Wednesday, August 10, 2011

3 A Weekend With Mr. Darcy

Title: A Weekend With Mr. Darcy
Author: Victoria Connelly
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date: July 1, 2011
paperback, 346 pages
ISBN: 1402251327 (ISBN13: 9781402251320)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
available @ Amazon in paperback | Kindle


Summary: Full of characters obsessed with Jane Austen and set in Jane Austen locations in England, this lively modern Jane Austen romantic comedy trilogy features two pairs of lonely hearts who find each other and themselves at a Jane Austen Addicts weekend.
Dr. Katherine Roberts is a Jane Austen lecturer at St Bridget's College, Oxford, who secretly loves the racy Regency novels of Lorna Warwick. But Lorna is really a man who's slowly been falling in love with Katherine. He's hoping that the Jane Austen Addicts weekend will be the perfect opportunity to declare his feelings...

A Weekend With Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly appealed to me because 1) the title. Who wouldn't want to spend a weekend with Mr. Darcy? 2)It's a Jane Austen variation. I'm a huge fan of all things Jane.  I love reading about people who love her as much as I do.
A Weekend With Mr. Darcy  is set in modern day during a weekend with a bunch of Jane Austen addicts. There are two story-lines that mingle quite often. The first storyline centers around Dr. Katherine Roberts. She is unlucky in-love and has some trust issues. She's developed a pen-pal relationship/friendship with her favorite author, Lorna Warwick. However Katherine doesn't know that Lorna Warwick is really a man named Warwick Lawton. Warwick has fallen in love with Katherine's letter and decides to attend the Jane Austen weekend in order to finally meet her.
The second story-line focuses on Robyn and Dan. Robyn's life is a routine of sorts. She's been with the same man since high school. Robyn doesn't love Jace and is trying to find the courage to break up with him. He follows her to Hampshire and makes a bit of a pest out of himself. Robyn's life gets even more complicated when she meets Dan. Dan is a breath of fresh air that makes Robyn begin to believe in happily ever after.
This is a great book to read. I loved it from beginning to end. There are several laugh out loud moments. The characters are well developed and fun to read. The supporting characters are really great also. I loved reading both story-lines. I couldn't get enough. There is a perfect quote on the cover that fits this novel to a T. It says "The course of true love never does run smooth when Jane Austen makes the rules.." Victoria Connelly has a witty sense of humor that translates well onto paper.  This book is a total win for me and if you love Jane Austen variations you should check it out. Other reasons to read this book include:
1. Undressing Mr. Darcy
2. Handsome men on horseback
3. Bennets and Bonnets

I'm so glad I read this book and I am now Victoria Connelly's newest fan.

My rating:

To find out more about the author, check out her website | twitter

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review. This in no way influenced my opinion of the book


3 comments:

  1. This is one of the loveliest modern Austenesque I've read! I also loved Victoria's The Perfect Hero.

    ReplyDelete
  2. @ Marcia Grazia, I haven't read the Perfect Hero yet but after reading this book I would love to.

    ReplyDelete
  3. You have a fabulous blog! I’m an author and illustrator and I made some awards to give to fellow bloggers whose sites I enjoy. I want to award you with the Best Books Blog Award for all the hard work you do!

    Go to http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/p/awards.html and pick up your award.
    ~Deirdra

    ReplyDelete

 

To Read, or Not To Read Copyright © 2010-2016 - |- Template created by O Pregador - |- Powered by Blogger Templates