“She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me.”
When Wickham hears about Darcy’s early criticism of Elizabeth Bennet’s beauty, he thinks he’s found the perfect way to finally get revenge on his former friend. What would be a greater punishment for the proud Fitzwilliam Darcy than being forced to marry a woman he finds only tolerable, and who comes from a family he openly despises?
And the Netherfield Ball will provide the perfect opportunity…
Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy are shocked when a mistake results in them being locked in the Netherfield library together during the ball. But as the night passes, they grow to enjoy one another’s company until their increasing attraction catches them both by surprise, and causes them to do something they would never have imagined. And when they are discovered together, the consequence is precisely what Wickham intended.
Wickham’s triumph quickly turns to outrage when he discovers Darcy is already in love with his future bride. But soon, he finds another way to destroy the life of the man he is convinced deprived him of his due.
In the Library at Netherfield Park is a Pride and Prejudice Variation novella of approximately 34,000 words