Mr. Darcy’s Dream

by | Mar 16, 2009 | Fiction Book Reviews | 1 comment

From the author of Mr. Darcy’s Daughters, the delightful escapades of the Darcy family continue with an enchanting story set at Pride and Prejudice’s Pemberley.
When Phoebe, a young niece of Pride and Prejudice’s Mr. Darcy, is shattered by an unhappy romance, she retreats to Pemberley and is joined by kind-hearted Louisa Bingley, unmarried after three London seasons. Once the young ladies are situated in the house, several handsome strangers also arrive — all hopeful of winning the girls’ hearts. As preparations for the ball which Mr. and Mrs. Darcy are to give at Pemberley gain momentum, mischief and love triangles abound, making life as difficult as possible for anyone connected with the Darcy family.
Populated with authentic characters firmly rooted in Jane Austen’s mores and stylistic traditions, Mr. Darcy’s Dream has an unforgettable combination of romance, societal scandals, friendship, family, and marriage.
My two cents worth
This was a delightful read and extension of the wonderful novel by Jane Austen. Elizabeth Aston (who was named for Elizabeth Bennett) takes the reader beyond Mr. Darcy & Elizabeth’s lives to include the next generation of Bingley’s & Darcy’s. I thought it was cleverly written and it made me want to go back and read the other ‘Darcy-inspired’ novels by Aston, such as Mr. Darcy’s Daughters and The Exploits & Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy. The heros, Mr. Stanhope and Mr. Drummond, were excellent – right along the lines of true Austen heros. 🙂 Lovely read.

1 Comment

  1. Julianna

    I’ve heard of these books before, but nothing in depth. I was kinda leery about them, though, being a die hard Austin fan. I think I’ll give them a try and see what happens.Thanks for sharing!!

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