Sunday, September 9, 2012

Mr Darcy Presents His Bride by Helen Halstead

Mr Darcy Presents His Bride by Helen Halstead

A tale of Elizabeth Bennet overcoming the prejudices of the Town Society and taking the season by storm. It’s delightful to see her flourish and charm her way through all obstacles, but the Darcy in this tale is a very unbending and flat character and Elizabeth probably does not have quite as much sense and forethought as you would expect from a Jane Austen character, to be honest half way through this book you don’t care is she is with Darcy or not, which can’t be right.

It is not a bad book but to my mind not one of the best, read it, enjoy it but don’t be disappointed if you don’t like this Darcy very much. The colour of the Regency is well shown and for that it should be given a go.

I read this book while staying in Siem Reap in Cambodia, I had at last arrived at a life long ambition of visiting Angkor Wat and the wonderful temples of the area.

It is so much more than I had hoped for breathtakingly beautiful temples all so unique and beautiful. My Husband and I accompanied by our two sons spent the week there and all of us have said we will return.

There are some very good second hand book shops in the town and while there I bought and read The House At Riverton and also The Forgotten Garden both by Kate Morton. If you ever fancy a good read between Austen prequels and sequels give these books a go.

And, if you are an adventurer and romantic by nature do visit Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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