I love Pride & Prejudice variations. Most have very similar themes and couples. So when I read one that totally throws canon on its head (except for our dear couple of course), I’m either going to love it or hate it. Mr Darcy’s Daughter is another one that I love!
In this variation, Darcy marries his cousin Anne when he is 22 years old. As to why, you’ll need to read it to discover, but after a few years, she convinces him that she wants a child. Anne dies shortly after giving birth to Amelia, their daughter. On her deathbed, Anne requires a promise from Darcy to marry only for affection next time since he married for duty with her.
When the Bingleys arrive at Netherfield, Mr. Darcy also comes with his daughter Amelia, who is about three years old. Miss Bingley wants to marry Mr. Darcy, but she doesn’t want to be a mother. Mr. Darcy still insults Elizabeth, but that’s because Amelia is sick at home.
Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)
In Mr. Darcy’s Daughter, there is not a lot of angst, but there are still moments when you want to shake both Elizabeth and Darcy. Elizabeth meets Amelia when Jane falls ill at Netherfield. Like in canon, Elizabeth traverses the fields to Netherfield. When she arrives, she sees Mr. Darcy playing with Amelia. Amelia falls in love with Elizabeth and vice versa.
This is on Kindle Unlimited. If you like Pride & Prejudice variations with little to no angst, then you’ll want to read this one. It is a longer variation (over 400 pages), but really Amelia steals the show!
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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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