Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: Review Copy from Author
Have you ever wondered what Mr. Darcy’s past was like before Elizabeth Bennet? Was he really a spoiled by his parents and taught to be “selfish and overbearing?” How different was his childhood from his cousins and friends because he is the heir and expected to inherit a prominent estate and legacy?
In her debut novel, Fitzwilliam Darcy Such I Was, Carol Cromlin offers a prequel to Jane Austen’s beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice. Using Jane Austen’s descriptions and narratives as a guide, Carol Cromlin fleshes out Darcy’s character and imagines scenes from his childhood, youth, and young adulthood. Covering the span of twenty-eight years, this story jumps around and touches upon significant moments and life-changing events in Darcy’s life that help define and shape the reserved man Elizabeth meets at the Meryton Assembly.