Loving Mr. Darcy: Journeys Beyond Pemberley

Loving Mr. Darcy: Journeys Beyond Pemberley

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by Sharon Lathan

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"Highly entertaining... I felt fully immersed in the time period, thanks to the author's attention to detail. It is a real credit to Ms. Lathan that her storytelling style is in keeping with the author of the work that inspired this novel. Well done!"
Romance Reader at Heart

Beyond Pride and Prejudice...Beyond 'I Do'...

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"Highly entertaining... I felt fully immersed in the time period, thanks to the author's attention to detail. It is a real credit to Ms. Lathan that her storytelling style is in keeping with the author of the work that inspired this novel. Well done!"
Romance Reader at Heart

Beyond Pride and Prejudice...Beyond 'I Do'...

Darcy and Lizzy venture away from Pemberley to journey through England, finding friends, relatives, fun, love, and an even deeper and more sacred bond along the way.

Having embarked on the greatest adventure of all, marriage and the start of a new life together, now the Darcys take the reader on a journey through a time of prosperity, enjoyment, and security. They experience all the adventures of travel, with friends
and relatives providing both companionship and complications, and with fun as their focus.

The sights and sounds, tastes and flavors of Regency England come alive. Through it all, Darcy and Lizzy continue to build a marriage filled with romance, sensuality, and the beauty of a deep, abiding love.

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Publishers Weekly
The second in Sharon Lathan's Darcy Saga (Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy) fails on two levels. Readers new to Darcy and Elizabeth will be bored reading page after page about two paragons—he is a gracious and expert billiards player, she is an excellent manager of the household—while they go about their life, with the occasional dustup with Lady Catherine, all while awaiting the birth of their first child. Meanwhile, Austen lovers may well be insulted to read un-Austenesque conversations, scenes and goings-on. Either way, the brilliance of Austen is notably absent. Too often the day-in-the-life focus seems small, as do the couple's PG-13–level lusty thoughts and behaviors. Yes, it's romantic that in a break of Regency tradition they sleep in the same bed and make love often, but it's a lot of nothing after their 15th bout, as is suffering through Darcy hiding his erections from a jovial, knowing father-in-law-to-be. Austen's characters deserve far better than this. (Sept.)
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"This is one of the most romantic take off on Pride and Prejudice that I have read." ---This Book For Free

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She entered seconds later, yawning and rubbing her face. Darcy watched quietly as she arched her back in a sinuous stretch with arms over her head. A sudden gust of air from the balcony stirred her hair and caused the silk of her robe to swirl away from her legs.


She twirled about, a hand rising to her heart. "William! You frightened me! When did you return?"

"Only a moment ago," he answered huskily as he slowly and gracefully moved around the bed and toward his wife, a sensual smile playing over his lips as darkened eyes scoured her body. Lizzy was staring with undisguised appreciation. It had been two months since beholding him after a ride and she swiftly recalled why it was she became so incredibly aroused when he returned. Darcy's handsome virility never failed to stun her, but the appearance of him in only a thin shirt and tailored pants damply clinging to tight muscles, unshaven face flushed from the wind and sun with hair disheveled, and his natural musky scent mingled with horse and sweat, buckled her knees.

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Loving Mr. Darcy 3.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 81 reviews.
DianeMW More than 1 year ago
I waited for this book and couldn't wait to get it home! I was so excited and I was NOT disappointed! Such a good book. If this book doesn't scream HOT ROMANCE then I don't know what does. This is the relationship everyone wishes they had! True Love can be so sweet and romantic! I can't wait for the next one and the one after that and the one after that.........! I think you get the idea!
Astrid2009 More than 1 year ago
And that is saying a lot as I LOVED Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy. But this one takes the reader to so many wonderful places. All over London and Derbyshire, meeting tons of people, taking part in tons of activities. It is non-stop fun and action. And the romance between so many characters is wonderful. Anne falls in love. Mary falls in love. Lizzy and Darcy stay blissful and grow closer together. How can anyone not want that for these characters? This is a terrific read. January seems like forever!
gl More than 1 year ago
Synopsis: Loving Mr. Darcy: Journeys Beyond Pemberley continues Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice six months into the marriage of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett. Confident in Darcy's affections, Lizzie adapts to her role as Mistress of Pemberley with grace and skill. Sharon Lathan describes how the Darcys would have spent their days in considerable detail. The careful descriptions of Pemberley, the surrounding estates of Derbyshire, and the London season are livened up with accounts of Darcy's handling of Mrs. Bennett, the truce with Lady Catherine de Bourgh, and interaction with jealous Caroline Bingley. Many passages are devoted to how Lizzie and Darcy revel in their adventures in and out of the bedroom. Loving Mr. Darcy is full of banter and loving moments between Darcy and Lizzie, but Sharon Lathan also weaves in much historical and cultural detail when describing the Darcys's every day life. Reading how the Darcys researched and prepared for pregnancy and childbirth, I was struck by the way that Lathan was able to include a number of medical discoveries and childcare items into the 1800s. Through the dialogue and musings of Lizzie and Darcy, Lathan also incorporates scenes from Pride and Prejudice and extrapolates how both characters had thought and felt. Review: Loving Mr. Darcy was my first exposure to Sharon Lathan and the Darcy Saga. It would be fair to say that it delves into what happily ever. The novel extends the story and describes the many joys and adventures that the Darcys might have encountered in their first year of marriage. I particularly enjoyed the passages where Darcy and Lizzie relived incidents from their romance in Pride and Prejudice. Loving Mr. Darcy gives a deeper picture of Fitzwilliam Darcy in love - which Pride and Prejudice fans are sure to enjoy. Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (September 1, 2009), 448 pages. Courtesy of the publisher.
Susanne More than 1 year ago
The fantastic second book by Sharon Lathan! Follow the Darcys to London, meet their families and friends and spend a wonderful time with these people. Elizabeth turns into a wonderful mistress of Pemberley, lovingly guided by her husband. If you want a book to truly enjoy and read about true love then you have found it here! New characters join the family and believe me they don´t disappoint. And look out for the third part of the book, that will be availabe in January!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the ultimate romantic escape! Reading this book is like soaking in a bubble bath and eating chocolate at the same time - decadence! If you like gooey romance, this is for you. It was truly fascinating to me to read a continuation of Austen's beautiful characters from Pride and Prejudice. I recommend watching the movie or reading the original book, and then beginning this series (in order of course). The three books (this is the 2nd book) by Lathan cover the first year of the marriage between Lizzy and Darcy and end with the birth of their first child. I have already read all three books twice and can't get enough. I truly hope Lathan continues to write these books.
Taylor96 More than 1 year ago
The second book in the Sharon Lathon saga didnt fall short of the first one. Loving Mr. Darcy gives more insight to Darcy and Elizabeths love story in the same pattern as Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy. You read much of the same text except with the exception their having a child soon. These books tell of a love that will leave you breathless. Even though they all have basically the same plot and dont give much sespence, I still enjoyed reading this book. I would reccomend to more mature people because of certain scenes in the book.
Jenafyre21 More than 1 year ago
Loving Mr. Darcy - Journies beyond Pemberly is the second in a series of 3 books by Sharon Lathan. In this book, we find that Darcy and Elizabeth get the blessed news that they are expecting a child. This book follows their excitement as they prepare for a baby and travel to visit Elizabeth's family and other areas around Derbyshire. In this book you can see how their love grows exponentially as they settle into life as husband and wife. The 3rd book in the series should be arriving tomorrow and I can not wait to see how this story ends. Would recommend this book to anyone that loves Darcy and Elizabeth, but would not recommend for anyone under the age of 18 as it does contain more sexual situations then the first book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book!! When I read the first chapter online I knew it was going to be amazing! This is the marriage that I expected for Elizabeth and Darcy. I have yet to read the first one, but it is ordered and I can't wait to read it!!
Julesabc More than 1 year ago
If you are the type of reader who is intrigued by historical/romance literature, you will enjoy this story very much. Furthermore, if you are a fan of Pride and Prejudice and especially the 2005 movie version based on Jane Austen's book, you will love this tale. Ms. Lathan's newest sequel to her first successful novel, "Two Shall Become One," brings you along on Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy's eventful "Journeys Beyond Pemberley." At the conclusion of the first novel, the Darcy's are overjoyed with the news that they will be expecting their first child. In this continuing saga, this story describes their journey as they leave Pemberley to visit family and friends in Longbourn and London where they share their joy. Along the way, we meet many new interesting and endearing characters who help round out the Darcy's circle of dear friends and family. As the story enfolds, we travel with them to many different areas of Derby and Derbyshire as Darcy proudly shows Lizzy the district where he grew up and the many old structures, churches, and other historical sites they encounter in each town. It is evident and impressive the amount of research that Ms. Lathan compiled for this story, as depicted in the descriptions of the different old structures and the history behind them. While reading about this facet of the story, it is though you are there admiring and discovering these fascinating sites at the same time that Lizzy does. I would also like to say that I strongly disagree with the above editorial review from Publisher's Weekly on several counts. This IS a love story about two people who are deeply in love for the first time in their lives and who are also newlyweds, who were both chaste before they married. Yes, they are affectionate, loving, have an active sexual life (as is normal for newlyweds) and there is some angst written when they are separated from each other. However, isn't this truely the way of life for a young couple, newly married, who are discovering each other in every way in the first year of marriage? Is it impossible to believe that they want to spend as much time together as possible and is it not only natural, nay, necessary for a newly wedded couple to have this period to bond? I believe it is, and I think I can speak from experience being married to a wonderful man for many years, I firmly believe this is true. But this story does not always revolve around their intimate life, as I earlier described their many excursions outside Pemberley. We also get several glimpses of the lives of other family members and their backstories, and the day to day responsibilities of Darcy, as well as Lizzy as she continues to grow in her role of Mistress of Pemberley. I believe that Ms. Lathan's writing and especially the dialogue between the two main characters and other key subjects is witty, intelligent, and delightful. I cannot recommend this story enough. After watching the 2005 version of this movie, I searched for a continuation of this enchanting tale. I have read other sequels, but I wasn't satisfied with any of them until I found this story, and I cannot wait for more of Sharon Lathan's continuation of it in future works!
Coffee-BookGal More than 1 year ago
Loving Mr. Darcy is the second book in Sharon Lathan's continuation of the life of Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy. This book takes our characters away from Pemberly as they travel to their London home after their first 6 months of marriage. While in London Lizzy will celebrate her birthday for the first time during their marriage. In true Darcy fashion, Mr. Darcy captivates our hearts as he showers her with very special birthday surprises. They also attend society balls, and the opera which adds for many exciting moments. Also we get introduced to some very interesting new characters as well as being re-introduced to many characters we already know and love. During all the exciting events and of the story, we watch Lizzy grow in her pregnancy and we experience many special and tender moments as husband and wife discover the preciousness of anticipating the new life they have created. This book is packed full of many many special and heart warming moments. You will not want to put the book down, and you will be greatly anticipating book 3 to come out in January of 2010!
Raven1746 More than 1 year ago
The second novel in the Darcy Saga series has definitely captured my heart. I enjoyed reading the day to day life of Darcy and Lizzy as they expect their first child. It is an innocent and refreshing story of true love that has a place on my permanent book shelf! Karol (Awaiting Diana)
emmarie More than 1 year ago
Sharon Lathan's "Loving Mr. Darcy" is by far the most beautiful story you will read this year. From the moment I picked up the first book "Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy" I could feel it's soul. This particular book absolutly captivated me. The words seemed to spill from the pages into my heart. I read it time and time again until it was tattered and torn(a sign of a much loved book), yet I hungered for more. When the new book "Loving Mr. Darcy" hit the shelves it was like being hugged by a dear old friend. "Loving Mr. Darcy" is every bit as sweet and addicting as the first book. The story is enticing and relaxing at the same time. Lathan's writing is both beautiful and brilliant. "Loving Mr. Darcy" will fill your heart with warmth and joy, no matter what your day has been. Do something for yourself,for your soul. Open the pages and lose yourself in a romantic tale of true love and compelling hope. Read Sharon Lathan's "Loving Mr. Darcy," a story you will never forget.
molfetta91 More than 1 year ago
This book is for you if you LOVE Jane Austen novels. Sharon has taken Janes story and continued it the way it should have. It's a great story, very touching and romantic. You are totally immersed in that time period which I love. I've been waiting for this book (book 2 in the saga) to come out and I have not been disappointed. Can't say enough good things about this book. Read it and enjoy!
Seli1 More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd much awaited book of Sharon Lathan's Saga and it will not disappoint. You will enjoy it from beginning to end. In Loving Mr. Darcy the story continues after the Darcy's have enjoyed their honeymoon time at Pemberley and are ready to venture to their home in London. Elizabeth meets the challenges of a London household, new friends and society as Mrs. Darcy. Her husband is a welcome support and lovingly guides her. Elizabeth celebrates her birthday, a wonderful birthday with her husband. They are also expecting their first child and we share those special moments. Sharon introduces us to wonderful, fascinating new characters and we also have time to spend with the Bingleys. Elizabeth and her sister enjoy special talks and much needed sisterly advise. Sharon also gives us wonderful writting in the descriptions of the beautiful countryside. The book is full of love, excitement, laughter, some concerns, and lots of romance!. The pages come to live and the moments are very special and not one page is wasted on sillyness. I cant wait for the continuation in January to this great story. You will enjoy it very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sharon Lathan captures Mr. Darcy's & Elizabeth's love perfectly!
Darcylover2 More than 1 year ago
This book is so true to life! One of the things I like most about historicak fiction, is that you get a glimpse of the background everyday ways the people of that time behaved and hoe everything appeared . Of course, it goes without saying that it is refreshing to see a love who's passion doesn't end after the honeymoon's over. What's best of all as that because of Sharon Lathan, the story continues. Hopefully for many years to come!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like Pride and Prejudice variations--this is an author you need to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sharon Lathan has raised the bar!! Who will ever compare to Mr. Darcy? This book is a must read for any " Pride and Prejudice" fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Was very happy to finally know what happened after the wedding!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge Jane Austin fan, and I couldn't stop reading. The new take on pride and prejudice and what could have happened was awesome. Made me love the characters even more.
Boop410 More than 1 year ago
After reading the first in Lathan's Darcy saga, I was eager to pick up the second. I wasn't disappointed. The story continues with Darcy and Elizabeth on their way to Hertfordshire and Elizabeth expecting their first child. A visit to Darcy House in London follows along with a brief separation of the lovers and another confrontation with Lady Catherine. This novel is as engaging as the first and includes the addition of a few new characters. Dr. George Darcy, William's uncle, arrives from India with his friend Dr. Raul Penaflor, a Spanish nobleman. George is a charming character full of humor and warmth while his friend is charming and quiet. His addition adds another familial dimension to the story and brings out William's craving for a father figure which in turn gives William's character more depth. As always, Lathan weaves a good story with interesting plotlines and characters. This novel is an entertaining romp of romance, fun, and love that spans the life of two characters that live in the imagination of thousands of readers. This is series of possibilities and this is one possible continuation of Jane Austen's beloved work. It is one of the most engaging well written of the Austen continuations. If you're looking for Jane Austen's style and for the characters to do exactly what Jane's would do don't read this book. If you're looking for an entertaining possibility or an imaginitive spin off of Austen's work, this is your series. You won't be disappointed.
Gryffengirl More than 1 year ago
By far better than most sequels, this series actually has rewarding, realistic parts like fights along with making up rather than fight after fight with no relief
Ingrid21 More than 1 year ago
Loving Mr. Darcy is the second book in the Darcy Saga Series by the very talented Sharon Lathan. Elizabeth and Darcy have just found out they are "with child" and the book takes you through the ups and downs of her beautiful pregnancy! This book is beautifully descriptive with excellent character development. So fun to imagine London at this time! Thank you Sharon for your books! They are awesome!!
RunningShoeGirl More than 1 year ago
Yes, escapism. I love to get lost in this series. I have read other reviews that talk about there being sex in the book. Well, if I was married to Mr. Darcy, and there was as much love there as they have, I would hope it would be that way! It's written in a modern era and it's done REALLY well.
efrank More than 1 year ago
This is a good book to read for any Jane Austin, Darcy/Elizabeth enthusiast. It's fun to imagine how their lives would continue, if Austen had continued with the story. I think Lathan adds a depth of romance and emotion to Darcy's continue. Overall, it is a fun book to read. A little light on the plot, but I still found it enjoyable.