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I have read 200+ books I this genre and have often wondered why someone did not write one where an older D&E get together. I think that P M Harding wrote one that was only on kindle and is no longer available. I never got to read it.
Good job Ms Adams! I thoroughly enjoyed.
While I will not be so cruel as to ruin anyone's reading enjoyment by providing spoilers, I will say that the basic premise is "what if Darcy never found Lydia, no matter how hard he searched." The story is quite dark in places, but our protagonists meet again long after Lambton, both having traveled the proverbial "long country road," and the story grows progressively more hopeful as it unfolds.
The plot is quite original, which is something I greatly appreciate, having read nearly 200 P+P variations and what ifs, in addition to fanfiction. The author makes use of several characters from other Austen novels for the sake of the plot, but in a non-obtrusive way. While the circumstances that brought Darcy to the point in time at the beginning of the novel are made quite clear from the start, Elisabeth Bennet's are not. The author skillfully reveals them gradually during the course of the novel in such a way as to not give anything away beforehand. There are a few surprises toward the very end, and the one concerning Wickham's actions in regard to Lydia had to have been the biggest one for me.
This is a well-written, nearly impossible to put down novel. For all of the darkness at the beginning, the payoff at the end makes the reading experience worthwhile. I highly recommend "The Madness of Mr. Darcy." Five stars!
Elizabeth experience the most dealing with Lydia's problems in various asylums and as she moved to Dr. Wilson's establishment and with her passion for others was able to obtain employment as a matron and help with her guests. Her wit and charms in caring for others with her kind heart are evidence of the care they received at Ramsey House.
After Darcy's losses, he goes and becomes a recluse and his path is a downward spiral. Only with the help of the Colonel, now the Earl of Matlock, does he obtain help by meeting Dr. Wilson and enters the establishment of Ramsey House for treatment. Meeting Elizabeth and the story of love continues along with his treatment. I won't go into the plot as to not give away much more.
Jane suffers a loss after two children are born to her and suffers for years. Mary is a governess and Kitty becomes a companion for Aunt Gardner. All this happens after they loose their parents and Mr. Collins takes over Longbourn. I won't go into George Wickham's involvement in the novel as it would give away to much of the interesting parts near the end from his mouth.
My only complaint is that I wish there were more of the story of Darcy and Lizzy with their marriage, possibly of an heir as women due have children in their later years rather than seeing Pemberley go to the son of the Earl. Otherwise, from the prospective of a nurse, I thought it was an excellent read and due look forward to reading more of Ms. Adams novels. Thank you for attempting to write such a story that most wouldn't attempt. One last comment, I think the cover of the book has too old of a gentleman look He could have looked a little younger look.