As someone who is a HUGE fan of Jane Austen I had high hopes for this book. But as soon as I got to the part where Mr. Bingley keeps Jane knocked up all the time and Mr. Darcy regrets marrying Lizzy, I just stopped reading. It totally was ruining everything Jane Austen had set up in her books. I don't care if it supposedly is taking place 17 years after Pride and Prejudice ends. I want to keep my happy ending!!! LOL!
I won't finish this book because it makes me mad.
If you like Jane Austen and love her characters...especially in Pride and Prejudice, DON'T READ THIS BOOK!
I LOVED this book. If you're a dyed-in-the-wool Jane Austen fan and have to have your "happily ever after" preserved from Pride and Prejudice, you may be disappointed. If you have a more open mind and love a very well written book that keeps you absorbed from beginning to end, give this one a try.
I approached this book with a certain amount of dread because I had read several scathing reviews of this book, but you know what? I liked it! It bears little resemblance to Jane Austen or "Pride or Prejudice" other than the use of the characters...instead it is a rollicking, swashbuckling tale, reminiscent to me, of Marion Chesney's "Traveling Matchmaker" series of lighthearted Regency romps, like "Yvonne Goes To York" or "Deborah Goes To Dover". This could be "Mary Goes To Manchester." If you are not expecting a letter-perfect re-creation of Jane Austen, you too might enjoy it. I found it lighthearted and hugely entertaining -- great literature it is not, but fun entertainment? Yes it is!