The Second Mrs. Darcy: A Novel

Front Cover
Simon and Schuster, Mar 6, 2007 - Fiction - 352 pages
The next adventure of the Darcy family from the author of Mr. Darcy's Daughters -- the story of a reluctant heiress who has been left a widow by Darcy's cousin Christopher.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a husband. So say the friends and family of impoverished widow Octavia Darcy when she unexpectedly inherits a fortune, but she has a different view and looks forward to a new life of independence.

Escaping from the efforts of her half brothers and sisters to marry her off, Octavia goes to Yorkshire to find out more about the family she never knew, and while she is there she meets and crosses swords with landowner and politician Sholto Rutherford.

When she returns to London to share a house with the dashing Lady Susan, Octavia, now secure in her new life, becomes caught up in the romantic problems of her niece. Then, the shadow of George Warren, the old nemesis of the Darcy family, falls over her, and she is threatened with the loss of both inheritance and reputation.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - MargaretPinardAuthor - LibraryThing

I wanted a cozy read, and the two books I started before this failed that test, so I must say that it gave me what I wanted. I raced through the story, enjoying the references to characters in the ... Read full review

The second Mrs. Darcy: a novel

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

When widowed Octavia Darcy returns to England from India, her half brothers and sisters-worried about her inheritance and fearing she will become a burden-scheme to marry her off as quickly as ... Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
21
Section 4
26
Section 5
36
Section 6
47
Section 7
55
Section 8
63
Section 20
171
Section 21
179
Section 22
185
Section 23
194
Section 24
208
Section 25
212
Section 26
217
Section 27
220

Section 9
69
Section 10
79
Section 11
93
Section 12
106
Section 13
110
Section 14
121
Section 15
132
Section 16
139
Section 17
150
Section 18
155
Section 19
164
Section 28
228
Section 29
234
Section 30
241
Section 31
249
Section 32
261
Section 33
271
Section 34
280
Section 35
289
Section 36
301
Section 37
307
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Elizabeth Aston is a passionate Jane Austen fan who studied with Austen biographer Lord David Cecil at Oxford. The author of several novels, including Mr. Darcy's Daughters, she lives in England and Italy.

Visit www.elizabeth-aston.com for more information.

Bibliographic information