Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Darcy Goes to War by Mary Lydon Simonsen
Well and truly into the Second World War and Darcy is a Bomber Pilot with the RAF and Lizzy is driving trucks around war torn Britain.
They meet in a pub where Darcy is trying to drown his sorrows after a traumatic bomb raid and Lizzy is delivering vegetables from the farms. He feels he knows her face but is still insufferably rude to her.
She thinks he is good looking but intolerable and so the story starts in time honoured tradition.
But how can they fall in love when she vowed to keep her heart safe after her beloved Sister jane lost her fiancee early in the war, Elizabeth won't even dance.
Darcy is confined to barracks with each mission and will be moved to the other end of the country for training. It looks hopeless for them.
All the Bennet family are fighting the war by doing their part to help the war effort.
But Lydia still gets into trouble as she falls for Wykhams lies.
This tale of Elizabeth and Darcy is gripping, romantic and a real pleasure to read.
Mary brings the London blitz back to life as we hide under the table with Lizzy and Darcy as buzz bombs fall all over London.