Book Review: The Second Mrs. Darcy

The Second Mrs. Darcy
By Elizabeth Aston
300 pages
Finished 10/5/08


It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a husband. So say the friends and family of impoverished widow Octavia Darcy when she unexpectedly inherits a fortune, but she has a different view and looks forward to a new life of independence.

Escaping from the efforts of her half brothers and sisters to marry her off, Octavia goes to Yorkshire to find out more about the family she never knew, and while she is there she meets and crosses swords with landowner and politician Sholto Rutherford.

When she returns to London to share a house with the dashing Lady Susan, Octavia, now secure in her new life, becomes caught up in the romantic problems of her neice. Then, the shadow of George Warren, the old nemesis of the Darcy family, falls over her, and she is threatened with the loss of both inhertitance and reputation.

The Second Mrs. Darcy is yet another entertaining read by Elizabeth Aston. I’ve really enjoyed her little series of books. As with some of the others, this one was a bit predictable at times, and I do get a little annoyed at how neatly she wraps everything up in the final pages, but it was a fun read nonetheless. It’s fun to see how she weaves characters from past volumes into the current story…I can only imagine how the family tree of all of these people would look! If you’re a fan of Pride and Prejudice, you need to check these books out!

2008 Page Count: 8048


One Response to “Book Review: The Second Mrs. Darcy”

  1. Carla Says:

    I’m glad you liked it. I think this was one of my lesser favorites…I think you’ll like the next one. And thanks again for the pumpkin pie! CZ

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