Sunday, July 26, 2015
Home » » REVIEW: The Poisoned Proposal by Penelope Swan
Book Blurb: When Elizabeth Bennet arrives at Hunsford Parsonage to visit her newlywed friend, she is horrified to find Charlotte accused of poisoning her husband’s patroness, Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Determined to prove her friend’s innocence, Elizabeth begins her own investigation and soon discovers that Lady Catherine has many enemies. Would one of them stoop to murder? When her search for answers is challenged by the handsome, austere Mr Darcy, Elizabeth braces herself for a battle of wills, but he surprises her with a proposal of a very different kind…
My Review: This book starts off with Elizabeth visiting the Collinses in Hunsford with Sir Lucas and his daughter, Maria. They are invited to dinner the same day that they arrive in Hunsford. After dinner when they are drinking tea Lady Catherine falls deathly ill after being served her tea by Charlotte. It is determined that it is the work of poison and Charlotte is the one suspected because she is the one who made and served Lady Catherine's tea. Elizabeth and Darcy race to find the true culprit to clear Mrs Collins of any wrong doing. While Lady Catherine is recovering she threatens that if Lizzy were to receive a marriage proposal from Darcy she would personally make it her mission to destroy Jane's new found happiness by blackening her name in society. So when Darcy proposes she has no choice but to refuse his proposal even though she would have accepted him. This however doesn't stop Darcy from loving Lizzy still.
I enjoyed this book in the series much more than the previous two. I hate that Lady Catherine is still a bitch even when she is in her sickbed. I would have loved for her to die. She is the character I hate the most out of Pride and Prejudice.