Saturday, January 10, 2009

Duty and Desire: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman by Pamela Aidan

I am hooked on the Pride and Prejudice by Austen and this is just more to feast on. The book is all from Darcy's point of view and what he was doing the whole time he left Elizabeth's town and convinced his best friend Bingly to also.

The whole entire book he is going back and forth in his mind comparing Elizabeth to other ladies he meets, he dreams of her, he thinks of her he obsesses about her and he relies on these memories to help him through a tough decision. She was always the example of good and grounded.

This book has a bit of a fact it takes on its own adventure/mystery and is somewhat, I think, out of character for the always fair and unreadable tightwad Darcy. He shows emotion and he shares opinions and he almost falls for another girl! Yikes!

Luckily his trusty valet comes to his rescue more then once. They are really quite tight when it comes to confiding in each other about women, his love life, future and what to wear...(obviously the author was a women). It is still interesting and a good read.

The last book in the series should be even better because it will actually have the rest of the story and Elizabeth in it...this book didn't have her there once...only in his thoughts and memories.

Healing Book, Slightly Broken but kind of in a gray area.

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