Have you ever wondered what Pride and Prejudice would have been like if it had been written from Darcy’s point of view instead of Elizabeth’s? Shannon Winslow gives us a wonderful insight into Darcy’s mind during the events that take place in the novel through her story, “Fitzwilliam Darcy, in his own words.” Written in first-person voice in a style that wonderfully captures Austen’s narrative, we see firsthand how Darcy’s own pride and prejudice nearly ruined every chance of happiness for him, and his journey to overcome his inherent faults in order to find true love.
The addition of Miss Amelia Lambright, an original character, as a contender for Darcy’s wife, made an interesting sub-plot. I also enjoyed seeing what happened to Darcy during the “gaps” when he is not present in the original book.
If you love Pride and Prejudice stories that stay true to the canon while filling in the missing pieces of the timeline, then you’ll love Ms. Winslow’s original take on this beloved classic.