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Elizabeth Bennet is pleased her dearest sister Jane will marry Mr. Bingley after a whirlwind courtship which began the night of the Meryton Assembly. But when her cousin Mr. Collins arrives from Kent, he informs the Bennet family that he seeks a wife from amongst the Bennet sisters to soften the existence of an entail that hangs over Longbourn. 
Knowing her family has no need of such an alliance with Jane’s future secure, Elizabeth is surprised when Mr. Bennet approves of the parson’s plan. Surely her father will not allow the man to ask for her hand?
 When Mr. Collins sees that Mr. Darcy, the nephew of his distinguished patroness Lady Catherine de Bourgh, has designs on his cousin he knows he must propose to Elizabeth though his heart has been won by her sister Mary. To allow Mr. Darcy to propose to Elizabeth would bring down the wrath of Lady Catherine de Bourgh and destroy his living at Hunsford.

One of my new favorite authors! Ms. Floyd has a great writing style.
This story was a sweet variation. Bumbling Mr. Collins is present as always. Darcy & Elizabeth realize much earlier o that they would suit, But Collins is determined to get in the way, even though he finds Mary much to his liking, he can not allow his cousin to subvert his illustrious patroness’ desires for Darcy to marry her daughter Anne.
This was a pretty quick read and not much angst. Just the continued annoyance of Mr. Collins to hamper our lovebirds!
I will read more by this author!


April Floyd

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