Only Mr. Darcy Will Do

Only Mr. Darcy Will Do

by Kara Louise
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Only Mr. Darcy Will Do 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Marcie77 More than 1 year ago
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.
BookReviewsByMolly More than 1 year ago
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!
LuvMrDarcy More than 1 year ago
The other reviews are very detailed and I will only add that I agree that this is a very interesting book and that I enjoy it very much, however this is "Something Like Regret" re-released with a new title... I almost bought the same book twice!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 !
Gloriaant Jackson More than 1 year ago
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.
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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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Will be reading her other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! It was a very intriguing alternate story that would please Ms. Austen herself.
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It swept me up all over again. Good book
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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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LB1985 More than 1 year ago
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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Not my favorite adaptation. However, it is a good read.
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