The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth
In this Pride and Prejudice variation, a despondent Darcy travels to Paris in the hopes of forgetting the disastrous proposal at Hunsford. Paris is teeming with English visitors during a brief moment of peace in the Napoleonic Wars, but Darcy’s spirits don’t lift until he attends a ball and unexpectedly encounters…Elizabeth Bennet! Darcy seizes the opportunity to correct misunderstandings and initiate a courtship.
Their moment of peace is interrupted by the news that England has again declared war on France, and hundreds of English travelers must flee Paris immediately. Circumstances force Darcy and Elizabeth to escape on their own, despite the risk to her reputation. Even as they face dangers from street gangs and French soldiers, romantic feelings blossom during their flight to the coast. But then Elizabeth falls ill, and the French are arresting all the English men they can find…
When Elizabeth and Darcy finally return to England, their relationship has changed, and they face new crises. However, they have secrets they must conceal—even from their own families.
“The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth is an exciting, humorous, and sweet tale. Dropping Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth in Paris in such a tumultuous time in history is a unique touch, as I had no idea how that aspect of the story would play out…I spent a couple of delightful afternoons with this novel, and I can’t wait to see what Kincaid writes next.” – Diary of an Eccentric Blog
“The story is full of drama and can be quite serious, it is not without its humour thanks to characters such as Caroline and this Mr Fenton. I laughed many times while I was reading this! If you like a fast moving story, full to the brim of drama and adventure, with some brilliant humour and beautiful romance thrown in, then this is the story for you!” – Laughing with Lizzie Blog
“A romantic rewrite of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Victoria Kincaid’s version has retained the romance and essence of Ms. Austen’s original work, adding more action and adventure. There is a modern depth to this romance while it remains clean and true to the time period. The addition of the Napoleonic wars and their effects fit well with the story and add to the excitement without distracting from the romance or causing unnecessary plot threads. Additionally, the writing is smooth, develops at a steady pace…The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth is a must read for any Austen fan!” – InD’Tale Magazine (Nominated for a RONE Award)
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