The story of Charlotte Lucas and William Collins, as told through their eyes. Set within the timeline of Pride and Prejudice, Marriage and Ministry chronicles their courtship, wedding, and the controversial ministry which threatens to ruin their marriage and their livelihood.
The marriage between the Dauphin of France and the Archduchess of Austria was purely a political arrangement, born out of their two countries' desire for an alliance. Marie Antoinette hoped for nothing more than friendship between herself and Louis-Auguste when they set off for a month in the countryside. But in this idyllic setting, she begins to yearn for something more. Could romance be in store for the young newlyweds? Will they discover the key to happiness in their arranged marriage, or will the pressures of their families' expectations keep their feelings locked away?
This fictional short-story is based on the lives of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, and suggest what their marriage might have been like at its start, when they were only teenagers themselves.