I confess that when I bought this book my expectations were not very high. I’ve read dozen of P&P variations, and the last ones were always a disappointment.
When I started reading Mr. Darcy’s Noble Connections I could not believe it! I was finally reading something that was not only good, but marvelous! I was afraid the story would disappoint me as I continued reading, but it never did! In fact, everything about the book was amazing!
This variation takes us to a completely different scenario from P&P. Darcy and Elizabeth get reunited at Bentham Park, a house belonging to a mutual acquaintance, after the Hunsford proposal. The scenario and the characters are all very different from the ones in P&P, and I must say this was quite refreshing. I enjoyed the new characters, and loved the interactions Abigail Reynolds created. Darcy and Elizabeth remain faithful to their own personalities, and the interactions between them are absolutely wonderful. The love story in this book is amazing, it shows a connection and understanding between them that is very touching and romantic. Above everything the love story is touching and interesting without ever loosing propriety, which is always a plus for me. There is one other love story in the book that keeps us interested in it, and that was also another positive point in the book.
I definitely recommend this to any P&P fan! Abigail Reynolds is one of the best JAFF authors, and this book is a must read!
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