Wednesday 2 October 2013

Review ~ Happy Birthday Mr Darcy by Victoria Connelly

Notting Hill Press
October 1st 2013
Jane Austen Addicts Book 5

It’s hard to believe that it is 200 years since the publication of Pride and Prejudice. To celebrate this momentous occasion Katherine Roberts and Warwick Lawton are getting married at the sumptuous Purley Hall, where together with fellow Jane Austen enthusiasts they hope to celebrate their nuptials with all the glamour and nostalgia of a bygone era. However, the coordination of a Janeite wedding is not without a few last minute hitches.

This beautifully written novella draws you in from the beginning. The story is made all the more special by references to Jane Austen’s work and is interspersed with lovely quotations which bring, not only the books alive, but which also acts as a perfect background to what is effect a rather lovely love story about two people who share a passion for the literature of Jane Austen, but who are beleaguered by the doubts engendered by a modern society.

I am new to this series of Jane Austen Addicts and so perhaps missed those subtle references which are made to previous stories but it didn’t spoil my enjoyment, in fact, I am now inspired to backtrack to start the series from the beginning.

Jane Austen Addicts Series

My thanks to Victoria Connelly and Notting Hill Press for my ecopy of this novella.

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