Sunday, September 12, 2010

Book Review: Darcy's Voyage

Title: Darcy's Voyage
Author: Kara Louise
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Pub Date: September 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4022-4102-4
Pages: 512
Genre: Fiction
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review.

From the publisher:
In this enchanting and highly original retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet sets out for the new world aboard the grand ship Pemberley's Promise. She's prepared for an uneventful voyage until a chance encounter with the handsome, taciturn Mr. Darcy turns her world upside down.

When Elizabeth falls ill, Darcy throws convention overboard in a plan that will bind them to each other more deeply than he ever could have imagined

But Darcy and Elizabeth's journey is only beginning as one obstacle after another conspires to keep them apart. Will the love they find aboard Pemberley's Promise be able to carry them through storym waters to the calm harbor of happily ever after? Or will the tides of society's rules shipwreck their hearts?

About the Author:
Kara Louise grew up in Los Angeles, but now lives on ten acres just outside Wichita, Kansas, with her husband, Dan. She is the author of half a dozen successful Jane Austen related novels. Visit her website at

My review:
Kara Louise brings Pride and Prejudice to life again in Darcy's Voyage. This new "what if" book brings Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy together in a new setting aboard a ship. Both characters are reunited about this ship after a chance meeting a few years earlier and this story brings them from a familiar feeling to falling in love.

I like this book and the writing is very good. I always seem to think how could there possibly be more stories about the characters from Pride and Prejudice, but this one is fresh and convincing. The ideas of class and love are easily transformed from the original into this selection and it transported me back to remembering my first time reading Pride and Prejudice and I was once again swept up into the lives of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy.

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