Listen to the Music!
An Unexpected Song is a modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, featuring a different sort of Darcy—one who frequently wears white tie and tails, who has long, sensitive fingers and a touch of artistic temperament, and who knows the difference between Schubert and Schumann.
Internationally-renowned concert pianist William Darcy meets Elizabeth Bennet, singer and music teacher, at the wedding of her sister Jane to William’s best friend, Charles Bingley. After a rocky start, William and Elizabeth overcome obstacles rooted in the past while growing closer, bonded by their love for music—and each other.
Music links and illustrations are provided in many chapters to enrich the reader’s experience.
The story was completed in September, 2021, and is available in three formats:
- “Spicy” version, for readers 18 and over who prefer their fiction more explicit
- “Mild” version, for readers 16 and over who prefer their fiction romantic and sexy, but less explicit
- Russian-language version (Chapters 1-77 only, equivalent to Chapters 1-136 in the English-language versions)
Miss Prism: “Do not speak slightingly of the three-volume novel, Cecily. I wrote one myself in earlier days.”(from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde)
Cecily: “Did you really, Miss Prism? How wonderfully clever you are! I hope it did not end happily? I don’t like novels that end happily. They depress me so much.”
Miss Prism: “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. This is what fiction means.”