Hope for Mr. Darcy

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Hope for Mr. Darcy is more than an Austen inspired romance, it is a book that will lead us in a journey of hope and belief in something grander than ourselves.

The entire book will use metaphors to show the reader that we all have a place in the world, a role to fulfill before leaving this plain of existence, and that love is the right inducement to make us choose a fulfilling life.

After reading Mr. Darcy’s letter, Elizabeth falls terribly ill and in her delirious state writes Mr. Darcy a letter that will give him the hope he thought was lost. She loses conscience and calls for Mr. Darcy who will be at her side during those terrifying hours. While Mr. Darcy is at the Hunsford Parsonage by her side, Elizabeth remains in a delirious state and her mind takes her to a garden where she finds Mr. Darcy. The time they spend together at the garden (in Elizabeth’s mind because in fact they remain at the parsonage) will change Elizabeth’s perception of Mr. Darcy and of her role in life.

The belief in something grander than ourselves is a vast part of this book which has a big religious component, so readers need to be aware of this aspect when reading the book. It requires either the belief in God or an open spirit to truly get immersed in Hope for Mr. Darcy, but if you can accept the premise, than you will enjoy it immensely. I know I did.

The book is a clean romance which is something I always appreciate, and has some minor twists in the minor characters that I have also enjoyed; Mr. Darcy’s kindness towards Mary was interesting and as we rarely see these two characters talk it was a nice addition; and Lydia’s reaction towards Wickham was without a doubt a refreshing change.

Mrs. Ellsworth also provided me great pleasure in what concerns Caroline Bingley and Mr. Collins, but even though Mr. Collins deserved what he was given, I confess I started to feel sorry for Caroline… maybe she will find her own happiness in the next books of the trilogy.

Hope for Mr. Darcy is the first volume of the Hope Series Trilogy, a Regency variation series focused on Mr. Darcy, Colonel Fitzwilliam, and Georgiana Darcy and from I could tell from the first volume, the trilogy will not be composed by separate stories, but the continuation of the story under the perspective of another character. The transition between the books is extremely well done, to the point of frustrating me to have to wait a few months to see what Mr. Darcy will find in Liverpool 😉

The ending of the book was very interesting as the roles got reversed, and Darcy gives Col. Fitzwilliam hope the exact same way that he had received it from his cousin in the beginning of the book.

Col. Fitzwilliam’s love life caught my attention from the beginning of the book, and I was enjoying immensely to follow this side story until I realized that I would not actually see the outcome in Hope for Mr. Darcy, but in Hope for Col. Fitzwilliam, so I’m quite eager to see how his story will unfold and how he will overcome the obstacles he will face. I am not sure yet of what the author prepared for Georgiana, but I already know I will like the good Colonel’s story 🙂

Until the next book is released we can dream about Mr. Darcy’s most common words:

You are my love. My life. You are the love of my life

 

You can find Hope for Mr. Darcy in:

Amazon.com – Hope for Mr. Darcy

Amazon.uk – Hope For Mr. Darcy (Hope Series Trilogy Book 1)

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13 responses to “Hope for Mr. Darcy

  1. Mary

    This books is like no other I’ve read of before and I must admit the premise is quite intriguing!
    Lizzy lies unconscious while her spirit drifts off to a garden wherein she meets and spends time with Darcy…..yes,I’m definitely intrigued!!! As you say,if you can buy into the premise,then I’m sure it will be a wonderful read.

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  2. Glynis

    This is a lovely review Rita. I really like this idea and can’t wait to see how it all works out. I do have this book on my wish list as it is very intriguing although I must admit I’m not a huge fan of the cover as this is not my vision of Darcy but I suppose everyone has different tastes. Thanks again Rita and Jeanna for the chance of a giveaway.

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    • Thank you Glynis! Yes, I guess that having a model on the cover will always be controversial, that is not the Darcy I imagine as well, but I did like the Darcy in the book :))

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  3. Carole in Canada

    I am all anticipation now that I have read your lovely review to read the book! Thank you!

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  4. I really must read this and the following two – but will wait to all have been published so that I can read as one long story

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    • That’s a good idea Vesper, I am a bit frustrated to have to wait a few more months to know certain mysteries left unsolved, but then again, I’m not sure I could wait so many months without reading the first one 🙂

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  5. Sheila L. M.

    I have read her other books so this just moved up on my list. Sounds interesting. I have always been leery about hypnotism as I fear what i might say. And being unconscious due to an illness is a similar situation, We shall see what transpires.

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  6. sounds interesting that one must follow several serials for resolution of different plot lines

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  7. Sophia Rose

    I don’t mind religious tones in a story as another layer to make it more thought provoking. I am intrigued by the unique situation here and that Colonel Fitzwilliam has a secondary story going on to the side. The trilogy sounds promising as a whole.

    Nice review, Rita!

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  8. Wonderful review, Rita! Jeanna writes so beautifully and with so much sentiment! She posted and excerpt from this book a while ago and it was so poignant! Can’t wait to read the whole story.

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  9. Beautiful review, Rita. Your admiration really shines through! This series looks interesting and I like the premise of Darcy caring for Elizabeth… It’s so sweet, even though she doesn’t know how wonderful he can be, yet.

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