Well, I got back on my Jane Austen kick. I ran across The Darcy Connection, by Elizabeth Aston while I was browsing around the bookstore awhile back. I tried to pass it up, as I try not to buy too many books, but it was on the discount table and I just couldn’t help it. I have read other Aston Austen novels and have enjoyed them, so I thought, why not?
This is the story of Elizabeth’s goddaugther, Eliza, and Eliza’s sister, Charlotte. Like all of these novels, this one is about finding a husband. It is reminiscent of Pride & Prejudice yet again. There’s an uppity young man, a headstrong woman, prejudices and pride that get in the way of romance, scandal, and ultimate happily ever after. This novel included a duel.
Even though it’s the same story yet again, I can’t seem to get enough. I’m a sucker for an old-fashioned romance. I admire the spunky Eliza (just like I appreciate Elizabeth Bennett), even with their flaws of pride. Don’t we all suffer from this as some point? I just like how these women have a mind of their own and are willing to stand up for themselves even in that difficult society for women.
I was lucky enough to pick up another Austen-esque book at BEA last weekend. I look forward to reading this one and adding it to my collection! It comes out in paperback in September. I’ll let you know what I think.