His Good Opinion

Mr. Darcy Speaks from the Heart:
Pride and Prejudice from his Point of View

Though tired of Society's manipulations, Darcy never thought to be enchanted by a country maiden. Yet on a visit to rural Hertfordshire, Elizabeth Bennet captivates him. Lovely and vivacious, she is everything he is not, and everything he longs to have.

Unfortunately, her connections put her decidedly beneath him, and the improprieties he observes in her family do not win his favor. Putting her firmly out of his mind, Darcy returns to London, but Elizabeth is not so easily forgotten.

When chance throws them together, Darcy can no longer deny his love, but Elizabeth, put off by his manners, refuses him. To change her mind, he must set aside his proud ways and learn how to please a woman worthy of being pleased. It takes a serious incident for his true character to shine, and for Elizabeth to learn just how valuable is…

His Good Opinion


HIS GOOD OPINION is Darcy's story. Why was he so reticent to give his good opinion to anyone he met, and how did Elizabeth so unknowingly capture it?

The first chapter gives you a hint at the answer to both, and as you might expect, they are related. You can read that here.

Other samples:

On Twitter, you can track my progress by following the hashtag #hotdarcy.


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How did the idea come to you?

I was listening to Pride and Prejudice, and at the beginning of Chapter 33 (Section 2, Chapter 10) when Elizabeth bemoans the way in which Mr. Darcy always appears along her favorite walk, I heard Darcy's voice in my ear. "I had not realized that was to be a warning, rather than an invitation," he said, his voice colored with mortification.

Suddenly I saw their entire relationship from his perspective. She says later on that her spirits must have misled him, and I understood the truth in this. Without meaning to, she gave him every indication that she desired his attentions. It was not just pride that had him believing she was expecting him to propose, though that certainly played a part.

Why did you self-publish this? Aren't there publishers eager to buy Austen-inspired works?

To answer the second question, there is never any guarantee that a publisher will buy your novel, even if it is exactly the kind of thing they publish. That's simply the nature of the business. But to answer the first, more weighty issue, please read my post Three Reasons Why I'm Indie-Bound. I did a better job answering there than I could in a more abbreviated format. Also, I've explained the business side of my decision on Indie Jane.

Thank you for reading. Look for more information in the coming months.