May 202016
 

On Oakham MountWhat If Darcy and Elizabeth Agreed to a Marriage of Convenience?

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: Day after the Netherfield Ball to several months later + epilogue

MAIN CHARACTERS: The usual Pride and Prejudice gang!

WHY I WANTED TO READ THIS NOVEL:

  • The Cover and Title: I’ll be honest, the cover and title grabbed me immediately and made me eager to learn more.

WHAT I LOVED:

  • The Premise: I love scenarios where Darcy and Elizabeth are marrying or contemplating marriage early in their relationship. This isn’t a forced marriage scenario, more a marriage of convenience. Since Darcy is feeling pressure to marry his cousin and Elizabeth’s father supports Mr. Collins’s proposal, Mr. Darcy offers marriage to Elizabeth as a way to escape these more objectionable options… And even though they do agree to this arrangement, it doesn’t last long!

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