Yes, Mr. Darcy

  • by J Dawn King
  • Narrated by Catherine O'Brien
  • 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Elizabeth Bennet's girlish dreams of love and romance are shattered. Her father has decided she will be the one to secure her family's future through a marriage of convenience to his heir. Disappointment and sadness weigh on her soul when she travels with her aunt and uncle - a consolation before she submits to duty. When she sees the reflection of her heartbreak in the face of an unknown young lady, Elizabeth reaches out to the girl, extending a hopeful outlook she herself has been denied.
Mr. Darcy regrets missing the opportunity to know the pretty stranger who helped his grieving younger sister rise above her sadness. Hope keeps him seeking her face in every crowd. As time passes it seems the woman he admires might be an ephemeral dream born of his heart's desire. Darcy finally finds her when he is forced to visit his friend, Mr. Bingley, but is she already taken? Can he restore hope to this woman he barely knows? Will she let him?
Based on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, this novella, Yes, Mr. Darcy, is a sweet historical romance from best-selling author J. Dawn King.

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Weakish story not helped by weaker narration

Having just finished J Dawn King's later novel, THE ABOMINABLE MR DARCY, which I found quite enjoyable for the most part, I find myself quite disappointing ed in Ms. King's early novella.

YES, MR DARCY should only be approached if the reader has a thorough knowledge of Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and even many of the current oeuvre of variations et al since King both truncates the basic plot and adjusts the starting timeline so that Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy now first encounter each other in a graveyard in the Derbyshire town of Lambton where Elizabeth is consoling a very distraught young lady who just happens to be Darcy's little sister, Georgiana, and who upon encountering the stranger Elizabeth decides to share a scandalous secret that has the power to ruin her for her life and her family for a generation!

Everything else that occurs in this novella derives from this nearly illogical prologue. Oh, I almost forgot this little opening's finale -- after counseling the younger girl in this new scene I wish the author had extended, a worried Darcy arrives. He'd been looking all over for his sister and overhears Georgiana confess that her brother must hate her for her transgression. When unbidden Darcy appears and takes his sister in his arms to console and comfort her, Elizabeth decides this would be an ideal moment to simply disappear!!! No warning, no introductions, no reiteration that she will not break the younger girl's confidence. And Darcy's response to Elizabeth's precipitous flight is not anxiety about what she might do with this volatile information but instead only intense desire to meet his sister's mystery confessor!

The remainder of this story occurs in the typical location and setting of the Bennet Hertfordshire household in early autumn and while the narrator performs adequately more often than not (2+ ⭐️ only), the one dimensionality of her voices and a burgeoning melodramatic tone in all the dialogue between Elizabeth and Darcy renders the last hour into a singular smaltz-athon! Just add violin accompaniment.

Unfortunately, this book is one I plan to return.

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- à la Silhouette

Disappointing

I am truly disappointed in this book. Mr. Darcy was turned into a character I started disliking immediately. He was so sappy! Not a strong storyline and the people I have grown to love I hated in this story. Stop taking our favorite two characters and bringing them into today's world of feelings and softness. Real men are hard to find except in great books. Let's keep it that way!!!!
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- Carol T.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-29-2016
  • Publisher: Quiet Mountain Press