The year is 1832 and regrets beleaguer Fitzwilliam Darcy. All he ever cared for has been taken from him: his pride, his sister, and his true love, Elizabeth Bennet. Now, having nearly murdered a man in a fit of rage, he might lose Pemberley, too. More than just his home, his very identity is at stake. In desperation, he seeks the help of Dr. Frederick Wilson, owner and proprietor of Ramsey House, a madhouse for fine ladies and gentlemen. Is Darcy’s confinement the inevitable end to his tortured descent, or will he rediscover what he lost in the most unlikely of places?
Honestly this was a sad re-telling ( but it has a happy ending!!!). But before that, so sad!
Mr Darcy has been a recluse for almost 20 years. Alcoholic, insomniac, he dwells in his own misery and thinks about all he has lost. Oh Mr Darcy! *cries* It was heartbreaking to see, but I knew the old Mr Darcy was in there, but he was just so depressed.
Elizabeth has suffered too. The breaking point that leads to happy endings does not happen here. Lydia was not saved and therefore the whole family was shamed. Stupid times! Was it Lizzy's fault? No, but those were the times. So they were all left in misery.
Ok, now this sound depressing. But I promise you, happiness will come. Mr Darcy seeks help (well...is forced to seek help), he becomes better. And I ended the book with a smile on my face. Aww, better late than never. *cries again*
A very different re-telling for sure. I enjoyed it immensely.
Published September 14th 2014 by Presumptuous Press
Pride and prejudice sequel