I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 11
Jeanna Ellsworth is giving us all a gift this weekend, and it is the best of all gifts – a terrific book! To Refine Like Silver is a Pride and Prejudice variation story where many familiar – and all my favorite – characters appear in new situations but remain faithful and true to the originals we know so well. The story may be new, but I recognize everyone.
This variation takes us deeper into the qualities and traits of the main characters from the original story. It is a romantic and spiritual journey – but don’t dismiss this as a simple work of Inspirational fiction. It is a work of steadfast and sincere faith, of learning what it means to rely on others, and on God. It is about relationships rather than religion.
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To Refine Like Silver uses gratitude and forgiveness as key principles for overcoming our trials. It definitely is a love story that grows in the midst of great testing, creating a spiritual journey for Darcy and Elizabeth.
If Mr. Darcy had met Elizabeth Bennet in his beloved Derbyshire, would he have recognized her as the love of his life instead of dismissing her as someone “not handsome enough to tempt” him? This alteration of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice adds a little spirit, flirtation, and charm to everyone’s favorite characters.
Early in the summer of 1811, Elizabeth Bennet travels to Derbyshire to help her aunt and uncle settle in as new owners of Saphrinbrooke. Elizabeth is soon introduced to the estate’s nearest neighbors: Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy and his sister, Georgiana, who is suffering the results of a fateful trip to Ramsgate. Having endured several life tragedies herself, Elizabeth reaches out to the young lady of Pemberley. Under her radiant influence, both Darcy and Georgiana begin to look for help outside of themselves.
To grab your free book, click HERE. You can also click on the first book image below. Jeanna also has two other lovely Pride and Prejudice variations available for purchase.