Friday, October 2, 2009

The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy

Author: Sara Angelini
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (October 2009)
ISBN-10: 140222110X

Book Description:

A sexy, bold adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice that re-paints favorite characters in twenty-first century colors.

Judge Fitzwilliam Darcy, a legal expert on both sides of the Atlantic, is ready to hang up his black robe and return to the life of a country gentleman—until he meets Elizabeth Bennet, a fresh-faced attorney with a hectic schedule and no time for the sexy but haughty judge.
Tempers and sparks fly in Judge Darcy's courtroom— and outside, in a series of chance encounters that give each of them pause—as the two match wits and try to fight their overwhelming attraction. When they meet up in England at an international law conference, they embark on a hot, heavy affair. Back in the States, though, ethical considerations intrude, and each is subjected to a torturous period of soul-searching before they can find their way back to each other.

My Review:

Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett are once again united in the new sequel, The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy, a contemporary love story based on Jane Austen's unforgettable Pride and Prejudice. In this sequel, the wealthy Darcy is a notable judge who has become bored with his profession when he meets the attractive attorney, Elizabeth.

As soon as I heard about the new book I could hardly wait to read it, but from the very beginning I was surprised when the historically charming Mr. Darcy, one of my favorite gentleman heroes in literature, started dropping the rather crude and vulgar F-bomb. Even though this is a modern-day novel, I felt this one element was completely out of character and was taken too far. Overall, the book was an interesting adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
(Thank you to Sourcebooks for my review copy.)


  1. Love the review Barbara- and the new look!

  2. Aww it sounds like it had alot of potential! If only there had not been the crude language. Bummer! :(

  3. You've had some wonderful books showcased and put up for competitions. Except they are only open to US & Canadian residents. Rather flies in the face of the whole internet concept of connecting anywhere in the world?