Mr. Darcy and the Lost Slipper by Valerie Lennox Book Summary:
Elizabeth Bennet’s father died when she was very young, and her mother remarried a few years later to a man named Bingley. Though her mother has sent her and her older sister Jane away to stay with relatives for significant periods of time in their lives, Elizabeth has spent enough time in the presence of her stepsisters Caroline and Louisa to grow accustomed to their cutting remarks and their treating her like a servant, even as they tolerate Jane. But her stepbrother, Charles, often away at school, is practically a stranger. Still, Elizabeth finds it a bit awkward to discover a romance is brewing between Jane and Charles Bingley, and she’s not keen on the idea of helping her sister sneak around with her new paramour by pretending to be Jane at a series of masquerade balls. Elizabeth harbors a dream to be a published novelist, and she would rather stay at home and scribble away at her book than dance at a ball. Especially not if she has to endure the company of Mr. Darcy. He is Mr. Bingley’s awful friend. Sometimes silent, sometimes smug, always loathsomely arrogant. No, she fears that if she spends too much time anywhere near man, she will be unable to keep herself from telling him exactly what she thinks of him. And that can only go badly. The Happily Ever Collection is a series of books that retell the story of our dear couple mixed with various fairy tales. This is a combination of Cinderella and Pride and Prejudice. Set in Regency England, there are no magical or paranormal elements.