You're definitely going to want to add this emotional rollercoaster of a book to your "to read" pile. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
If you share my love for Austenesque novels, particularly ones have tones that are true-to-period, both in style and in plot choices, A Wife for Mr. Darcy
will be a fine choice for you. Mary Lydon Simonsen brings new ideas and plot twists to this classic tale, but the characters stay true to their original incarnations. Once again Mary has produced excellent work. I count this title among my recent favorites and look forward to more work from this talented author.
(The Calico Critic
A Wife for Mr. Darcy
is a quick read that allows readers to revisit their favorite characters, see more of Austen's characters who were more on the sidelines in the original, and be introduced to new and interesting characters.
(Savvy Verse and Wit
If you are the mood to read about Darcy being embroiled in a love triangle, Bingley and Jane combating some unmanageable little hellions, and the profligate Lord Fitzwilliam constantly causing mayhem and aggravation, A Wife for Mr. Darcy
is the novel for you! Hilarious, absorbing, and unique - A Wife for Mr. Darcy
, is my new favorite Mary Lydon Simonsen novel! I highly recommend!
A Wife for Mr. Darcy
was so engrossing that I truly feared for the happiness of Darcy and Elizabeth, and I was so wrapped up in the whole mess with Miss Montford that I didn't even miss all the chaos associated with Lady Catherine, who did not make an appearance. Simonsen does a wonderful job making Austen's characters her own, and the addition of her original characters make for a richer read. I can't wait to see where she takes the Darcys, the Bingleys, and the Bennets next.
(Diary of an Eccentric
Yet another brilliant Austen sequel by Mary Lydon Simonsen! By the way, can I just fawn over the cover? Gah, so beautiful!
(Read All Over Reviews
Mary Lydon Simonsen is one of my favorite Jane Austen writers ever. Aside from Jane herself, of course. She always captures the "What If?" perfectly and adds just a bit of angst and humor as well. All of that awesomeness comes together perfectly in A Wife For Mr. Darcy.
(Books Like Breathing
This is a wonderful remake of the famous Jane Austen story that has touched the hearts of millions through the years. I think all of her fans will be thrilled with the results. Mr. Darcy and Miss Elizabeth will enthrall you with their dry wit and sarcastic humor. Elizabeth will win you over with her point blank, no nonsense attitude. You will follow Darcy as he loses his heart to one he should not have. You know how society dictates that he marry into his own class. This is a must read for all the Jane Austen fans out there or if you just enjoy great historical fiction. I don't think you will be disappointed.
Absolutely! This is one of my favorite P&P variations to date and for anyone that remotely loves Austen and her regency stories would have a great time immersing themselves into Darcy and Lizzy's life for an afternoon!!
(Life in the Thumb
Overall I thought this book was good. I liked the direction the storyline took us. I thought it was a good alternative to the original story. I love the conspirators used to bring Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy together. (To Read or Not to Read
This is the Pride and Prejudice variation to read. It was sweet and wonderful, just like a nice desert that you just savour. And it will bring a smile to your face.
(Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell
Mary Lydon Simonsen is the author of two Regency Austen re-imaginings, The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy and A Wife for Mr. Darcy, and a Jane Austen historical romance, Searching for Pemberley, which was acclaimed by Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and RT Book Reviews. She is well loved and widely followed on all the Jane Austen fanfic sites, with tens of thousands of hits and hundreds of reviews whenever she posts. The author lives in Arizona.