April 5, 2010

Review: Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo

Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart: A Novel

On her own and taking care of her little sister from the age of 18, Claire Prescott has never been one to believe in fairy tales. Yet when she has to present a paper at a Pride and Prejudice seminar as an emergency substitution for her sister, Claire finds her self caught up in the beauty of Oxford. And when handsome and aristocratic James walks into the room she feels an immediate spark. She slowly begins to think that for once the fairy tale can be hers... if she can overlook the fact that she has a negligent, sports nut of a boyfriend back at home in the states.

To complicate matters further, she meets a dotty older woman who invites her back to her storybook cottage. There Harriet swears Claire to secrecy and shows her a partial manuscript First Impressions by Jane Austen which was later re-written as Price and Prejudice. In First Impressions, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy's relationship has a very different outcome. Due to this fact there is more than one person out to keep Claire and Harriet apart.

Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart is a sweet romantic tale. It was kind of like reading two books in one. You have Claire and her relationships with James, her boyfriend Neil and her sister plus you have the additional story within a story regarding First Impressions. I really enjoyed the way the two weave together in one delightful read. I recommend this one to anyone who loves contemporary fiction or is a Jane Austen fan.

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LargeFormatPrintsExpert said...

nice review. i still havent read the book and I actually read the reviews afterwards. anyway im still reading it... gotta love jane austen btw

Tribute Books said...

Sounds like a very sweet book, thanks for the review.

bermudaonion said...

I'm not big on romances, but this one really does sound sweet, and what a great cover!

Enid Wilson said...

I like sweet romance from time to time. Beth's book sound interesting, especially I love most things related to Mr. Darcy. I love Oxford too, many interesting buildings. Thanks for the heads up, Monie.

Steamy Darcy

Melissa B. said...

I enjoyed your review. The story reminds me of a movie I saw about a woman who could travel between worlds. She was able to visit Pride and Prejudice and got Mr. Darcy to fall in love with her.