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4.0 out of 5 stars one of the best P&P sequels, 19 May 2007
This review is from: Mr. Darcy Presents His Bride: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (Paperback)
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.
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