Friday, September 27, 2013
My Own Mr. Darcy Book Review and Giveaway ends 10/8
After being dragged to the 2005 movie Pride and Prejudice by her mother, sixteen-year-old Elizabeth’s life changes when Matthew Macfadyen’s Mr. Darcy appears on the screen. Lizzie falls hard and makes a promise to herself that she will settle for nothing less than her own Mr. Darcy. This ill-advised pledge threatens to ruin any chance of finding true love. During the six intervening years, she has refused to give any interested suitors a chance. They weren’t Mr. Darcy enough.
Coerced by her roommate, Elizabeth agrees to give the next interested guy ten dates before she dumps him. That guy is Chad, a kind and thoughtful science teacher and swim coach. While she’s dating Chad, her dream comes true in the form of a wealthy bookstore owner named Matt Dawson, who looks and acts like her Mr. Darcy. Of course she has to follow her dream. But as Elizabeth simultaneously dates a regular guy and the dazzling Mr. Dawson, she’s forced to re-evaluate what it was she loved about Mr. Darcy in the first place.
In My Own Mr. Darcy Elizabeth watches the movie Pride and Prejudice when she is 16 and becomes obsessed with Mr. Darcy. Elizabeth decides she will have her own Mr. Darcy one day. I really liked Elizabeth but her obsession with Mr. Darcy was kind of irritating to me. I was annoyed that she couldn't see that maybe that's not really what she wanted or what would make her happy. It was obvious that Chad was perfect for her but she just couldn't see it. I think it's crazy for anyone to be obsessed with a book or movie character like that but I'm sure it does happen. Good story though. This is a 4 star book to me.
Author Karey White
Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist.
She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.
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