Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Mr Darcy’s Dream by Elizabeth Aston
I was at a bit of a disadvantage when I read this book as, it is in fact the fifth book in a series and I did not have any of the others. I did not know any of the characters or their back stories but as it turns out it did not stop me from enjoying it.
In fact it just made me more determined to track down Mr Darcy’s Daughters, The Exploits and Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy, The True Darcy Spirit, The Second Mrs Darcy and The Darcy Connection.
Darcy’s dream is actually his plans for the refurbishment and development of the grounds of Pemberly and erecting of great glass homes for rare specimens and the propagation of things like pineapples.
The young man overseeing this project falls for Jane Bingleys Daughter who is very lovely but has managed to come through three seasons with no engagement.
Her cousin Phoebe who was at the start of her second season has withdrawn to Pemberly after falling for an unsuitable Gentlemen and a whig to boot.
The book follows the two girls as they try to sort out their paths through life.
It was a little difficult to appreciate the wickedness of the bad guy as I had not read his back story and had no idea how much trouble he had caused the Darcys in the past.
I did like Elizabeth Astons lively style and recommend you try to read the books from start to finish instead of finish to start!