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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Mr. Darcy's Daughters...Review

About the book:
It is the year 1818, twenty-one years after the stirring events of Pride and Prejudice. Mr Darcy and Elizabeth have gone to Constantinople, while their five daughters descend on the dangerous and dashing world of Regency London. The world is changing, but opportunities for women are limited, as intelligent, independent-minded Camilla soon discovers - and Society is unforgiving of those who transgress its rules. The sisters are assailed on all sides by the temptations of London, with its parties and balls, gossip and scandals, intrigues and schemes, not to mention the inevitable heartbreaks arising from proximity to so many eligible - and ineligible - men. In Mr. Darcy's Daughters, Elizabeth Aston presents a new variation on a Jane Austen theme, introducing a wonderful array of memorable and amusing nineteenth-century characters in a witty, lively and perceptive tale of Regency life.

This one was better than Mr. Darcy Takes A Wife. Darcy and Elizabeth have 5 daughters and have left them in the care of Colonel Fitzwilliam and his wife while they go on a diplomatic mission. Predictably, it's about the adventures of said daughters and not about Darcy and Elizabeth. The daughter's personalities are predictable yet again, and similar to the Bennet sisters of Longbourne.

While not a suitable sequel to Pride and Prejudice, this one is entertaining. I bought it, and then sold it on half.com, so it wasn't worthy of remaining on my bookshelf, but it is certainly worthy of checking out of the library if you want to be entertained for a couple of hours.

Personal copy read 2004

* *
2/5 Stars

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