Review: Betrothed To Mr. Darcy

Title: Betrothed To Mr. Darcy
Author: Violet Bedford
Publisher: LazyDay Publishing
Published: September 16, 2013
Ebook, ARC
Genre: Historical Fiction, Jane Austen Variation
Source: NetGalley

Goodreads Summary:
Mr. Darcy’s words from long ago reverberate in her brain: The situation of your mother's family, though objectionable, was nothing in comparison of that total want of propriety so frequently, so almost uniformly, betrayed by herself, by your three younger sisters, and occasionally even by your father.

Will Elizabeth’s sense of duty, combined with her profound love for Mr. Darcy, force her to call off the wedding in order to spare him, and his sister, the disgrace of a lifetime association with the Bennet family? Or will love find a way to prevail?

My thoughts:
Betrothed To Mr. Darcy takes place after Darcy and Elizabeth are engaged but before the wedding. As you may know, Darcy had come a long way in Pride and Prejudice, but has he changed enough to withstand his future mother-in-law? And let's face it, Mrs. Bennett would have made even Mother Theresa swear. 
Darcy is faced with many uncertainties as Elizabeth faces doubts of her own. Bedford writes a sweet story of love and understand between two very different characters and their expectations for life after the wedding. Darcy also worries about Georgiana and how being indirectly related to him might affect her. Also when Mrs. Bennett gets out of hand in a dress shop and word gets back to Darcy, things get a little heated.
Bedford stays true to P&P and doesn't vary far from the original story line. Darcy is still plagued by his duty to the Darcy name, and Elizabeth has come to realize that Darcy may not have been as out of line as she originally thought when he first proposed. This is a story that fans of Pride and Prejudice will want to read. At roughly a hundred pages, it's a great afternoon read that will leave you warm and fuzzy.

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