Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Source: Review Copy from Author
In the final installment of his praiseworthy and popular Darcy’s Tale trilogy, Stanley Hurd concludes retelling the story of Pride and Prejudice from the hero’s perspective, and this volume picks up with a wretched and dejected Darcy returning to London after receiving a mortifying and crushing rejection from Elizabeth Bennet. As we might guess, given Mr. Hurd’s thoughtful and reflective portrayal of Mr. Darcy – this Darcy doesn’t turn to drink to ease his sorrows, he doesn’t neglect himself or responsibilities, and he doesn’t burden Georgiana or anyone in his family with his troubles. Darcy keeps his anguish and despair to himself. And while his family may notice he is more quiet or ponderous of late, only his aunt, Lady Andover knows the cause. Throughout this series, I loved witnessing Darcy’s relationship with the most important people in his lives – Georgiana, Colonel “Edders” Fitzwilliam, his former teacher at Oxford Mr. Pender. I was happy to see Lady Andover added to the list, Darcy needs a maternal figure in his life.