Choice and Consequence: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (What Might Have Been Book 2)
Fitzwilliam Darcy has been chasing after the villainous George Wickham for months, to no avail. In need of respite, he and his cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam accompany their friend Charles Bingley to Hertfordshire to assess the estate he has leased there. Darcy expects little pleasure in the small town of Meryton, so finds himself surprised indeed to be instantly captivated by the charming–if a trifle impertinent–Elizabeth Bennet.
Elizabeth Bennet swears she has no interest in matrimony at present, and would be happy to see all her sisters well settled before her. That is, until the enigmatic Mr. Darcy came into the neighborhood and upended all her ideals about herself. Both are candid about the reasons a match between would be undesirable, yet the friendship they agree upon inevitably gives way to deeper feelings.
On the very night Darcy and Elizabeth acknowledge their attachment, Darcy’s elusive quarry turns up seeking him. Wickham’s claims of innocence and an inheritance take Darcy to London, where an attempted compromise leads to confrontation with his uncle, the Earl of Disley. Then, as Elizabeth has become a player in the family drama, he explains all before he is drawn away again to Surrey by a letter regarding his sister, Georgiana.
Elizabeth is determined not to allow separation from Darcy to dampen her spirits, and their romance blossoms further through correspondence. Bolstering her happiness is the discovery that a relation she never had chance to meet generously left each Bennet daughter a legacy that greatly increases their prospects. In London for the Season with her sisters Jane and Catherine, Elizabeth is relieved to find acceptance from some of Darcy’s noble relatives, though their notice inadvertently leads her to the very man whose heinous actions already cost one girl her innocence…and whose attempt at escape might just cost Elizabeth her life.
“After the first book in the series, I had expected this would follow the Colonel and Elinor as they resided at Netherfield with the Bingleys. Instead, this story is focused on Darcy and Elizabeth as they struggle with Georgiana’s problems. There are some storylines still unresolved, so I shall look forward to the third book. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys JAFF.” ~ wosedwew, Amazon
“I loved this Lizzy and Darcy. What was wrong with miss Bingley and Ann Devoutly! Lydia was finally given a set down and taken under control! The mixture of Sense and Sensibility and Pride And Prejudice was nearly done. I enjoyed the characters . I loved the love story of Darcy and Lizzy. Wish the story had went a little further into their married life!!” ~ Gail M Frisby, Amazon