Mr. Darcy, Vampyre
by Amanda Grange
Sometimes it is worthwhile to identify books that we simply cannot recommend. This book falls into this category. As a fan of Jane Austen, I am interested in books that pick up where the author left off in her novels. This book looks at the events that follow the marriage of Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy. Little does Elizabeth know that Mr. Darcy hides a terrible secret from her. Why does Darcy refuse to visit his new wife's bedchamber? Why is he aloof and uncommunicative? There are things about the Darcy family that Elizabeth has yet to discover. Unfortunately, I could not even finish this book because the writing was so bad. If you want to read a good story, go to the master: read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice or Northanger Abbey. Those are books worth sinking your teeth into! [If you like the underlying storyline of this one, you may also enjoy Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park and Emma, all by Jane Austen] -- recommended by Kim J. - Bennett Martin Public Library
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