Story: A Fortunate Mishap
Author: Pamela St Vines
Story URL: Story Link
Word count: 35,000
Summary: A Fortunate Mishap begins the day after Fitzwilliam Darcy’s first proposal to Elizabeth Bennet. In the original novel, Darcy hands her a letter that morning and their paths do not cross again for some months. In this story an accident allows the pair to resolve their differences before leaving Kent.
The day that Darcy gives his letter to Lizzy at Hunsford, she is injured and doesn’t return from her walk. When he finds her, they reconcile their differences. In this fic, Anne de Bourgh becomes close to Elizabeth and the Gardiners when they provide her with assistance in regards to her health. I’m a huge fan of Pamela St Vines’ stories and could babble on here endlessly about what a wonderful job she does with her characterizations. But without spoiling you, my currently sleep-deprived brain can only point and grunt at her website and encourage you to go read everything she’s written, and leave her lots of reviews while you’re at it.
My only critique: Sadly, the fic is MIA, but it doesn’t end on a cliffhanger, and is absolutely worth reading. The fact that I almost never recommend abandoned fics should be a testament to how much I adore this story.