Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy are finding their first Christmastide at Pemberley to be something of a trial.
Lady Catherine deBourgh and her daughter Anne arrived quite unexpectedly; another guest has suffered accident and been consigned to her rooms to recuperate; Jane and Bingley are house hunting; at least six of their family and friends are in various stages of love, with all its attendant miseries. And just when they think there can be no further intrigues, one of the party ends up on the drawing room carpet in a dead faint.
Given all that to contend with, what is a couple to do? Why… host a ball, of course!
This conclusion to A Fitzwilliam Legacy (Volume I): Seasonal Disorder, resolves its unfinished business even as the Darcy family moves into the New Year, 1799… while introducing yet a few more surprises right through a Twelfth Night celebration to the end.