A weekend with Mr Darcy by Victoria Connelly
bought my copy
A weekend surrounded by other Janeites, readers who enthusiastically admire Jane Austen and her novels, sounds perfect for both Dr. Katherine Roberts and Robyn Love. Both adore Jane Austen but outside of the her books they don't have a lot of romance in their lives. Katherine is single and not interested in men right now and Robyn is in a relationship that's no longer making her happy. What will happen when both realize that this weekend has more in store for them then just meeting other Janeites and how will they handle falling in love?
"A weekend with Mr Darcy" turned out exactly as I expected it to be, the book was very charming with lovely characters and I had a lot of fun while reading the story.
Both Katherine and Robyn were very likable main characters and it was great to read about them and their different lifes. I also liked reading about the men they fell in love with and especially Katherine's love story was very entertaining. Her love interest is an author who's writing historical romances under a female pen name and I liked how his two lives in the end became one. Of course there was some trouble that both pairs had to overcome but nothing too dramatic or over the top, all in all the story was very light-hearted. The story was a bit predictable but that's not something that bothered me.
I loved how enthusiastic the Janeites were about Jane Austen and her novels, I learned some new facts about the author's life and her wonderful books and that made me happy. Even though I'm not a Janeite spending a weekend like it's described in the book sounds wonderful to me, especially if I would also be able to attend the "Undress Mr Darcy" event. :)
The setting at Purley Hall was very charming and beautiful, I could see the house and all of its lovely rooms in my mind. Another plus of the book was Victoria Connelly's writing style, it's very engaging and made reading the book both entertaining and relaxing.
I like the cover, the colours look nice and the motive is charming.
Lovely, charming, entertaining and beautiful - that's the way I would describe "A weekend with Mr Darcy" with four adjectives. This book made me smile a lot and I was relaxed while reading it. Victoria Connelly's way with words and her characters make me excited to read more books by her.