~ Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
The morning after the Netherfield ball, Elizabeth Bennet refuses an offer of marriage, setting off a row in the Bennet household that ends tragically.
Faced with homelessness and untenable poverty, Elizabeth receives a different sort of offer—from quite an unexpected quarter—and finds herself considering the once-inconceivable prospect of going into trade.
Elizabeth will bear almost anything to ensure her mother and sisters are cared for, but when Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy enters Beau Bonbon, her new tea shop in Meryton, she is mortified. Can the man who danced with her at Netherfield Park repress his pride enough to know her across the counter?
KEYWORDS: Darcy and Elizabeth, Pride and Prejudice variation, Pemberley, regency romance