No Finer County by Heather F (Quill)

Story: No Finer County
Author: Heather F (Quill)
Story URL: Story Link 1
Alternate URL: Story Link 2
Word count: 13,900
Rating: All
Summary: Charles Bingley did not lease a house in the country and Fitzwilliam Darcy was unable to visit Lady Catherine the following Easter. Therefore, when the Master of Pemberley arrives home to find a young woman visiting with her Aunt and Uncle, he knows that they have never met before, yet she leaves an indelible impression upon him.

Gioia’s Rec:
This fic is a beautifully paced and not too overly-optimistic depiction of what might have happened had Darcy and Elizabeth not met till she toured Pemberley. I liked the ending, in particular, because the author didn’t try to resolve the entire story. It’s merely an example of how the story as a whole might’ve had a different prologue. Very nicely written.
My only critique: It’s somewhat implausible to me that Darcy would be so nice to strangers on his property without the Hunsford heads-up. But then, most AU fics require willing suspension of disbelief.

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About Gioia

I'm a wife and mother and, when not tied up with responsibilities, I read non-stop. I love to share my favorite stories with others, thus the existence of my blog.
This entry was posted in Conventional (Canon) Couple, Era: Regency, Fluff, Het: M/F, Meetings prior to canon, Mr. Darcy/Elizabeth Bennet, Pre-canon setting, Pride & Prejudice, Romance and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

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