What if Mr. Darcy Was Already Promised in Marriage?
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Source: Review Copy from Author
With four Pride and Prejudice related novels published in the last two years, it is unmistakably clear that Enid Wilson is an ardent fan of Jane Austen’s beloved masterpiece. For those of you unfamiliar with Ms. Wilson’s novels, they take Pride and Prejudice on an alternate course and are sometimes infused with paranormal elements or steamy rendezvouses. Whether battling demons, thwarting diabolical schemes, or escaping evil spells, Ms. Wilson always takes her readers on an engrossing, stimulating, and slightly twisted adventure with Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.
In Fire and Cross the story opens with Darcy’s father promising his son (who is eight years old at the time) in marriage to an unknown baby girl in possession a garnet cross. At his father’s deathbed many years later, Fitzwilliam Darcy learns that his father’s final wish is for him to find the now young woman in possession of a garnet cross and honor the promise made by marrying her. His father’s promise of marriage is a source of irritation and resentment for the fastidious and particular Fitzwilliam Darcy. Especially when he discovers that there are two women of his acquaintance in possession of a garnet cross and that neither of them a desirable match! Which woman owns the real cross and which one owns an imitation?