Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Darcys and The Bingleys by Marsha Altman
I was charmed by Marsha Altmans tale of the Darcys and the Bingleys, her tale begins just before the joint wedding of the two eldest Bennet sisters and then follows both families on through their first few years of marriage.
There is lots of humour starting with Bingley awkwardly asking Darcy for tips on how to please his wife in the bedroom and Darcy rushing off to London to procure a copy of an Indian love manual on the lines of the Karma Sutra. This book becomes the pivotal point for many light hearted moments throughout the story.
Both wives fall pregnant pretty quickly so it obviously worked.
Caroline Bingly becomes the centre of a very dramatic plot where she falls fowl of a fortune hunter. Darcy is drawn in by Bingley to uncover his bad character, but it’s Elizabeth who with Mr Bennet’s helps uncovers the full story.
It has a nasty outcome for Darcy, but Caroline finds a true love to marry.
Loads and loads of action, mirth and love in this story and I am very much looking forward to reading the next one by Marsha Altman which is the ‘The Plight of the Darcy Brothers’ If it is anything like the first book I know I will throughly enjoy it.