Archive for June, 2009

Mr. Darcy Presents His Bride

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I love reading sequels to Jane Austen‘s classic works, particularly her novel Pride and Prejudice and that’s why I picked up Mr. Darcy Presents His Bride. After reading The Last Man in the World I was in the mood for a try from a different author as that one didn’t quite cut it for me. This one was more to my liking!

Picking up where Pride and Prejudice left off this humorous novel starts off with the double wedding and it’s immediate aftermath. Lizzie gets whisked off to London society and faces the Ton who find her wit and sparkle just as engaging as Mr. Darcy did, in fact some find it a little too engaging, culminating in making a very powerful ally in the person of the Marchioness of Englebury. The story of London society and the workings and machinations of the upper classes of the time was engaging and often laugh out loud funny as the author kept to the tone of Jane Austen’s sardonic wit. The characters not only stayed in character but were developed throughout the book and grew and changed in very believable ways.

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