In Mr. Darcy’s Mail-Order Bride J. Dawn King decides to take our beloved characters from Pride and Prejudice into the Wild, Wild, West where females are in short supply and Mr. Bingley convinces his friend Will Darcy, to help him write a letter offering marriage to a Miss Bennet.
That is how this Mail-Order story starts, and I must say I find the 19th century in the USA a very appealing time period, which means I loved the premise and the prospect of getting absorbed in this whole new reality. The first chapters didn’t disappoint and the authors writing ability made me feel transported right into it.
It was nice to see this setting and this era because it was an agreeable change that allowed these characters to behave in manners that would not have been possible in regency. They faced new and different challenges, which were realistic and grabbed my attention by showing the characters true integrity.
The first chapters of this book are real page turners and I loved reading the scenes where Elizabeth believes Bingley is the man she loves and Darcy believes Jane is the woman for him, but what I loved the most was the way the characters built their relationships after all these misunderstandings were over. I mean, even though I absolutely loved the different setting, what I loved the most about this book was the way it shows us how a relationship may grow steadily with time, how love is much more
than a first sight attraction, how it is an understanding of the other person and full acceptance of who they are. There was a maturity in this book that is not always found in JAFF and that deserves my respect and attention.
Mr. Darcy’s Mail-Order Bride is a sweet and mature romance with a different setting, and I recommend it to those who want a scenario change with a steady love story.
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