A Father’s Sins: A Pride & Prejudice Variation
Men of Derbyshire – Book One
Mr. George Darcy, father of an illegitimate child raised by his steward, Mr. Wickham, agreed with his wife, Anne, that the firstborn son of their marriage would be heir to Pemberley. However, Mr. Darcy loved his eldest son, George Wickham, and indulged him by bringing him to Pemberley to live after the death of his wife. His heir, Fitzwilliam Darcy, paid a heavy price for this decision.
Mr. Thomas Bennet, an educated gentleman and father of five daughters, favored his second born, Elizabeth. Unexpectedly, his wife gave birth to a son and heir. Mr. Bennet, at the persistent insistence of his wife, chose not to have his youngest children vaccinated for smallpox. When the plague hits Longbourn it devastated their family. Elizabeth paid the heaviest price for this decision of her father.
What happens when Darcy and Elizabeth meet? Will they be able to overcome the consequences of the choices their fathers made? What happens when George Wickham, the Fitzwilliam family, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, and Mr. Collins come to Meryton? Will love have a chance?
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