Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth: What Time Has Done – Alyssa Jefferson

Everything you know about Pride and Prejudice just changed.

Elizabeth Bennet is enjoying a summer tour of the lakes with her Aunt and Uncle when alarming news reaches her from Longbourn: her youngest sister has run off with militia officer George Wickham, and her father has followed them to London. But, when she returns home, the news is worse than she’d feared: her father is dead, and the remaining Bennets are turned from their home and desolate. When Elizabeth receives an invitation from her friend Charlotte Collins to be governess to her unborn child, Elizabeth has no choice but to accept.

Six years pass, and Elizabeth joins the Collinses and their three daughters on an eight-week’s visit to Rosings Park for the wedding of Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s nephew and daughter. Elizabeth, now twenty-six years old and seeing the world very differently than she once did, is relieved to learn that it is Colonel Fitzwilliam, and not Mr. Darcy, who is about to marry Miss de Bourgh. But this puzzling situation is not what it seems, and circumstances unfold that threaten the very stability of the Collins family—not to mention, challenging all Elizabeth thought she knew of her own heart.

This is the first book in the What Time Has Done Series.