A Splendidly (Un) Suitable Match by Jennifer Joy

a slendidly (un) suitable match

In A Splendidly (Un) Suitable Match Jennifer Joy decided to change the events in the story right from the beginning, and that made the entire plotline very interesting.

In this book Col. Fitzwilliam sees is heart broken by a lady of the ton, and to cheer him up, Mr. Darcy invites him and Georgiana to go with the Bingley entourage to Netherfield. When the party arrives at Meryton, a rumor that one of the gentlemen is suffering from a broken heart soon spread out, and Elizabeth Bennet, having had a brief encounter with Mr. Darcy believes him to be this gentleman. Her perception of him is immediately altered, and that means her reaction to him is also different, which in turn will influence his treatment of her…you see where I am going, right? There are no prejudices, and our dear couple starts their relationship in a more amiable manner.

This story is angst free, and the reader is gifted with beautiful parlor scenes that allow Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy to get to know each other without pride and prejudice. This book is perfect for readers who love to witness this couple fall in love without many external obstacles, but it will also please readers who are fond of a little humor.

Jennifer Joy, along with a few other authors, always finds a way to make me smile or laugh with small nuances she adds in her writing, and her books are always fresh and agreeable to read. A Splendidly (Un) Suitable Match is no exception, and I know that readers who prefer low angst will simply love this one and will laugh as I did while seeing the characters react to the adventures of Mrs. Hurst puppy. He will be the center of the story 😊

I personally also liked seeing Georgiana stepping up and leaving behind a meek young lady who is afraid to speak her own mind.

Caroline Bingley was the only villain in this book and the only source of opposition to Darcy and Elizabeth’s love, but it wasn’t her machinations that I loved the most, it was witnessing her realizing what true love was. This was a beautiful scene, and I would have like to see more of these throughout the book.

Summing up, In A Splendidly (Un) Suitable Match is a tender and uncomplicated story that will give readers looking for a sweet romance a very agreeable afternoon.


Audiobook Narration:

Elizabeth Bennet’s Level

Stevie Zimerman is a safe bet when it comes to narration. She has such a pleasant voice, and perfect English accent, that it can never go wrong. In A Splendidly (Un) Suitable Match she proved that once more. Great narration pacing, excellent voice differentiation for different characters and a pleasant steady voice make this audiobook a good bet to enter this sweet story.



You can find A Splendidly (Un) Suitable Match at:



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Filed under JAFF, Persuasion

6 responses to “A Splendidly (Un) Suitable Match by Jennifer Joy

  1. sheilalmajczan

    I read and enjoyed this story and have enjoyed all this author’s other stories as well.


  2. Sophia Rose

    Oh, yes, I do like that set up and lately have not been in the mood for much drama so a gentle angst story is perfect.


  3. Glynis

    Such a great book and definitely my style, low angst and humour! I was especially fond of The Duchess, Jemima and Clarice! Loved it. It’s on my reread list, so anytime soon. Great review Rita!


  4. J. W. Garrett

    I loved, Loved, LOVED this story. Oh-My-Goodness! That cover was simply amazing. It tells a story just in itself. The expressions perfectly reflect our characters. I smiled, I laughed, I cried, I swooned throughout this entire story. It was so much fun. I will have to read it again. Thanks for hosting this fabulous story, Rita. Jennifer knocked it out of the park with this one. Blessings.


  5. I’m so happy you enjoyed Splendidly, Rita! Thank you for your lovely, thoughtful review!


  6. Kirsten

    What a winderful review, I do wonder what happens with Col Fitzwilliam’s heart 🙂


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