Sunday, January 24, 2016
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After refusing an atrocious proposal from a gentleman she dislikes, Elizabeth Bennet wishes she had never come to Hunsford. Foolish decisions and silent tongues conspire against Elizabeth, bringing accusations against her and those whom she holds dear when a valuable pair of diamond earrings go missing from Rosings. Elizabeth finds a surprising ally in Mr. Darcy— the man she had so recently refused. Can Elizabeth see past her prejudice to understand her own heart? Or will she ruin her prospects to protect her friends?
Fitzwilliam Darcy’s dream of a happy union is dashed to pieces when Elizabeth Bennet irrevocably refuses his offer. Sincere in his affections, he determines to win her heart. If only he can defend her when his aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, suspects Elizabeth and Miss Maria Lucas of theft. Can Darcy overcome the obstacles his relatives place before him on the path to love? Will Elizabeth give him a second chance?
My Review: This book really is about learning to trust other people. If everybody had just trusted and confided in one another none of the events in the book would have happened. If anything Colonel Fitzwilliam could really be the one to be blamed for the whole mess because if he hadn't have been in the situation he had put himself in nobody could been blamed for the theft of Anne's earrings.
They wouldn't have gone missing in the first place. It really was sort of funny how Mr. Collins and Mrs. Jenkinson plotted to keep Darcy and Elizabeth apart even though you don't find that out until later in the book.
I did like how Ms. Joy towards the end of the book made Mr. Collins into a somewhat likeable character. I have never really liked him in any form before. Lady Catherine was still a overbearing bitch (sorry). I loved how everybody who deserved it got their happily ever after, well except for Charlotte. She has to live with Mr. Collins the rest of her life.
I will say that this is a great new novel from Ms. Joy and I hope to see many more from her in the future.
Rating: 4½ stars out of 5