May 112015
 

Forever YoursLove Knows No Time Barriers

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy form Author

(Note: Potential readers should be made aware that this the third book in the Yours by Design trilogy and that it is necessary to read Book 1: Accidentally Yours and Book 2: Sincerely Yours prior to reading this one.)

If you are unfamiliar with the Yours By Design trilogy by Robin Helm, it is a time/body swap series that illustrates what happens if a modern-day descendant of a Mr. Darcy were to swap bodies with the real Fitzwilliam Darcy of 1795 after he makes his ill-fated proposal to Elizabeth Bennet. All three books of this series follow both Darcys (yes, there are two!!) as they adjust to their new lives in different time periods and countries. Both men seek love and happiness, and both men fall in love with a woman named Elizabeth. Modern-day Will Darcy needs to convince Regency Era Elizabeth Bennet that he is an honorable man worthy of her love and completely different from his ancestor who treated her with arrogance, conceit, and disdain. And Regenecy Era Fitzwilliam Darcy, who encounters and falls in love with modern-day Liz Bennet, has the difficult task of overcoming his flaws and misconceptions and helping Liz move on from her painful past.

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Oct 202014
 

Sincerely YoursDouble the Darcy, Double the Fun

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

(Note: Potential readers should be made aware that this is the second book in the Yours by Design trilogy and that it is necessary to read book 1, Accidentally Yours, prior to reading this one.)

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Austen-Inspired, Time Travel, Christian/Inspirational

SETTING: Alternating between Modern-Day (2012) in Georgia, USA and 1795 in England

MAIN CHARACTERS:

  • Will Darcy (from the 21st century) is joined by Elizabeth Bennet, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Jane Bennet, Mr. Gardiner, and Mr. Bennet
  • Fitzwilliam Darcy (from the 18th century) is surrounded by Mrs. Thomas, Lance Bingley, Jane Bennet, and Liz Bennet

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Mar 212014
 

Accidentally YoursChanging Places with Darcy!

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Yours by Design, Robin Helm’s new and inventive trilogy, takes place in a “Freaky Friday” world where the phenomena of exchanging bodies is a possibility and the characters of Pride and Prejudice were real people. After a terrible car/pedestrian accident, twenty-first century Will Darcy (a name that may be more than a little coincidental) swaps bodies with the hero of Pride and Prejudice, Fitzwilliam Darcy, who after delivering his infamous letter to Elizabeth, is unexpectedly thrown from his horse and slammed against a tree. For Will Darcy, this may be an answer to his prayers – for years he has searched for an Elizabeth Bennet of his own, but has yet to find her. For Fitzwilliam Darcy, this is also an answer to a prayer (albeit an unintentional one) – he wished never to see Elizabeth Bennet again, be careful what you wish for, Darce!  Continue reading »