What They Say
Especially since a film crew has just arrived to shoot Pride and Prejudice at the Darcy estate! And when Hugh Darcy, the one who got away, arrives home after 8 years absence, Lizzy can’t help but think it’s fate. Until, that is, he introduces her to Holly – his fiancée…
What can Lizzy do but try not to feel too prejudiced against Hugh’s new woman – a city girl who knows nothing about country life, and seems more concerned with her film star ex than her current fiancé?
There’s no denying that there’s something suspicious about Holly’s interest in Hugh…and when he begins to have doubts about his high-maintenance fiancée, it seems a break up is on the cards. But is it too late for Lizzy to swallow her pride and get her Austen ending after all?
I quite enjoyed What Would Lizzy Bennet Do? it was a harmless piece of fiction, and I whizzed through it at quite a pace, although I did roll my eyes many times at the way the characters spoke and acted. Lizzy was in love with Hugh Darcy, simply because he helped her with her grief in regards to her mothers death EIGHT YEARS PREVIOUSLY? When she was sixteen? It wasn't love, it was infatuation, the kind of thing you get with doctors when they help you, and it kind of irritated me that she was so obsessed, it wasn't as if they met up weekly in London (where they both lived for a time!!!!). It just didn't really make sense.
Will I read the other books in the series, I do not know. It was an okay read, I read it, but I do think it would have been a far superior novel if it wasn't a re-telling of Austen. Loads of people do re-tellings of Austen, and that's fine, but there's only one Jane Austen, ya know? It seems to be Katie's USP, though, which is up to her, but I would definitely read something different, like the love story of the very normal Samantha and Ben, or something. I tell you which character was my favourite of What Would Lizzy Bennet Do? and that was Harry. Harry was awesome, and reminded me of a certain ginger prince. This wasn't a bad read by any means, I enjoyed it and it whiled away an evening full of cold.