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The Plight of the Darcy Brothers by Marsha Altman

July 30th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

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Thanks to Danielle at Sourcebooks for the chance to review this book!

I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Description: Once again, it falls to Mr. Darcy to prevent a dreadful scandal in the Bennet Family

Darcy and Elizabeth set of posthaste for the Continent in yet another attempt to clear one of the Bennet sister’s reputations (this time it’s Mary). But their madcap journey leads them to discover that the Darcy family has even deeper, darker secrets to hide…

Meanwhile, back at Pemberley, the hapless Bingleys try to manage two unruly toddlers; Caroline Bingley’s husband has a wild encounter with King George himself; and the ever-dastardly George Wickham arrives, determined to seize the Darcy fortune once and for all.

Full of surprises, this lively Pride and Prejudice sequel, next after Marsha’s stunning debut with The Darcys & The Bingleys last Fall, plunges the Darcy and Bingleys into a most delightful adventure.

Marsha Altman did another wonderful job in her second sequel to Pride and Prejudice.  The story was once again filled with humor and I loved the direction she took the characters in.  Watching the mischief that Lizzie and Darcy’s son, Geoffrey, got into was hilarious and it seems so just to see the serious Mr. Darcy have to deal with his sons antics.

The title of this book had me intrigued because at the close of The Darcys and the Bingleys Darcy and Lizzie only had one son so I was not sure if this book would have a second son and they would be grown up.  Not to ruin the surprise but the story does take place not long after The Darcys and the Bingleys so Altman soon reveals some darker secrets into Darcy’s father’s background.  The story she spun was believable and fit so nicely with the characteristics of the original Pride and Prejudice cast that you wonder if Austen wrote a sequel would she have revealed the same secrets?

The reader sees a softer side of Caroline Maddox (once Caroline Bingley) that makes her much more likeable and despite all of her preaching we also see that Mary Bennett is human and makes mistakes despite her piousness.

If you enjoyed The Darcys and the Bingleys you will also enjoy this sequel.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Classics, General Fiction

2 Responses

  1. Heather

    I really want to read these two books! Thanks for your review!

  2. Stephanie

    Yep, loved both of Altman’s books – my review will be up tomorrow!!

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