In the sleepy village of Hawcombe Prior, five young ladies of the local book society are reading a salacious romance called Pride and Prejudice. Upon finishing the book, the ladies race to find their own Mr. Darcy, and the handsome, mysterious Darius Wainwright is the perfect mark.
Justina Penny can't understand why her fellow Belles are starry-eyed in the newcomer's arrogant presence. But if the town's only eligible bachelor marries anyone, it should be her sweet, beautiful sister. And it's up to Justina to make it happen. How could this plan possibly go wrong?
I really enjoyed Justina and her zest for life, she didn't seem to fit in the society and times that she lived. Darius was an amicable fellow even with all his brooding. Once I got past the initial get to know the characters and their circumstances I could not put it down. While reading about their budding romance I found myself smiling and getting excited to see what would happen next.
Overall this book was a good read, there are a few things that I had an issue with. The biggest issue I had was they way almost everyone talked to Justina. Darius is the only one that seemed to have a kind word for her throughout most of the book. I also didn't like feeling like I needed to have a dictionary next to my while reading it.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. April M.