The Plight of the Darcy Brothers: A Tale of the Darcys & the Bingleys

The Plight of the Darcy Brothers: A Tale of the Darcys & the Bingleys

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by Marsha Altman
     
 

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In this lively second installment, the Darcys and Bingleys are plunged into married life and its many accompanying challenges presented by family and friends.

With Jane and Elizabeth away, Darcy and Bingley take on the daunting task of managing their two-year- old children. Mary Bennet returns from the Continent pregnant by an Italian student promised to the

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In this lively second installment, the Darcys and Bingleys are plunged into married life and its many accompanying challenges presented by family and friends.

With Jane and Elizabeth away, Darcy and Bingley take on the daunting task of managing their two-year- old children. Mary Bennet returns from the Continent pregnant by an Italian student promised to the church; Darcy and Elizabeth travel to find the father, and discover previously unknown—and shocking—Darcy relations. By the time Darcy discovers that there's more than one sibling of questionable birth in the family, the ever-dastardly Wickham arrives on the scene to try to seize the Darcy fortune once and for all.

Editorial Reviews

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""Readers who can't get enough of Pride and Prejudice should give Marsha Altman's series a whirl." " - Book, Line and Sinker

""[A] delightful book. I totally enjoyed it. I can see myself reading these books again in the future." " - Jenny Loves to Read

"Altman manages to stay true to the original characters, tell a whopping good story, make us laugh and cry in all the right places, and make us want to read it again and again." - A Curious Statistical Anomaly

"Another rollicking fine adventure with the Darcys and Bingleys, well-written... ridiculously fun reading." - Bookfoolery & Babble

""[H]umorous, dramatic, romantic and touching-all things I love in a Jane Austen sequel... This goes on the shelf with my favorites." " - Grace's Book Blog

"This tale is so beautifully written with the same subtlety and intriguing plots, that fans of the incomparable Jane Austen might mistake it for a Jane Austen novel." - A Bibliophile's Bookshelf

"[A] fun book to read to while away a few quiet afternoons." - This Book For Free

"This one kept me reading... refreshing." - Becky's Book Reviews

"[U]tterly charming. The book is written with just the right amount of humor and the plot moves at a steady pace, and is just so much fun to read." - Stephanie's Written Word

"I've read various Austen sequels, but this is the best so far." - Historical Novel Review

Publishers Weekly
In her second Pride and Prejudice sequel, Altman brings back the Darcys and the Bingleys, offering up a charming tale of family and intrigue, along with a deft bit of comedy. When proper Bennet sister Mary returns from the continent, she is a compromised woman. Darcy and Elizabeth go to the continent to find the father and convince him to do the right thing, but on the way, they discover secret scandals about the Darcy family, including one half-brother Darcy didn't know about and a bigger problem that could ruin the entire family's reputation. Altman follows a well-tread path with this sequel to Austen's classic, and Austen fans will be pleased with the treatment of her characters. Though the ending feels rushed, Altman takes the spirit of the original runs with it to mostly deliver on fans' great expectations.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402224294
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
08/02/2009
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
774,506
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Marsha Altman is an author and historian specializing in Rabbinic literature in late antiquity. She is also an expert on Jane Austen sequels, having read nearly all of them. She has worked in a literary agency and is writing a series continuing the story of the Darcys and Bingleys. She lives in New York.

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Plight of the Darcy Brothers 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
RunningShoeGirl More than 1 year ago
This is book two of a really involved, bumpy series. There are hysterically funny moments, hardly believeable moments, and waaayyy out there moments. This is not a series for Pride & Predjudice purists. It's a really involving read, you really get inthralled with the crazy lives of the characters and want to know what is happening next, just don't hang onto P&P when you're reading this series. It's a good series over all.
Sensitivemuse More than 1 year ago
It helps if you read The Darcys and the Bingleys first (besides, it was a great book, after all). Leave the majority of your assumptions of each character at the door. This book takes all the Pride and Prejudice characters and spins it around so they act different than what you thought they would be. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, although it may take some time getting used to. Especially in the case of Mary Bennet. Whoever thought she’d be the one to mess things up this time? The comedy in this book is increased, much more than the first one. I love how Darcy picks on Bingley (he has a knack for it) and all Bingley can do is just sputter about trying to think of a come back (you can actually picture this easily in your head too). There is also some new characters being introduced. They’re pretty good, Gregoire Darcy is entertaining and an interesting addition. It took a while to get used to him but he proved to be likable - and humorous. I’m curious as to his background story, but am also curious as to what the future books have in store for him as well. The plot was well done! it was interesting, funny, and had several story arcs within to keep you interested in the handful of characters mentioned in the book. Each plot also ties up nicely in the end so you’re not left with open questions or unfinished business. The only complaint I have, is Mary’s situation ends up getting cheesy and corny at the end - but otherwise, the entire premise of the book made up for that small little mishap. The ending did have a little surprise (OMG really??!!! Wickham!!?? gahhh!!!) which I was not expecting. It was great to read though! Another great Austen spinoff by Marsha Altman, and I’m going to read further. I absolutely love this series so far. Readers who want to see their beloved Pride and Prejudice characters go through ups and downs, but filled with laugh out loud scenes are welcome to try this.
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josephineQ More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the second book. This was an adictive set of characters and ones that you can easily visualize as you read.
lauryw More than 1 year ago
for Darcy and Elizabeth lovers only! This book is once more a chance to read more of our beloved pair, but it defiantely does not live up to some of the other sequels out there...
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Not even on the beach...