A Summer Shame: A Pride and Prejudice Novella Variation by Elizabeth Ann West

By Elizabeth Ann West

The 3rd novella within the Seasons of Serendipity sees the Bennet sisters divided by means of international locations, no longer counties. nonetheless suffering to discover family members balance after the loss of life of Mr. Bennet, Elizabeth joined together with her new husband, Fitzwilliam Darcy, converts her honeymoon in Scotland right into a undertaking of hiding Lydia's scandal. Jane Bennet, lower than the wing of woman Matlock, learns that taking over the mantle of kin champion comes with tight corset strings hooked up. Saving face in soirees with the Ton, Jane needs to fend off the talons of society's climber and discovers she has a far deeper determination to make approximately her personal destiny.

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It was evident that Miss Welland was in the act of announcing her engagement, while her mother affected the air of parental reluctance considered suitable to the occasion. The Age of Innocence  Archer paused a moment. It was at his express wish that the announcement had been made, and yet it was not thus that he would have wished to have his happiness known. To proclaim it in the heat and noise of a crowded ball-room was to rob it of the fine bloom of privacy which should belong to things nearest the heart.

He  The Age of Innocence thought, somewhat hazily confusing the scene* of his projected honey-moon with the masterpieces of literature which it would be his manly privilege to reveal to his bride. It was only that afternoon that May Welland had let him guess that she ‘cared’ (New York’s consecrated phrase of maiden avowal), and already his imagination, leaping ahead of the engagement ring, the betrothal kiss and the march from Lohengrin,* pictured her at his side in some scene of old European witchery.

The Age of Innocence Newland reddened. ‘Living together? Well, why not? Who had the right to make her life over if she hadn’t?

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