Friday 25 November 2011

Review: Mr. Darcy's Secret - Jane Odiwe

Genre: PP variation
Pages: 368
Published: Feb 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Source: Yes I made the library get this one too

One dark secret can completely ruin a bright future. From the author who brought you Lydia Bennet's Story and Willoughby's Return, comes a unique look into one of the most famous relationships of all time, in Mr. Darcy's Secret. After capturing the heart of the most eligible bachelor in England, Elizabeth Bennet believes her happiness is complete-until the day she makes an unsettling discovery. When she finds a stash of anonymous, passionate love letters that may be Darcy's, Elizabeth begins to question the quiet, stoic man she married.

My thoughts:
I think one thing I liked about this one was that it showed that it takes time to change. Darcy may have changed for her but he still had his ideas and wanted to set a great match for Georgiana. A good match is better than love. Oh you silly man. But yes it shows that you do not change like that, little by little, until we got a nice MR Darcy, who still standoffish at times.

The big thing here was the secret, does he have a bastard? A hidden mistress? What is going on? I wanted to know. Sure I wish she had just asked him but they are newlyweds and I get her concern. I would have asked though, cos I am nosy.

But this book is not about these two alone, no, Georgiana has got half the book in a way as she finds her own way and finds love, and is unsure of what to do. I can't tell you more about that, read and see what happens.

It was a good variation, and even if Mr.Darcy was an ass at times, I still liked it cos we all know he is an ass but we still love him


My flash fiction for this week


  1. Lovely review. And I am noticing, that bit by bit, review after review, you make me perhaps want to read some P&P variation.

  2. This sounds like a fun book and I love the cover!

  3. Do the librarians quake in fear when you arrive? :D

  4. I certainly do not love Mr.Darcy, thank you very much. I might like your review though?

    @Chris - I bet Blodeuedd is every librarian's nightmare: well-read, well-educated, a polyglot...and she knows plenty of history!

  5. an adorable ass...who has a great ass. Bahahaha. I make myself laugh. It's okay I make the library get a lot of books for me. =D Great review.

  6. Aurian
    Hihi, my wicked plan is working then ;)

    It was, do give it a try cos they are so fun to read.

    They run and hide while I roar I want books!

    You do not!?! Hmpf, you wicked little girl.

    I am glad I am not alone then ;)
    Lol, aye an ass with a great ass

  7. Isn't that why we like Darcy? He's an ass, but a loveable one. LOL

  8. I think I'd like to read it. I haven't read any P&P variation because I always fear Mr Darcy is different.

  9. Melissa
    So true, a lovable ass, we do need those

  10. Gaby
    Mostly he is just like he is towards the end, very lovable :) Here he was the same too, just not as lovable at once, well towards her but he has pride issues

  11. Sounds a bit different which adds to the interest.

  12. This does sound good, I do like these spinoffs. I'm a big Darcy fan.

  13. I'm nosy too, so I would have wanted to know what the big secret was too. I hope it's not a bastard or another woman. That would have crushed me.

  14. Mystica
    Different is always nice :)

    I adore them :D And I am sure it shows, lol

    I can't tell you, but you know Darcy is always a gentleman,

  15. Wow, just say the book has a secret in it and I'm hooked!

  16. Kaye
    Lol, yes secrets are the best

  17. I really enjoyed this one! I love how you pressure the library into putting a copy of the shelves!! Go you!

  18. I want to know the secret! Great review. I'm completely sold, which I'm finding is happening more and more over here.

  19. The book sounds like it has a good element of realism... that a person can change but not overnight... :)

  20. Staci
    Hihi, they need MR Darcy on those shelves ;)

    I know, I am falling in love with books all over the place

    I sure liked that, in most he is totally changed, but here he has to work

  21. I love Jane Odiwe's books, and I loved this one because she showed that Darcy probably didn't change overnight.

  22. Anna
    That is sure what I liked too, yes he was an ass ;) But people do not change like that overnight

    I do like them, and want more :)



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