Sunday, October 10, 2010

Conquering Mr. Darcy by Abigail Reynolds

To Conquer Mr. Darcy
By Abigail Reynolds

About The Book:

What if…
Instead of disappearing from Elizabeth Bennet’s life after she refused his offer of marriage, Mr. Darcy had stayed and tried to change her mind?
What if…
Lizzy, as she gets to know Darcy, finds him undeniably attractive and her impulses win out over her sense of propriety?
What if…
Madly in love and mutually on fire, their passion anticipates their wedding?
In To Conquer Mr. Darcy, instead of avoiding Elizabeth after his ill-fated marriage proposal, Mr. Darcy follows her back to Hertfordshire to prove to her he is a changed man and worthy of her love. And little by little, Elizabeth begins to find the man she thought she despised, irresistible…

About The Author:

Abigail Reynolds  is a lifelong Jane Austen enthusiast and a physician.  In addition to writing, she has a part-time private practice and  enjoys spending time with her family.  Originally from upstate New York, she studied Russian, theater, and marine biology before deciding to attend medical school.   She began writing From Lambton to Longbourn in 2001 to spend more time with her favorite characters from Pride & Prejudice.  Encouragement from fellow Austen fans convinced her to continue asking ‘What if…?’, which led to five other Pemberley Variations and her modern novel, The Man Who Loved Pride & Prejudice.  She is currently at work on another Pemberley Variation and sequels to The Man Who Loved Pride & Prejudice.  She is a lifetime member of JASNA and lives in Wisconsin with her husband, two teenaged children, and a menagerie of pets. 

My Thoughts:
As I've often said, I love everything 'Jane Austin'. However, I'm not sure about this retelling of one of her classic stories. It's very well written, fun and easy to read, but the modern twist just doesn't sit well with me. Abigail Reynolds is a fabulous writer and she always delivers a good read. So, many of you will love this book. For me, though, the coming together of Elisabeth and Darcy in a physical sense, drained the tension building between the two and left the rest of the story somewhat flat. This is one you'll have to decide on yourself...
Complimentary Copy from Sourcebook, Inc.

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