjointed, tacky. Definitely not worth the money, though being free would not have improved my attitude towards this mess.
James S
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another epic

Great story. At times it felt like every evil doer in England orbited around Darcy and Elizabeth.

I enjoy Ms. Webb’s off canon stories immensely. This is one of her best. No lose ends at the end of this story. Evil doers are punished, good guys are rewarded, and a grand HEA is achieved by ODC.

Very pricey book but still highly recommended.
Carrie M Alston
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
iiThis book deserves better than five stars. It was a page turned from first page on. I could hardly believe that the author could see a new twist to keep you wanting more excitement .

I can't hardly wait for your next book. Jane Austen fans, You need to get on board the Brenda J. Webb . It is a exciting and pleasure filled ride.
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Incredible different perspective

This was a different variation than any other that I read. It has the same characters and a few others. Darcy and Elizabeth found their love, but tested many times. I love the last ten chapters of the book. Great read highly recommended
Renee Warren
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed

Can’t wait to read more of the authoress’s books. Just enough angst, romance, passion, adventure and happy ending. Couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait for the sequel. Will enjoy a second read when it arrives.
Michelle Layne-Forte
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and heartily recommend it for any adult reader, especially lovers of Pride and Prejudice variations.
Gail Frisby
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved It

Good reading, love books that makes sure the villains get their just rewards. Love it when Lydia does not elope.
Will read it again.
Apr 10, 2019 rated it liked it
not a bad retelling just a little slow in places. I did find Elizabeth annoying at times.
sophia othman
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it

A satisfying and fun P+P read. A gripping thriller. A tad too sappy at the end. Wonderfully free of anachronisms.
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