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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.
I wasn't much of a Jane Austen fan until I saw the 2005 movie Pride and Prejudice. I've heard from many diehard Austen fans that this version isn't their favorite, but it was just right to draw me into Austen's stories. I loved the characters, and the actors did such a great job! I don't buy many movies, but I did buy this one, and I got a kick out of the first chapter of My Own Mr. Darcy as Lizzie describes her connection to the movie.
As the story went on, I was a little surprised that Lizzie didn't seem to have matured in the six years since the first chapter. But, I liked the story a lot. And either she matured as the story went on, or I got used to her.
This is the type of book that I kept thinking, "Just one more chapter." I stayed up way too late reading! Even before chapter one, I was drawn in by the sweet dedication to the author's mom.
If you are an Austen fan, and like a fun, clean romance, don't miss My Own Mr. Darcy.
About the Author:
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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Title: My Own Mr. Darcy
Author: Karey White
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: July 2013
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