by Sharon Lathan
Sourcebooks, Incorporated, 2009
Summary: The first few months of Elizabeth Bennett's marriage to Fitzwilliam Darcy as they begin their day-to-day lives as husband and wife at Pemberly.
Review: This book was not what I anticipated. The story tells of the daily life of the Darcys after they are married. They are happy. They tell each other how happy they are. They entertain guests who see how happy they are. I read a lot of Austen inspired novels, so I was waiting for the scandal and intrigue to kick in. The novel is well written and discusses their relationship in length as well as their feelings for each other and it is all very romantic but nothing really happens. The plot slowly unveils itself 3/4ths of the way through with a dramatic accident and I thought -- this is what I have been waiting for! -- and then as quickly as the incident starts it is over. Overall, a fun read that needed a bit more action for my taste. Rating: *** out of 5.