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Saving Mr. Darcy

A Pride & Prejudice Regency Variation
Narrated by: Deborah Greenfield
Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
3.5 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Elizabeth Bennet has spent all of her young life dreaming of finding the perfect man to marry. However, Hertfordshire has proven disastrous to her love life thus far. Just when Elizabeth thinks she may have to actually give up her dreams of marrying for love, in walk two very handsome and eligible gentlemen and both seem to send her heart skittering.

The first, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, is handsome and wealthy, but standoffish and rather arrogant, and though he disturbs her senses, Elizabeth is not sure she is willing to spend her life with a man who looks down on those beneath his station. The second is a handsome, but not very wealthy, militia officer, Mr. George Wickham. He is funny and charming and her family loves him, but there is something about him that just rings false.

When Jane falls ill while at Netherfield, Elizabeth has the chance to see that Mr. Darcy is not as arrogant as she first believed, but can she trust her feelings for him? And can Elizabeth discover the true hearts of each man to find the truth before she gives her heart to the wrong one? Or will her quest for true love be denied once again?

Saving Mr. Darcy is a full-length clean and sweet romance novel that tells another Pride and Prejudice retelling between Darcy and Elizabeth and is suitable for all lovers of Jane Austen’s classic.

©2019 Rebecca Preston (P)2019 Rebecca Preston

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Meh

The narrator’s voice is mostly monotonous, and it was sometimes difficult to distinguish between characters because of the way she ran on. The author shouldn’t call it a regency variation and then have the characters act like they’re in the 21st century some examples:

1. Jane invited Lizzy to go with her to Netherfield
2. Mr. Bingley sitting on Jane’s bed and stroking her hair when she’s ill.
3. Elizabeth asking Mr. Bingley if he liked Jane.
(There were others, but I’ll stop there. )

Loose ends were left (what happened to Wickham?) , and some things didn’t make sense. For example, how would Mr. Collins not know who Mr. Darcy was in relation to Lady Catherine ?

It was a sweet story, but I felt it was mostly
a story capitalizing on the popularity of Pride and Prejudice.

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A Sweet Romance

It was a nice little story. It flowed alright but some reactions were a little unbelievable. Still it was a sweet little story to listen to.

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Very Enjoyable

I received this book for free. I am voluntarily posting this review and all opinions expressed herein are my own.

This book is a retelling of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice." Because of this, many will do a direct comparison. I think of this book as an homage and that it stands on its own. While this book mostly stays true to the original, it did provide a few twists which I quite liked. This story was a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Overall, I found it to be a very enjoyable tribute.