Friday 19 February 2021

Matching Pemberley by Rosie Fairbanks

Kindle Edition, 84 pages

Published February 12th 2021

Series: Matchmakers & Wallflowers #1

Pride and Prejudice variation


I have been reading another book for 3 weeks, and getting nowhere. And then this one showed up, perfect! Totally what I needed. Honestly, there is nothing like a bit of pride and prejudice to finally get reading. I finished it in one sitting. Short and sweet

Elizabeth is the lady in this one and heir to Pemberley. Darcy is a bookseller who made good money via good friends. They meet, they do not have any pride and prejudice issues, but there is another thing. Collins, ugh, what an ahole. He is the danger here.

It is a short novella. But it packages some drama, some romance and a happily ever after (though I still wonder who...spoiler! But like who! it was not him was it? Oh no one knows what I am muttering, but yes I wonder, conspiracy!

I do need pride and prejudice variations. They help me over reading bumps. 

One would think that an heiress would have everything she wanted lying at her feet and a cadre of friends to ensure her happiness. However, one would be wrong. Lady Elizabeth Bennet secretly carries a devastating burden and, having spurned too many suitors, is a wallflower by choice. However, if she cannot find a match quickly, not even her money and title will save her from a fate worse than death.

William Darcy, a shopkeeper’s son and distant relation to the Darcy’s of Pemberley, never thought he would part of London’s society, but an unexpected friendship and a fortunate investment has thrust him into the bowels of fine society. It is not, perhaps a place he enjoys being, but it does afford him the prospect of finally restoring to his family what was once stolen.

There is, however, a rather pretty obstacle standing in his path. Lady Elizabeth, the woman with the unforgettable eyes, threatens to upend all of Darcy’s plans, while, unbeknownst to him, he poses a complication in her quest for security and safety. Can two rivals find a solution that brings them both what they want, or will one have to win at the other’s expense?


  1. I'd like this one too. Thanks for the review.

  2. That's interesting. I mean, it's a canon Pride & Prejudice, but yeah. There's got to be some prid-ing & prejudic-ing. LOL.

  3. I love that they are swapped and Darcy is a bookseller.

  4. Sounds just like your thing! But now I'm wondering what is the other book you've been trying to read for 3 weeks...

    1. It was RF Kuang :/ And I really liked the first book

  5. I love the sound of this one and that it's only 84 pages. Love shorter books, when done right. You get to the HEA quick!

  6. Yea! Glad this came at the right time. I feel like I need to watch P&P or find an audiobook, so I can recognize the retellings!

  7. I've never read Pride and Prejudice but I'm glad you enjoyed this book.

  8. Sometimes the right book shows up at just the right moment.

  9. It looks nice for a short story



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