Lydia Bennet's Story by Jane Odiwe
By Jane Odiwe
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Lydia Bennet is the flirtatious, wild and free-wheeling youngest daughter. Her untamed expressiveness and vulnerability make her interesting to readers who'll love this creative rendering of Lydia's existence after her marriage to the villainous George Wickham. Will she mature or flip sour? Can a lady like her relatively locate real love?
In Lydia Bennet's tale we're taken again to Jane Austen's such a lot cherished novel, satisfaction and Prejudice, to a Regency global obvious via Lydia's eyes the place excitement and marriage are the single ambitions. however the street to matrimony is fraught with problems or even while she is confident that she has met the fellow of her desires, problems come up. while Lydia is reunited with the Bennets, Bingleys, and Darcys for a grand ball at Netherfield Park, the surprising fact approximately her husband could reason the best scandal of all ...
"A breathtaking Regency romp!"-Diana Birchall, writer of Mrs. Darcy's Dilemma
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I danced the first two with Mr Maybury, then Mr Denny, Mr Wooton, Mr Blount, and Mr Wooton again; then, a simpering coxcomb, Mr Cavendish, followed by Mr Wickham. That gentleman danced and teased me by turns—he has a way of looking into my eyes which I find most disconcerting. Mr Wooton begged to dance again, but I was heartily sick of him, so as the supper bell rang, I affected a fainting seizure with an attack of the vapours, which had the opposite of the desired outcome, making him attend me all the more.
Sunday, May 9th The weather and my spirits are well matched today. There has been nothing but rain, and a sense of misery and desolation is felt by every single lady in the parish. The mood was very subdued in church today and the little groups that formed outside were apt to speak in whispers; it is as though the very soul of the place has died. The only people who do not seem to be affected in any way by our dreadful news are Mary and papa, though quite why I am so upset by their lack of interest in the whole proceedings I do not know.
Thank goodness that there is only one such odious gentleman as Mr Collins in this world, though I daresay if he had a brother, he would have proposed to my sister Lizzy also. No, there is another gentleman, I believe, who is courting my sister. She has been in the company of Mr Darcy and his cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam, very much of late, and I am inclined to think that the Colonel may be the man. ” They all laughed again at the idea of Mr Darcy being Elizabeth’s suitor. This particular gentleman had lately been staying in Hertfordshire with his friend, Mr Bingley, and though the neighbourhood (and Lydia’s sister Jane in particular) had warmed to the latter, Mr Darcy had been found to be very proud and disagreeable, fancying himself above all the company.