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Review – Ditching Mr. Darcy

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Ditching Mr. Darcy

by Samantha Whitman

Ditching Mr. DarcySeries: Ditching Mr. Darcy, Book 1
Genres: Classical Re-write, Historical Fiction
Release Date: December 7, 2017
Pages: 357
Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
My Rating: ★★★★★

What would you do if you crashed your car into a ditch and woke up as the main character of your favorite book? What if nothing happened the way it was supposed to? What if you met the dreamiest romantic hero in literary history and yet you fell in love with someone else instead? What would happen if you never woke up again? What would happen if you did? Elizabeth Baker is about to find out.


I loved Ditching Mr. Darcy (DMD). It’s a fun, quick read that will leave you smiling.

I was very much reminded of Lost in Austen as I read through DMD, but, thankfully, DMD is much less angsty and far more fun. It also seems more plausible. It makes more sense to me that someone in a coma would “dream” about their favorite novel than a magic door opening in a shower.

I really enjoyed the changes to the various characters, except perhaps Georgiana, as I have a fondness for her character. I would have liked to see more of Mr. Bennet and the Gardiners, but what we got to see was fun and interesting.

Ms. Whitman did a great job including happenings from the “real” world in Lizzie’s constructed world. The reveals once Lizzie wakes up remind me of Dorothy waking up in The Wizard of Oz movie in all the best ways.

I’m curious to see how book 2 will continue Lizzie’s story. I hope it’s just as light-hearted as this one.

About the Author

Samantha Whitman is an avid Jan Austen fan living in sunny Florida with her amazing husband, five amazing kids, Chloe the Chihuahua and Pearl the “white devil” Persian cat. She loves to dance like nobody’s watching (and embarrass her kids in the process), sing karaoke, and spend time at the beach. A few of her favorite things are trips to Disney with her family, the color gold, Star Wars, dark chocolate, Fall, loud music, hot tea, Marvel movies, and tacos — but her absolute favorite thing is to make people laugh.

Author links: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Disclaimer: This review is based on an eBook I borrowed from Amazon on December 29, 2018, through the Kindle Unlimited program.

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