Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart, Jane Austen Series #2   -     By: Beth Patillo
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Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart, Jane Austen Series #2

Guideposts / 2010 / Paperback

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Claire Prescott is a sensible woman who believes in facts and figures, not fairy tales. But when she agrees to present a paper to a summer symposium at Oxford on her ailing sister's behalf, Claire finds herself thrown into an adventure with a gaggle of Jane Austen-loving women all on the lookout for their Mr. Darcy. Claire isn't looking for Mr. Anyone - she's been engaged to Neil, a sensible actuary, for three years, even though she can't quite bring herself to set a wedding date.

But when a tall, dark and dashing stranger crosses her path, will the staid Claire suddenly discover her inner romantic heroine? Her chance meeting with a mysterious woman who claims to have an early version of Austen's Pride and Prejudice- in which Lizzie ends up with someone other than Fitzwilliam Darcy- leads to an astounding discovery about the venerated author's own struggle to find the right hero for Lizzy Bennett. Neil's unexpected arrival in Oxford complicates Claire's surprising - and unwelcome - journey to the truth about her feelings for her longtime fiance.

Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart is the story of a woman who finds that love isn't logical and passion quickly became an obsession, necessitating regular trips to England over the past twenty years. Her most recent journey included a Hampshire pilgrimage to visit many of the sites included in this book. When not dreaming of life 'across the pond,' Beth lives in Nashville with her husband and two children.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Guideposts
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0824947932
ISBN-13: 9780824947934
Availability: In Stock
Series: Jane Austen

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Both love and mystery abound in Beth Pattillo’s Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart. When Claire Prescott takes the place of her sister at a Jane Austen seminar in Oxford, England, she never imagines she will meet a real-life Mr. Darcy, along with engaging in a hunt to recover a valuable rare manuscript. Oxford may be more exciting and more dangerous than she thinks.

Austen fans of all ages will enjoy reading this novel. It explores the life of Jane Austen, offering insights on her life and writings and times, and the main characters are likeable and identifiable. The dialogue is modern, believable, and makes the story come alive. However, the ending may leave some with unfulfilled hopes, as the author chooses a certain logical conclusion rather than an overly romantic path for the heroine. – Bethany Sievert,

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