3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Amazon Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Mr. Darcy's Dream: A Novel (Paperback)
This is a very slight book and I was disappointed. I know the author under two different names, Elizabeth Pewsey and Elizabeth Edmondson and greatly enjoy her work which is character driven and quirky. I suspected, because it is a Jane Austen derivative, that this would be a lighter read than her usual work, but I expected it to be well constructed and it wasn't. The plot was full of coincidences and holes and the characters were two dimensional efforts lent from the romcom cupboard.
Trying to be fair, I wonder if I am so negative because I had expectations and was disappointed. I don't think so. Joan Aiken and Jane Aiken Hodge, not to forget Georgette Heyer, have shown that it is possible to write light, frothy yet well constructed historical romances. This is not in their league.
Do not be deterred from trying her books written as Pewsey and Edmondson. They are good.