Monday, December 5, 2011
Darcy's Passions by Regina Jeffers
However, Darcy's Passions follows Austen's Pride and Prejudice so beautifully I felt like I was re-discovering it again for the first time. All the pieces were fit together so perfectly, as well as the characters being true to form. Nothing crazy happened to the characters I love so much; they were kept just as they always should be. Georgiana and Colonel Fitzwilliam play a key role in bringing about Darcy and Elizabeth's relationship and the reader gets a priceless inside look at this. I loved how parts of the story once hidden from the reader by Austen, Jeffers takes the liberty of allowing Darcy to progress the story, such as having Darcy encourage Bingley to have Elizabeth stay at Netherfield for his own selfish reasons... of course it was to help Jane too. ;)
The novel continues through the double wedding and then follows Darcy and Elizabeth back to their home at Pemberley. I was all smiles as I got to read some of the happily ever after! There was conflict, drama, disaster, humor, love, and a baby... perfect. I enjoyed reading from the first page to the very last. If someone is looking for their first Pride and Prejudice sequel, retelling, or Darcy perspective this is an awesome place to start. I loved it and it will be placed in the re-read pile for sure.
Also, Regina Jeffers Vampire Darcy's Desire is still probably my favorite supernatural twist to Pride and Prejudice... even better than the zombies. :) I encourage all Austen addicts to check this one out too!