Archive for July 27th, 2012

Welcome to this week’s edition of Book Beginnings hosted by Rose City Reader.  Get yourself a drink and kick back to see what I and other bloggers have been reading and what our thoughts are about these books.

Today I am bringing you the first lines of “Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart” by Beth Patillo:

"The taxi pulled up outside Christ Church and I climbed out of the backseat, but the scorching July heat stole my breath and threatened to press me back inside the cab.  I swiped at the sweat dripping down my forehead and righted myself on the pavement.  When my sister talked me into taking her spot in a summer seminar on "Pride and Prejudice", I’d expected the dreaming spires of Oxford, intellectual conversation, and long walks along the tranquil river.  I hadn’t expected to arrive soaked with perspiration and deeply in need of a shower, all because of my sister’s obsession with one Fitzwilliam Darcy."

This is a wonderfully descriptive beginning and the story just gets better from there.  If you are a Jane Austen fan (I am), then you definitely need to give this book a try.  It is witty and entertaining…the perfect summer read.

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