I have to admit I started this book with a mixture of skepticism, disbelief and curiosity. You could say that after reading the synopsis I stared, coloured and doubted even.

Here’s the synopsis:

Why would a gentleman ask a lady to conceal their betrothal?

Jane Austen writes of secret engagements in more than one of her novels, and in The Secret Betrothal, author Jan Hahn explores the question of what would happen if Austen’s most famous heroine from Pride and Prejudice reluctantly agrees to accept such a proposal.

When Fitzwilliam Darcy learns that Elizabeth Bennet has committed herself to such an arrangement, his hopes of winning her hand are shattered. After circumstances continue to bring the two together—from Hertfordshire to Rosings Park to the seaside town of Brighton―he finds he is unable to tame his desire for the woman who has stolen his heart.

Will Darcy’s efforts to win Elizabeth succeed, or will his sworn enemy lead her to the altar?

Yep, that’s right. Elizabeth is engaged to Wickham.

If you will remember my confession about the subject from a previous post:

I’m a big fat scaredy cat and worried about Elizabeth possibly loving or thinking she’s in love with Wickham.

But I also said I trusted the author to not lead me down a long, sad road of despair and thankfully she did not!

Read the rest of the review at The Darcy Obsession: The Secret Betrothal Review.