For better or worse, Mrs. Bennet has always been a force of nature in the Bennet household. Her foibles, her nerves, and her vulgarity are a defining part of Elizabeth Bennet's life. But what if she was gone? Left to the sole care of Mr. Bennet for the last seven years, his girls are sent off to school or to the care of others. It's not until the impending second marriage of Mr. Bennet that the family reunites -- just as a newcomer has taken a lease at Netherfield. After the tumultuous events of a summer he would rather forget, Fitzwilliam Darcy has to get away and so choses to spend his autumn with his friend Charles Bingley at Netherfield. There he meets the captivating Miss Elizabeth Bennet and a natural romance starts to unfold. Until the letters start to arrive. What if Darcy was forced to question everything about himself he knew to be true?