Mr. Darcy Goes Overboard
The resort town of Salcombe is known for its women in bikinis, sandcastle contests, and an extremely competitive team of lifeguards; not to mention their Regatta Week.
With all this excitement approaching, Mrs. Bennett finds out that the famous villa of Netherpollock has been rented by a young man with means. She is determined for one of her daughters to date him; but then Mr. Darcy arrives on his yacht, and she decides he is a better choice.
This book is the recreation and retelling of Jane Austen's book Pride and Prejudice in a modern day seaside setting. I am trying to figure out what the fascination is with this book. I have noticed quite a few Mr. Darcy books on the market; but they have not swept me away. There is some humorous parts to this book; but nothing that had me laughing out loud. Actually, this book did not do much for me, period. I had difficulty finishing it. The storyline did not flow very smoothly and I found much of the dialogue of the characters rather childish. This could have to do with the fact the author has written primarily for children's theater. I felt like I was jumping from one scene to another without a transition to get there. I am sure there are those who will disagree with me; but this is this reader's opinion.
I wish to thank Sourcebooks Landmark for providing me with a copy for reading and reviewing purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I was not compensated in any way except for being provided the book.
I give Mr. Darcy Goes Overboard 2.5 stars out of 5