Me and Mr Darcy – Alexandra Potter

28 Dec

Synopsis He’s every woman’s fantasy.

After a string of nightmare relationships, Emily Albright has decided she’s had it with modern-day men. Shed rather pour herself a glass of wine, curl up with Pride and Prejudice and step into a time where men were dashing, devoted and honourable, strode across fields in breeches, their damp shirts clinging to their chests…

So when her best friend invites her to Mexico for a week of margaritas and men, Emily decides to book a guided tour of Jane Austen country instead.

She quickly realises she wont find her dream man here. The coach tour is full of pensioners, apart from one Mr Spike Hargreaves, a foul-tempered journalist sent to write a piece on why Mr Darcy’s been voted the man most women would love to date

Until she walks into a room and finds herself face-to-face with Darcy himself. And every woman’s fantasy suddenly becomes one woman’s reality. . .


My Thoughts – Well the first thing i must say is i havent yet read Pride and Prejudice, on which this novel is based. It is one my list of books to read one day, but i havent got around to it yet. However i am of course familar with who Mr Darcy is. Shameful confession over with, now time to get on with the thoughts.


The main character in the book, Emily, is a huge bookworm and Austen fan. Now, most bookworms that i know love reading books about bookworms. Even more exciting, she is the manager of a bookstore in New York. She decides to take a trip over to England, on a Jane Austen tour, and that is where her fun begins. I wont go into what happens as i dont want to spoil it, but i do think sometimes fantasies should sometimes be kept in your head.


This book would be good for any Austen fan, as through fiction, it describes various places in her life that were important to her. This was fascinating to me, and it had definitaly made me want to read Pride and Prejudice.


This is the second Alexandra Potter book i have read this year, i read Be Careful What You Wish For, and like that story it has a kind of magical element to it. I am so pleased that i picked up this book as it made a welcome change to the normal predictable chick lit.


A lovely book to curl up and read, especially good for any Austen fan.


Rating – 4/5




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