Jane Austen's beloved characters return in this novella, a contemporary variation on Pride and Prejudice, one of the most popular novels in English literature. Doctor Lizzie Bennet, struggling against her conservative English countryside upbringing, determines to prove her worth as a dog psychologist. Nothing will deter her from her career until she meets the uppity and oh-so mysterious Londoner, Mister Darcy. His on-again, off-again flirtatious manner, and his pompous putdowns challenge Lizzie's short temper.
When Mister Darcy hires her to train his lovable basset hounds for an important foxhunt, Lizzie accepts the task despite knowing next to nothing about the sport and harboring an intense fear of horses. Two of the villains Austen fans love to boo and hiss arrive to torment Lizzie: Caroline Bingley, in hot pursuit of Mister Darcy does all she can to discredit and humiliate Lizzie. Mister Darcy's old nemesis, George Wickham, stalks the Bennet family. Will Lizzie keep her focus or succumb to her fate? And what, pray tell, is her fate? Book One in the Mister Darcy series by Barbara Silkstone
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A fun romp through the English countryside
Yes, it's extremely witty and enjoyable. The narrator had an excellent voice which was perfect for the story.
It's pretty incomparable in my experience, sort of like the illegitimate offspring of Jane Austen and Monty Python.
She is the perfect person to narrate this story. Her upper crust British accent and dry delivery made this story very amusing.
I laughed out loud several times while listening to this story. The escapades of Lizzie's younger sisters were especially funny.
I really enjoyed this story. I've just downloaded the kindle version of Mister Darcy's Christmas, in order to continue to read about these characters. I will be hearing Karen Krause's voice in my head, as I read it.
An Exciting Cozy Mystery!