Book Review: Miss Darcy Falls in Love by Sharon Lathan

November 11th, 2011

Miss Darcy Falls in Love by Sharon Lathan is a sweet love story that I thoroughly enjoyed. Many of us know the story of Darcy and Elizabeth and love it but this story takes us into the life of Darcy’s sister Georgiana and her experience with really and truly falling in love for the first time and it was a pure delight to read.

Georgiana has been touring Europe when she meets Sebastian Butler and her world tilts. Sebastian captures Georgiana’s interest when, at a dance, he mentions studying music. Music is something that is of utmost importance to Georgiana and she feels an instant connection to him because of it. Sebastian too feels this connection. He’s never met a woman who wasn’t instantly bored by his talk of music and yet Georgiana wants to hear more. His interest is piqued further when he learns that she plays and composes and does it very well.

The novel follows the ups and downs of Georgiana and Sebastian as they spend time together talking and sharing their love of music together. They become fast friends all the while secretly falling more and more in love with each other. There are numerous looks and touches that leave each of them feeling that there must be more between them but since each believes they are only friends, neither of them says anything. Georgiana believes that Sebastian’s future is with his music and hers is to go home and get married and have a family. Yet, doesn’t love usually conquer all?

It was so refreshing to read a love story like this and Austen sequels are always fun. I loved the back and forth between Georgiana and Sebastian – are they in love or aren’t they? Neither wants to hurt the other one so they keep their true feelings hidden. For some reason I’ve always loved romance stories like that. I get so frustrated with each character as they avoid the ‘love’ word and yet I love them at the same time and I adored both Georgiana and Sebastian.

Throughout the novel music is a main theme. In fact, it is what brings Georgiana and Sebastian together. I enjoyed all the references to music and its development back in the 1800’s. As for Sharon Lathan’s writing, it is wonderful. She literally swept me away into another time and place and her writing is so smooth and lyrical that the pages just seem to fly by and before you know it you have to leave all these characters that you’ve grown to love.

I would recommend Miss Darcy Falls in Love to all those who love Austen sequels and if you’re a reader that hasn’t tried one you should. Miss Darcy Falls in Love would be a great choice as it really stands on its own. Of course it helps to have some knowledge of Pride and Prejudice but even so I don’t think you’d really need it to enjoy this book. I can’t wait to read more of Sharon Lathan’s work!

Make sure to visit Sharon’s website and blog and she can be found on Facebook and Twitter as well. You can also see the virtual tour schedule for Miss Darcy Falls in Love here. Miss Darcy Falls in Love by Sharon Lathan can be purchased here in the US and here in Canada. Or you can pop over and check out Sharon’s guest post and enter the giveaway I posted yesterday!

17 Comments to “Book Review: Miss Darcy Falls in Love by Sharon Lathan”

  1. Svea says:

    Great review! I have been hearing so many wonderful things about this novel… I can’t wait to discover these aspects for myself.

  2. Anna says:

    Glad to see you enjoyed this book. I’ve only read one in the series, but this one really appeals to me. Glad to hear you can read it on its own.

  3. TheBookGirl says:

    Wonderful review Darlene :)

    I have yet to try one of these Austen spinoffs, so I’m happy to take your advice that this is a good one to start with. I am particularly drawn to the discussion of the music that you allude to in your review.

  4. Mary says:

    This sounds like one I’d love. Great review, Dar.

  5. I tried one Austen sequel pre-blog and didn’t finish it, which is rare for me. I’ve been reluctant to pick another one up.

  6. Rachel R. says:

    HI! Thanks for the great review! I look forward to reading this one!

  7. zibilee says:

    Oh, I am glad to see this review, and so glad to hear that you loved it! It sounds like something I would really enjoy, and I sort of consider all these Austen spinoffs to be comfort reads. It sounds like this one had a lot of depth and a lot going for it. Great review today!

  8. Thank you for the lovely review, Darlene. I love knowing that my novels have been enjoyed. And I am very happy that you are well enough to finish it and write the review!

    Sincerest thanks, Sharon Lathan

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  10. bookworm says:

    This sounds like a nice take on Georgianas story. Glad to hear this one was good. And I really like the covers on these spin-offs.

  11. Serena says:

    This one sounds interesting, but I’m hesitant after reading another retelling by this author, which I didn’t enjoy because it was overly mushy! I might think about taking this on at some point since Georgiana is a character I like to read about.

  12. Sam @ The Little Munchkin Reader says:

    What a wonderful review! I’ve been a follower of Sharon’s works for a long time now, and I am awaiting my copy of this novel impatiently (I live in the UK). So lovely to read this!

  13. blodeuedd says:

    I can’t wait to start it and see her fall in love

  14. Sophia Rose says:

    I love the idea of Georgie’s story taking place away from Darcy and Pemberley so she is out of the shadow and her own person.

    Thanks for the review!

  15. Jan Ashe says:

    I have so enjoyed your other books so am very pleased there is a new one for me to enjoy – looking forward to it!

  16. Jenners says:

    I’m just always amazed how many Austen sequels are out there. This one sounds lovely though … at least it tells a story that wasn’t told already!

  17. Staci says:

    Loved your review of this one, Dar!! I should get to this one next week sometime!

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