BEAUTY FROM ASHES
DARCY'S HOPE ~
A WW1 Pride & Prejudice Variation
WW1 Captain Fitzwilliam Darcy was rejected by the woman he loved and left grief-stricken over the loss of his men. “Enough!” Darcy vows, “No more sentimental entanglements. No comrades, no dog, and certainly no woman!”
But a covert assignment at a chateau-turned-field-hospital brings him face to face with his beloved Elizabeth—who's working with a dashing American doctor and embroiled in the conspiracy he's been sent to investigate.
Working side-by-side with her, Darcy is forced to examine his own heart and grapple with his feelings for her while searching for the traitors.
When a near-miraculous incident shatters the ice encasing his heart, he can only think of winning Elizabeth back. Will he be able to prove her innocence and build a lasting bridge with her before she's condemned to a traitor's noose?
Darcy can only hope….
•Cameo appearance by John Thornton of North & South
•Has a happy ending but will continue in Darcy's Hope at Donwell Abbey. In the sequel, readers will experience the full resolution of the mystery, and our beloved couple's love will face a new, tragic test.
•Awarded a 2016 favourite book by these blogs: Just Jane 1813, From Pemberley to Milton, Austenesque Reviews, and Savvy Verse and Wit. Also awarded as a top ten favorite Austenesque Angst and favorite P&P Retelling by Austenesque Reviews.
•Mild language & war scenes. Romance is clean.
"...a stellar example of fine Austenesque literature. ...an exceptionally moving story complete with a compelling plot, danger, mystery, action, introspection, vivid detail, and an emotionally wrought romance.
Even if you are not one to enjoy war stories, I entreat you to give this one a try!”
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