Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy by Sara Angelini

If I had one word to describe The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy, it would be “Hot!” This novel is a fun, fast, and highly enjoyable read. A modern day Pride and Prejudice, The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy is the story of Will Darcy, a young judge in California, and the impossible new attorney in his courtroom, Elizabeth Bennet.

Misunderstandings separate the two at first, but over time they discover that their two passionate natures are ultimately drawn together. Will they find a way to work out their careers and differences to end up together forever?

I really enjoyed this novel, mostly because I loved the two main characters, Will and Elizabeth. Author Sara Angelini was able to take two beloved Regency characters and create two realistic modern creatures that are able to battle wits and share passions that their Regency counterparts only wish would have been possible.

I really enjoyed reading of the modern incarnations of the characters of P&P. They all made sense and a few were laugh out loud funny. My favorite was Bill Collins, habitual offender for solicitation of prostitutes. I also enjoyed that the plot didn’t stick too closely to P&P. The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy was its own novel that left me reading far into the night to find out what would happen next. I also loved how it was implied that the current Darcy was a descendent of the original Darcy.

The courtroom setting of the novel was fantastic. I also loved how the story switched between Darcy’s point of view and Elizabeth’s. It was great to see what they were both thinking . . . as I’ve always wondered when I read the original Pride and Prejudice what exactly was going on in Mr. Darcy’s mind.

Overall, The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy is a sexy, smart modern story of pride and prejudice. It is an entertaining love story that is not to be missed!

The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy is my sixteenth item in the Everything Austen Challenge.

Book Source: Author Sara Angelini and Source Books Review Copy. Thank-you!!


  1. are rockin the Everything Austen Challenge.
    Second...I am glad you liked this book. I liked it as well. Your review is dead on as to why I liked and enjoyed the book sooo much.

  2. This isn't something I would normally read but it sounds fun!

  3. HA! "Bill Collins, habitual offender for solicitation of prostitutes?" You had me right there. I MUST read this one...

  4. Having Bill Collins in trouble for soliciting prostitution was hilarious. I loved Louisa Hurst becoming Lizzie's gay best friend!

  5. I just bought the book last night at a Waldenbooks that's shutting down. Got it 30% off. Can't wait to dive in, but my TBR pile is day...

    Laura Hartness
    The Calico Critic

  6. yay, glad to hear this is a good one. on my everything austen tbr list now.
    btw: you've just been awarded

  7. This sounds really good!

    I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Knit the Season!

    Merry Christmas!

  8. I'll be reading this one in 2010! Looks like I'm gonna like it.

  9. Loved this book, read it two days couldn't put it down! A good read