Sunday, January 3, 2010

My Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo

When I was offered a copy of this book to review, I got really excited and then it didn't come in before I flew out for Christmas. I had to wait until after the holidays to retrieve it from my PO Box. When I picked up the book to read it, I had drank my tea and kept on reading until I had read the last page. It was a quick little read that I plan to reindulge in. Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart is written by the same author of Jane Austen Ruined My Life.

What I think:
This book placed an American Jane Austen novice in the middle Oxford England for A Pride and Prejudice Seminar. There Claire meets a array of charactors who are not exactly what their initial appearances would imply. She ends up in the middle of a mystery and through it makes discoveries about her own life. The overall plot was somewhat predictable yet thoroughly enjoyable. I loved rambling through Oxford with Claire and sipping tea as she sipped tea with her many new aquaintences. I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars. It is definately rereadable and has found a home on my bookshelf.

The book comes out in February. Thanks to Phenix and Phenix for giving me the opportunity to review this book The following summary and author information was also provided by them.

Claire Prescott is an unemployed office manager from Kansas City who leaves behind her nice, if somewhat neglectful, boyfriend to attend a Jane Austen seminar in Oxford, England. There, she discovers the original manuscript for Pride and Prejudice titled First Impressions. Rumored to have been destroyed centuries ago, it reveals Austen’s secret struggle to find the right leading man for Elizabeth Bennet. Was she really supposed to end up with Mr. Darcy after all?
As Claire pieces together Austen’s original story, she crosses paths with a dashing stranger—her own Mr. Darcy—who causes her to question the direction of her current relationship. But Neil’s unexpected arrival in Oxford complicates Claire’s quest to find her leading man, and she realizes that a true hero can appear in the most unexpected places. Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart is a lively mixture of humor, romance and intrigue perfect for the Jane Austen fanatic to the hopeless romantic.

About the Author
Beth Pattillo currently resides in Nashville, Tenn., with her husband and two children. Her passion for all-things Jane Austen began when she studied abroad for a semester at the University of London, Westfield College. She has made regular trips across the pond for the past 20 years, the most recent of which took her on a pilgrimage through Hampshire, where she visited many of the sites featured in her popular book, Jane Austen Ruined My Life. Pattillo is also the author of The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society (WaterBrook Press, 2008), Earth to Betsy (WaterBrook, 2006) and Heavens to Betsy (WaterBrook, 2005), for which she was awarded the RWA RITA (Romance Writer’s Association) award for Best Inspirational Romance. Visit for more information.


  1. Hi
    This book looks good, thanks for stopping by!!!!

  2. So glad you liked this one. I think the book looks good and the cover is great!

  3. sounds like a fun one! :-) great review.