Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
What if poor Anne de Bourgh’s sudden death brought Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam (and Georgiana!) back to Kent before Elizabeth Bennet left?
What if Anne de Bourgh was more aware and intelligent than expected and revealed all her thoughts and observations in her journals?
What if Elizabeth was instructed to remain in Kent because she was included in Anne de Bourgh’s Last Will and Testament?
Anne’s death not only brings Darcy and Elizabeth back into contact with each other immediately after Elizabeth’s vehement refusal of his disastrous proposal, but also brings about a dramatic change in circumstance for several characters in this story. It would appear that poor Anne holds more power and influence in death than in life. And Lady Catherine, who is most seriously displeased with her daughter’s secret plans to escape and exertion of control, does not handle these developments and revelations well…and what she does in retaliation is equally horrifying and hilarious!