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Happy Birthday, Mr Darcy (Austen Addicts) [Kindle Edition]

Victoria Connelly
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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You are cordially invited to a wedding at Purley Hall...

It’s the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s 'Pride and Prejudice' but it’s also a special year for Katherine Roberts and Warwick Lawton because they’re getting married.

But can Katherine put aside her fear about the future and can Warwick put his pen down long enough to actually make it up the aisle?

'Happy Birthday, Mr Darcy' is the fifth book in the Austen Addicts series - a light-hearted novella which follows 'A Weekend with Mr Darcy', 'The Perfect Hero' ('Dreaming of Mr Darcy'), 'Mr Darcy Forever' and 'Christmas with Mr Darcy'.

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Praise for Victoria Connelly’s Austen Addicts series:

“Great fun … a real page turner." Andrew Davies, screenwriter of Pride and Prejudice

“A lovely comic romance.” Dan Zeff, director of Lost in Austen

“Victoria Connelly is an exceptional new voice in romantic fiction whose stories shine with warmth, humour and heart ... romantic comedy gold from a fast-rising star!” Single Titles

"A wonderful, feel good, book that leaves you with a smile on your face and a warm fuzzy feeling in your heart!" Kim the Book Worm

“True romantic fiction with some lovely characters and a fun Austen setting.” Sarah Broadhurst, Lovereading

“A delicious confection … Victoria Connelly is an assured writer who has created here a clutch of memorable and engaging characters.” Jane Austen’s Regency World

“Written with exquisite detail and engaging plot twists this series is a MUST for any Janeite who loves to read and longs to travel!” Austenesque Reviews

“A wonderfully charming romantic story, perfect for relaxing and daydreaming. We loved it. Highly recommended.” Hot Brands and Cool Places

About the Author

Victoria Connelly is the bestselling author of the successful Austen Addicts series about fans of Jane Austen: A Weekend with Mr Darcy, The Perfect Hero ('Dreaming of Mr Darcy' in the US), Mr Darcy Forever, Christmas with Mr Darcy and Happy Birthday Mr Darcy. Her books have been translated into many languages including three magical romances published in Germany. The first, Flights of Angels, was made into a film. Victoria and her husband flew out to Berlin to see it being filmed and got to be extras in it. She is also the author of several bestselling romantic comedies. Victoria was brought up in Norfolk before moving to Yorkshire where she got married in a medieval castle. After 11 years in London, she moved to rural Suffolk where she lives in a Georgian cottage with her artist husband, a mad Springer spaniel and her ex-battery hens. She's written about her experience of country life in Escape to Mulberry Cottage.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 602 KB
  • Print Length: 119 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0956986676
  • Publisher: Notting Hill Press (16 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FC6V04C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,594 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Hit Novel!! 27 Sep 2013
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I was hooked on the Austen Addicts after A Weekend With Mr Darcy. The characters are like old friends now and you feel as though you are there with them through their highs and lows. Although not a very long novel it doesn't disappoint and I am sure we will soon be able to read the continuing story of Katherine and Warwick after their big day. Thoroughly recommend this book and the others in the series too.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great catch up with friends ... 21 Sep 2013
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Was really looking forward to catching up with characters that I'd grown to love from Weekend with Mr Darcy and Christmas with Mr Darcy, I loved it, just wished it was longer. My wish is that Victoria lets us know how Katherine and Warwick and Robyn and Dan are getting on. All the Mr Darcy books are filled with great characters full of warmth, humour and love. It's great to find a book we can rely on to make us feel warm inside.

"This book was provided by the publisher for a review"
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Happy Birthday Mr Darcy 22 Sep 2013
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was lovely to catch up with favourite characters in the wonderful setting of Purley Hall, the location of the Jane Austin conferences. The book is set around the wedding of two well loved characters whilst revisiting some of our favourites from other books too. This book stands alone though. You don't need to have read the others, although I would highly recommend that you do! There are surprises, misunderstandings and troublesome family and neighbours. There are unexpected guests and wedding doubts to add drama and suspense. Not to mention all the romance you'd expect to find in any Jane Austin book. The book flows very well and whilst it concludes it leaves plenty of opportunity for the series to continue. Appropriately, published the same year that Pride and Prejudice turns 200 its the perfect read for any Jane Austin or Victoria Connelly fan.
'This book was provided by the author for review'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good holiday read 1 Dec 2013
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Loved this book, I read it on holiday in a couple of days, a must for any Victoria Connelly or Austen related fans.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good read 22 Nov 2013
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great for all austen addicts romantic with heros and heroins great escapist reading would recommend all the books in this series but be sure to include the one,s on kindle as they complete the story
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like sinking into a lovely warm bath! 17 Nov 2013
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I was so excited when this book was released as I have been following the adventures of the Janeites from the very start. I have a huge soft spot for the gorgeous horse riding Dan (was he modelled on my boyfriend, I wonder?!) and I also have library envy when I read about Warwick and Katherine's collections. I don't think I'm giving too much away if I reveal this book is about Katherine and Warwick's own wedding and I was on the edge of my seat the whole way through. I actually completed the book during a flight to Tampa and I wasn't disappointed with the ending. As an Austen fan I loved the way the author weaves textual refereneces throughout the narrative and the plot! An lovely gentle read that Jane herself would have enjoyed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Birthday, Mr Darcy 13 Oct 2013
By Damaskcat HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Katherine and Warwick are getting married - Oxford professor and romantic novelist in that order. But Katherine is having second thoughts. What's it going to be like sharing her life with someone else on a permanent basis? Will she lose her identity? One thing she is sure of they are both Jane Austen addicts so they will have plenty to talk about.

This book can be read as a standalone novel but it is also the fifth volume of the author's Austen Addicts series. Fans of the earlier volumes will love this latest instalment. The wedding takes place at Purley Hall - Dame Pamela's country residence and scene of many past Jane Austen conferences. Here are all the ingredients of a light hearted romance with added Austen literary references and glimpses of favourite series characters.

I enjoyed this book very much and it kept me smiling and at times shedding a tear at some of the scenes. It has the feel good factor and will cheer you up if you are feeling down. Great entertainment if you like light romantic novels.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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It was great to be back with Katherine and Warwick, this time in the lead up to their wedding day. They are such a lovely couple that I was excited to celebrate with them, especially as it was in their favorite place, Purley Hall.

All of my favorite characters were here too, Dan and Robyn (who have a gorgeous baby), Dame Pamela, Mia and Sarah so it was lovely to catch up with them and find out what they've been up to.

As with any wedding, nothing runs as smoothly as one would hope and there are times when the whole thing seems in jeopardy. That gives the story a hint of suspense and wonder, which I loved. Connelly is a master with all things romantic and Austen related and this book is no exception. The clothing the guests wear at Purley is described to perfection and made me swoon just a little. The little snippets and quotes from Jane Austen novels fit in perfectly. There really is not a hair out of place.

A dreamy, romantic, perfect installment in an already incredible series. 5/5
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing.
I feel the series has run its course as this was very run of the mill and predictable. Nice but lacking in sparkle. Shame as I had enjoyed the other books.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. S. Thake
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely.
Lovely story, lovely romance, lovely book, lovely reading experience.
Maybe not a very Austen-like way to review a book, but the bottom-line is - I found this a lovely read,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Helen Hollick
3.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed book
Enjoyed the book but seemed a little short and ended abruptly. Loved the setting and being a "janeitte" I enthuse at the content
Published 2 months ago by Mr John Fraser
5.0 out of 5 stars Austen Addicts
This book was super and I thoroughly enjoyed every page if it. In fact I reread this when on a lengthy journey and loved it every bit as much second time around.
Published 2 months ago by Ms Kathleen Duncan
5.0 out of 5 stars a great book in a great series
I've read the whole series of these books and enjoyed every single one. Hoping that there will be more added to the series soon.
Published 4 months ago by leigh the sewing diva
5.0 out of 5 stars Great to meet Mr Darcy again
The series of Janeites is very readable. not long books, but nice to read when snuggled up in bed on a cold night.
Published 4 months ago by G M Booth
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading
A pleasant book that will appeal to keen Austin fans, easy to read though keeps the reader guessing until the later pages
Published 4 months ago by Freda
5.0 out of 5 stars Austen Addicts
A typical Austen Addicts book. A story set around Purley Hall with the usual characters. And the usual happy ending.
Published 5 months ago by Miss M. Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read
Amazing could not put the book down. A continuation of the characters I had already got to know and love.
Published 5 months ago by SezC
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great addition to the Austen Addicts family
albeit a short one! Its a great easy read and lovely to catch up with the characters again. I never tire of these books and will continue to buy them however I was a bit... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Purple buyer
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