An Unexpected Merry Gentleman is the perfect story to read on a winter afternoon, especially around Christmas time. The environment created in it is cozy and the children make it an adorable story!
In this book Mr. Bingley receives a business advise from Mr. Gardiner, who was an old associate of his father, and shortly after that decides he should see for himself if Jane Bennet really loves him. He decides to spend Christmas at Netherfield with his aunt acting has host (no one could convince Caroline to go back), and invites both the Gardiners and the Darcy’s to go with him. Initially Mr. Darcy refuses the invitation but in a turn of events, ends up agreeing to it and so this story progresses with a merry party at Netherfield.
Mr. Gardiner’s daughters are small versions of Elizabeth and Jane and they are absolutely adorable! Their innocence allows them to see people for who they really are and even open Elizabeth’s eyes regarding several of her acquaintances. They can tell when gentleman have hearts in their eyes, or when they look at lady’s in a manner that is not quite proper.
Having the children around will bring a different side of Darcy that Elizabeth had not known, and that starts to open her heart towards him. Slowly she starts questioning her feelings and falling in love with the last man in the world she thought that would happen.
Mr. Darcy is adorable in this story, he is incredible good with children, is loving towards his sister and charming when Elizabeth is present. My only quibble with him, and the book in general was the lack of pride. He was not as proud as in Pride & Prejudice and even it that helped the story progress easily, it still bothered me a little.
This story is a small novella that can be read in one afternoon and is clean, sweet, romantic and funny. I recommend it to readers who want to spend and agreeable time with Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy.
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