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TO CONQUER MR. DARCY
ABIGAIL REYNOLDS
ISBN#: 978-0-4022-3730-0
August 2010
Sourcebooks Casablanca
www.sourcebooks.com
Mass Market Paperback
$6.99
416 Pages
Historical Romance
Rating: 4 Cups

Elizabeth Bennet is beautiful and witty, but lives in a rather provincial town with an overbearing mother and four other sisters. She is her father’s favorite and has more commonsense than the rest of her family, but she can be judgmental, opinionated, and is prone to jump to conclusions.

Fitzwilliam Darcy is a very wealthy and handsome young man, but he overcomes his shyness and unease in company with a snobbish and prideful attitude. His sense of humor is well hidden to most, and he is not an easy man to know. His good friends are very loyal.

In this reworking of Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy is a much more passionate man who is determined to sweep Elizabeth Bennet off of her feet. He wages a fierce campaign to win her heart.

This is an entertaining and spicier take on the classic Austen romance. Elizabeth and Darcy are definitely more passionate in their romance than in the original, but the basics are still there. The plot is interesting and will hold the interest of even non-fans of Jane Austen, and is a step above the current crop of rewrites of the original. I still wonder why so many want to improve upon a classic but enjoyed this story nonetheless.

Maura
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