After leaving his friend Charles Bingley in Hertfordshire, Fitzwilliam Darcy intends to see to business in London while gaining some much-needed distance from the enchanting Elizabeth Bennet. Little does he know that his peace will soon be disturbed.
To his surprise, his aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, descends upon him in a fury, demanding that he agree to marry her daughter. She neglects to tell him, however, that she has just parted ways with Elizabeth in Hertfordshire, the “unsatisfactory” result of the meeting being Elizabeth's refusal to promise never to marry him.
Amid what he fears is a whirlwind of rumors, Darcy is forced to move forward in his quest to secure Elizabeth's hand with no assurances of her regard. Unfortunately, neither Caroline Bingley nor Elizabeth's childhood friend Samuel Lucas intend to make it easy for him.
Picking up after chapter 56 of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, this charming tale of love and determination explores what would have happened if Fitzwilliam Darcy had no indication other than his own observation, that Elizabeth Bennet's opinion of him had changed. His fortitude and constancy once more put to the test in the face of blatant interference, her mother's dislike, and her father's ambivalence, Darcy is required to “act on faith” to secure the woman of his dreams.