Awesome! I was thrilled to hear Abigail Reynolds was releasing a new book, Mr Darcy’s Refuge! As soon as I got it, I started reading it! It was fabulous! This just became one of my favorite of Abigail’s books!
The night of Darcy’s proposal at Hunsford is a stormy night. While he is proposing, the river is rising and washes out the bridge, leaving Darcy and Elizabeth trapped at the parsonage--alone. (What’s better than that? To be trapped with Darcy in a rainstorm...mmm...Need I say more?) Elizabeth may have refused him, but now her reputation is at risk.
Spending a few days alone with Darcy forces Elizabeth to see what he is really like, someone who takes his responsibility very seriously; who can be caring. As her opinion of him starts to improve, Colonel Fitzwilliam shows up and throws a wrench into all of Darcy’s plans.
I was a little confused by Colonel Fitzwilliam at first, and I wasn’t sure if I liked him. As the story progressed, I started to see what he is about. Although he says he is at Darcy’s disposal, he knows how to manipulate people into seeing situations in a different light. He may not have even realized it at the time, but I felt he helped Darcy and Elizabeth along in their relationship, and he was able to maneuver his father’s anger away from Darcy. He is very good at playing the part he needs to get the job done. He is still my favorite secondary character!
This was also an interesting look at Mr. Bennet. Reynolds added an element to the story that would explain his unwillingness to ever travel far from Longbourn and his preference to spend much of his time in his library. It also caused him to act irrationally when he finds out about Elizabeth and Darcy.
Well done! I loved it and would highly recommend it!
5 out of 5 stars!
I would give this a mature rating for some sexual scenes.
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