Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Three New Reviews for A Wife for Mr. Darcy

From Keira at Love Romance Passion:

Review: As much as I love Regency romances sometimes the rules are beyond me. An extra dance at a ball, a visit or two to a drawing room, and suddenly you’re nonverbally committed to someone to the point where marriage contracts are being drafted up on the side for the day when the proposal comes. Yikes! Poor Darcy.

Letitia Montford is the young lady in question. She’s everything Darcy believes he wants in a wife. She possesses all the qualities of a perfect Regency Miss, but she has all the character, depth, and personality of a painted table. Pretty to look at and not much else. She does not engage him that way our Elizabeth does.

Recommended: If you love Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice Variations, or Regency romance you’re gonna devour A Wife for Mr. Darcy! I did. It’s one of the best books out in 2011.

For the complete review, please visit Keria at Love Romance Passion

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From Blodeuedd at Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell:

This is the Pride and Prejudice variation to read. It was sweet and wonderful, just like a nice desert that you just savour. And it will bring a smile to your face.

For the complete review, please visit Blodeuedd at Mur-y-Castell.

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From Linda Banche at Historical Hilarity:

Rich with the social realities of the era, A Wife for Mr. Darcy is also a cautionary tale of the pitfalls involved in blindly following society's dictates. Duty and position in the world loomed large in Darcy's day, with serious penalties for not conforming to expectations. But should you follow society's precepts and undertake a disastrous, loveless marriage with a "suitable" woman as Darcy's cousin, the earl, did, or follow your heart and risk the consequences?

Ms. Simonsen writes the style of Jane Austen well, but with added emotion. The emotion transforms a simple Cinderella story into a tale of real people caught in a bind of life-altering proportions.

Darcy and Elizabeth's love makes them both vulnerable and deeply human, and is a joy to read. I like the rehabilitated Mrs. Bennet, here a sensible woman whose dramatics are only a bid for attention in a crowded female household. Mr. Collins is even sillier than in Pride and Prejudice, and Georgiana shows a definite talent for intrigue as she helps extricate her beloved brother from a tangle not entirely of his making.
For the complete review, please visit Linda at Historical Hilarity.

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  1. Congratulations, Mary! Fantastic book!

  2. Thanks, Candy. You are so supportivie, and it's appreciated.

  3. Congrats! Agreed on the point of engagements being expected quickly. As in Sense and Sensibility. Mr. Willoughby actually picnicked 20 feet from the family with the second daughter (whoops) and everyone thought they must be engaged. I got some comments from non-genre beta readers of my book that everyone rushed into marriage so fast. Well, it was expected then. Sorry! :D

  4. Congrats Mary! Nothing feels better than a great review. Three at once is nirvana.

  5. Debbie, Yes it was expected. A walk in the garden must precede a walk down the aisle.

    Sharon, Thank you and thanks for stopping by.