Once again, P.O. Dixon delights us with another lovely variation of Pride and Prejudice in her new book Only a Heartbeat Away! I really enjoyed reading it!
What if Elizabeth didn’t go to the Meryton Assembly? And she doesn’t meet Darcy there. What if she had met Miss Georgiana Darcy the summer before when she toured Pemberley with her Aunt and Uncle Gardiners? These are some of the interesting twists you’ll find in Only a Heartbeat Away!
Elizabeth and Georgiana began corresponding after meeting at Pemberley, and they quickly become friends. While Elizabeth is in London visiting the Gardiners, Georgiana invites her be her guest at a few balls. This is where Elizabeth and Darcy first meet. Noting that Darcy and Elizabeth seem well suited for each other, Georgiana endeavors to make sure their paths cross often.
Darcy leaves Netherfield the morning after the Assembly (which was enough time for him to form an opinion of the Bennets). Without Darcy there, to discourage Bingley from Jane, Bingley and Jane soon become engaged. When Lydia runs off with Wickham, bringing shame to the Bennet family, Jane breaks her engagement with Bingley. She cannot bear to sully the Bingley name with her own. Sweet, sweet Jane.
As always, I loved Darcy’s second proposal to Elizabeth! It warmed my heart! I also liked that Georgiana and Elizabeth are friends first. I didn't really like that Jane and Elizabeth were given a certain amount of time to find a husband or one of them would have to marry a man of Mr. Bennet's choice. Of course, that does make the story more interesting, doesn't it! ;D
If you love Pride and Prejudice variations, I think you’ll enjoy Only a Heartbeat Away: Pride and Prejudice Novella!
Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of the book for my honest review.
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