Why is Mr. Darcy so difficult? Elizabeth Bennet, now wife to the aforementioned Fitzwilliam Darcy, finds herself wedded to a stranger. Though she loves Darcy, she realizes on their nuptial night that there is more to this man than she ever guessed. Being the stubborn, intelligent, and loving woman she is, Lizzie makes it her mission to discover the root of the dark evils that haunt her husband. Of course, seeing the happiness of her sister, Jane, now wed to Mr. Darcy’s good friend Charles Bingley, makes a happy resolution all the more imperative.
This story is a “continuation” of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. There is a happy ending and love triumphs, but the darker side of Pemberley is uncovered in the meantime. There are surprises and twists, which may come as a shock to readers expecting a Regency drawing room comedy of manners. This is no comedy.
Nelson is an excellent storyteller. Readers will enjoy the quiet psychological drama of these two familiar characters and how they find love even through heartbreak and loss. I recommend Pemberley Manor to anyone looking for a great read.