Thursday, June 09, 2016

REVIEW: On Oakham Mount by Sophia Meredith

Book Blurb: When Mr. Bennet insists that Elizabeth marry the odious Mr.Collins, she dashes off in tears to seek refuge on Oakham Mount. There she encounters Mr. Darcy, seeking distraction from his own concerns. In a moment of emotional turmoil, they turn to each other and Mr. Darcy is moved to offer a solution to Elizabeth’s dilemma: A marriage of convenience. But when this engagement is broken almost before it has begun, why do the two feel so bereft? Could there be more between them than a simple arrangement? Can these two proud, strong-willed individuals overcome all the obstacles that seem determined to keep them apart? More importantly, can they open their hearts to each other and to love? Find out in this reimagining of Jane Austen's beloved British Regency classic.

My Review: This book is basically a what if Mr. Darcy tried to save Lizzy from a marriage from her cousin Mr. Collins. Both go through personal journeys before their happily ever after. I did enjoy how Mr. Collins ended up with the one Bennet daughter that I believe would have actually suited him. I loved Darcy in this story, he wasn't a dick like most authors portray him as at first. This was a great debut book from a promising new author. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

Rating: 4½ stars out of 5

1 comment:

  1. I am reading this at the moment and the one thing I don't really like in this book and others, is that Mary marries Collins, she is still too young to say yes to Elizabeth's rejects.