Mr. Darcy's Obsession by Abigail Reynolds

Title: Mr. Darcy's Obsession
Author: Abagail Reynolds
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date:  October 1, 2010
paperback, 352 pages
ISBN: 1402240929

In this Pride and Prejudice variation, Elizabeth is called away before Darcy proposes for the first time and Darcy decides to find a more suitable wife. But when Darcy encounters Elizabeth living in London after the death of her father, he can't fight his desire to see and speak with her again...and again and again. But now that her circumstances have made her even more unsuitable, will Darcy be able to let go of all his long held pride to marry a woman who, though she is beneath his station, is the only woman capable of winning his heart?

First thing, I love the cover for this book. It reminds me so much of Jennifer Ehle, who played Elizabeth Bennett in A&E's Pride and Prejudice. A movie that I LOVE.  I also love Abagail Reynolds. She is one of my favorite authors who write Austen inspired literature.  I have read several of her novels and loved each one. Abagail's novels tend to go towards the 'what if' factor.   She takes us down a different road with each book.  In Mr. Darcy's Obsession, Darcy never proposes to Elizabeth the first time.  Elizabeth and her family are thrown on rough times making her even more unsuitable for Darcy.  
One of the many things I liked about this book is the chemistry between Darcy and Elizabeth.  The witty banter between the two of them is clever yet funny.  She took what Austen had started and added a little more flirting making their encounters very sensual.  I looked forward to every encounter they had with each other. She also introduces us to some new characters while keeping many of the original characters. I was sorry that Mr. Bennett passed away in this book, because he is one of my favorite characters in Pride and Prejudice.  However the story couldn't have taken the twists and turns it did, if he lived.  Abagail created a wonderful storyline that kept me interested from beginning to end.  I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happened next. Abagail also takes some unexpected turns in the story but that's what I love about her books. If you have yet to read a book by Abagail Reynolds, you are missing out on something good.  I highly recommend this book.

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*picture and summary taken from Goodreads
* My thanks to sourcebooks and Abagail Reynolds for providing me with a copy of this book for review purposes only. This in no way influenced my review.


  1. This sounds really good! I'm a bit sad about Mr. Bennet being dead though, he's one of my favourite characters as well. I'd never heard of her before, but I'm going to check this one and other books out!


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