Much Ado About I Do: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Nora Kipling
Mr. Darcy has received word of an impending marriage between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Collins. He leaves for Longbourn immediately to confess his feelings, and stop the wedding. Will he make it in time? And if he does, will his passionate words be received as he hopes?
Mr. Darcy has tried once to win Elizabeth Bennet’s hand, but bungled his proposal badly. Before he has a chance to attempt again and convince her of his ardent love, he is sent a missive telling him that she is engaged to be married to Mr. Collins. Knowing the man to be annoying at best, and repugnant at worst, Mr. Darcy rides for Longbourn to plead his case.
Elizabeth Bennet could desire no man in the world less than Mr. Collins, but locked in her room until the wedding, she may not have a choice in the matter. Bereft and miserable, she awaits her fate, until one day, a familiar figure comes calling at her window…
With Jane’s help, Mr. Darcy makes Elizabeth a proposal, although one that is very different his last: come under his protection, and he will present her to society in London, giving her a season amongst the ton to find a husband that better suits her than Mr. Collins. He offers her a dowry, a companion to protect her reputation, and boarding at Darcy House in the finest district in London.
Will she accept his generous offer to escape the odious Mr. Collins? And if she does, what treachery lies in wait for her in London, where the gossip cuts all ways, and scandal is around every corner?
Old enemies and fan favorites abound for lovers of Jane Austen’s work, in this 75,000 word, stand-alone, happily-ever-after variation!
This is a sweet, clean romance suitable for all lovers of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.