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Only Mr. Darcy Will Do

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  • Posted March 31, 2011

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    Loved this book!

    I absolutely adore Jane Austen sequels and variations. When I received this book in the mail I squeeed while jumping up and down. My husband asked me what was the matter and I told him "It's Darcy and Elizabeth". He just rolled his eyes and said he didn't understand how I could read the same story over and over again. I had to set him straight. This is an entirely different story. Yes, it has Darcy and Elizabeth in it but the journey to happily ever after is completely different. That's what I love about variations. I love seeing how the authors envision these beloved characters and the alternative direction they take this well known story.
    Only Mr. Darcy Will Do is a fantastic variation. I found my self devouring this book page after page. This was a 'stay up all night to read' book. Kara Louise takes Darcy and Elizabeth and sets them on a different path. After Mr. Darcy's disastrous proposal, Elizabeth gets the tragic news that Mr. Bennett has died leaving his estate to Mr. Collins. Elizabeth becomes a governess with a respectable family. She adores her pupil and is within walking distance of her most beloved sister, Jane. Elizabeth and Jane although content are a little disheartened about their present circumstances. They carry on as best they can. Elizabeth forms a friendship with her employers sister, Rosalyn. During their friendship it is discovered the Rosalyn has her sites set on none other than Mr. Darcy.
    I really like the direction that Kara Louise took this story. I really appreciated how she kept the personalties of Darcy and Elizabeth in tact. I was sorry that Mr. Bennett had to die because he's one of my favorite characters but it is necessary for the storyline. Kara Louise introduces some new characters into the story. Rosalyn, who has her eye on Mr. Darcy is a great character. I love seeing her transform through out the book. Mr. Hamilton is also a great new character. He doesn't think much before he speaks but he added some comedy to this novel. The author kept many of the original characters in this book but she gives an exciting twist to their stories as well. Of course the main focus of the book is Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth. I loved seeing their story unfold bit by bit. Kara Louise gives us a glimpse of the softer side of Mr. Darcy. The banter between the two is great. I fell in-love with Darcy and Elizabeth all over again. I thought the story was fresh and deeply romantic. This is a book that I will definitely read again.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2011

    Hooked For Life!!

    I absolutely LOVED this book! It was a first of it's kind for me. Can you believe it? I have NEVER read a Jane Austen novel (though I have two sitting on my shelves waiting to be read!), nor have I read any of these sequels, but after reading Kara's book, I am hooked as a fan for life! She has a way with her words to make the story stand out. It engulfs the read, and the love and romance, and humorous moments cocoon the reader like a warm, fuzzy blanket on a relaxing night.

    Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy are a couple like no other. The sparks are always there, even when they don't want to acknowledge them for fear of what gossip mill will run. Elizabeth turned downed Mr. Darcy's proposal a year ago, and now another woman is interested in the wonderful, handsome young Mr. Darcy. Can Miss Bennett let him go? Can someone of her status win back his heart? Through laughs, love and persistence, can Mr. Darcy and Miss Bennett realize that only the other will do for their love and happily ever after?

    I loved this sweet, romantic historical novel. I could hear all the accents and see all the scenes come to life before me. I walked along side of Miss Bennett and fell in love with Mr. Darcy, too! If you are an Austen fan, then you are SURE to love this story. The skill of Kara Louise, the lovable characters and the laughs make up a fantastic 5 star novel. I highly recommend this book to all as one that should be read hundreds of times over!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Another very good P & P sequel!

    I think Miss Austen would enjoy this sequel to her wonderful story. For all who can't get enough of Pride and Prejudice, be sure to include this one !

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2011

    Loved this version!

    I have read many sequels and this is one of my favorites. I love pride and prejudice but adding a touch of Jane Eyre to the story line was genus. This is another favorite romantic classic.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2014

    This is probably the best novel I have read using the characters

    This is probably the best novel I have read using the characters from Pride & Prejudice. I couldn't put the book down. I read it in 3 days. Kara Louise transports you seamlessly right back into the story. However, she changes the story a little and inserts Elizabeth and Darcy's courtship and how they fell in love before they get married. Very charming! I would highly recommend this novel!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2014

    Beautifully written

    Thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Will be reading her other books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    Great story

    I loved it! It was a very intriguing alternate story that would please Ms. Austen herself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Really enjoyed this

    It swept me up all over again. Good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

    Recommend.

    I really enjoyed the story, however, the dialogue and writing style did little to remind me of the 16th-17th centuries (Or whenever P&P took place.) Definitely not Jane Austin style. The love story was wonderful. I even liked the new angle on the old story but, other than the chaste touching, and respectful sur names, it didnt feel much like an "historical" romance. Having said that, I did like the book and looked forward to reading it everyday, so do I recommend it.

    S.A.K.

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  • Posted January 28, 2013

    Only this book will do!! If I didn't suffered a heart attack mus

    Only this book will do!! If I didn't suffered a heart attack must be because I'm in exceptional physical shape. I did not wanted to stop reading and I was afraid to finish reading my book so fast. This is one of the best "Pride and Prejudice" variations I have ever read.

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  • Posted August 24, 2012

    Most of this was AWESOME

    Everything at Pemberly was AWESOME! That said, after they left it kinda went down hill. There is no way that they would invite Wickham and Lydia to their wedding; what about Georgiana? That part made NO sense! But 90% of the book was great, and one of my favorite reads of the darcy/lizzy alternate reality books. I would definately take the time to read my favorite parts again! :)

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  • Posted May 23, 2011

    Great read!!

    Love P&P variations, and I just finished Abigail Reynolds' collection and needed something to fill the void. This book was fantastic. Darcy and Elizabeth's characters are true to the original and how they grow together is beautiful!! Loved this book, can't wait to read it again!

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