Review: Only Mr. Darcy Will Do by Kara Louise

by Keira G on March 6, 2011 · 0 comments

in 5 Stars, ARC, Children, Comedy of Manners, Gentry, Governess / Companion, Great Britain, J-L, Jane Austen, Regency, Travel, Virgin Heroine

Kara Louise is a must read!

The Story: Elizabeth’s trip to Derbyshire with her aunt and uncle is canceled when Mr. Bennet dies. The only thing for the four girls and Mrs. Bennet to do is to make the best of a bad situation. Jane and Elizabeth take positions as governesses with Jane working for their aunt and uncle in Cheapside and Elizabeth taking a position with the Willstones. There Elizabeth is loved by her charge and respected by her employers.

When Miss Rosalyn Matthews joins the household, Elizabeth forms a friendship with her. This friendship is severely tried when Rosalyn confides she seeks to gain Mr. Darcy’s affections and to marry him. Elizabeth doesn’t quite know what to do or how to feel about the situation.

Even more perplexing is Mr. Darcy’s sudden regard for the Willstones. Rosalyn sees this as a sign that one day soon she will become the Mistress of Pemberley. Can it be as Rosalyn says? Or is there another reason Mr. Darcy engages the Willstone family?

Review: Kara Louise’s Only Mr. Darcy Will Do is stunning, eloquent, and just plain wonderful. It is one of the best Pride and Prejudice variations I’ve ever read! I loved it so much that as I was nearing the end I kept wishing for more pages to magically insert themselves in the back of the book. Have you ever wished that were the case too when reading a really good book? I wanted to devour the ending and yet savor it because I knew there wouldn’t be any more. A keeper for sure!

Rating: ★★★★★

Buy: Only Mr. Darcy Will Do

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