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Book Review: Darcy and Fitzwilliam: A tale of a gentleman and an officer by Karen V. Wasylowski

, by Mystee




Book Description

 February 1, 2011
A gentleman in love cannot survive without his best friend...

Fitzwilliam Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam couldn't be more different, and that goes for the way each one woos and pursues the woman of his dreams. Darcy is quiet and reserved, careful and dutiful, and his qualms and hesitations are going to torpedo his courtship of Elizabeth. His affable and vivacious cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam is a military hero whose devil-may-care personality hides the torments within, until he finds himself in a passionate, whirlwind affair with a beautiful widow who won't hear of his honorable intentions.

Cousins, best friends, and sparring partners, Darcy and Fitzwilliam have always been there for each other. So it's no surprise when the only one who can help Darcy fix his botched marriage proposals is Fitzwilliam, and the only one who can pull Fitzwilliam out of an increasingly dangerous entanglement is Darcy...


Product Details

  • File Size: 676 KB
  • Print Length: 453 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1402245947
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (February 1, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ISLNV0

Rating: 2/5

Review: This book took me days and days to read. For me, it moved rather slowly. I tried really hard to enjoy this book as I love Austen. But, certain parts of it matched with the slowness of the read for me -- and I just couldn't do it. Some of the language and comments through me off as well. Perhaps it's just that it's not exactly how I envisioned the characters from my Austen reading.

I did find some interest how Fitzwilliam came out in this book. So many of Austen's minor characters I've always wondered about. This brought a new light to the colonel and gave him his own persona. Although, perhaps not the one I would have chosen for him.
For those of us that love Austen, I feel all reads pertaining to characters in her books are well worth the read. Sometimes you get more of what quieter characters may have been like, others you may find yourself arguing with the book because it's not how you pictured the character to be. And either way, it's still good as you're thinking about what you're reading. Pick this one up and give it a try?








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