From the author of …To End All Wars, Winner of a silver IPPY award 2011
…in his behaviour to me there were stronger influences even than pride.
When George Wickham speaks these words to an impressionable Miss Elizabeth Bennet, she can have no idea how true they will turn out to be. Stronger Even Than Pride, Gail McEwen’s latest novel, explores whether love can survive the biggest obstacles fate—and a most ruinous stubbornness—can conjure up to separate two people destined to be together. After Miss Bennet refuses to read the faithful narrative of Darcy’s dealings with Mr Wickham, this Pride and Prejudice variation quickly travels a darker path when she chooses to exonerate the wrong man.Obstinately standing by that choice, Elizabeth’s life descends into a downward spiral and Fitzwilliam Darcy is forced to watch helplessly as the woman he loves slips further and further from reach. Can there be a happily ever after for them? Can a love, stronger even than pride, redeem even the worst mistakes?
I’m happy to say that McEwen didn’t disappoint, and I clung to every word until the very end.
Read the full review at Diary of an Eccentric