Shades Of Words

These Three Remain


I really looked forward to getting this book from the library.This would be third party of the Trilogy Fitzwilliam Darcy , A gentleman by Pamela Aidon.
This book covered the next critical phase of the Darcy – Elizabeth relationship – the proposal, the rejection and the turnaround.
The story opens with Darcy and Colonel’s carriage flying on its way to Rosings Park – for their annual and much dreaded trip to see their aunty, Lady Catherine.Little does Darcy know that Elizabeth would be at Hunsford visiting her cousin Mr Collins and her closest frined Charlotte Lucas , who is now Mrs. Collins.
All the conflict in Darcy’s heart about Elizabeth resurfaces again and as he spends more time with her at Rosings Park , he is convinced that “she is the one”. Then comes the landmark proposal – so haughtily made and so haughtily rejected.

Darcy returns to London a changed and a distraught man. We see Lord Brougham assuming a more significant role in the book – as Darcy’s confidante and Georginana’s friend. His feelings towards Georgiana become more apparent and as a reader you are not shocked at his confession – you had already seen  it coming. Darcy decides to move from London to Pemberly to escape the political chaos and it is there that he chances to encounter Elizabeth again.From then forth the narrative sticks strictly to the orginial PnP story line.

What I really liked is that Aidon has stayed true to the script of Jane Austen for dialogues between Eliza and Darcy. There are sections in PnP when we wanted to know more details – as of the frequent visits Darcy made to the Collins’s home, the several times he met Eliza on her walks – Aidon supplies them beautifully.

We see the transformation of Darcy from the well-meaning but conceited gentleman to the benevolent yet prinicipled person that Elizabeth can admire. Its  intersting to see how Georgiana also contributes to this transformation.

This book largely focuses on the relationship between Eliza and Darcy – which is both the best and the worst thing about this book. Best, coz dont we all want to know what happened inside Darcy’s head as he was falling in love with Elizabeth, worst , coz we know the inevitable and there is nothig new to discover in the PnP world ( unlike Duty & Desire)

Recommended for all Regency Romance readers.


Author: Vipula

Before talking about who we are, we’d like to tell you a bit about how and why Shades of Words came into being. It all started with the idea of “A place where we could share with likeminded people about things we enjoy. From books to music to movies to travel; Shades of Words was to be a place about the best of our experiences” We thought about why should anyone read us? The answer was that whatever we review would be a mix of our experience of the thing along with interesting and useful information about it. So in case you are reading us regularly or even checking us out once in a while then we have succeeded in our efforts someway somewhere. Who are we? Known as Kapil Sood and Vipula Gupta, we thought of Shades of Words on one fine Sunday afternoon. Tired of writing interesting RFP’s and project documentation; we decided to give this a shot. Yes! We work in Indian IT industry. Cupid struck us while were innocently slogging together on the highly intricate job of formatting and beautifying documents! And since then, we have been working together to establish Shades of Words as a place that we can claim as ours. (Because buying a house is still years away!) What else? Kapil also writes some blogs which you can read here and here.

3 thoughts on “These Three Remain

  1. Nice! i suppose it will be available in barnes and nobles and the likes?

  2. Yes it should be …Though if you could I would recommend joining a library.
    I find it heartbreaking that I have luggage limitations and can never carry tonnes of books back to not buying here.

  3. well i have to buy since there is no freaking library in the vicinity! but I liked the storyline of this 3rd book rather than ‘duty and desire’.

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