Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"Romancing Mr. Darcy"

Falling in love with Mr. Darcy again and again and again ...  

Three best-selling Pride and Prejudice 'what-if' stories in a Limited Edition Collection!  

To Have His Cake - Taunting. Tantalizing. Titillating. 
In an amorous, provocative, and at times tumultuous tale, Mr. Darcy is a wealthy young man of sense and education with considerable knowledge of the world. He is his own master. He enjoys his lifestyle and has no particular desire to marry at all. That is until he renews his acquaintance with Miss Elizabeth Bennet—her circumstances greatly diminished pursuant to the sudden and tragic death of her father. Follow Darcy's journey from a man who indeed is proud and haughty to one who seeks to please a woman worthy of being pleased. 

To Refuse Such a Man - Compromised. Courted. Captivated. 
Miss Elizabeth Bennet must decide whether to accept or refuse a proposal from the last man in the world whom she could be prevailed on to marry. At least two unhappy alternatives are also before her: certain scandal and her mother's disapprobation. Is there a path to happily ever after in the wake of an alliance born out of such circumstances? 

Still a Young Man - Secrets. Seductions. Second Chances. 
Widowed after six months of marriage, an older Elizabeth is determined to leave her past behind and enjoy life to its fullest, on her own terms. Charming, witty, and engaging, she is widely admired by all. However, everything is not as it seems. She harbors a secret. The beautiful widow captivates a younger Mr. Darcy. He knows her better than she knows herself. He struggles to break through her protective barriers, the most daunting being her tightly held conviction that she will never marry again. Elizabeth, refusing to suffer anyone's pity, hides the unpleasant truth of her forced marriage from everyone. Having observed the mourning period for a deceased husband she did not love, she looks forward to enjoying a Season in town. Her liveliness, her beauty, and her charm attract the notice of unscrupulous people posing as friends. There's only one man who’s able to help her navigate the treacherous waters of the ton. 

My Thoughts...

 I have to admit...I'm the kind of person irresistibly attracted to sequels of Jane Austen books. And how in the world could I resist this book with three (3) stories in one book. Oh! it has been like a mini-vacation back into the 1800s in My Reading Corner the last few days. I've been in my "Mind Candy Reading Corner" for sure!!!

I enjoyed these three books with their three different slants of the old classic P& P by Jane Austen. However, some of the added details that the author, P. O. Dixon added to the story was a bit more racy then Ms. Austen's story, and therefore threw me for a loop. I can't imagine Mr. Darcy and Miss Elizabeth taking such liberties...Anyway, I enjoyed them enough to award them 4 "Romancing" stars.

This book is a part of my Nook library.

1 comment:

  1. Gigi Ann, I enjoyed your review of these books. Terrific review!

    I've been away on a trip "back east" but am back in town now, and back to blogging as well. Have a great week!