Friday, April 22, 2011

What Would Mr. Darcy Do? by Abigail Reynolds

Abigail Reynolds is one of my favorite Austen authors. What Would Mr. Darcy Do? is a Pride and Prejudice Variation. This novel starts at the inn in Lambton when Elizabeth receives the bad news about Lydia and Wickham. It varies here from the original classic as instead of leaving, Mr. Darcy stays, expresses his feelings for Elizabeth, and is caught in a compromising position with her by Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner.

There are still misunderstandings aplenty between the couple, but through the events of the novel, there is an understanding of love and passion between the two. The pages of the book almost start on fire with the underlying passion between the two during several scenes. Abigail Reynolds writes wonderful romantic scenes that involve no sex, but plenty of desire.

What Would Mr. Darcy Do? gives more background and behind the scenes in the original novel. I thought was a great companion book, and very enjoyable for all lovers of Pride and Prejudice. The language of the novel seemed to flow like an additional Austen novel.

For a great interview with Abigail Reynolds and a chance to win a copy of this novel, please check out this link.

Book Source: Advance Review Copy from Sourcebooks. Thank-you!


  1. I really enjoyed this book, too. Reynolds is great at writing Austen variations. I especially liked how the Darcy and Elizabeth were so passionate with one another, the steam was rising off the pages, but it was actually very innocent all things considered. Great review!

  2. Laura, this book sounds absolutely adorable! Terrific review.

  3. This sounds delightful. I'll hop on over to Abigail Reynold's web site.

  4. Anna - I agree. I really loved the innocent passion . . . it almost makes it more steamy to me!!