Saturday, June 18, 2011

Only Mr. Darcy Will Do by Kara Louise

"Her worst fears come true....
After her father's death, Elizabeth Bennet goes to work as a governess. Little does she know the Willstones are social acquaintances of the Bingleys and the Darcys, and Elizabeth finds herself once again drawn into Mr. Darcy's orbit. To make matters worse, Mrs. Willstone's sister sets her sights on Mr. Darcy. With Elizabeth's social status even lower than it was before, she knows she must abandon all hope of Darcy renewing his proposal, even as she begins to see him in a completely different light....."

(from the publisher)

my thoughts:

Kara Louise is quickly becoming my favorite Austenesque author! Darcy's Voyage was a delightful P & P adaptation, and now with Only Mr. Darcy Will Do, I have two keepers on my shelf.

Thrown into circumstances beyond their control after the death of Mr. Bennett, the family must leave their home to make way for Mr. Collins and his wife. Jane is saddened as, thanks to Darcy's interference, she and Charles Bingley have gone their separate ways. After angrily turning down a proposal of marriage from Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth must set out to make her own way as a governess. Thus begins the really refreshingly original take on Elizabeth's journey to discover her own feelings as well as coming to learn the true character of Mr. Darcy. Much conflict and interest is added to the story by Rosalyn, the aunt of Elizabeth's charge. She is a pretty society young lady who has every intention of becoming the mistress of Pemberley...even though we know how it will end, the path to get there was quite intriguing and original.

A beautiful love story and highly recommended!

5/5 stars

Title: Only Mr. Darcy Will Do
Author: Kara Louise
353 pages
genre: historical fiction/historical romance


Anne said...

I have never read anything by this author before. This one sounds great, I am adding it to my TBR list. Thanks for the review.

Julie at Outlandish Dreaming said...

I'll have to read this, I love Kara Louise. She was always a favorite during my P&P mania days when all I did was read fanfiction on line. I'm glad to hear you liked this one of hers too!

Joanne said...

Hi, Anne - I couldn't put this one down -- so good! Hope you enjoy it.

Julie -- As much as I enjoyed Darcy's Voyage, I thought this one was even better. I have to go hunt down some of Kara's other books....she's good!

Anjuli said...

Love your new name :)...I had heard of this book before- maybe I better check it out.

Joanne said...

Hi, Anjuli -- Thanks! It was truly a delightful read.

Carole Rae said...

Awww, sounds like a good book.

Staci said...

I absolutely loved this one too! I have her other book on my Mr. Darcy (my Kindle!) and can't wait to read it!!

Joanne said...

Hi Staci -- I love that you named your kindle.....Mr. Darcy! :)

Serena said...

The death of Mr. Bennet...that makes me sad. Not sure how I would feel about him not figuring so prominently in the story. I wonder if there is a book about Lizzy's parents and how they got together...that would be an interesting read.

Joanne said...

Hi, Serena --

The death of Mr. Bennett has already happened as the story begins, so there are no scenes that make you feel too sad. And so many other favorite P&P characters make an appearance that you still feel surrounded by old friends. :)

Amisha said...

Sounds scrumptious, I have vacation coming up soon and will be adding this book to my list to read.

Joanne said...

Amisha -- Perfect summer reading! Enjoy the book and have a great vacation!

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

This one has been on my list for awhile. It sounds like a lot of fun.
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