Mr. Darcy’s Great Escape: A tale of the Darcys & the Bingleys by Marsha Altman is a sequel to Pride and Prejudice. This is the third book in the series, and not having read the first two, I can honestly say it stands well on its own.
The story is a bit farfetched. Mr. Darcy (along with Dr. Maddox who is Caroline Bingley’s husband) finds himself imprisoned in Transylvania and guess who comes to his rescue? None other than our beloved Elizabeth with the help of Colonel Fitzwilliam. And that is only one part of the story. The author takes us on a twisting and turning and very wild ride.
Now…though the book seemed farfetched to me, I did enjoy it quite a lot. It was never dull, that’s for certain! I’m not sure why, but I would have enjoyed the book more if the characters weren’t from P&P. It would have made it a bit more believable. However, I like Ms. Altman’s writing style and she has a wonderful imagination which translates well to text. I’d like to read the first two books in the series now.
Many thanks to Danielle from Sourcebooks for giving me the opportunity to read this book!