Mr. Darcy is at his wits' end. Elizabeth Bennet, the woman he can't live without, overhears him insulting her family. Now she won't even listen to his apologies. Then his old friend Sir Anthony Duxbury tells him two of their friends are in terrible danger. If Darcy wants to help them, they have to leave for Yorkshire immediately.
But something doesn't add up. Elizabeth claims to know Sir Anthony, too – but by a different name. What game is his old friend playing? And is it dangerous?
Even Sir Anthony says the trip is dangerous. The Luddite rebels are on the verge of armed revolt – and he should know, because he's one of them. Darcy's cousin Lady Frederica decides she's going with them anyway, and insists on bringing Elizabeth. Could this be Darcy's chance to earn Elizabeth's forgiveness and her love?
Elizabeth would rather face a squad of Napoleon's soldiers than spend three days trapped in a carriage with Darcy and his headstrong cousin, but she has her own reason for agreeing to come. If she can just manage to keep her temper, she may be able to rescue her uncle from financial ruin.
But when a Luddite riot erupts around them, it's Darcy and Elizabeth who need rescuing – from each other.
Mr. Darcy's Journey is a variation on Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice by nationally best-selling author Abigail Reynolds.
Praise for Abigail Reynolds
"If you are unfamiliar with these riveting and romantic variations, they are retellings of Pride and Prejudice that take our beloved hero and heroine down a slightly altered path. Abigail Reynolds, one of my favorite Austenesque authors, is a skilled-story teller, an ardent admirer of Jane Austen, and quite proficient at infusing a lot of emotion, tension, and passion into her stories!" Austenesque Reviews
"If romantics can overlook the subversion, they should enjoy witnessing Elizabeth as an industrious and caring wife, administering to Pemberley's tenants, learning how to be an equestrian and growing to love that perplexing Darcy." Publishers Weekly
Reynolds' reimagining of the characters from Pride and Prejudice will appeal to Austen fans as she keeps to the original plot and tone while flushing out the thoughts behind the action, thus giving fans more of characters they love. - Booklist
"A delightful and enticing read. . .it works brilliantly." Rundpinne
"Romance worthy of Austen herself." Palmer's Picks for Reading
"Fresh and unique while staying true to the Darcy and Elizabeth I know and love." Diary of an Eccentric
Readers who can't get enough of Darcy and Elizabeth will find that Reynolds does an admirable job of capturing the feel of the period in this entertaining diversion - Booklist
Mr. Darcy's Obsession does not disappoint! And to Darcy & Elizabeth lovers who have yet to discover [Abigail Reynolds'] works, you must put this at the front of the queue! - Austenprose
Abigail Reynolds has created a masterful period novel. The way she weaves romance, tradition, and wit is exciting and fresh. - Everything Victorian
Abigail created a wonderful story line that kept me interested from beginning to end. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happened next - To Read or Not To Read
Reynolds' love for Pride and Prejudice is obvious in the care she takes to stay true to Austen's characters, and I'm looking forward to seeing where she takes them next. - Diary of an Eccentric