Review and Giveaway: Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy

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by Sharon Lathan
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (March 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402215231
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402215230
From The Publishers Website: "The first in a series that follows Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy from their wedding day into married life, Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy is inspired by the Keira Knightley/Matthew MacFayden movie. The author vividly imagines this young and energetic couple as they immerse themselves in their profound love and face the challenges of their era.

This book picks up where Pride and Prejudice left off, the book begins moments after the wedding of Darcy and Elizabeth. Elizabeth and Darcy are positively goo-goo eyes for each other and the burgeoning love and closeness between them drives the plot. As the narrative unfolds through the honeymoon and then the challenges of Elizabeth assuming the role of Mistress of Pemberley, Darcy and Elizabeth thoroughly reveal their differing points of view of how their relationship blossomed from misunderstanding to perfect understanding. As the couple grows in maturity and understanding, as they accustom themselves to each other and to married life, Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy emerges as a fascinating portrait of a deep and passionate marriage."

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About the Author: Sharon Lathan currently lives in the San Joaquin Valley. She divides her time as homemaker nurturing her husband and two children, plus a cat, dog, and fish, while also working as a Registered Nurse in a Neonatal ICU. Somewhere in there she found time to see the 2005 feature film version of Pride & Prejudice and since then hasn’t stopped writing what happens next between Darcy & Lizzy!

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My Review: I don’t even know where to start with this wonderful book. I had heard from a few people that they thought it was too explicit compared to Jane Austen. Keeping that in mind, I plunged in and I loved it! There are no more of the Victorian chaste kisses, this is a full blown romance. The story has the characters acting as any newly married couple would act. I didn’t think it was very explicit at all., in fact I thought it was wonderfully written and kept me enthralled until the end. I found myself sighing once again over this couple. Darcy emerges as wonderfully romantic husband. We get to see the struggles they go through in the early days and see their love triumph. There is enough of the ’feel’ of Jane_Austen to delight all fans of her novels. For me this was a great book and I’m excited that this is just the first in the series that follows this couple. I’m going to be first in line for the rest of the series!

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Thanks to the generosity of Danielle at SourceBooks, I have a copy of this great book to giveaway this week. I know you’ll all want a copy, so make sure you leave a comment.

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