Title: The Secrets of Pemberley
Author: Rose Fairbanks
Rating: 4 stars
I started reading this book as fanfiction as it was being updated regularly. But because I know it was published and it was in Kindle Unlimited I got impatient and had to read it all at once. The story was different than what I was originally expecting but it was entertaining and I couldn’t stop reading until I finished the book.
Mr Darcy has a very different history than the original story. The story starts off with Darcy remembering when he was eight years old, being torn away from his mother. It is discovered that Darcy was in fact a product of an affair and not a Darcy by blood. but his older half-brother died and Darcy became the heir. He was raised with rules of duty and obligation but without warmth.
When the story comes to the present, we are at Rosings building up to Darcy’s disastrous proposal to Elizabeth. The morning after he impulsively kisses her, resulting in a forced marriage situation, to save Elizabeth’s reputation. The book spans 20 years of their relationship but the book takes an unexpected turn.
Mr Darcy, in particular is a complex character and truly finds himself as he fights for love. Elizabeth and Darcy really go through so much to find their happiness. I just love this couple. There are so many layers to this story that are brilliantly executed.