Rainy Days is one of my top favorite Pride and Prejudice variations! I don’t know how many times I’ve reread this! But with all the great JAFF books out there I haven’t lacked any new reading material. Needless to say, it’s been a while since I’ve reread this. So, recently, I took the time.
What if, Elizabeth, during one of her long morning walks, gets caught in a torrential downpour? As she is seeking shelter at a near by cottage, Elizabeth is almost run over by Darcy on horseback. Startled by Elizabeth, the horse rears up, throwing Darcy to the ground then runs off. With nowhere else to go, Darcy accompanies Elizabeth to the cottage. Spending time alone together affords them a chance to really get to know each other. Right away Darcy realizes Elizabeth has a very low opinion of him and Elizabeth learns that Mr. Darcy finds her more than tolerable. Darcy, who has been fighting his feelings for Elizabeth all along, now knows he cannot let her go.
This story begins right before the Netherfield ball and takes us to the wedding night. I love the intensity of the love they share. They have their ups and downs as they get to know each other. Both I and Mr. Darcy were a little annoyed with Elizabeth believing so many of Wickham’s lies. Lady Matlock quickly becomes Elizabeth’s ally after meeting her, but will Lord Matlock every accept her?
I loved how Darcy describes Elizabeth as a book, how he would love to peek at the end but is willing to savor every page before the finish. Awesomeness!
Now that I’ve reread Rainy Days would I still place this in my top favorites? Absolutely! I would highly recommend putting this on your reading list!
I give this 5 out of 5 stars.
I purchased my own copy of Rainy Days.
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About the Author:
Lory discovered JAFF in 2004 as an avid reader then a year later as a tentative author. She joined MLS in November 2008 as a member of the board of directors.
Lory lives in Bucharest, Romania, with her dear husband, her dear daughter of 14 and her dear dog (a French bulldog). She works as an Organizational Development Manager in a multinational company, and when she is not working (which is very rare), she loves reading (Pride and Prejudice is the all time favorite), JAFF, going to the theatre and writing (JAFF, of course).
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