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Monday, February 1, 2010

Mr. Darcy's Great Escape (5/5)

Mr. Darcy's Great Escape (5/5)

This is the third book in Altman's series, which picks up where Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice left off. In this book, Mr. Darcy and Dr. Maddox head off in search of their brothers. They end up kidnapped by the father-in-law of Dr. Maddox's brother, Brian. He is holding them hostage to try to get Brian to return with his daughter. Mr. Darcy and Dr. Maddox's imprisonment has some lasting effects on them. Not ones to sit at home waiting, Lizzy and Caroline end up going after their husbands to rescue them. They enlist the help of Darcy's cousin and the brother of the Count holding them hostage. The families of the Darcys, Bingleys, and Maddoxes increase throughout the book. They're a fertile bunch.

Once again, Altman remains true to Austen's writing style and characters. Mr. Darcy is a tad different in this book but it is realistic given what he goes through. More importantly, Darcy and Lizzy's love for each other shines through once again.

I enjoy this series a lot and this book was no exception. I hope Altman continues it. A chunkster at almost 500 pages, this book flew by. I rated it a 5/5. This book was sent to me by SourceBooks to review.

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