"The Companion of His Future Life."
Okay, I have read over 80+ P&P Fan fiction books and I have 3 favorites "Fitzwilliam Darcy, an Honorable Man" , Mr. Darcy's forbidden Love, both by Brenda Webb and "One Thread Pulled" by Diana John Oaks, I will now add "The companion of His Future Life" to that list. Jack, no offense here, but I never thought a man could do justice to Darcy and Lizzy, I humbly apologize.
You make Wm. Collins so annoyingly Mr. Collins that I wanted to choke him! To think his arrogance has gotten to the point where he wants to decide who Lizzy marries, this is pure jealousy.
Mary finally finds her spunk and guts. In the "what if" she marries Mr. Collins and that's where her spunk and guts come from. Mary's knowledge of scripture and her love of Mr. Fordyce I always felt she would be the perfect wife for him.
My favorite is Anne de Bourgh, I have always felt that her illnesses were based on her mother's constant nagging. How does one handle an annoying mama, pretend your sick, you can leave her presence easier. I have always liked it when a Fan Fiction writer developed Anne's character and you developed Anne beautifully; and because of that I can see her now as pretty, rather than "sickly and Pale."
Jane and Lizzy in Hunsford? Colonel Fitzwilliam blowing it by telling Lizzy, in front of Jane, Darcy's great achievement with his friend. In an attempt to apologize he writes each sister a letter and our shy, all loving Jane says ".......I can not accept this letter......If you have anything you wish to tell me, I am at leisure to hear it......" I love this Jane a lot better, thanks Jack.
Bingly finding himself growing as a man without Darcy's help, now there's surprise.
I could go on but then I would be spoiling it for others and I hate doing that.
I just love this book - I quite like the spin Jack Caldwell put in the Austen story, while keeping it close to her heart. He changed it up, but stayed true to the characters, and in some instances you made them better. (Sorry Jane)
This is a really good book Jack, and I loved it. Ladies and Gentlemen go get this book you won't regret it.
Elizabeth Cohen. Fan Fiction enthusiast and writer. -- feeling excited.
Remember all of you who choose not to be so nice in your reviews, this is called FAN FICTION for a reason.