These Three Remain

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The conclusion to the trilogy Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman was everything I expected it to be and more. I can’t say much without spoiling the plot for those of you that haven’t read Pride and Prejudice but I will say Darcy’s transformation was astounding and done in a completely believable way and that (during my first read through) I actually skipped the second chapter in its entirety because the beginning had moved me so to tears I couldn’t bear to read the rest. I did on the second read through though, and it was entirely worth it.

The three novels were tied together very well, even with the new cast members involved. The only thing I didn’t like about the continuity is I felt the very, very end was a little… smooshed. There were a few scenes that I felt were set up to happen that didn’t, and it was a disappointment. Can’t say too much without giving things away. But, I’ll think you’ll agree that Darcy’s final scenes with his guy friends reveal that some conversations should have taken place “on camera” that didn’t at that point. But, maybe that’s because the focus was finally on Fitz and Lizzie, instead of on Fitz and no Lizzie as it was before.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

There were also a few strings left untied when it comes to some of the new characters. But, I forgive the author for it. After all she is planning on coming out with a follow up piece. Hopefully sometime soon!

The journey Darcy takes to get over his pride is a heart wrenching and wonderfully written one. The ending wraps up his story very well and solidly landed this series into the best books that I have read in a long time. I highly recommend them to Austen fans, classic lovers and lovers of historical fiction alike. This is one series you won’t want to miss!

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