Thursday, April 7, 2011

'What Would Mr. Darcy Do?' by Abigail Reynolds

About the book (from the author's website):
(Previously published as From Lambton to Longbourn)
But what if Darcy hadn’t immediately left the inn? What if Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy had chosen to speak their feelings rather than to assume the worst about the other? Jane Austen’s beloved characters are given the opportunity to reach out one last time before they part. While their path forward is still filled with misadventures and misunderstandings it is rich with humor, romance, and sensuality as they learn about each other and the meaning of love.

My Thoughts:
Ahhhhh...what bliss this book was! I loved the little twists that Reynolds put to her Pride & Prejudice variation. It made for an interesting read and she changed the story up just enough to keep my attention. This was certainly a fun way to spend a few hours!! I absolutely loved 'To Conquer Mr. Darcy' that I read last year and one of my favorite aspects of that book was the way the author added some steaminess to Darcy and Elizabeth's relationship. Well, she didn't let me down with this one either!! I really like how she portrays Darcy as a man who worships the woman that he loves...makes my heart swoon a bit!! Now if I could just convince my husband to wear that Mr. Darcy shirt maybe we could re-enact some of those steamy scenes!!!!

Recommend? Absolutely! This one was just fun and original. It took me about two hours to read it and not once did my attention waver. This is one P&P variation that you should add to your list!!

Rating: 8/10

Disclaimer:Thank you to Beena @ 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

Published: March, 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Pages: 230
Genre: Pride and Prejudice Variation
ISBN: 9781402240935
*Uncorrected Advance Copy
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  1. I have not read any of these types of books, and there seem to be so many. Glad you liked this one.

  2. And the Jane Austen variations continue. Amazing. This one sounds fun though. I'll be on the lookout for it at my library. Thanks for your thoughts.

  3. Ohhhhhhhhh this sounds AWESOME! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. I have a couple of these take-offs waiting in my TBR pile to read and can't wait to get to them! You're right - they're just so fun!

  5. I have not read this author yet, but they are on my watch list.

  6. I can't wait :D I also just read another of her books cos I need a quick Darcy fix, lol

  7. I'm glad to hear this one is really good as opposed to the many that aren't. I love it when a book is just plain fun.

  8. Okay, m'dear, I was just talking about you to another blogger (via e-mail)... how I like that you share quotes of the books you're reading to give us a glimpse of what we can expect.

    I found some winners for my own library that way......

    So now I've got to head out and find THAT book!

  9. It sounds like you need to buy your husband a Mr. Darcy shirt for the next gift giving occasion. I'm glad you enjoyed the book so much.

  10. I get such a kick out of you when you read these books and love them. lol. I seem to really like the covers - this one is great!

  11. Just added it to my TBR list :) Loved your review, Staci!

  12. Your last sentence made me laugh! Loving the sound of this book, I'll be keeping an eye out for it.

  13. Hmmmmm.....I still have not read P&P yet since everytime I try I fall asleep. I do find it fascinating though that there are so MANY takes of this one book. I know there must be something there that I'm missing but I haven't figured out what yet.

    I still cast my vote for Pride & Prejudice & Zombies though :-)

  14. So I am thinking hubby doesn't share your love of P&P? This book does sound fun and I am glad you liked it better than the last one you read. Great review!

  15. LOL! I told my husband it would be so romantic if he watched the P&P miniseries with me, an hour each night for a week. He did and didn't get all the fuss about Mr. Darcy, BUT I might be able to provide a Darcy shirt for him some time. Thansk for the idea, Staci!

  16. It is one of my reading goals this year to read something by Jane Austen. I must! Glad to hear that you enjoyed this book so much!

  17. I loved this one, too. I liked how it was steamy, but also pretty innocent, too. Reynolds does a great job building the romantic tension and changing the story but not too much.


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