Bridgette Bruce releases ‘Mr. and Mrs. Darcy: Mrs. Bennet’s Solace’

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Imagined sequel to Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ details Lizzy and Darcy’s experiences both before and after they marry the love of their life

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In this current day and age, it is soothing to escape into another period of time, following the trials, tribulations and successes of a family that many of us have grown to love.

Bridgette Bruce wanted to know what happened after Jane and Lizzy got married in the book, “Pride and Prejudice.” Jane Austen left some hints, but Bruce needed to know more. It is for this reason she has written “Mr. and Mrs. Darcy: Mrs. Bennet’s Solace” (published by Balboa Press AU), an imagined sequel to Austen’s book detailing Lizzy and Darcy’s experiences both before and after they marry the love of their life.

As the Bennet sisters prepare to simultaneously marry their respective significant others in a simple ceremony, Lizzy begins laying the groundwork to assume her new role as Mrs. Darcy, mistress of Pemberley and Darcy House while Jane busily plans to become Mrs. Bingley. Amid the frenzied preparations, the sisters must find a way to carve out some semblance of independence while attending family dinners, purchasing wedding clothes, and dealing with their mother’s excessive suggestions.

When the big day finally arrives, the sisters travel to the church where Mary and Kitty await to assist them with their gowns and flowers as dutiful maids of honour. With Lizzy on her father’s left arm and Jane on the right arm, the young women walk down the aisle to marry their loves, enjoy a wedding breakfast, and open a ball at Netherfield. After Lizzy and Darcy move into Pemberley and Jane and Bingley set up residence at a nearby estate, only time will tell where life will lead the sisters.

“In this current day and age, it is soothing to escape into another period of time, following the trials, tribulations and successes of a family that many of us have grown to love,” Bruce says. When asked what she wants readers to take away from this book, she answers, “I am not alone in being a Jane Austen tragic, and although several sequels have been written, I believe my version will appeal to the purists, who hopefully will enjoy finding out how the Bennet family progressed.” For more details about the book, please visit https://www.balboapress.com/en-au/bookstore/bookdetails/826013-mr-and-mrs-darcy

“Mr. and Mrs. Darcy: Mrs. Bennet’s Solace”
By Bridgette Bruce
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 344 pages | ISBN 9781504324977
E-Book | 344 pages | ISBN 9781504324984
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Bridgette Bruce lives on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. She is married to Kym and they have four children between them, and three grandchildren. She works as a chef, a tour guide and is a volunteer firefighter. She enjoys writing in her spare time, when she is not re-reading her favourite books in her designated library.

Balboa Press Australia is a division of Hay House, Inc., a leading provider in publishing products that specialise in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genre. Through an alliance with the worldwide self-publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the Author Solutions self-publishing model. For more information or to start publishing today, visit balboapress.com.au or call 1-800-844-925.

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