Loving Miss Darcy by Nancy Kelley
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Georgiana Darcy watches daily as her brother and his wife fall more deeply in love and dreams of similar love and a home of her own. However, after the disaster years ago with Wickham, she does not believe that any man will have her; thus, the idea of a Season in London holds no appeal for her.
Richard Fitzwilliam was tasked with watching over Georgiana and seeing her married to a deserving gentleman. The problem is finding a gentleman he approves of; not even his closest friends are deemed worthy of her hand.
When scandal breaks and all Georgiana’s worst fears seem to come true, will Richard realize in time how deep his affections run, or will they lose their chance at happiness? (–Goodreads.com)
In her first book His Good Opinion, Nancy Kelley told us the story of Pride and Prejudice from Mr. Darcy’s point of view. In her new book she takes us back to Pemberley and into London as we follow Georgiana Darcy through her first Season. Georgiana is not alone in this adventure, Kitty Bennett is along for the ride. The two girls balance each other out perfectly. Kitty brings out some life in Georgiana that she has locked away since the Wickham incident and Georgiana reigns in Kitty’s big personality.
There is just enough Darcy and Elizabeth to satisfy, but not so much that it feels like an extension of their story. It really is a focus on Georgiana and Richard and how they are both trying to deal with their feelings and the restrictions of their society.