Yes, it’s another Pride and Prejudice variation. I love seeing what authors come up with as What Ifs. The Duke’s Daughter Part 1 was an Amazon recommendation. It’s broken up into three parts, with each a different book.
This one shifts canon quite a bit. Mr. Bennet is not just a gentleman farmer. He’s a Duke, making Elizabeth a Lady. Elizabeth also has two brothers and her mother is not Francine Bennet nee Gardiner. The book starts with Francine Gardiner forcing Mr. Bennet into a compromise. However, she never discovers just exactly who she marries. She dies in childbirth, when she gives birth to two baby girls, Jane and Marie.
Mr. Bennet was in love with Lady Sarah before he was forced into marriage. He had just been waiting until the end of her first season as decreed by her father. Unfortunately, it took longer for them to get together.
Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)
In The Duke’s Daughter Part 1, Mr Darcy makes a bad impression on Lady Elizabeth by uttering his famous insult. However, this time he gets taken to task by the lady herself. He had no idea who he was talking about when he stated it. Mr. Darcy apologizes and gets to work on tempering himself.
The Duke’s Daughter Part 1 is a variation of Pride and Prejudice. However, I don’t think you need to read this one. The book has two or three pages where the text is repeated. It is full of a lot of telling, especially through flashbacks. The concept was good, but it could definitely be tightened up. This one is on Kindle Unlimited.
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And in case you hadn’t figured it out, my plan for 2021 is to write a blog post for each book I read. Last year, I read 150 books. We’ll see how I do this year.