Friday, April 8, 2011

Book Review: Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo

Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart: A Novel (Modern Contemporary Fiction Po)

Book Description:
Claire Prescott is a sensible woman who believes in facts and figures, not fairy tales. But when she agrees to present a paper to a summer symposium at Oxford on her ailing sister's behalf, Claire finds herself thrown into an adventure with a gaggle of Jane Austen-loving women all on the lookout for their Mr. Darcy. Claire isn't looking for Mr. Anyone. She's been dating Neil -- a nice if a bit negligent -- sports fanatic. But when a tall, dark and dashing stranger crosses her path, will the staid Claire suddenly discover her inner romantic heroine? Her chance meeting  with a mysterious woman who claims to have an early version of Austen's Pride and Prejudice -- in which Lizzie ends up with someone other than Fitzwilliam Darcy -- leads to an astounding discovery about the venerated author's own struggle to find the right hero for Lizzie Bennett. Neil's unexpected arrival in Oxford complicates Claire's journey to finding her own romantic lead. Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart is the story of a woman who finds that love isn't logical and that a true hero can appear in the most unexpected of places.
My thoughts:
Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart: A Novel (Modern Contemporary Fiction) by Beth Pattillo is a story that draws you into the mystery that surrounds Jane Austen and presents the reader with a "what if" scenario. I have to admit some of the ideas presented were definitely different, but I still  found this a very enjoyable read and even liked it even more than her previous book, Jane Austen Ruined My Life. If you enjoy all things Jane Austin, I highly recommend Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart: A Novel.


  1. I read this book not long ago, and liked it very much! Enjoyed your well-written review.

    Cindy's Book Club

  2. I have this on my list to read soon!



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