05 July 2013

Review: Mr. Darcy's Noble Connections

Book: Mr. Darcy's Noble Connections
Author: Abigail Reynolds

Ms. Reynolds has done it again!! This time around she brings us to a new location with a new cast of characters.

Our story starts after the unsuccessful proposal at Hunsford, which has brought Elizabeth to visit her friend, Lady Eleanor, at Bentham Park. Darcy just happens to be visiting his hood friend, Mr. Paxton, at a neighboring estate at the same time Elizabeth is at Bentham Park.While our couple is unaware of each other's presence, Lady and Eleanor and Mr. Paxton have been keeping their relationship secret and have enlisted their friends to help.  Over the course of their respective visits, Darcy and Elizabeth spend a lot of time together and Elizabeth starts to question her feelings for Darcy.

But we all know it can't be easy for these two to come to understanding, so we have several people trying to come between them. First is Lord Charles, who at first just wants to take advantage of Elizabeth and then surprisingly comes to respect to her and possibly marry her. Secondly, there is Eleanor who wanted to keep her love a secret, fearing how her family would handle the news, becomes engaged to Darcy after some facts were misunderstood. And lastly, our couple still misunderstand each other and have to work through a lot of their problem all the while working through obstacles keeping them apart.

There are several memorable scenes; one scene between Darcy and Elizabeth in moors will take your breathe away. Needless to say, you will never look at hairpins the same way!! We are also introduced to Eleanor's grandmother, Dowager Marchioness, who is force of nature. I can totally see Elizabeth being like her when is older; both ladies are amazing women. Eleanor's brother, Lord Charles is not someone we like in the beginning but as the story unfold he has some endearing qualities that makes you feel sorry that in the end he couldn't win Elizabeth's heart. Although there is a fight scene between Lord Charles and Darcy that made me laugh and compare it to the fight scene between Mark Darcy and Daniel Cleaver in Bridget Jones's Diary.

Luckily for us, it all works out in the end and Darcy and Elizabeth finally come together! I highly recommend this book to all Darcy and Elizabeth fans, you won't want to put it down until you have finished.


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