Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Title: A Weekend With Mr. Darcy
Author: Victoria Connelly
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Format: Trade Paperback
Release Date: July 2011
How I Read It: Trade Paperback ARC from the publishers
Rating: 5 Crowns Royal Reviews
OF COURSE SHE’S OBSESSED WITH JANE AUSTEN…
Surrounded by appalling exes and fawning students, the only thing keeping professor Katherine Roberts sane is Jane Austen, and her secret love for racy Regency romance novels. She thinks the Jane Austen Addicts weekend will be the perfect getaway. Maybe she’ll even meet her own personal Mr. Darcy…
(from the back of the ARC)
Katherine Roberts is in need of some time away from her everyday life, far away from her disastrous ex-boyfriend David and those who look down their noses at the sexy Regency romances she loves to read. Her escape comes in the form of a Jane Austen Conference hosted by Dame Pamela. Invited as a guest speaker, Katherine cannot wait to escape into the world of Jane Austen. Although things do not quite go as planned when a suitcase assaults her.
Lawton Warwick never imagined that his first encounter with Katherine Roberts would involve running over her foot with a suitcase, yet that is indeed what happened. So much for first impressions. Now he is trying desperately to make amends and succeeding. Yet he is harboring a secret that could destroy everything he has work to gain.
Robyn Love is hopeless romantic, but then again, what would you expect from someone with a name such as hers? Obsessed with Jane Austen, she cannot wait to see what this weekend holds, and she was hoping for a bit of space from her boyfriend, Jace. Although things do not go as planned, instead of breaking up with him, he ends up accompanying her to the conference. While Jace has promised to stay at the B&B, he ends up becoming bored and--um, shall I call it ‘visiting’ Robyn at Purley Hall. Making a nuisance of himself and embarrassing Robyn tremendously.
Then we have Dan, the man who tends to the stables at Purley Hall and has captured Robyn’s attention. Now Robyn finds herself drawn to him, while still in a relationship with Jace.
So, what are they to do?
By far the best book I have read this year. This is the book all Janites should own. Comprised of eventful love stories, unbelievable twists, and numerous bits of Jane Austen facts, A Weekend With Mr. Darcy, is breezy novel that you will simply devour.
The characters are charming as well as relatable and the plot is fantastic, offering two stories, Katherine’s and Robyn’s, in one book. Once you have read this book you will want to tell others about it.
I cannot wait to read what comes next in this new series!
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Royal Reviewer Angela Renee at 6:19 AM