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A Quail Ridge Books Engagement Story

Ok, we can't claim to have introduced the couple, but we were the setting for a lovely and inspired proposal recently!  We'd like to think we provided a certain ambiance to lead to the happy outcome.  With their permission, we share Sean Carter and Lacy Terry's story. 

Sean and Lacy are now living in Raleigh.  Sean picked our store because he was looking for a bookstore with a lot of history to it.  His plan: He picked Lacy's favorite book, Pride & Prejudice, and highlighted the quote from Mr. Darcy on how he loves Elizabeth.  He chose the Penguin DropCaps edition and tied the engagement ring to the ribbon bookmark. 

He did let us in on the plan, as he was putting the book back on the shelf for Lacy to find.  (He also had mom Colleen and sister Katy as backup, keeping an eye an a suddenly much more valuable edition of Austen.)  

When they  came in for the book, Sean proposed "the old school way".  They plan to make Quail Ridge their bookstore.  Lacy thanked us from the bottom of her heart for letting them get engaged in our store.  "It was truly an amazing moment for the two of us."

No, you made it an amazing moment for all of us.  Thank you for letting us share this.  Doesn't everyone love a happy ending?

Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Drop Caps) Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Jessica Hische (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780143123163
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Penguin Books - December 12th, 2012

The quote, from page 197:

“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”