Friday, August 5, 2011

Forgotten Books: Darcy's Diary

Well here we are—last but not least:


Author: Amanda Grange

Genre: Historical Romance - Classic?

Published: 2005

Pride and Prejudice is the most popular romance of all time, and in this enjoyable retelling Amanda Grange allows us to see the events of Jane Austen's famous novel from Mr. Darcy's point of view.

Scenes only hinted at in the original are here recorded in detail and brought to life as Darcy writes of his horror at discovering his sister's plans to elope with George Wickham, his efforts to separate Charles Bingley from Miss Jane Bennet and his disgust at having to arrange a marriage between George Wickham and Miss Lydia Bennet.

But, most satisfying of all, he discloses his feelings for Elizabeth. Darcy's Diary records the full story of their courtship, from initial hostility to their eventual love, before revealing a tantalizing glimpse of their early married life.

I know I already did a historical romance, but this one is too good to keep to myself. If you are a fan of Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice in particular—this spin off is for you. I’m generally not a fan of the spin off, but this one is done so well.

When I first discovered this book it was almost impossible to get in the United States, since then it has become easier. If you like it, Amanda Grange has written one for each of Austen’s leading men :)



Donna K. Weaver said...

Another book to add to my list. Dang.

Or not. =D

Katrina L. Lantz said...

Thanks for the review! My first thought is that it's just ANOTHER take on Darcy's POV. :) I read the Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy starting with An Assembly Such as This by Pamela Aidan, and those were amazing! I might try this one out, but I'm afraid I'd be comparing them the whole time.

It's weird how books get first dibs on us sometimes, huh?

Trisha said...

Ohhh, this sounds great! Totally adding to my TBR :)

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