All the Appearance of Goodness is the third book in the Given Good Principles Trilogy. In the first book, Darcy’s Decision (my review), Darcy becomes a better man before meeting Elizabeth. In the second, The Future Mrs. Darcy (my review), we watch the Bennet girls learn some valuable lessons, and learn to curb their behavior before meeting Mr. Darcy. At last, in All the Appearance of Goodness Darcy and Elizabeth meet! But all is not perfect...
I was intrigued and delighted by the many twists Maria Grace puts in this story. Her pairing of couples is fun, and Darcy has some competition vying for Elizabeth’s attention. Of all people, it’s Mr. Collins! A handsome and charming Mr. Collins at that! But appearances can be deceiving.
Colonel Fitzwilliam is in Meryton also staying a Netherfield. He is retired from the military and is on the look out for a wife. Could he possibly be interested in any of the Bennet girls?
Mr. Bradley, Darcy’s vicar accompanies Darcy to Meryton. He's come hoping to persuade Mr. Pierce to become the curate in Derbyshire. I quite enjoy Mr. Bradley's subtle way of giving out advice!
I also truly liked Louisa Bingley. She is not yet married to Mr. Hurst, but they are engaged. She has accompanied Bingley to Meryton to be mistress of Netherfield. Louisa has more of Bingley’s disposition, and she is not as close to Caroline as she is in the original.
I enjoyed reading All the Appearance of Goodness. It’s a fun, surprisingly mixed up Pride and Prejudice variation! I would encourage you to read the first two volumes first.
4 out of 5 stars.
I was provide an e-ARC of the book for my honest review.
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