Monday, January 24, 2011

The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy

And so the obsession continues... This is the first one of the new year. For you that don't know me well, I'm a P&P fanatic and I absolutely love the numerous re-tellings of this classic love story. And I found a new...The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy by Mary Lydon Simonsen.

If the two of them weren't so stubborn...

It's obvious to Georgiana Darcy that the lovely Elizabeth Bennet is her brother's perfect match, but Darcy's pigheadedness and Elizabeth's wounded pride are going to keep them both from the loves of their lives.

Georgiana can't let that happen, so she readily agrees to help her accommodating cousin, Anne de Bourgh, do everything within their power to assure her beloved brother's happiness.

But the path of matchmaking never runs smoothly...

Oh my goodness! I read this book in a weekend. I cannot remember the last time I did that. Mind you it was a busy weekend, birthday parties, play dates, shopping and bowling. But the beauty of having a Kindle is that it's small enough (and light) to carry along with me. I read in between.

I was hooked right from the beginning. I found the that it was written in a way that was easy to follow. It actually like a sort of a companion to the original text. It had lots of fillers which I don't usually like but with this novel I loved everything single bit of it. And I'm not ashamed to admit it.

I loved that Anne de Bourgh and Georgiana had a more prominent role in the dealings of Darcy and Elizabeth. There was also other new characters introduced which was a added surprise. But Darcy and Elizabeth are the scene steelers, their banter was amazing and you could sense their mutual attraction. I just wished there was more.

The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy by Mary Lyndon Simonsen (4.5/5) Historical Fiction; P&P; Published: Sourcebooks Landmark (January 1, 2011); New Author; Books 2011 (5)


Nise' said...

I've read good reviews for this one. Glad you liked it as well.

Kailana said...

I find it kind of amazing that they can keep releasing books of this nature and people still love them. There are a few I want to read, but haven't got around to yet. I read too many at one point and time and needed a break, but still haven't resumed!