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The Madness of Mr. Darcy Paperback – September 15, 2014
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A devoted reader of Jane Austen since her childhood, Alexa Adams is the author of Tales of Less Pride and Prejudice (First Impressions, Second Glances, and Holidays at Pemberley), Emma & Elton: Something Truly Horrid, Jane & Bingley: Something Slightly Unsettling, and the short story collection And Who Can be in Doubt of What Followed?: The Novels of Jane Austen Continued. Alexa resides in Delaware with her husband, daughter, and cat. She blogs about Austen and Austenesque literature at alexaadams.blogspot.com.
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While I will not be so cruel as to ruin anyone's reading enjoyment by providing spoilers, I will say that the basic premise is "what if Darcy never found Lydia, no matter how hard he searched." The story is quite dark in places, but our protagonists meet again long after Lambton, both having traveled the proverbial "long country road," and the story grows progressively more hopeful as it unfolds.
The plot is quite original, which is something I greatly appreciate, having read nearly 200 P+P variations and what ifs, in addition to fanfiction. The author makes use of several characters from other Austen novels for the sake of the plot, but in a non-obtrusive way. While the circumstances that brought Darcy to the point in time at the beginning of the novel are made quite clear from the start, Elisabeth Bennet's are not. The author skillfully reveals them gradually during the course of the novel in such a way as to not give anything away beforehand. There are a few surprises toward the very end, and the one concerning Wickham's actions in regard to Lydia had to have been the biggest one for me.
This is a well-written, nearly impossible to put down novel. For all of the darkness at the beginning, the payoff at the end makes the reading experience worthwhile. I highly recommend "The Madness of Mr. Darcy." Five stars!
I have read 200+ books I this genre and have often wondered why someone did not write one where an older D&E get together. I think that P M Harding wrote one that was only on kindle and is no longer available. I never got to read it.
Good job Ms Adams! I thoroughly enjoyed.
The story was hard to read at some points, only because having read so many "what if" stories, I have grown to feel for the characters. When one, or more are hurt or no longer living, it is hard to get past it without emotion. But that is what I love about Alexa Adams' books, every one of them has drawn emotion both pleasant and not so pleasant, but the point is to make us feel.
I felt for Mr. Darcy at having these issues and anger that he had no control of. I felt for Mrs. Bennet, and the Dr too. Even Mr. Wickham garnered hereto undeserved emotion. I can't tell you what kind, it would spoil the book :)
Everyone has their part to play in this wonderful story. Truly something different in a genre that is very saturated with ideas that sometimes all run together. This was a new, fresh idea and I am happy to say, Bravo Alexa! This was a great read, even if it was quick for me, I had to get to the end as soon as possible!
I would recommend this to anyone who loves Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. On a side note, the format of this book is perfect. I did not find one mistake of grammar, spelling or formatting at all. I really like it when that happens!
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