by Abigail Reynolds
Series: Pride and Prejudice Variations
Genres: Regency, Historical Romance, Pride and Prejudice, Adult
Release Date: January 1, 2010
Purchase from: Amazon
My Rating: ★★★★☆
The last man in the world she could be prevailed upon to marry…is her husband?
In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet tells the proud Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy that she wouldn’t marry him if he were the last man in the world.
But what if she never said the words? What if circumstances conspired to make her accept Darcy the first time he proposes?
In this installment of Abigail Reynolds’s acclaimed Pride and Prejudice Variations, Elizabeth agrees to marry Darcy against her better judgment, setting off a chain of events that nearly brings disaster to them both…
While full of drama stemming from misunderstandings, I liked Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man in the World (TLMitW). I found myself more emotionally invested than I would have expected. Elizabeth and Darcy’s hurts touched me; I really felt for them.
The ending wrapped things up nicely and was pretty satisfying.
I would have liked to see more of some of the other characters in Pride and Prejudice. TLMitW was exceedingly Elizabeth and Darcy centric, almost to the exclusion of everyone else. At the very least it would have been nice to see Elizabeth and Georgiana’s relationship evolve as they got to know each other better.
But, overall, it was a good read. A lovely way to fill an afternoon.
About the Author
Abigail Reynolds may be a nationally bestselling author and a physician, but she can’t follow a straight line with a ruler. Originally from upstate New York, she studied Russian and theater at Bryn Mawr College and marine biology at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole. After a stint in performing arts administration, she decided to attend medical school, and took up writing as a way to retain her sanity during her years as a physician in private practice.
A life-long lover of Jane Austen’s novels, Abigail began writing variations on Pride & Prejudice in 2001, then expanded her repertoire to include a series of novels set on her beloved Cape Cod.Her most recent releases are A Matter of Honor, Mr. Darcy’s Enchantment, and Conceit & Concealment. Her books have been translated into six languages. A lifetime member of JASNA, she lives on Cape Cod with her husband, her son and a menagerie of animals. Her hobbies do not include sleeping or cleaning her house.
Disclaimer: This review is based on an eBook I borrowed from Amazon on May 29, 2021 as part of the Kindle Unlimited program.