Monday, March 28, 2011

Austen Reads: Recommendation Monday: Darcy and Fitzwilliam by Karen Wasylowski

A book which I read and thoroughly loved was Darcy and Fitzwilliam: A tale of a Gentleman and an Officer by Karen Wasylowski. Before I implemented my book review policy for Austen related novels I had already reviewed this book. Click here to read that review.

As many of you know I want minor characters to get the spotlight and not just Darcy and Elizabeth. While Darcy and Elizabeth are present in this book it focuses more on the relationship between Darcy and his cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam (whom as we know I adore). Colonel Fitzwilliam gets a chance to shine. Yipee! I recommend this book as a must read of Austen Sequels.

 Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (February 1, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1402245947

ISBN-13: 978-1402245947

Publishing Formats: Paperback and e-book

A gentleman in love cannot survive without his best friend...

Fitzwilliam Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam couldn't be more different, and that goes for the way each one woos and pursues the woman of his dreams. Darcy is quiet and reserved, careful and dutiful, and his qualms and hesitations are going to torpedo his courtship of Elizabeth. His affable and vivacious cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam is a military hero whose devil-may-care personality hides the torments within, until he finds himself in a passionate, whirlwind affair with a beautiful widow who won't hear of his honorable intentions.

Cousins, best friends, and sparring partners, Darcy and Fitzwilliam have always been there for each other. So it's no surprise when the only one who can help Darcy fix his botched marriage proposals is Fitzwilliam, and the only one who can pull Fitzwilliam out of an increasingly dangerous entanglement is Darcy...

Have you read this book? What did you think?

If you have not read this book, will you?

Later this week look for my blog post which will look at Bride and Prejudice the Bollywood version of Pride and Prejudice. :D


Laurel Ann (Austenprose) said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I have read several reviews of this new book. It looks very interesting. I like the concept of learning more about Col Fitz and Mr. Darcy's friendship.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review, Kaydee. Sounds like a fun read. I love Col. Fitzwilliam too, and I had a blast writing his character (he features prominently in my P&P sequel also)!

Jessica said...

It is definitely on my TBR pile. Does this Col. Fitzwilliam live up to your expectations :) Can't wait for your Bride and Prejudice review (I love it, by the way).