Throw Back Review: What Would Mr. Darcy Do?

November 5, 2015

Thursdays I feature a “throw back” review from my old blog.  I have so many books that I posted and loved on my old reading spot. So I’m throwing back to join them all together.

Today I’m posting a throw back review of one my favorite books published by Sourcebooks.  Remember – they are having a Regency Sale right now (click here for more information) and 80 of their kindle edition books are 1.99.  Hurry because their sale ends today!  And while the price of these ebooks are $ 1.99 that could change at any time. Be sure to verify before buying!


What Would Mr. Darcy Do?
Abigail Reynolds
288 pages
kindle edition

From the Publisher:
There’s only one gentleman to turn to when a lady is in desperate need of answers…
With scandal descending on the Bennet family (again!), Elizabeth absolutely refuses to drag Mr. Darcy’s name into this shocking situation. But how on earth is she going to get her family out of trouble this time without his involvement? Hiding things from Mr. Darcy is getting more and more impossible, especially since he’s started letting his feelings show…

originally posted March 30, 2011:
A guru at Pride and Prejudice variations, Abigail Reynolds presents Austen fans with a fun version of what might have been.  We enter the story when Elizabeth and Darcy are meeting at Lambton, but what happens next is the magic.  Reynolds creates a whole story about what would happen if Elizabeth and Darcy had made different choices that day, what if they would have been able to speak their mind or express how they truly felt?

This romance offers such a fun twist on the original Pride and Prejudice.  I particularly enjoyed Reynolds attention to details in the book.  For example, one that I enjoyed following throughout the story was that of the handkerchiefs.  When Elizabeth was busy stitching Forget-me-nots and Sweet Williams I couldn’t help but smile.

Another highlight of the book for me was the development of Georgiana’s character.  I believe the friendship between Georgiana and Elizabeth really benefited the story.  I loved the chapter containing Georgiana’s visit to Longbourn and how Mary and Kitty’s characters were enhanced by her friendship in this chapter as well.

I would like to warn that there are pretty graphic kissing scenes in this book.  While they are that – just kissing, they are pretty sensual.  If you are sensitive to this type of literature I still suggest reading the book, it truly is a fun story, but you might want to skip a few passages.

All-in-all I was pleasantly surprised with this fun book.  I look forward to finding and reading more books by Reynolds.  It’s a fun, quick read that I believe any Jane Austen fan would enjoy!

Have you read any Pride and Prejudice variations? 
Which ones are your favorites? 
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