Book Review: The Darcy Connection

The Darcy Connection
By Elizabeth Aston
287 Pages
Finished 10/20/08


In The Darcy Connection, Mr. Collins of Pride and Prejudice is now the Bishop of Ripon, living with his wife, Charlotte, and their two daughters, who have reached marriagable age. The elder, another Charlotte, is extraordinarily beautiful, and her parents hope her looks and connections will ensure a brilliant marriage. Her sister, Eliza, while not as handsome, possesses a lively intelligence that, in Mr. Collins’ opinion, is too like her godmother, Mrs. Darcy.

In London, Charlotte’s beauty wins her many admirers, despite her small fortune. But Eliza’s wit and attempts to interfere in what she considers an unsuitable marriage for her sister infuriate her family and Charlotte’s suitor–until Eliza herself meets her match. New and old fans alike will relish this witty, romantic, thoroughly entertaining novel from a highly talented author.

This most recent adventure from Elizabeth Aston was yet another enjoyable read. Life has been busy, and time for reading scarce, so it did take me some time to really get into the story, and I had expected it to have the same predictability that her other stories have. Much to my surprise, there were a few more twists in the story than usual, and while the ending was another tidy wrap-up, it didn’t feel as abrupt to me as her other books have. And I agree with you Carla–this was one of the better ones!

I’m off to start on Extras, which I know I said I wasn’t going to read. However, Joseph just got it from the library, so as long as it’s here, I might as well give it a shot. At the rate I’m going these days, I’ll be scrambling to hit 10,000 pages by the end of the year! Can I borrow some of yours Sarah….you’ve got to up to what…over 20,000 by now 😆 ?

Total Page Count: 8335


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