Monday, September 28, 2015

REVIEW: Darcy's Wager by Penelope Swan

Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Book Blurb: When Elizabeth Bennet discovers that her sister, Lydia, has risked her reputation by staking a wager against one of London’s most notorious rakes, she races to prevent a scandal before shame and ruin befall her family. But saving her own sister could mean sacrificing another: the sister of the handsome, aloof Mr Darcy. Can Elizabeth make a choice between her family and the man she loves? 

From the pleasure gardens of Vauxhall to the gambling dens of Piccadilly, join Darcy and Elizabeth as they banter, dance, and fall in love in this Regency romance for Jane Austen fans everywhere.

My Review: I will start out by saying that Lydia is the dumbest of all the Bennet sisters. I don't understand why she didn't think her actions would have a consequence. And then Lizzy has to take over the burden of trying to save the family's reputation while Lydia doesn't even give it a second thought. Jane does know about Lydia's stupidity but does almost nothing to help Lizzy out with the problem other than fretting about it.

I believe that the characters would have acted the same if this situation had happen in the original novel. While I understand why Lizzy didn't want to involve her father or uncle in the situation I believe they could have resolved the problem faster than she did. It was truly a man's world until the last 50 years or so. And bravo to Jane to growing a backbone. I enjoyed this story very much. So much that I couldn't put it down.

Rating: 4½ stars out of 5


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