Mr. Darcy Goes Overboard: A Tale of Tide & Prejudice

Mr. Darcy Goes Overboard: A Tale of Tide & Prejudice

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by Belinda Roberts
     
 

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a yacht must be in want of a female crew...

The balmy seaside resort town of Salcombe boasts the best in bikinis, sandcastle contests, and a fiercely competitive squad of buff local lifeguards as Regatta Week approaches. And if that weren't enough excitement, Mrs Bennet hears that the

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a yacht must be in want of a female crew...

The balmy seaside resort town of Salcombe boasts the best in bikinis, sandcastle contests, and a fiercely competitive squad of buff local lifeguards as Regatta Week approaches. And if that weren't enough excitement, Mrs Bennet hears that the splendid villa Netherpollock has been rented by a young man of great fortune. She is determined he'll go out with one of her daughters, until Mr Darcy glides in on his stunning yacht Pemberley and she decides he would be the better catch...

Jane Austen has never been so hilariously recreated as in this modern seaside retelling of Pride and Prejudice, complete with a Mr Darcy you won't soon forget!

What readers say:

"A wonderful read-inspiring, intelligent, and quite hilarious."

"Hugely entertaining. It made me laugh out loud many times."

"I am mad on Austen and loved this book! I am sure Jane would be very happy to know her creations are alive and kicking on the English seaside!"

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"It's an amusing story in a different setting and everyone is very young and hip." - Book Girl of Mury Castell

"In this way it differs greatly from Austen's depth of character development and serious topics, but it's well understood that this is what Roberts was aiming for-a funny, fresh version of a much-exploited story." - Library of Clean Reads

"Mr. Darcy Goes Overboard is a perfect beach read and just in time for the summer." - Psychotic State

"...it's still one of the funniest, cutest, P&P versions I've read. " - Love Romance Passion

"...Jane Austen fans will enjoy this contemporary rendition of timeless Pride and Prejudice." - The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews

"A fun retelling of Pride & Prejudice that is aimed for more of a young to middle teen audience although it does hold amusement for adult readers, especially Pride & Prejudice addicts." - Royal Reviews

"It's the perfect beach read or a bit of fluffy fun at the end of a stressful day." - Diary of an Eccentric

"A quick light read to pick you up when you need it." - Savvy Verse & Wit

"funny take on a classic " - One Literature Nut

"Overall though, a fun summer read." - Urban Girl Reader

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402246937
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
394,280
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Mr. Darcy Goes Overboard is Belinda Roberts' first novel, although she has written a number of plays including 'Angelica' (pub Samuel French), Beetleheart, Christmas Candy, OTMA's Glory, Starry Night and Vivaldi's Angels. She lives near Stratford upon Avon, England.

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Mr. Darcy Goes Overboard 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jane Austen's novel, poorly retold with some really wince-worthy quotes in a ridiculous context. Don't waste your money or your time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just can't get into this book. I'm very disappointed with how much the characters where rewritten to be complete airheads. I'm only going to finish reading this book just so it's not a complete waste of money.
Chris Waychunas More than 1 year ago
I really did not like this book. It was very short( 169 pages give or take) and had no character development. If you were not familiar with the original story than there is no way you would be able to follow this story. I generally like most takes on Jane Austen but not this one.
reba ruthenberg More than 1 year ago
Why tamper with perfection. The oriinal book "Pride and Prejudice" This version did not translate to modern times at all. If you have a choice dont bother with this version read the original, you wont be sorry.
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Not a well written book a weekend with darcy was a better book, had a hard time with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only finished bc i paid good money for it.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In summer, the Bennet family goes on vacation to the English resort town Salcombe. The older daughters Jane and Lizzy love listening to their I-Pods, surfing, and seeing the latest fashion. The matriarch is ecstatic to learn that the house next door Netherpollock is owned by a rich single male Mr. Bingley who falls for Jane at first sight. Bingley is friends with William Darcy, owner of the luxurious yacht Pemberley. Mr. Wickham tells Lizzy awful things about Mr. Darcy. She believes him because he speaks like a cultured gentleman while Darcy is surly and withdrawn, but is attracted to Lizzy. When he shows his feelings for her, she rejects him; Lizzy soon learns that Darcy is the gentleman and Wickham is the cad. Mrs. Bennet hopes Lizzy changes her mind because she wants the prestige of her daughters marrying wealth. When Darcy and Bingley leave, Jane and Lizzy are depressed believing they will never see their respective man again. Although this is another of the zillion Jane Austen offspring, Pride and Prejudice in the twenty-first century is a whimsical amusing tale of misconceptions as the Bennet females learn to not judge a book by only its cover. The modern gizmos do not intrude on the classic theme of people concealing their feelings behind facades as the essence of the key cast remains consistent with the original intended characterization. Except for purists, Jane Austen fans will enjoy this contemporary rendition of timeless Pride and Prejudice. Harriet Klausner