Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Review: THE TROUBLE WITH MR. DARCY by Sharon Lathan
The happiness of a birth and a wedding, the sorrow of illness, and the return of villains all mark The Trouble with Mr. Darcy, the emotional latest chapter in Sharon Lathan's Darcy Saga.
The Trouble with Mr. Darcy belongs to Elizabeth as some good and a lot of bad overtake her. The Darcys have a new son, Michael, but all is not well. Although physically cured, Elizabeth remains mentally sick from the birth, and the illness takes a toll on her and Darcy's marriage. On a happier note, Kitty weds her beloved General Randall Artois, although the attendance at the wedding by George and Lydia Wickham casts a pall over the proceedings. George is as evil and revengeful as ever, and along with another malefactor from the past casts Elizabeth as the pawn in his latest plot against Darcy.
Written in her flowing sensual style and with a wealth of detailed descriptions, Ms. Lathan again transports us to the Regency as she immerses us into the joys and fears of her characters. We suffer along with Darcy and Elizabeth during Elizabeth's illness, rejoice in the heady joy of Kitty and Randall's new love, and snarl at Wickham and his dastardly plot as we cheer on Mr. Darcy in his new role as swashbuckler fighting to protect his family.
All in all, a story that grips you from beginning to end. Enjoy.
Thank you all,
ARC provided by Sourcebooks