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Seducing Mr. Darcy

What would happen if you could suddenly appear in one of your favorite novels? That's the interesting premise of Seducing Mr. Darcy, a mix of chick lit, time travel, and alternate reality. Unfortunately, a weak hero left me with mixed feelings about the book. Flip, our heroine, is a re ...

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Me and Mr. Darcy

Within the space of a month, two chick lit novels appeared in which a modern young woman with Mr. Darcy as her romantic ideal goes on a trip to England inspired by Jane Austen’s novels and is made to test her ideals. Having enjoyed Austenland by Shannon Hale, I turned to Me and Mr. Darcy with grea ...

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Austenland

When I first read about Shannon Hale’s Austenland, I was intrigued: An American travels to an English holiday resort where one can completely immerse oneself in the world of the Regency for a number of weeks. Being very fond of dressing up myself, and having some experience in Medieval-type role-p ...

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Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife

I confess, I’m a Janeite. My copy of Pride and Prejudice has seen better days, and I’ve watched the mini-series with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth many times. I enjoyed the movie with Keira Knighley and bought it for my DVD collection and just recently I watched the Elizabeth Garvey and David Ri ...

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The Third Sister

How well you enjoy this read is largely dependent on how you shop. Do you buy the brand names or the cheaper store brands? Do you try to duplicate the gourmet recipes of cooking shows using similar ingredients, like dry basil instead of fresh? If you do, you'll find this an amazing story, just the o ...