The Plight of the Darcy Brothers – Book Review


by Marsha Altman

I hope for the sake of all Austen fans that Marsha Altman never puts down her pen.  She has delivered another beauty in The Plight of the Darcy Brothers, the follow up to The Darcys and The Bingleys.

It seems that rescuing Bennet girls is becoming an occupation for Fitzwilliam Darcy.  Despite some personal tragedy in his and Elizabeth’s lives, they feel compelled to aid Miss Mary Bennet, recently and abruptly returned from the Continent.   Their trip to Italy, brings distraction from their sorrow over failed pregnancies, allows Darcy to uncover secrets long hidden by his late father, and restores some dignity to Mary Bennet.

Darcy’s life and family will be forever changed by his undertaking to help the 3rd Bennet sister.

Marsha Altman has such a talent for writing Austen inspired works.  Her faithful representation of the era proves her knowledge of it must be extensive.  The characters (both hers and Austen’s) are wonderful and thoroughly convincing.  With her lovely writing style and witty humour, reading her books is one of the easiest, most enjoyable things you’ll ever do.

Thank you Marsha Altman.

Posted on 15 October '09 by , under Historical Fiction, Jane Austen & Austen Inspired, Reviews.

2 Comments to “The Plight of the Darcy Brothers – Book Review”

#1 Posted by Shannon (31.10.09 at 13:50 )

I finally bought this one… looking forward to reading it. But I think I want to re-read The Darcys and the Bingleys first, to refresh my memory!

#2 Posted by Michelle (31.10.09 at 13:54 )

Exactly! and who wouldn’t want to read Darcys and the Bingleys again – it was brilliant!