"It is a truth universally acknowledged," Jane Austen wrote, "that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." But after marriagethen what? In Darcy & Elizabeth, Linda Berdoll imagines a future for the characters of Austens beloved classic Pride and Prejudice that is full of drama, dangerand desire. It is several years since the felicitous union of Elizabeth Bennet and the dashing Fitzwilliam Darcy at the conclusion of Austens novel, and the couple are settling down to a life of domestic bliss, raising their twin infants at the Pemberley estate.
All should be happy at home and hearthbut dark clouds loom on the horizon of Derbyshire. On the continent, the Napoleonic Wars are raging, and Wickham, Lydia Bennets despicable husband, has returned miraculously from his presumed death with vengeance in his heart toward Darcy and all whom he holds dear. Meanwhile, haughty Lady Catherine de Bourgh, still stung by her nephews betrothal to Elizabeth, schemes scandalously to unite their families bloodlines.
Readers who enjoyed Jane Austens timeless tale of romance and respectability will thrill to the unbridled emotion and wild abandon of this modern sequel. Darcy & Elizabeth is a tale of pride, prejudice, and passion.