Sunday, 2 June 2013

A Wife for Mr. Darcy by Mary Lydon Simonsen

"When Mr. Darcy realizes he insulted Miss Elizabeth Bennet at the Meryton Assembly, he feels duty bound to seek her out and apologize... But instead of meekly accepting his apology, Elizabeth stands up to him, and Darcy realizes with a shock that she is a very different type of lady than he is used to... Darcy is more intrigued than he's ever been by any young lady, but he's already entangled in a courtship. It's a brutal predicament for a man of honor who only longs to follow his heart..."

I have to say, I was ready to give this book 3 stars for most of its reading, but the last third of it...

Throughout the whole book there were innumerous historical inaccuracies, to be fair the plot was engaging enough to allow me to, if not completely ignore them, tolerate them. The dialogue, for the most part, was witty and engaging. It was actually the book's strongest point. And had it kept at that for its entirety it would have been a solid 3 stars.

But the last 3rd...
The plot was quickly solved in the most anticlimactic way, and with its resolution most of the dialogue went from witty to sappy. The most saccharine, drippy love letters and declarations, and dull descriptions of things that had no point at all, since the plot was pretty much finished. And let me tell you, once the witty dialogue disappeared, all those historical inaccuracies were all I could see.

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