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!