Top positive review
What a lovely no-angst E&D HEA story!!!
Reviewed in the United States on December 25, 2015
This story is such a cute and easy read!!! We start in Hunsford with Elizabeth and Mr Darcy as the 'best of friends'. Mr Darcy did not have the troublesome summer prior (like in canon), therefore doesn't make the stupid remark. Instead Elizabeth and Mr Darcy are able to recognize their similarities and become fast friends.
Though Elizabeth is hiding a secret, or she believes she is, until she is confronted by Colonel Fitzwilliam while on a walk. At the dinner at Rosings when Elizabeth stays behind claiming to be unwell, Mr Darcy finally gets a clue.
The rest of this book continues on a path that Mr Darcy has set out on to make things right. Let me just say that I love this Mr Darcy!!!! He is the same as ever, yet different because of changed circumstances. He is not so prideful or arrogant, but just a little blind. And I absolutely LOVE this Elizabeth!!! She is still feisty, witty, and accepting, but because her pride wasn't attacked she wasn't prejudiced!!!
Of the other characters, I adored Colonel Fitzwilliam, Lady Matlock, and surprisingly Lydia grew on me. I love how each was a helpful hand at some form or fashion to the end result. The only stick-in-the-mud was Miss Bingley of course, but nothing to dire was accomplished by her.
This is a well written book, a very easy read, and no-angst to fret over which made it a great read on Christmas Eve!!! This is definitely a keeper for me, one to re-read when I'm feeling down. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to all JAFFers!!!!