Separated by circumstances beyond their control, two brothers make a promise. John Bennet, the elder brother of Jane Austens beloved Mr. Bennet is forced to leave England, but before he departs, he vows to his brother that their family will someday be united. Two hundred years later, Dr. Fitzwilliam Darcy II, takes a teaching position at a small university. He is not expecting to find a woman who captivates him as the beautiful Elizabeth Bennett does, nor does he have any idea that she is descended from a lost branch of his family. They meet and fall in love, but will his aristocratic family and elite world of privilege accept her?Fitzwilliams younger brother, David, is a man scarred by his past. He has no desire for love, marriage, or family life until he meets a beautiful corporate executive from Charleston, South Carolina. She turns his world upside down as she haunts his dreams and waking moments almost from the beginning of their acquaintance. As the brothers face numerous challenges, will they be able to keep the women they love?While her brothers toil with their lives, Georgiana Darcy seeks a love of her own with a USMC captain fighting in Iraq. Will her young Marine come back to her or will he be a hero and lose his life in heroic pursuit? Georgiana Darcy keeps the faith on the home front as she proves to be a young woman of strength and principle.Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice continues with this modern day sequel. Set in the mountains of Tennessee, The Cumberland Plateau is a story of innocence and purity, reckless desire and abandonment, love and betrayal, faith and hope, and family heritage and pride. It is a story of strong men and the women who loved them as they struggle to become the men they were born to be.In this tale of Pride and Prejudice, the character of the original Mr. Darcy is split between two brothers--his descendants. This is their story.