From the author:
When do you know you’ve fallen in love? Not with a person, but a book? Is it the first time it makes you sigh? Or gasp? Or is your love instant?
It’s an amazing moment when you fall in love with a book. I remember the moment I fell in love with Pride & Prejudice. I hadn’t even cracked it open.
I have never been good at reading something assigned to me. Let’s chalk that up to my innate dislike of authority. I just rented P&P 95 and figured I’d fake the rest. But my English prof tricked us. During a pop quiz, he asked for that immortal first line.
I did not pass this quiz, but then neither did anybody else in the class. I did, however, finish the movie and read the book.
And it was love at first sight.
I am by nature a lover of snark, especially elegant snark. And who is the queen of elegant snark?
Our dear Jane. I didn’t know that first line when the professor asked for it, but, after that first read, I certainly never forgot it.
So, that’s how our love story began.
Over the last 20 years, my love has gotten deeper and more comfortable. P&P is there when I need a laugh, when I need a cry, and when I just need to know that everything will be okay. It’s a most reliable and trusted friend.
I hope that my book, Second Impressions, becomes at the very least, a pleasant acquaintance you enjoy spending time with every now and again when you need it.
Lizzy & Darcy have fought so very hard to stay apart, but will they fight for each other’s affection (and yours) just as hard? I’m willing to bet they are.
Once, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet were foes, then tenuous friends. After Elizabeth discovers Darcy is engaged to another woman, she flees to Boston to seek solace with her cousin, the brash and worldly Emeline Poston.
When she returns to England after years spent abroad, Elizabeth must face the man who shattered her heart, and she is shocked to find the proud man she once knew drastically altered.
Does she have the courage to seek out the man with whom she fell in love—whatever the cost?
Fitzwilliam Darcy has spent his days regretting what might have been and his nights being tormented by the decisions he has made. His life in tatters, he can barely face the once-respectable man in his mirror or the baby girl in Pemberley’s nursery. Now that Elizabeth has returned, will he atone for his mistakes and win her heart for good?
This alternate path reimagining of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice is recommended for adult readers. Continue reading