Thomas Bennet has died and left his wife and five daughters during the visit of his cousin Mr. Collins who has come to offer marriage as an olive branch to soothe the way when he inherits their home, Longbourn.
A deathbed promise from the past saves the ladies and Elizabeth Bennet becomes better acquainted with the wealthy, handsome Mr. Darcy, the man who insulted her at the assembly in Meryton.
With the Bennets living at Somersal, a country estate that belongs to the Fitzwilliam family and is only a short distance from Pemberley, the home of Mr. Darcy, their mutual love of riding fosters a love neither Darcy nor Elizabeth can deny.
After a terrible accident, Elizabeth believes she must race in the spring to secure her family’s future, much to Mr. Darcy’s dismay. His proposal, given to keep her from racing, is summarily refused as Elizabeth Bennet will not marry from necessity.
Work in Progress
After his failed proposal to Elizabeth Bennet at the cottage in Hunsford, Mr. Darcy is faced with deep regret after an accident leaves Elizabeth and Anne without their memories of the terrible event.
Mr. Darcy must face the truth of his lady love's charges against him and give Elizabeth Bennet the reason to love him before she recalls his visit to the parson's cottage and her adamant refusal.