A Trifling Cold: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
Author: Lory Lilian
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Lory Lilian
Release Date: April 26, 2019
A Trifling Cold is not a matter to trifle with, for it can defeat the strongest of men, at the worst moment and in the worst place.
This Regency "Pride and Prejudice" variation is a clean, amusing, moderate angst and romantic full-novel of approximately 87.000 words. It takes place at the same time as in the original - from Mr. Bingley’s arrival at Netherfield, to the Ball, through the Christmas season.
All the major scenes and characters from the original are here, different enough to keep the reader engaged - while new ones are added.
And – a surprise for the readers – the author brings Elizabeth and Darcy back to a cottage, during a storm, only this time they are not alone, but accompanied by Mrs. Bennet, Mr. Bingley, Jane, Mr. Wickham and several others.
When the ladies are in great danger, who is the one gentleman who can save them and win their gratitude? And what is the price he will have to pay for his generous bravery?
What will the Bennets do when they are forced by sad circumstances to face more of the Darcy family than they ever expected?
At what point will Darcy realise he can stop the battle between his desires and his duty? Will Elizabeth admit that her feelings for Darcy are stronger and more profound than she imagined she would ever feel for a man?