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one of the best P&P sequels
on 19 May 2007
One of the best P&P sequels I've read - please overlook the godawful cover. Halstead makes the interesting point that having witnessed her parents' marriage up close and personal, Lizzie Bennet might well have trust issues. As a result, even after the wedding, she is keeping Darcy at a distance; otherwise, she fears, she will lose him and be as despised a wife as her mother is. And it would be the worse for her since she'd be aware of the situation.
It's a thoughtful book, less anachronistic and less sentimental than some of the more harlequin-type sequels. A lot of the plot is about social status and social strategies and, best of all, Lizzie remains intelligent in this. Far too many P&P sequels say Lizzie is witty while reporting simpering platitudes but this book does not have that flaw.