Darcy's Temptation

Title Darcy's Temptation
Author: Regina Jeffers
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
paperback, 515 pages
ISBN: 978-1-56975-723-9 
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By changing the narrator, Darcy's Temptation turns one of the most beloved literary love affairs of all time on its head, even as it presents new plot twists and fresh insights into the characters' personalities and motivations. The author faithfully applies Jane Austen's fun-to-read style, suspenseful narrative, and sardonic humor to her own imaginative tale of romantic entanglements and social intrigue. Four months into the new marriage, all seems well when Elizabeth discovers she is pregnant. However, a family conflict that requires Darcy's personal attention arises because of Georgiana's involvement with an activist abolitionist. On his return journey from a meeting to address this issue, a much greater danger arises. Darcy is attacked on the road and, when left helpless from his injuries, he finds himself in the care of another woman.

Darcy's Temptation by Regina Jeffers is a sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth are blissfully happy, almost to a sickening degree. They get even more enraptured with each other when Elizabeth learns she is caring Darcy's heir. However when conflicts arise Darcy is thrown into a dangerous and tense situation. Mr. Darcy is attacked and left for dead. However he recovers but he can't remember anything, not even his own name. This is an  indubitably interesting twist in the story. Mr. Darcy reverts back to his old hauteur self. In fact I think he's worse than before. Regina Jeffers has given an unique twist on this tale. I was hooked from beginning to end. I could not wait to find out what happened next in the story. I also loved the sub plots that Regina Jeffers has incorporated in this book. Along with Darcy and Elizabeth's story line we also get to find out more about the characters, Georgina and Kitty. I enjoyed reading about their stories. Georgina is in love with Chadwick Harrison. Chadwick brings his own set a problems because he is an abolitionist. This brings an element of danger and suspense to the novel. Kitty is in love with Mr. Harrison. Elizabeth has brought Kitty to Pemberley in order to learn to be sophisticated. She feels unworthy of Mr. Harrison  with the scandal that Lydia brought to the family. These subplots are an interesting addition to the story. I found myself enthralled with all of them, eager to see where the story line was going to take them. 
Overall this was a good book. The storyline was well written and interesting. In the beginning it was a little too sweet for my taste but I still enjoyed the story. This was a delightful continuation of Pride and Prejudice

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


  1. An American trying to write English english and doing a poor job of it. Lots of American grammar. If your going to write sequel write it in the language, grammar and nuances of the era.


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