Oct 052009

A Marriage with Trials and Obstacles

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

It is often depicted that Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet live in a fairy-tale world in which everyone is in perfect harmony and incandescently happy. Furthermore, Darcy and Elizabeth are frequently portrayed to have an ideal and flawless marriage where they never face any misfortunes or complications. This is not the case in Volume One of Mary L. Sherwood’s A Marriage Worth the Earning series. Ms. Sherwoods illustrates a marriage that contains strife, misconception, and outside negative forces. Her tale is one that is not frequently told and by comparison is a little bit darker and poignant than other Pride and Prejudice sequels. Jane Austen, an acute observer of human nature and folly, created a flawed Lizzy and Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, isn’t it feasible these characters would continue to possess flaws and perhaps have a little difficulty adapting to their new roles of husband and wife? Continue reading »