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Loving Mr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan

August 29th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

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Thanks to Sourcebooks for the chance to review this book!

I don’t want to really rate this book since I only read about halfway through.

Description: Beyond Pride and Prejudice…Beyond ‘I Do’…

Darcy and Lizzy venture away from Pemberley to journey through England, finding friends, relatives, fun, love, and an even deeper and more sacred bond along the way.

Having embarked on the greatest adventure of all, marriage and the start of a new life together, now the Darcys take the reader on a journey through a time of prosperity, enjoyment, and security. They experience all the adventures of travel, with friends
and relatives providing both companionship and complications, and with fun as their focus.

The sights and sounds, tastes and flavors of Regency England come alive. Through it all, Darcy and Lizzy continue to build a marriage filled with romance, sensuality, and the beauty of a deep, abiding love.

I don’t want to turn off people from this book when I say I did not finish it.  It just was not my cup of tea.  Pride and Prejudice is my all time favorite book and while I have enjoyed several “sequels” to it this just was not one of them.  The writing was not bad but after getting 200+ pages in I did not feel there was much of a real story going on.  It mostly seemed to be a lot of Darcy fondling Lizzie or the two of them gazing or thinking of each other and wanting to have sex.  I also felt like instead of being her usual strong self, Lizzie came across as some what weak and totally dependent on Darcy for her happiness.  Granted some of this later in the story can be attributed to her pregnancy and hormones but really in my mind despite her love of Darcy I can’t imagine her pining away if separated from him for just days or hours.  I wanted to keep reading but I felt after 200+ pages I could not take one more page of their raging hormones and wanting to rip the clothes off of one another.  I think that is just me and probably because it did not fit my mind set of who Darcy and Lizzie were.  I will say this book definitely had it’s racy moments and I think that would appeal to some readers.

Posted in Books, Classics, General Fiction

4 Responses

  1. Kristen Howe

    Hey Deb. I’ve heard about the book a long time ago on the sequel. I guess the classics are better off without a continuation into the storyline, years later?

  2. Sarah Lim

    Even from the description, it looks like there really isn’t a story line going on. Maybe sometimes the classics are best left not to be handled when you don’t have a good sequel. :p

  3. dsuzuki

    Classics are hard when you are a big fan. It’s hard to keep true to the characters and still have a good story.

  4. Becky at "One Literature Nut"

    I’m sad you didn’t like this one! This was actually the second in the series, and the first sets you up more for this novel. I was a bit skeptical in the beginning, but really grew to love them by the end. We’re all different in our tastes though! Thanks for your review.

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