Monday, January 25, 2016

Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart

Claire Prescott is a young woman at a crossroads. She is
Mr. Darcy
currently attending a Jane Austen seminar for her (pregnant) schoolteacher sister who needed to present an important paper and is not well enough to travel to Oxford. Claire begrudgingly attends on her behalf. Claire’s sports fanatic boyfriend barely notices her departure, she has recently lost her job managing a doctor’s office and for the first time in a long while Claire is reevaluating what she has sacrificed since her parent’s untimely death. While she contemplates true love in this romantic storybook setting Claire meets a fellow classmate that unexpectedly sweeps her off her feet. Simultaneously she befriends an old woman in the park who may be a little crazy or may hold a long lost forgotten Jane Austen manuscript that could be worth an enormous sum. Between the rain and the tea and usual English charm I was once again lost in the world Beth Pattillo lovingly creates. It simply amazes me that there is anything left to fictionalize about Jane Austen but this author creatively fills one page after the next with this heartwarming tale about sister’s, honesty and leaving your eyes open wide enough to find your true to life Mr. Darcy. Thoroughly enjoyed this read, like a bit of sunshine on a cloudy day. Just an easy, fun delicious novel.

1 comment:

  1. I am a Jane Austen superfan. Sounds like I need to try a Beth Pattillo book!