Story: Lasting Impressions
Author: Pamela St Vines
Story URL: Story Link
Word count: 61,000
Summary: This is a light hearted look at what might have happened had things gone just a bit differently at the Meryton Assembly. It begins after Mr. Darcy’s infamous insult of Elizabeth Bennet. However, instead of mocking the gentleman behind his back, Elizabeth teases Darcy himself in retaliation. That “one small pebble” will change the pond.
Abandoned Story. I’m rec’ing both of this author’s MIA stories, because they’re just too good to ignore and they don’t end on cliffhangers. Her stories are all based on the attempt to maintain character growth and integrity while eliminating months of uncertainty and angst. In this one I think Darcy is a bit more sentimental than I would expect from the canon character, but I can’t help loving the fic anyway. I especially enjoyed how Lizzy is closely involved with Longbourn’s tenants, even providing rudimentary nursing assistance.
My only critique: Abandoned. Also, I suppose that if I’m going to be brutally honest, I must admit that Elizabeth is SO perfect that she borders on being a Mary Sue. I don’t care, though. I love, love, love this story. And considering how much I avoid abandoned fics, that should tell you quite a lot about how good this is. Did I mention I love it?