In this diverting Pride and Prejudice short story, what if Darcy had not wounded Elizabeth's pride by insulting her at the Meryton assembly and had danced with her instead?
What if Elizabeth had refused to hear a negative word formed against Darcy by his former friend, George Wickham.
What if Elizabeth's heart and her mind had been so agreeably engaged with thoughts of the master of Pemberley that by the time his visit to Kent was drawing nearer to its end, Elizabeth was indeed expecting his proposal?
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A lovely Story
Expecting His Proposal met all my expectations once again, from reading the book to listening to the audiobook, it brought laughter, sighs and made me smile in happiness to listen to yet another master piece. Instead of making a horrible proposal in Hunsford, and Elizabeth being unaware of his feelings for her, she expects and hopes for his proposal. A little drama and anxiety enters the story when Colonel Fitzwilliam tells about Darcy helping Bingley away from Jane and their family.
I think my favorite character was Darcy or Elizabeth, as Pearl made them come really alive, and brought humor and love into their personalities and make the audience feel like they were present in the story.
Though Mr. Bennet's presence through his humorous letter did make him a close runner for favorite character.
Pearl Hewitt brings humor and passion into the characters of the story, and brings them to life, which makes the story even better than if one only read the book.
I did listen to this book in one sitting, as it was funny, lovely, romantic and a delight to listen to Pearls narrating skills, with the characters of Darcy, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Charlotte, Mr. Collins, Jane, Mrs. Gardiner, Elizabeth, Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Bennet.
I can't wait to listen to further audiobooks from Pam and Pearl.
Different take on Darcy's proposal -in a good way!
I'm a huge Jane Austen fan, and Pride and Prejudice is the primary reason. I'm always hesitant to read "fan fiction" that attempts to rewrite what Miss Austen said so eloquently the first time. However, I just love narrator Pearl Hewitt. She has a spunk and sassiness in her readings that make listening very enjoyable. She enunciates with British sophistication with the best of them! So, when I saw that Pearl had a new narration of P.O. Dixon's Expecting His Proposal: A Darcy and Elizabeth Short Story, I thought why not give it a try? I was pleasantly surprised with the story and glad I listened.
The story is an alternative to the infamous first proposal. Thankfully, the whole Wickham misunderstanding is avoided in this story. Instead, the story starts off with Elizabeth's attraction to Darcy and how she looks forward to their meetings. P.O. Dixon does a very good job of weaving several of Austen's dialog passages into her own story- just placing them in a different context.
I highly recommend this short story to anyone who enjoys Jane Austen and alternative scenarios.