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Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife has 4 murders, 3 unfaithful husbands, 3 bastard children, an heiress who is the by blow of a footman, and a colonel in love with his cousin's wife. What more could you want in a book. In it all Elizabeth and Darcy discover a love no romance novelist could dream up.
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The story begins with a detailed description of the wedding night spent in the Darcy townhouse in London and move to Pemberly where Elizabeth finds her way a mistress. She more to handle than Darcy thought she would be and he eventually learns that his word is not always law. Georgianna comes into her own under the tutelage of Elizabeth and is found to be almost as strong willed as her brother. When Colonel Fitzwilliam goes off to war she leaves home and follows him to France and after he is seriously wounded nurses him back to health. Darcy follows her to France to retrieve her not knowing that Elizabeth is pregnant 5 years after a stillbirth.

Wickham's true parentage is discovered. He too has gone to France and deserts after killing his bastard son who is the only witness to his desertion. Wickham having killed the only witness is listed as dead. Lydia is only inconvenienced by having to wear black for a year.

Jane believes that sex is only for procreation causing Blingley to stray even though he professes to still love her. Lady Catherine's deceased husband was impotent so where did Lady Anne come from?

With each crisis at Pemberly Darcy has to readjust his thinking of those he loves. The only constant is his passion for Elizabeth and there trust in each other.
The review of this Book prepared by plnorth

This story starts where Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice ends. Darcy and Elizabeth have just been married. Elizabeth soon learns that Darcy married her because he was eager to get her into his bed. He himself is surprised at his lack of restraint when it comes to bedding his new wife.

But married life for the Darcys is not all love and passion.
Elizabeth's family is proving just a big a problem as expected. Elizabeth's younger sister, Lydia, is still a vulgar as ever and Wickham, her unfaithful husband, is still causing problems for the Darcy family by trying to seduce Darcy's sister, Georgiana.

Elizabeth's older sister, Jane, does not find the marriage bed with her husband Bingham as blissful as Elizabeth does with Darcy. Jane loves Bingham but thinks sex is to be endured for the sake of begetting children. Elizabeth worries that this is causing Bingham to look elsewhere for passion. Georgiana is looking for a husband, but she wants a marriage as successful as her brother's. Darcy and Elizabeth must try to resolve all these difficulties, but they have their own worries. And despite all her husband's attentions, Elizabeth shows no signs of producing an heir.
The review of this Book prepared by L. Watson

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   marriage/relationship going to pieces Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Pregnancy/Child rearing    -   Yes Major part of story:    -   can't get pregnant

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King    -   wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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