[Book Review] Only Mr. Darcy Will Do by Kara Louise

Posted 12 March, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 6 Comments

About the Book:
In this fresh and original retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Mrs. Bennet’s greatest fear comes to pass—Longbourn is entailed to Mr. Collins. Elizabeth finds work as a governess in London, widening the social divide between her and Mr. Darcy and making it more difficult than ever for them to find their way to each other…

About the Author:
Kara Louise grew up in the San Fernando Valley, just north of Los Angeles. She moved to Wichita, Kansas in 1991 with her husband and son. She now lives just outside Wichita on 10 acres where she and her husband have a big garden, 3 horses, 2 goats, 6 cats, and a dog. Their son is married and lives in St. Louis. She began writing stories based on Pride and Prejudice in 2001 and has written 6 novels based on that story.

My Review:
I absolutely LOVED this book! It was a first of it’s kind for me. Can you believe it? I have NEVER read a Jane Austen novel (though I have two sitting on my shelves waiting to be read!), nor have I read any of these sequels, but after reading Kara’s book, I am hooked as a fan for life! She has a way with her words to make the story stand out. It engulfs the read, and the love and romance, and humorous moments cocoon the reader like a warm, fuzzy blanket on a relaxing night.

Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy are a couple like no other. The sparks are always there, even when they don’t want to acknowledge them for fear of what gossip mill will run. Elizabeth turned downed Mr. Darcy’s proposal a year ago, and now another woman is interested in the wonderful, handsome young Mr. Darcy. Can Miss Bennett let him go? Can someone of her status win back his heart? Through laughs, love and persistence, can Mr. Darcy and Miss Bennett realize that only the other will do for their love and happily ever after?

I loved this sweet, romantic historical novel. I could hear all the accents and see all the scenes come to life before me. I walked along side of Miss Bennett and fell in love with Mr. Darcy, too! If you are an Austen fan, then you are SURE to love this story. The skill of Kara Louise, the lovable characters and the laughs make up a fantastic 5 star novel. I highly recommend this book to all as one that should be read hundreds of times over!

You can purchase your copy here.

*This book was provided for review by Sourcebooks*



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