Review: Mr. Darcy's Pledge by Monica Fairview

Title: Mr. Darcy's Pledge (The Darcy Novels)
Author: Monica Fairview
Publisher: White Soup Press
Published: April 25, 2014
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: Author

Goodreads summary:
Torn between his heart and his mind… Mr. Darcy must make a choice.

Fitzwilliam Darcy has always been able to keep his emotions under control. That is, until he falls under the spell of Elizabeth Bennet and surprises himself by blurting out a proposal to her like a moonstruck youth. Stung to the quick by her rejection, his pride in tatters, and left with no possibility that she will ever return his regard, Darcy determines to put all thoughts of Elizabeth behind him. But not even Town with its boundless opportunities for amusement can keep the image of Elizabeth Bennet from pursuing him everywhere he goes.

By the time Darcy leaves Town to travel up to Pemberley, he has learned one thing. There is only one way of overcoming Miss Bennet’s bewitching hold over him and Darcy is desperate enough to try it. The solution is to get married. And this time, he is not going to choose a wife by allowing his emotions to lead him by the nose.

His choice will be entirely rational…

My thoughts:
In the past Monica Fairview has delighted readers with her continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. In her latest book, Mr. Darcy's Pledge, she gives her readers exactly what they want: more Mr. Darcy. 

This book picks up right after Mr. Darcy's disastrous first proposal to Elizabeth Bennett. He returns downtrodden to Pemberley. There he makes up his mind that he must find a wife, and he must find her soon. Also his sister, Georgiana, is now a young women ready for her first season. She is shy and unused to being in a social setting. Mr. Darcy goes to his aunt and uncle for advice, only to learn they plan to marry her off to some duke. Both brother and sister are determined to marry someone they at least respect. But how can they, when convention says otherwise. 

You know you've read a good book when you come to the end and still want more. That's how I felt reading this book. It's a first in a series, so there's a guarantee of more Mr. Darcy to come. I love that this book takes place after the proposal. In Pride and Prejudice Austen doesn't let us know what Mr. Darcy is doing during this time period. So this is the perfect scenario for Mr. Darcy's Pledge. I also love that Fairview has included many of the characters from Pride and Prejudice. Especially the characters you love to hate. 

This is a great addition for Austenesque fans. I loved reading this book and cannot wait for the next in the series! 

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  1. What a lovely surprise -- I woke up to find an alert telling me you'd posted a review. You made my day! I enjoyed reading your reaction and I'm really glad you enjoyed reading Mr. Darcy's Pledge.

    1. My pleasure, Monica. I loved reading it!


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