Ever wonder how Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy live after
the end of "Pride and Prejudice?" Author Sharon Lathan
answers those burning questions in her novel, IN THE ARMS
OF MR. DARCY.
A year has passed since Darcy's and Elizabeth's wedding.
The story opens with a Christmas party at Pemberley where
they introduce their brand-new son, Alexander. Compared to
their tumultuous courtship, Darcy's and Elizabeth's lives
are now mainly happy, but what family doesn't have a bit of
drama now and then?
Although Elizabeth and Darcy revel in domestic bliss, other
members of their family are not so lucky. Elizabeth's
sister, Kitty, enjoys and suffers through her first
fluttering of love. And Col. Fitzwilliam's tentative
romance with a lady who caught his eye years ago
resurfaces. And Darcy has his fair share of problems to
deal with, especially after one of his cotton mills catches
fire during the holidays, and he is forced to leave the
bosom (literally) of his family to attend to business.
IN THE ARMS OF MR. DARCY is the fourth novel in Sharon
Lathan's continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and
Prejudice story, and is just as delightful as the previous
books. Lathan adeptly stays in the style of Austen's
writing and captures the characters so beautifully, the
reader almost feels like it is an actual Austen novel.
(Personally, I kept seeing Colin Firth and Emma Thompson in
my head as I was reading along!) Reading the previous
novels will help readers know the history of the characters
to date, but enjoying it as a stand-alone book was a
pleasure as well. Can't wait to see what Lathan has in
store for her Lizzie and Darcy next!
Darcy and Elizabeth are as much in love as everâ€”even more
so as their relationship matures. Their passion inspires
everyone around them, and as winter turns to spring,
romance finds nearly everyone.
Confirmed bachelor Richard Fitzwilliam sets his sights on
a seemingly unattainable, beautiful widow, Georgiana Darcy
learns to flirt outrageously, the flighty Kitty Bennet
develops her first crush, and Caroline Bingley meets her
But the path of true love never does run smooth, and
Elizabeth and Darcy are kept busy navigating their friends
and loved ones through the inevitable separations,
misunderstandings, misgivings and loversâ€™ quarrels