I have sped through Mr Darcy's Dairy by Amanda Grange in 3 days in time for book club tonight.
Maybe because I was sick, or maybe it was just what the doctor ordered... but I LOVED IT!! When I went to the library to get it the librarian was all saying all loud "OOOOH A romance novel... thats in the ROMANCE SECTION!!" BLAH BLAH...." I never read romance so I was embarrassed!! But it is really Old English type book take off Jane Austen... but it is a love story...
Diary format is a bit annoying. Just as you are getting into the story is is broken up by dates, a bit too choppy
Mr Darcy goes on a bit TOO much how he love Elizabeth or how she is driving him crazy as he can't have her but desires her... was starting to get on my nerves a bit
The story is unbelieveable as a diary... I doubt anyone would write so much like a novel in their diary.. to counteract that the author threw in short (more typical diary) entries .. but this was too haphazard in amongst big blocks of prose
Good to see Darcy's version. Gives meaning to why he is a little cold and snobby in the Jane Austen Version
Author spent some time in saying why Elizabeth and Darcy would be so well suited, as opposed to him and Caroline (is that her name?) Which helps me believe the original story more ( I will admit here, I have never read Pride and Prejudice(*gasp*) but have seen the BBC version and the modern movie)
Mr Wickham is detailed about how bad he really is. I feel really sorry for Lydia, even though she was an idiot... I am so glad these days just because you make a terrible dating mistake you don't have to be married off forever to such a loser!!!
The author took the story further than the Jane Austen novel. She took it to everyone meeting up for Christmas at Pemberley. I think all the characters were just as they would be in the Jane Austen Novel... it was well done.
Anyone else read this book?? Want to make a comment??
About how you and your significant other got together~
Reading all this lovey dovey begining stages of romance made me think of my lovely husband.. I spent all day yesterday telling him how much I love him. We dated for a short time, but knew we were meant for each other. He is my Mr Darcy. I know his true self... which not many people do.. so I love that!
Dating mistakes like Lydia
I am glad I wasn't married off to any of my dating disasters.. lets just say I was very blessed from above to have been rid of a few boyfriends to end up with my lovely husband today.
Ahhhh... Jane Austen and LOVE..... makes you all warm and fuzzy inside !!