Maria Hamilton created a novel with scenes every Pride and Prejudice fan longed to read in Jane Austen's version. In MR. DARCY AND THE SECRET OF BECOMING A GENTLEMAN, the readers are privy to Mr. Darcy's tormented thoughts as he struggles with his all consuming love for Lizzie, while at the same time coming to terms with his personal flaws that led to her rejection. This is a novel that even Miss Austen would heartily approve of!
The "what if" story between Darcy and Elizabeth is a relaxing continuation of sorts, for anyone who enjoys Pride and Prejudice and likes to read other retellings
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is a novel rife with misunderstandings, and Maria Hamilton kicks it up a notch in her retelling of the beloved classic novel.
True to the Regency era with its attention to the period's constraints on society,
Mr. Darcy and the Secret of Becoming a Gentleman is also a timeless study of how easily two people can misunderstand each other, especially when those people are in love.
Much in the writing style of romance author Abigail Reynold's, Maria Hamilton clearly has a handle on the ruminations and passions of both Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.
What a fantastic debut novel from Maria Hamilton! Her skillful writing and unique twists had me enthralled from page one.
This is a novel that even Miss Austen would heartily approve of!
I was highly entertained and loved every minute of it.
I loved this book from start to finish. It was the perfect marriage of romance and humor. I can't wait for Maria Hamilton's next adaptation.
Readers will enjoy the fact that Hamilton stayed true to Austen's original tale.
Maria Hamilton is a graduate of Harvard Law School and is an attorney in Boston. Her interests include travel, politics, the Red Sox, bicycling, and a random succession of hobbies that allow her to express her creative passion. She is perpetually learning Italian and hopes to one day attempt a complete conversation. She lives with her husband and two children in southern New Hampshire.
I loved it because it is funny. Don't be mislead by the blurb though. It has NOTHING to do with the story of P and P. Read morePublished 24 days ago by K. Oder
***SPOILER*** This is my second reading and I enjoyed it as much as the first. I read it on the heels of a re-reading of the original and it was a lovely and fun experience. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Amy B
I love reading variations on Pride and Prejudice and as soon as I find one, I will sink my claws into it and read it all night.
This one made me pause. Read more
I enjoy the "Pride and Prejudice" variations and sequels enough that I have read dozens of books in the genre. This may be the best, it is certainly in the top three. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Samdco
An enjoyable story that takes Darcy from his failed proposal at Hunsford to Longbourn where he attempts to resolve the Jane-Bingley situation—and then, moving cautiously, to repair... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Anne
I really enjoyed this version. Mr Darcy was very sweet and definitely swoon worthy. I loves the way he puts Caroline in her place and proves how important Elizabeth is to him. Read morePublished 6 months ago by astickles
2.5 Stars. Some good but a lot more that was dreadfully boring. The Epilogue was terrible.Published 7 months ago by TarHeelPC