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Mr. Darcy, vampyre
Grange, Amanda
Adult Fiction GRANGE

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Grange (Mr. Darcy's Diary) continues Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, beginning on Darcy and Elizabeth's wedding day and follows the two on their honeymoon trip to Paris, the Alps and Venice during a lull in the Napoleonic Wars. Told from Elizabeth's point of view, the story is about her expanding horizons as she leaves the sheltered life she led at Netherfield for her new world as a wife and a traveler outside England. Darcy's continued lack of physical attention to Elizabeth makes her realize that something isn't quite right, but the clues provided in the text are too subtle for her to figure out his secret. By the time Darcy reveals his true nature, more than two thirds of the way through the book, Elizabeth is able to accept his announcement (which she sees as less disturbing than her more mundane fears), but its impact on the reader is greatly diluted by the revealing title. Grange manages to capture the period in a manner that will appeal to Austen fans, but vampire fans are likely to be disappointed. (Aug.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

From Library Journal:

Grange (Mr. Darcy's Diary) injects fresh life into the well-worn world of Jane Austen sequels by presenting Darcy as a vampire. Elizabeth goes through most of the novel oblivious of her husband's affliction, wondering why Darcy no longer seems to love her. The ending is pure gothic romance, complete with a chase, some dilapidated ruins, and the happily-ever-after that Austenites love and expect. Verdict Readers used to the over-the-top romanticism of most Austen sequels may not find it here, and they may expect an Elizabeth who is a little more headstrong and a lot less helpless. Also, Elizabeth's cluelessness to her husband's true nature goes on a smidgen too long. Sill, kudos to Grange for attempting a mash-up of Twilight and Pride and Prejudice, and for doing something different, even if it isn't entirely successful. [75,000-copy first printing.]-Nanette Wargo Donohue, Champaign P.L., IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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