Saturday, February 19, 2011

Six Sentence Saturday

Welcome to Six Sentence Saturday.
Where I try to express my thoughts on recent reads using only 6 sentences!!!!.
At the end of each review I will post a
rating scale of 1-5 using the cute and original (lol) Playing Cards.
Rating scale will be as follows:

5 of Hearts- You must read this book NOW!!
4 of Hearts- A great read, put it on your TBR list.
3 of Hearts- Happy that I read it...a good read.

2 of Hearts- Just O.K but nothing to write home about.
Joker Card - Don't bother (why did I?)

Mr. Darcy's Secret by Jane Odiwe

Mr. Darcy has a secret and Elizabeth is torn about wanting to know the truth and pretending that nothing is amiss. This story line captured me from the very first page and kept me turning the pages excited to find out what Darcy was hiding from Lizzy. I felt as if the author had the spirit of Jane Austen residing within her because the language, tempo, flavor, and the actions of the characters so closely resembled Austen's. I also really enjoyed the inclusion of Georgiana's own love story and how it made Darcy really stop and wonder if his pride was something of the past or not. This book felt very cohesive and put me right into the spirit of Pemberley and what "may" have happened after Darcy and Elizabeth married. This book will make any Austen fan happy and I feel that it takes the variations of P&P to a new level.

My Rating:

Published: February 1, 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Pages: 368
Genre: P&P Variation
ISBN:  9781402245275
*Uncorrected Advance Copy
Disclaimer:Thank you to Danielle @ Sourcebooks for sending me a review copy. I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel

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  1. I guess I do not even have to mention that this sounds like the book for me ;)

  2. I just added it to my TBR list. I love your 6 sentence reviews, Staci :-)

  3. Sounds like another fun derivative to look for!

  4. Love the premise of the story, and who doesn't want more Darcy? Looks like another book has to be added to my TBR pile! :)

  5. I have returned to 'borrowing' your idea. I find it is very helpful for graphic novels and comics because you want to say you like them, but you don't want to give a lot away. So that is what I did today. :)

  6. This sounds AWESOME Staci! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  7. Sometimes there's nothing like a good Austen-themed novel! This seems like a good one.

  8. I've heard that this this novel is good and better than a lot out there. I always wonder which one to start with. I may have to try this author.

  9. So, what was the secret? Just kidding, I have to read it to find out right?

  10. Sounds good. Will add it to my wish list.

  11. High praise for such an Austin lover as you. I sometimes wonder if authors actually can channel other authors when they write a book that captures the essences of the original story.

  12. This sounds interesting! Great review :)

  13. I like your 6 sentence reviews! Glad you liked this one!

  14. Really? Cool beans then. I will add this to the list. You know how picky I am about my P&P follow-ups. Great review as always :)

  15. I've just found your lovely review-thank you so much for taking the time to read my book, and I'm thrilled you enjoyed it!

  16. I enjoyed your short and sweet review, Staci! I'm glad this one earned your praise! I liked it a lot too!

  17. I'm glad to see you enjoyed this book as much as I did!


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