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My February book for the Pride & Prejudice Bicentenary Challenge is:

Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy; Sharon Lathan

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This book is a sequel–opening right after the wedding. It’s Darcy and Lizzy’s honeymoon, and most of the book focuses on the standard activities of a very-much-in-love newlywed couple. Personally, I would’ve preferred more time spent on character development and less on bedroom activities. The descriptions are lyrical enough, and won’t make most people blush, but they do grow a little repetitive.

Toward the end of the book, a major plot complication is introduced that felt like a rushed afterthought. However, it’s resolved satisfactorily enough, and this book is part of a series, so there could very well be more development later.

I loved the flashbacks to scenes from Darcy and Lizzy’s courtship in Pride & Prejudice–the reader gets to revisit some favorite spots, and see them with perhaps a bit more details on the character’s emotions.

All in all, this is a fast read, which some P & P fans may adore. Just be aware it’s sugary sweet cotton candy, without much substance to it.

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About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

2 responses »

  1. Lesley says:

    Great review! It seems like something I’d like but it’s good get a feel for what other people think.

    • caitlinstern says:

      Oh, definitely read reviews first. If you look for people who mention what you like/dislike most, you’ll know whether a book is for you, not just whether it’s a good book. 🙂

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