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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mr & Mrs Firzwilliam Darcy by Sharon Lathan

Genre: Romance

Copyright: 2009


Rating 5 Crowns

Book Blurb: The first in a series that follows Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy from their wedding day into married life, Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy is inspired by the Keira Knightley/Matthew MacFayden movie. The author vividly imagines this young and energetic couple as they immerse themselves in their profound love and face the challenges of their era.

Elizabeth and Darcy are positively goo-goo eyes for each other and the burgeoning love and closeness between them drives the plot. As the narrative unfolds through the honeymoon and then the challenges of Elizabeth assuming the role of Mistress of Pemberley, Darcy and Elizabeth thoroughly reveal their differing points of view of how their relationship blossomed from misunderstanding to perfect understanding. As the couple grows in maturity and understanding, as they accustom themselves to each other and to married life, Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy emerges as a fascinating portrait of a deep and passionate marriage.

Review: This is the second sequel that I've read to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and I've loved them both but this one is my favourite because of the sensuality. I absolutely loved Sharon's telling of Lizzy and Darcy's marriage.

This book is wonderfully romantic as you sit back and enjoy their story unfold. Read about Lizzy as she works very hard to settle into her role as Mrs Darcy whilst enjoying the pure bliss of their intimacy. The Darcy's marriage is exactly how I imagine a true love match would have been in those days. Sharon very cleverly wove the intimacy into the story, making it highly erotic and very sensual. They are a passionate couple who enjoy discovering each other in every sense.

I've read a few reviews that said this book was too sexual, but come on, who doesn't want to peek behind Darcy's bedroom door? I for one loved reading about the intimacy that Darcy and Elizabeth shared and that the emotional passion they had for each other in Pride and Prejudice translated into a very physical passion for the modern reader. But there is much more to this story than just fantastic sex and reading it, remembering what it was like to be a newly married couple, thinking you couldn't possibly love this person more than you do, only to find yourself more deeply in love with them each day. I was lucky enough to find that in my life, 25 years ago and it was so nice to be reminded of it. It's what every couple deserve to have with each other and if you're lucky you will not only find it, but you will find a way to maintain it. You really get a romantic high from reading this book, can't you tell?

If you have any interest in Pride and Prejudice sequels then I can't recommend Sharon Lathan's books highly enough. If you love the romance genre then I also urge you to read this series. When I read this book I had not even read Pride and Prejudice, this book inspired me to read it and I loved it.

Purchase Mr & Mrs Fitzwilliam Darcy at Book Depository or Amazon.

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Patti said...

Wow, this does sound good. I like P&P sequels, I don't have a problem with them at all. And too sexual? With some exceptions (*cough, Anita Blake, cough*) I think it enhanses the storyline... especially with main characters like these two!

nfmgirl said...

I haven't read any of these sequels, but it does sound nice. That's the kind of love that we all dream of finding, isn't it?

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Jenny Girl said...

The best stuff happens behind closed doors!
Great review Alaine. I'm glad you have been lucky in love as well. Everything about that is true :)

Sharon Lathan said...

Wow, thanks Alaine! I am overwhelmed. :) Mostly I am overjoyed that you appreciated my style of story and could relate to it in your own life. I always say that my tale is not a fantasy, and you prove that I am telling the truth.


Armenia said...

Alaine, 5 crowns!! A must read for me now.

ibeeeg said...

I have this list on my Nightstand read for September. I put it there because I read your review of Loving Mr. Darcy. I look forward to the read.

Judy said...

This sounds like a fantastic read. I will put it on my TBR list. Congrats on the 5 crowns.

Anonymous said...

Jane Austen's books are very popular at our library. Our new director is a BIG fan. Will have to check out the books for our shelves.

The Book Resort said...

ROTFL @ ...peek behind Darcy's bedroom door?... you are naughty ;p.

The Book Resort said...

I am definitely going to order these... I am ordering them from the Book Depository, too!

Should I say Alaine sent me? Haha!