I enjoyed Darcy and Elizabeth: A Promise Kept very much! What if, after Darcy’s proposal, Darcy and Elizabeth don’t see each other for another five years?
When Darcy returned to London after Kent, he confessed to Bingley about hiding the truth about Jane being in London, and that he learn that Jane really did love him. Soon after Jane and Bingley are married, Bingley told Darcy that he was no longer welcome at his home, and they broke off all contact to protect Elizabeth from ever having to be in Darcy’s company again. But before they parted ways, a promise was made:
“I wrote Charles after he broke off our friendship and promised that if he should ever need me, he had only to ask.” - Darcy Fitzwilliam
Now Bingley is calling Darcy on that favor. Being deathly sick, Bingley asks Darcy to watch over his business and look after his family while he goes to a clinic in Spain in hopes for a recovery.
A lot had happened to Elizabeth in those five years. Her parent’s died, Mr. Collins inherited Longbourn, her sister’s had married, and she took a position as a governess for Count and Countess Von Lynden. The Count was an evil man and had banished his wife to Scotland. Elizabeth went with the Countess, and while there the Countess dies, leaving her precious daughter, Emily, in Elizabeth’s care with a promise to protect her. So, to hide the girl from her father, Elizabeth claimed her as her own and becomes the widow Mrs. Gardiner, governess to the Bingley children.
The excitement and anxiety begin when Darcy and Elizabeth are forced back into one another's lives, and Emily’s father comes looking for her. Darcy whisks Elizabeth and Emily off to the safety of Pemberley. Will those old feelings return? And what happens when the lady Darcy has a secret arrangement with shows up at Pemberley, too?
Colonel Fitzwilliam is investigating a plot to assassinate Viscount Castlereagh. Is Count Von Lynden somehow involved?
You'll find romance and intrigue in Darcy and Elizabeth: A Promise Kept! With money and merchandise mysteriously disappearing from Bingley’s warehouse, and an assassination plot uncovered. Plus, Elizabeth’s life may be in jeopardy! Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam are determined to get to the bottom of it!
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