When the Sun Sleeps by Alix James

I think I found When the Sun Sleeps because the second in Sweet Sentiments was mentioned in an email from Amazon. Since the series is included with Kindle Unlimited, I thought I would try it. I love variations of Pride and Prejudice, after all.

A quote from When the Sun Sleeps by Alix James

Fitzwilliam Darcy has experienced lots of tragedy in his life. At the beginning of the story, he’s in mourning and turning people away from seeing Pemberly because he’s so melancholy.

A quote from When the Sun Sleeps by Alix James

Elizabeth Bennet is traveling with her aunt and uncle- the Gardiners. They are passing through close to Pemberly, but Elizabeth convinces them to pass by and not stop. Although she would like to see Pemberly, she doesn’t want to intrude on the man whom she refused.

When the Sun Sleeps by Alix James

Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)

When the Sun Sleeps is a very short novella about a variation of Pride and Prejudice. This takes place after the proposal in Kent. Mr. Darcy has sent Mr. Bingley to Meryton, but he did not return with him. Lydia has gone to Brighton, but Wickham has died.

Both Darcy and Elizabeth end up in Ferndale, but they don’t see each other. However, they do talk through the sitting room door in the inn, not knowing who is on the other side.


It’s an interesting look into this particular what if scenario. I don’t want to give away the what if as it’s an important plot point, but if you’re a fan of Pride and Prejudice, check this one out, especially if you have Kindle Unlimited. I don’t know that I would recommend you run out and buy it, but it’s worth the hour, maybe less that it takes to read.

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