A Very Different Assembly by michchick (Jennifer H)

Story:   A Very Different Assembly
Authormichchick (Jennifer H)
Story URL: Story Link 1
Alternate URL: Story Link 2
Word count:   6,500
Rating:  All
Summary:  What if Darcy hadn’t attended the Meryton Assembly but sent someone else in his stead?

Gioia’s Rec:
This is a lovely fic which deftly navigates around all the misunderstandings and angst in the first act of Pride & Prejudice, by leaving an injured Mr. Darcy at Netherfield while Col. Fitzwilliam represents his cousin to the populace in general and Elizabeth in particular, and Mr. Bingley is left to woo in peace without interference.  The story is well-written, funny, charming, and an absolute delight to read.

My only critique: This is a lovely fic which navigates around all the misunderstandings and angst in the first act of Pride & Prejudice, by leaving an injured Mr. Darcy at Netherfield while Col. Fitzwilliam represents his cousin to the populace in general and Elizabeth in particular, and Mr. Bingley is left to woo in peace without interference. 😉 In other words, not everyone considers avoiding all angst to be desirable, as it rather skips the point of P&P. Personally, I think it’s brilliant.

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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, Deviates from canon at or after Meryton Assembly, Era: Regency, Fluff, Het: M/F, Mr. Bingley/Jane Bennet, Mr. Darcy/Elizabeth Bennet, Pride & Prejudice, Resolution earlier than in canon, Romance, Unconventional Couple and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

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