Review: Loving Miss Darcy
Author: Nancy Kelley
Publisher: Smokey Rose Press
Published: January 23, 2013
Genre: Pride and Prejudice Variation, Historical Fiction, Romance
Georgiana Darcy watches daily as her brother and his wife fall more deeply in love and dreams of similar love and a home of her own. However, after the disaster years ago with Wickham, she does not believe that any man will have her; thus, the idea of a Season in London holds no appeal for her.
Richard Fitzwilliam was tasked with watching over Georgiana and seeing her married to a deserving gentleman. The problem is finding a gentleman he approves of; not even his closest friends are deemed worthy of her hand.
When scandal breaks and all Georgiana’s worst fears seem to come true, will Richard realize in time how deep his affections run, or will they lose their chance at happiness?
Loving Miss. Darcy is the second book in the Brides of Pemberlye series by Nancy Kelley. I really enjoyed the first book, His Good Opinion. So I was eager to read this latest book. Georgiana Darcy is the sister of Mr. Darcy. She's lived most of her life sheltered by her guardians, her brother and Richard Fitzwilliam. However she is now old enough for a season of her own. Together with Elizabeth and Kitty the Darcy's embark on London. Georgiana is terrified and really doesn't want to go, and the fact that she's in love with someone else doesn't help either.
I always enjoy reading novels about minor characters in Pride and Prejudice, and this book is no exception. Georgiana was quiet and unassuming in P&P. Kelley breathes life into her character and she blossoms throughout this novel. I like that Richard struggled with his feelings. He was falling in love before he even knew that it was happening. Loving Miss Darcy is an endearing story that will leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling. I really hope that Nancy Kelley continues with this series. Perhaps she will write about Kitty next. One can hope!