Story: Sarah’s Story
Author: Stacy B. (Kalina aka Kalina Lea)
Story URL: Story Link 1
Alternate URL: Story Link 2
Word Count: 12,700
Summary: The Bennets’ ladies maid goes with Elizabeth to Pemberley and witnesses the grand love and life of Mrs. Darcy.
I love outsider POV pieces, and this is a perfect example of how well a story can be told using that technique. When Elizabeth’s maid goes with her to Pemberley, she has little more understanding or awareness of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy’s love affair than anyone else at Longbourn. So being able to view the relationship of the newly married Darcys through her eyes is very entertaining as she tries to figure out the passionate ups and downs of my favorite fictional couple. The author does a fantastic job of keeping the characters true to canon and true to the time period. I’ve seen P&P fics in which the relationship between servant and master or mistress is written with a more modern, casual approach than would be appropriate during that era. So it is interesting seeing how the author of this story kept the relationship historically accurate while emphasizing the affectionate interactions and feelings one would expect when dealing with Elizabeth.
My only critique: I loved this so much I wish Stacy had written a sequel from the POV of Mr. Darcy’s man!