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  • Darcy's Decision

  • Given Good Principles, Volume 1
  • By: Maria Grace
  • Narrated by: Chandler Craig
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Darcy's Decision

By: Maria Grace
Narrated by: Chandler Craig
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Summary

Six months after his father's passing, Fitzwilliam Darcy still finds solace in his morning reflections at his parents' graves. Only in the quiet solitude of the churchyard does he indulge his grief. None but his unlikely mentor recognize the heartache and insecurity plaguing him as he shoulders the enormous burden of being Master of Pemberley. Not all are pleased with his choice of adviser. Lady Catherine complains Darcy allows him too much influence. Lord Matlock argues, "Who is he to question the God-appointed social order?" But the compassionate wisdom Darcy finds in his counselor keeps him returning for guidance even though it causes him to doubt everything he has been taught. In the midst of his struggles to reinvent himself, his school chum Charles Bingley arrives. Darcy hopes the visit will offer some respite from the uproar in his life. Instead of relief, Darcy discovers his father's darkest secret staring him in the face. Pushed to his limits, Darcy must overcome the issues that ruined his father and, with his friends and mentor at his side, restore his tarnished birthright.

©2012 Maria Grace (P)2013 Maria Grace

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An interesting prequel...

...that sets the stage for D&E's first meeting. The influence of Darcy's vicar leads him to change earlier than he did in cannon and Wickham is (apparently) taken care of, so he shouldn't cause trouble in future. I'm looking forward to finding out what obstacles they face instead!

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  • Janet Davis
  • 28-09-22

Narration disappointing

While the story is good and adds depth to the Pride and Prejudice saga, I found the narration dull and lackluster.

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  • Fabulous Mrs B
  • 01-08-20

Great story part 1

I enjoyed this story telling about Darcy before he goes to Hertfordshire. But here old Mr Darcy dies 1811 when Georgiana is 15. That is not according to canon. But well written and it kept me on my toes. Looking forward to listening to Darcy’s trip to Hertfordshire.