Title: Mr. Darcy Forever
Author: Victoria Connelly
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Release Date: April
Sisters are forever….
Sarah and Mia Castle are closer than best friends and share just about everything, including a deep and abiding love for all things relating to Jane Austen. Their annual trip to the Jane Austen Festival in Bath is a highlight of their lives—until the year they discover that no matter how close two sisters may be, it’s impossible to share one man between them. Even if he does seem like their own perfect Mr. Darcy, if one wins him, won’t they both lose? (from the back of the arc)
In the latest installment of the Austen Addicts, we meet sisters— and Jane Austen Addicts— Sarah and Mia Castle. For Mia’s twenty-first birthday, Sarah rents the cottage that was used as Barton Cottage in the 1995 film adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. Sarah was expecting a week of sisterly bonding yet when a handsome stranger, Alec, appears and helps a wounded Mia back to the cottage; Sarah has a feeling that he is more of a Willoughby than a Mr. Darcy.
However, I am not quite sure that Sarah realized just how much damage Alec could cause and not the two sisters that were once closer than ever have broken apart. Can a trip to Bath for the Jane Austen Festival save their relationship?
I loved the way that novel started flipped between the present day with each sister separately attending the Jane Austen Festival in Bath and the events that happened at Barton Cottage three years ago. It was a very interesting and intriguing way to move the story forward while telling the backstory.
I loved the quirkiness of Sarah and her OCD; I could read her story for ages. However, Mia drove me mad. I felt that she was childish and needed to grow up. You could see the parallels between Elinor and Sarah and Marianne and Mia. Of course, when you have heroines you must have heroes and in Mr. Darcy Forever, Lloyd and Gabe made brilliant modern-day versions of Edward Ferrars and Colonel Brandon. Although, it seemed that Alec was a combination of every vile rogue Jane Austen created.
Overall: All good things must come to an end and so must Victoria Connelly’s Austen Addicts trilogy. I must admit that I was a wee bit sad whilst reading Mr. Darcy Forever, al though several characters from the previous two books did make cameos, which made the trilogy feel well rounded.
As a Jane Austen Addict, I though that I should do my part fuel other people’s addiction and what better way than to giveaway an entire set of Victoria Connelly’s Austen Addict Trilogy?
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