ME AND MR. DARCY
June 12, 2007
Ballantine Books; The Random House Publishing Group
1745 Broadway, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10019
Rating: 5 cups
Emily Albright has been having a terrible time dating. She has gone out with one loser right after another and has pretty much given up on men. She has decided to be perfectly happy with her books keeping her company.
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, dashing hero of the classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, is the dream man of almost every woman who loves literature. He has modern women not settling for just any man with a car and a job, but asking questions. Why cannot the men I date be broody and smolderingly handsome? When is my Mr. Darcy going to show up?
When her best friend, Stella, invites her to spend New Years in Mexico with her, Emily turns her down. Rather than spend another holiday alone, she makes a rash decision to go to England on a Jane Austen tour. She expects plenty of elderly ladies, which there are and she thinks she is in for a boring trip, which is very far from the truth. Emily has an experience beyond her wildest dreams. She meets her Mr. Darcy and soon finds out how he lives up to the fictional man she has been in love with for so many years.
Me and Mr. Darcy is pure candy for the imagination. As a voracious book lover, as well as huge admirer of Mr. Darcy himself, there are several fictional heroes that I have imagined have come to life. Mr. Darcy was believable as himself without attempting to recreate the writing of Jane Austen. It was a true delight getting to know Emily and the entire cast of wonderful characters. This novel is written in such a way that the reader easily gains insight into Emily’s thoughts and truly understands where she is coming from. Ms. Potter has worked literary magic with the creation of Me and Mr. Darcy.
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