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Are love and affection enough to overcome the pain of grief and anger?
In the spring of 1812, Elizabeth Bennet and Lydia are the only Bennet daughters still unmarried after the death of their father. Elizabeth’s health and spirits worsen as she moves among relations as an unwanted, dependent sister. She returns to Mary and Mr Collins at Longbourn to learn that the neighbourhood gossip centres on the reclusive Mr Darcy.
Darcy and his sister live an isolated life in a small rented lodge near Netherfield after the events at Ramsgate. As Georgiana’s health is failing, Darcy has his own regrets to bear. He tries to keep them secluded, but a young woman arrives who is determined to befriend his lonely, ill sister.
When Elizabeth receives disastrous news, she makes a daring plan to find happiness for herself while she still can. Misunderstandings and secrets abound for them both but in the end, Darcy and Elizabeth will find greater strength together than they ever had apart.
This variation blends Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with elements of Montgomery’s The Blue Castle.
Content note: discussion of a secondary character’s miscarriage, secondary character death
To give you some more hints as to what happens in the story, I have a puzzle for you! Solve the crossword to get a few more hints about the plot, and if you have any questions about the story, leave them in the comments below.