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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Review of Mr. Darcy Goes Overboard

Mr. Darcy Goes Overboard
Belinda Roberts
Sourcebooks Landmark
ISBN 9781402246937

   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


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