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Monday, January 25, 2016
Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart
Claire Prescott is a young woman at a crossroads. She is
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.