Mr. Darcy's younger sister searches for her own happily-ever-after.
The year is 1814, and it's springtime at Pemberley. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have married. But now a new romance is in the air, along with high fashion, elegant manners, scandal, deception, and the wonderful hope of a true and lasting love.
Shy Georgiana Darcy has been content to remain unmarried, living with her brother and his new bride. But Elizabeth and Darcy's fairy-tale love reminds Georgiana daily that she has found no true love of her own. And perhaps never will, for she is convinced the one man she secretly cares for will never love her in return. Georgiana's domineering aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, has determined that Georgiana shall marry, and has a list of eligible bachelors in mind. But which of the suitors are sincere, and which are merely interested in Georgiana's fortune? Georgiana must learn to trust her heart and rely on her courage, for she also faces the return of the man who could ruin her reputation and spoil a happy ending, just when it finally lies within her grasp.
I have been wanting to read more Jane Austen sequels. This year I even joined the P&P Bicentenary challenge with that goal. And I did manage to collect a few more titles and read a few of them. Fortunately a number of number are regularly free for kindle and this is one of those.
The author states right in the beginning that she is a big Austen fan and that she only aims to entertain like minded readers. A lot lighter than the original and bending some social rules but I think she succeeds in creating an interesting story and especially an engaging heroine in Georgiana Darcy.
The story had a bit of everything unrequited love (although this is romance so you know how it ends), friendship, strong family bonds and a bit of a mystery. To be honest I could have done without the mystery part but it was a nice and easy read and I can say that I spent a leisurely afternoon with it and a cup of tea.
If you are an unconditional fan of Jane Austen and are really curious about what happened to Darcy, Elizabeth and Georgiana after the end of P&P this is probably the book for you!