Oct 172014
 

Darcy's Tale Volume IIIThe Culminating Conclusion of Darcy’s Yearlong Quest and Inner Struggle

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

(Note: Potential readers should be made aware that this is the third volume in the Darcy’s Tale series, and that it will be necessary to read Volume I and Volume II prior to reading this one.)

In the final installment of his praiseworthy and popular Darcy’s Tale trilogy, Stanley Hurd concludes retelling the story of Pride and Prejudice from the hero’s perspective, and this volume picks up with a wretched and dejected Darcy returning to London after receiving a mortifying and crushing rejection from Elizabeth Bennet. As we might guess, given Mr. Hurd’s thoughtful and reflective portrayal of Mr. Darcy – this Darcy doesn’t turn to drink to ease his sorrows, he doesn’t neglect himself or responsibilities, and he doesn’t burden Georgiana or anyone in his family with his troubles. Darcy keeps his anguish and despair to himself. And while his family may notice he is more quiet or ponderous of late, only his aunt, Lady Andover knows the cause. Throughout this series, I loved witnessing Darcy’s relationship with the most important people in his lives – Georgiana, Colonel “Edders” Fitzwilliam, his former teacher at Oxford Mr. Pender. I was happy to see Lady Andover added to the list, Darcy needs a maternal figure in his life. Continue reading »

Mar 312014
 

Darcy's Tale-2The Continuing Reflections and Ruminations of Fitzwilliam Darcy

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

(Note: Potential readers should be made aware that this is the second volume in the Darcy’s Tale series, and that it will be necessary to read Volume I prior to reading this one. 

For those of you who are not yet familiar with this series, Darcy’s Tale is a trilogy that retells the story of Pride and Prejudice from Mr. Darcy’s perspective. Volume II picks up with Darcy arriving in London and undertaking the difficult tasks of persuading Mr. Bingley of Jane Bennet’s disinterest, as well as commanding his own heart and mind to dwell on other things than Elizabeth Bennet! Similar to his first novel in this series, Stanley Hurd takes us into Darcy’s head, exposes his reflections, and shares his inner thoughts. Continue reading »

Dec 112013
 

Darcy's Tale Volume IA Thoughtful and Reflective Fitzwilliam Darcy

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Thanks to the efforts of Pamela Aidan, Amanda Grange, Regina Jeffers, Nancy Kelley, Maya Slater, and many others, readers have had the opportunity to enter the private thoughts of Mr. Darcy and explore his psyche! These authors have creatively and skillfully shared with us what Darcy is thinking, feeling, and where he goes when he is away from Elizabeth. In Darcy’s Tale, we see Pride and Prejudice as well as Mr. Darcy from a man’s perspective as debut author Stanley Hurd picks up his pen and joins the ranks of authors who show us the private thoughts and inner struggles of Fitzwilliam Darcy.

Just like Pride and Prejudice, Darcy’s Tale is divided into three volumes, the first volume ends with Darcy and the rest of the Bingley party departing for London after the Netherfield Ball. (So don’t expect to see it all in this one volume!) 😉 Continue reading »