I love Pride & Prejudice variations. Darcy’s Gallant Gambit is a very unique variation that starts with a prologue telling about Mr. Bennet. He was a second son who didn’t want to inherit Longbourn. He actually wanted to study at Oxford. But his grandfather forced him to come home after his father and older brother died.
Mr. Bennet chooses Fanny as his wife, thinking she would be the worst estate mistress. Fortunately, his grandmother takes Fanny under her wing. Suffice it to say, Mr. Bennet is a horrible character in this one and Mrs. Bennet is the good one.
Darcy is also very different in this one as he was also a second son, but his twin died the same day they were born. But Darcy grew up being criticized, which caused him to have social anxiety. Fortunately, Elizabeth meets Darcy when she is accompanied by a child who also has social anxiety. Kiernan helps Elizabeth identify that Darcy is uneasy in company, which helps her through the insult at the assembly.
Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)
In Darcy’s Gallant Gambit, how will the story change with the changes to the characters? Read it and find out what!
This one is on Kindle Unlimited. If you like variations where new characters are added in and all the normal cast of characters are different than canon, you’ll want to check this one out!
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In case you haven’t figured it out, I write three blog posts a week- one about a fantasy book (published on Thursdays), one about a mystery book (published on Saturdays), and one about a romance book (published on Mondays). This one is a romance so if you’re a romance lover, you’ll want to check it out!
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