Wednesday, March 18, 2009

2009 Support Your Local Library Book Review 3: Me and Mr. Darcy

Me and Mr. Darcy by Alexandra Potter

Its funny, its cute and it may just make you appreciate jet lag! If you know Pride and Prejudice well, you’ll catch on to the plot drift quickly…if not, don’t worry, there are plenty of quotes to help you along!

Emily Albright has so had it with modern men she foregoes a winter trip to a Mexican beach resort for an English literary Jane Austen tour with a busload of pension-age women, a young male journalist along to interview the women because a survey has shown that Mr. Darcy is the number one fictional hero women would like to date, and (for Emily only) Mr. Darcy.

This is a modern day fairy tale complete with fairy godmother but it just might end a little differently. Fun group of characters ( I particularly like Stella, Emily's friend from home), fun travelogue through the English countrside of Jane Austen's life, and generally a fun read.

With spring arriving any day now and summer not far behind (or now if you’re on that Mexican beach), this is a lighthearted chick-lit beach book.

My favorite part: definitely the first sentence!
My “grouse”: I’ve never thought of Mr. Darcy as moody!


Bea said...

Oh, thanks. I love to hear about good books to read. This sounds like a fun book to read. :)Bea

Susan said...

I love Jane Austin; sounds like this would be a good summer read, I will have to check it out. There is such an increase in activity at our library which is a good thing.