Tuesday, August 20, 2013

My Own Mr. Darcy by Karen White

My Own Mr. Darcy by Karey White

After being dragged to the 2005 movie Pride and Prejudice by her mother, sixteen-year-old Elizabeth’s life changes when Matthew Macfadyen’s Mr. Darcy appears on the screen. Lizzie falls hard and makes a promise to herself that she will settle for nothing less than her own Mr. Darcy. This ill-advised pledge threatens to ruin any chance of finding true love. During the six intervening years, she has refused to give any interested suitors a chance. They weren’t Mr. Darcy enough.

Coerced by her roommate, Elizabeth agrees to give the next interested guy ten dates before she dumps him. That guy is Chad, a kind and thoughtful science teacher and swim coach. While she’s dating Chad, her dream comes true in the form of a wealthy bookstore owner named Matt Dawson, who looks and acts like her Mr. Darcy. Of course she has to follow her dream. But as Elizabeth simultaneously dates a regular guy and the dazzling Mr. Dawson, she’s forced to re-evaluate what it was she loved about Mr. Darcy in the first place.

Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist.

She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.

My Review My Own Mr. Darcy


I was not sure if I would enjoy this as much as I did. I read the book over 25 years ago and have not seen either movie they talked about. You don't need to have seen or read the book to enjoy this one.

It was cute, warm, romantic and at times very frustrating. I wanted to shake a couple of the characters at times. It is a clean read that leaves you with a smile.

Elizabeth at 16 saw Pride and Prejudice the 2005 movie. She fell in love with Matthew Macfadyen’s Mr. Darcy.
She was going to hold out for him. She would not really give any guy who did not instantly meet her standards a try. Till her roommate and friend made her promise to give a guy 10 dates to really get to know him and him to know her.

Chad meets Elizabeth at the grocery store and agreed to go out to lunch. She really did not give him a chance. So she asked him out and started to get to know him. Then she saw Mr. Darcy or at least her idea of him and started to date both guys.

Chad is nice, fun, caring and helpful. He helps Elizabeth and shows her that he cares by his actions. I was totally on Chads side. I would fall for him over Mr. Darcy any day.

Matt is rich and owns his own book store. He is not open personality. His taste in food does not make me hungry. He invites Elizabeth to lunch at his bookstore. Of course anyone who owns a bookstore and invited me their I would love it. Bookstores are some of my favorite places to be.

Though I am left with the feeling that I want to watch the movie of Pride and Prejudice and see the looks across the room.

I was given this ebook to read and asked to review it as part of the book tour.


Karey said...

Thanks for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed the book. I think it's a good thing you wanted to shake a couple of characters, right? I've heard that from a few people.

Thanks again, and have fun when you watch the movie! Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

I won this book from a giveaway. I am looking forward to reading this. I like the 10 date rule.