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Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife : Pride and Prejudice Continues
What readers are saying
"Some parts are hilarious and some a walk on the wild side for Austen characters. Curl up and enjoy!"
"Tells the tale I always wanted to hear...how the Darcys lived happily ever after..."
"The only fault I found with this book was that it ended."
Every woman wants to be Elizabeth Bennet Darcy-beautiful, gracious, universally admired, strong, daring and outspoken-a thoroughly modern woman in crinolines.
And every woman will fall madly in love with Mr. Darcy-tall, dark and handsome, a nobleman and a heartthrob whose virility is matched only by his utter devotion to his wife.
Their passion is consuming and idyllic-essentially, they can't keep their hands off each other-through a sweeping tale of adventure and misadventure, human folly and numerous mysteries of parentage.
Hold on to your bonnets! This sexy, epic, hilarious, poignant and romantic sequel to Pride and Prejudice goes far beyond Jane Austen.
Inspired by the BBC/A&E production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Berdoll self-published this sequel as The Bar Sinister in 1999. Now her first novel has found new life with Sourcebooks. It begins the day after Darcy and Elizabeth's wedding and follows the couple through the ups and downs of married life. Other major Austen characters also appear-Elizabeth's sisters Jane and Lydia, as well as Bingley and the charmingly detestable Wickham. Berdoll has done a remarkable job of capturing the flavor of the original characters, who behave in ways that would have met Austen's approval. Unfortunately, in trying to duplicate Austen's prose style, Berdoll is at times too obtuse and flowery, making her book more difficult to follow than Jane Austen's. Still, while there have been other Pride and Prejudice sequels (e.g., Janet Aylmer's Darcy's Story; Jane Dawkins's Letters from Pemberley), this one, with its rich character development, has been the most enjoyable. Strongly recommended for popular fiction and romance collections.-Carrie A. Herrmann, Boone Cty. P.L., Union, KY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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1 . An awkward read
Posted September 25, 2010 by Dawn , IllinoisI am sorry that I bought this book as an e-book, because if I had purchased the book in print, I would have returned it. Berdoll's attempts to use verbiage approaching Jane Austen's flowing language made me cringe. Her phrasing was awkward, and many words were simply misused. One example from page 100: It was a leisurely sup. "Sup" as a noun means a sip of liquid; it is a mouthful or small quantity of liquid - not a meal as the context implies. Where were the editors? the writer? Don't any of them own dictionaries?!
With awkward language and Berdoll's dubious character development, there are better books than this. For a series that has more of an Austen feel, I would recommend Carrie Bebris' books.
2 . Truly Amazing!
Posted March 30, 2009 by Toni , ChicagoThis is just the book to read if you are into Jane Austen and if you've always wanted to find out what happens after Pride and Prejudice ends. Pick it up as soon as you can, and enjoy!
January 04, 2004
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