Thursday, August 16, 2012

"Dear Mr. Darcy" Review

In this imaginative retelling of Pride and Prejudice, Amanda Grange now tells the classic story through the eyes of its compelling romantic hero, Fitzwilliam Darcy—in a series of revealing letters that casts a sparkling new reflection on the manners and morals of the landed gentry in 19th-century England…

Here, for the first time, are the letters written by the exceedingly proud and stubborn Mr. Darcy, covering the life-changing events that defined him—from the death of his father, to his control of his Derbyshire estate of Pemberley to his conflicted courtship with the lively, intelligent, and delightfully willful Elizabeth Bennet. Try as he may, he cannot deny his attraction to this woman with fine eyes, a playful spirit, a mind of her own… and an embarrassing family that is frankly, and utterly, beneath him. But it is Elizabeth who controls both their destinies, and whose surprises will change Darcy’s life yet again

My Thoughts...

The last few weeks I have devoted my reading to books by, about, or related to Jane Austen. This is the second book I've read by Amanda Grange, this one is of her retelling the story of Pride and Prejudice but, in letter form. 

I enjoyed reading about the characters from Pride and Prejudice again, and a few characters I never heard of before. If you are a fan of Jane Austen, and like me don't really want to re-read the novel over again, this is a fun book to read from Darcy's point of view in the letters he wrote to his family and friends. It was nice to visit the Darcy's, Bennets, and aunts and uncles again. 

I really liked this book so awarded it 4****

This book is part of my Nook Library. 


  1. This book sounds like a winner!

    Your new blog header is lovely!

  2. this does sound like a cute retelling.