When Caroline Bingley, for the first time in her life, collapses to the floor and sobs at Mr Darcy's wedding, she does not think anyone is watching. Imagine her humiliation when she discovers that a stranger has witnessed her emotional display. Miss Bingley, understandably, resents this unknown gentleman very much, even if he is Mr Darcy's American cousin. And a year later, when she is forced to travel to Pemberley with him, she still has not forgiven him. But her attempts to snub him fail completely, and, as the Bennets' descend upon them, she finds herself spending more and more time in his company, with her rigid standards of behaviour slipping slowly away...Is there more to the infamous Miss Bingley than meets the eye? And can this other Mr Darcy break through her reserve?
Monica Fairview is a former professor of English and Cultural Studies, and has turned to writing full time. She has always delighted in Jane Austen's satirical eye, and enjoys bringing a different perspective to things. She is the author of An Improper Suitor, also published by Hale. Born in London, she lived in the USA for many years, including Illinois, California, Texas, Colorado, Oregon and Boston. She now lives in Cheam, Surrey. Visit the author's website at http://www.monicafairview.com