A Wife for Mr. Darcy

Title: A Wife for Mr. Darcy
Author: Mary Lydon Simonsen
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date: July 1, 2011
paperback, 384 pages
ISBN: 1402246161 (ISBN13: 9781402246166)
available @ Amazon

When he meets Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy is already courting another young lady and now, in addition to his original qualms, Darcy has a real matter of honor to overcome...

A Wife for Mr. Darcy by Mary Lydon Simonsen picks up the day after Mr. Darcy insults Elizabeth Bennett at the Meryton Ball. Mr. Darcy goes to the Bennett house to apologize to Elizabeth for his rude behavior. Elizabeth catches him off guard by being very charming and playful. However Mr. Darcy has started to court another young lady. He is bound by duty and honor to do the right thing but he can't seem to get Elizabeth out of his head. 
This is an interesting take on Pride and Prejudice. Mr. Darcy is not the same proud man he is in the original book. Elizabeth is quick to set him at ease with her sparkling personality. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth are very attracted to one another but they must follow the rules of society and decorum, even if it means unhappiness for both parties. Georgiana is a huge part of this story also. She plays a bit of a matchmaker for her brother. I really like her part of the story. I'm so glad that Mary Lydon Simonsen chose to give her a bigger part in this book. Georgiana has a good partner in crime with Col. Fitzwilliam. 
Overall I thought this book was good. I liked the direction the storyline took us. I thought it was a good alternative to the original story. I love the conspirators used to bring Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy together. This wasn't the best sequel I read but it was enjoyable non the less.

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  1. I haven't read this one, but did you try "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"? Because that was fantastic :)

  2. I've not read P&P and Zombies yet. I'm holding off because zombies freak me out. I have been considering gifting the book to my hubs though. I think he would really like it.

  3. Hi Marcie. Thank you for your review of A Wife for Mr. Darcy. I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Mary


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