Although the Darcy's do give a ball and that is the driving force of all the characters to convene at Pemberley, it really is about the Collins',in particular the two youngest grown children and Mrs. Charlotte Collins nee Lucas. I enjoy anything about the Darcy's, P&P, Jane Austen... and this is a harmless, light-hearted read of a short 156 pages. Contrary to the previous critique on this book, this to me was infinitely better written than the uninspiring "Darcy's Passions." Once at Pemberley, we meet more offspring of Jane Austen's original characters. Because there are sooooo many of them to keep track of, Elizabeth Newark obviously focused on the Darcy, Georgianna and Collins children... the rest are mere background... pairing anymore of them off would have been sadly contrived. I do wish that the author had moved what she wrote of Charlotte and Elizabeth Darcy's friendship to the front of the story, because when she finally explains Charlotte's motivations and the affection for her old friend, it is a bit anti-climactic from all the activity at the end of the ball. Mr. Darcy, Sr. sightings are fleeting but when he does appear, he is as he ever was. After 25 years of marriage, Elizabeth Darcy on the other hand, first appears to have become a bit of a snob and forgotten that she was at one time considered not an acceptable match for the illustrious Darcy; fortunatley she comes around. Still, I enjoyed it well enough. It's not my favorite but it's definitely not the worst I have read; more comparable to Darcy's Story. It's a good read;I'm glad to own it; but indifferent to if I will read it again any time soon. If you are an avid, or rather "rabid" P&P collector, like myself, this will make a fine addition to your library.