The third installment in Bebris' entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Darcy series opens with Elizabeth and Darcy happily awaiting the birth of their first child and looking forward to some quiet time together.

When a letter from Darcy's deceased mother addressed to Elizabeth appears, it sets off a chain of events that involve Darcy's family, an heirloom and some long-buried secrets.

This novel is an utter delight. Bebris does an excellent, almost seamless job of taking Austen's beloved characters and placing them in new and suspenseful situations. Every aspect is pitch-perfect, from the dialogue to the somewhat dark Regency setting to the supporting characters, who include Lizzie's daft sister and Darcy's imperious aunt, Lady Catherine. (Mar., 306 pp. , $22.95)
Reviewed by: 
Stephanie Schneider