Friday, June 22, 2018

REVIEW: Proof of Love by Brenda J. Webb

Book Blurb: During his second year at Cambridge, a young Fitzwilliam Darcy accompanies a classmate to Lucas Lodge in Meryton for the holidays. Whilst there, he encounters a girl of sixteen who instantly captures his attention and soon after, his heart. Yet, because Elizabeth Bennet could never meet his relations’ expectations and he cannot abide her distasteful family, he returns to the university vowing to forget her.

Two years later, they are thrown into each other’s company and forced to spend several days together unchaperoned. Once they are discovered, Darcy suppresses his reservations about marriage to Elizabeth and does his duty in order to save her from ruin.

Will a young, headstrong and prejudiced Elizabeth realize how mistaken she has been about her husband’s character? Likewise, will a prideful, intractable but highly principled Fitzwilliam Darcy acknowledge his faults before their marriage is destroyed?

My Review: There is so much angst and scheming in this book but I couldn't put it down. Lizzy was such a childish brat at the beginning of this book but she does mature during the book. Fitzwilliam is such a jealous prat for a good portion of this book and it took Bingley telling him that Lizzy cut off her friendship with Lucas before she came to Pemberley that he really started opening up his heart to her again. I hated Lady Henrietta and Lady Emma so much. Lady Emma though dropped off the map as soon as Darcy cut off his friendship with her.

Events in the happened really fast. As soon as they were mentioned by as a character as possibly happening they happened. It was a running theme throughout the book. I would have loved for Darcy and Elizabeth to have had an easier time of it but Lady Harlot didn't make it easy on them at all. And her reason for trying to destroy the Darcy family was so stupid too.

I enjoyed this book and I couldn't put it down as I said earlier. This novel is another winner from Brenda J Webb and I can't wait for the sequel hopefully coming out next year as the author stated at the end of the book. Hopefully, she won't torture Darcy and Lizzy as much in the sequel. Lol.

Rating: 4½ stars out of 5

1 comment:

  1. A new book by Brenda?!! Fantastic news!!
    I really enjoy this author's work and look forward to delving into this one!
    Cheers for sharing your thoughts.