Review: Mr. Darcy's Pride and Joy
Author: Monica Fairview
Publisher: White Soup Press
Published: June 25, 2016
Genre: Historical Fiction, Pride and Prejudice Variations
SummaryMr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet are engaged at last, and Mr. Darcy is preparing to take out a special licence to get married quickly. But, just when everything seems to be going just right, he encounters opposition from an unexpected quarter. Then, when his engagement is announced – to someone else – Elizabeth, understandably, begins to doubt his sincerity.
Perhaps their love is doomed after all…
Every so often I get the urge to visit one of my favorite literary couples--Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. I'm a fan of the "what if" stories and I've been reading Monica Fairview's Darcy Novels for some time. In this third installment, Darcy and Elizabeth are finally engaged, but before their engagement is announced Darcy reads in the paper about his engagement to another woman. And if that's not enough trouble, Darcy is refused consent by Elizabeth's father.
Shakespeare said, "The course of true love never did run smooth." It's definitely true in Fairview's books. It's been a long road with Darcy and Elizabeth, and reading their struggle makes their story all the sweeter. I've really enjoyed this series from Mr. Darcy's Pledge to Mr. Darcy's Pride and Joy. I'm not sure if this will be the end of the Darcy Novels, but if it is, it couldn't have ended on a better note. If you're into Pride and Prejudice variations, you should give this series a try. You'll be hooked!