Feb 132017

Mr. Darcy Perseveres!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Mr. Darcy’s Pride and Joy is the third installment in Monica Fairview’s The Darcy Novels series. This series is a three-part Pride and Prejudice variation that focuses on Mr. Darcy’s struggles as he tries to win Elizabeth’s heart and secure his future happiness. While it is possible to jump into the series right here and not feel completely lost or confused, I feel the pleasure will be categorically enhanced by reading the first two books of this series – Mr. Darcy’s Pledge and Mr. Darcy’s Challenge – prior to reading this story. 🙂

For those of you who are unfamiliar with what takes place in this series, in Mr. Darcy’s Pledge a rejected and depressed Mr. Darcy returns to Pemberley and attempts to move on with his life. In his heart he knows he will always love Elizabeth Bennet, but because he knows she doesn’t want him he begins to look elsewhere… That is until the lady practically winds up on his doorstep! In Mr. Darcy’s Challenge, Elizabeth and the Gardiners depart from Pemberley after receiving some upsetting news from Longbourn, and Mr. Darcy goes after them to offer his help and deliver his carefully planned proposal… And after many debacles and several surprising twists Darcy finally reaches an understanding with his fair lady love and all that is needed is the blessing of her father for Mr. Darcy’s joy to be complete…. Well, easier said then done! In Mr. Darcy’s Pride and Joy  Darcy and Elizabeth face opposition, misunderstandings, and more than one mishap! Monica Fairview truly has taken Pride and Prejudice and turned it on its ear! Continue reading »

Jan 262015

Mr. Darcy's ChallengeDarcy is on a Mission to Save the Bennets

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: Book 2 begins just after Elizabeth and the Gardiners hastily depart for Longbourn

RECOMMENDATION: Read Mr. Darcy’s Pledge before reading Mr. Darcy’s Challenge

MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, Georgiana Darcy, Mr. Bennet, Mrs. Bennet, Charles Bingley, Caroline Bingley, George Wickham, Mrs. Fortin

SYNOPSIS: Just when Darcy feels Elizabeth’s opinion of him is about to change for the better, she unexpectedly departs from Pemberley with the Gardiners. And when he finds out why they left, Darcy leaves for Longbourn straight away, determined to save the Bennet family and deliver the carefully planned proposal he has been practicing to his dearest, loveliest Elizabeth. But what Darcy doesn’t anticipate, is another refusal! What will he do now?!? Continue reading »

May 282014

Mr_Darcys_Pledge_Cover_MEDIUM_WEBPoor Mr. Darcy is a Wreck Over Elizabeth Bennet!!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

After being decidedly and soundly rejected in Kent, our poor, broody Mr. Darcy is feeling lost and depressed. His dreams for a happy marriage, contented life, and a future with Elizabeth Bennet are dashed and he knows he must regroup and move on. Darcy realizes that the best chance he has of getting over and forgetting about Elizabeth Bennet is to put all his energy and time into finding a suitable bride. A bride that he chooses with reason rather than affection, based on practicality rather than compatibility, and by using his head rather than his heart…

Darcy is in such an agitated state between battling his own heart and being tormented daily and nightly with thoughts about Elizabeth that he begins to act impulsively and erratically. Having mucked it up so badly the first time, Darcy turns to others for assistance in his quest to find a wife. He asks Georgiana for help compiling a list of “required” qualities for his future wife and his neighbor, Lady Renwick, and fashionable aunt, Lady Matlock, for guidance with arranging and hosting house parties. Just when Darcy begins to feel some optimism and satisfaction with his plans to move on, he encounters none other than Elizabeth Bennet and the Gardiners near Pemberley… (what happens to all those plans now, Darcy?) Continue reading »