Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart
Claire Prescott is a sensible woman who believes in facts and figures, not fairy tales. But when she agrees to present a paper to a summer symposium at Oxford on her ailing sister's behalf, Claire finds herself thrown into an adventure with a gaggle of Jane Austen-loving women all on the lookout... show more
Claire Prescott is a sensible woman who believes in facts and figures, not fairy tales. But when she agrees to present a paper to a summer symposium at Oxford on her ailing sister's behalf, Claire finds herself thrown into an adventure with a gaggle of Jane Austen-loving women all on the lookout for their Mr. Darcy. Claire isn't looking for Mr. Anyone. She's been dating Neil -- a nice if a bit negligent -- sports fanatic. But when a tall, dark and dashing stranger crosses her path, will the staid Claire suddenly discover her inner romantic heroine? Her chance meeting with a mysterious woman who claims to have an early version of Austen's Pride and Prejudice -- in which Lizzie ends up with someone other than Fitzwilliam Darcy -- leads to an astounding discovery about the venerated author's own struggle to find the right hero for Lizzie Bennett. Neil's unexpected arrival in Oxford complicates Claire's journey to finding her own romantic lead. Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart is the story of a woman who finds that love isn't logical and that a true hero can appear in the most unexpected of places.
Publish date: February 1st 2010
Pages no: 263
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Books About Books
, Historical Fiction
, Contemporary Romance
, Womens Fiction
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, Christian Fiction
Series: Adventures with Jane Austen and her Legacy
It's kind of sad that I just couldn't get into this since I own it, but there you go. The funny thing about some of the Jane Austen based novels is that they completely lack the spark that defined the writing they emulate.
As much as I wanted to, I couldn't like this one very much. Despite the topic, and the lure of a lost manuscript by Miss Austen herself, this was a very predictable novel. I kept thinking of Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation series, and too, I just could not like the characters very much. Sigh. So it g...
Ending: GAG. Let's have some standards, people.