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  • A Faithful Narrative

  • A Pride & Prejudice Variation
  • By: Mary Smythe
  • Narrated by: Amanda Parrott
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
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A Faithful Narrative

By: Mary Smythe
Narrated by: Amanda Parrott
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Summary

Darcy's own name leapt at him from the page and his treacherous eyes could not withstand the temptation drawing them downward. What had Elizabeth written about him?

Fitzwilliam Darcy is on the verge of proposing to Miss Elizabeth Bennet when he happens upon her diary in a field of bluebells. Though he knows he should not, he gives in to the temptation to read it and discovers a perspective on himself he had never before considered. Not only does Elizabeth not reciprocate his love, she considers him arrogant, insulting and disdainful. Her reasons, to his shame, are not entirely unfounded. Properly humbled, Darcy must decide what to do—walk away from his beloved forever or make the effort to please a woman worthy of being pleased.

Elizabeth Bennet is a firm believer in the value of first impressions. Mr. Darcy made a poor one and his subsequent behavior did little to improve upon it. Worse yet, he has had the audacity to read her personal diary without permission.

Nevertheless, Mr. Darcy's violation of her privacy forces Elizabeth to reconsider many of her former prejudices against him. As a result, she comes to know herself, and him, better. Can Elizabeth forgive Mr. Darcy all his trespasses and give him an opportunity to redeem himself?

©2022 Mary Hansen (P)2022 Quills & Quartos Publishing
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  • Categories: Romance

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I loved the narration of Amanda Parrott, she brings out the warmth, characters and story .


It was funny, tender .Darcy comes upon Elizabeth's diary in a field of bluebells. He doesn’t mean to read it. Unfortunately, the picture of himself painted in the diary is very unflattering, he pens her an explanatory letter in the pages of her diary.

I did enjoy this variation of Pride and Prejudice.



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  • 25-06-22

Missed opportunity

Overall good story, simple. But I felt like there could’ve been more story. We establish that Darcy finds out that Elizabeth is not a fan and decides to improve upon himself to better his chances at winning her heart. But that’s where I felt like I was left hanging. There were no attempts to woo her. He avoided her instead. I understand his reasoning but even after they finally talked out their misunderstandings there still was no attempts to call on Elizabeth or court her so to speak. It’s like a one-and-done-happily-ever-after.

I did enjoy the narrator. I could literally listen to her cite a grocer list. Her tone and inflection for male characters could use a little work but she did a great job overall.

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  • Lori F.
  • 30-11-22

Darcy learns what Elizabeth really thinks

Have you ever wanted to know just what your crush thought of you? Here Mr Darcy finds out by means of Elizabeth's misplaced diary. It falls open, he sees his own name, and he cannot resist. Then, starting with an entry in the diary in his own hand, he sets out to make things right.