Book Reviews of The Exploits & Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy

The Exploits & Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy
The Exploits Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy
Author: Elizabeth Aston
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ISBN-13: 9780743261937
ISBN-10: 0743261933
Publication Date: 3/1/2005
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 83 ratings
Publisher: Touchstone
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Exploits & Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy on + 48 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
I really enjoyed this second book in the series by Elizabeth Aston. It's full of adventure, humor, and well constructed characters. She brings back some of the characters from the first book as well as introducing new ones.

As I like historical fiction, I appreciated the setting and how Aston weaves a story which shows how difficult life for women in the early 1800s was. The main character is a free spirit and talented in music. Yet, she finds out early that those characteristics are not appreciated in a married woman. It made me wonder how many women were shunned during those times merely because they did not conform to such rigid rules.
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Helpful Score: 2
Any fan of Jane Austen will enjoy this. I have read several books taking place in the world of Jane Austen, and Aston is enjoyable. We never get to see Lizzy and Darcy, but their daughters are a joy. Her writing is similar to Austen's, and so are some of the situations these girls get them selves into.
reviewed The Exploits & Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This the sequel to Aston's Mr. Darcy's Daughters, which I liked a little better. It was very enjoyable to read, I just felt that the romance interest of the protagonist, Alethea, was almost exactly the same character as the love interest of Camilla in Mr. Darcy's Daughters.
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Helpful Score: 1
A nice sequel to Mr. Darcy's Daughters, it was a light read easily finished in a weekend. It dragged a little about midway, but skimming those pages didn't diminish my ability to follow the plot.
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Loads of FUN!! Where even the most levelheaded respectables get caught into mischief. Full of Autin-like wit and plenty of twists unseen coming around each corner. Enjoy!
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I keep reading and thinking "I've read this before!" I have but it has been awhile and it is still good. The characters are intelligent and spirited and it is a fun historical fiction. I have the "True Darcy Spirit" up next on my TBR pile!
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A pleasant read, not great literature, not even Austen - but a pleasant read.
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An enjoyable read. Sometimes a bit slow but overall a fun read.
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The 2nd of the series of Mr. Darcy's daughters...very good read.
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for all of you pride and prejeduce lovers this book is a must read you will love it like the first book.
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This is a very imaginative take on the continuaton of the Darcy family. I enjoy it immensely
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