Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Imperative: A Tale of Pride and Prejudice, Volume 1 By Linda Wells

Linda Wells delivers another passionate look at our favorite characters, Darcy and Elizabeth. From the moment Darcy unexpectedly kisses Elizabeth in the library at Netherfield and asks her to marry him and to trust him with a secret he will tell her after they marry, I was hooked.
Georgiana is in trouble, and after looking at her problem from every angle possible, Darcy concludes Elizabeth is the answer. She would be able to help Georgiana and he would be helping Elizabeth in the process. Darcy has learned Mr. Bennet is planning to marry Elizabeth to Mr. Collins to keep Longbourn in his family.  Darcy knows he is drawn to Elizabeth but he does not yet know he truly loves her.
After looking into his expressive eyes, a stunned Elizabeth agrees to Darcy's proposal. She faces many challenges from friends and family over their rushed engagement but helping Darcy with Georgiana is a bigger challenge.

Elizabeth also faces the scrutiny of Darcy's family, Lady Catherine and his two uncles, all vying  to gain Pemberley. Even Colonel Fitzwilliam, on their first meeting, practically interrogates her, but that is over his concern for Darcy. The Colonel is, as always, a favorite of mine. 
There is a bit of mystery in this story that has a few twists in it.  Wickham is paid to compromise Georgiana with a kiss, but he does more than that.  Now, Wickham finds himself in a bad situation, one that could lead to murder. Who is forcing Wickham’s hand and why?
My biggest complaint with the story is the length and that is a matter of taste. If you enjoy a long book, this is the one for you!

Am I going to read Volume 2? Yes, I have to know what happens to Georgiana!

I give this a 4 out of 5 stars.

I would give this a mature rating for some sexual content.

I purchased my own copy of Imperative.

Buy your copy here. (Disclaimer: Link to Amazon. Should you purchase a copy of the book through link provided I will receive a small commission. Thanks!)

Thoughts? I'd love to hear from you!


  1. Ooh, Darcy unexpectedly kissing Lizzy in Netherfield's library & him proposing, and she accepting...interesting. It sounds like a good book, Candy! Thanks for the review! :)

    1. And when he kisses her in the kitchen and whispers in her ear "I need you so" ...I melt. ;) Thanks, Jakki! It is good!

    2. You have me melting now, Candy! And maybe just tempted enough to by this! ;)


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