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Falling for Mr. Darcy

3.99  ·  Rating Details  ·  678 Ratings  ·  77 Reviews
In this Regency adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved Pride and Prejudice, the simple truth is proven that sometimes a gentleman never knows his heart until a lady comes along to introduce it to him. When Mr. Darcy encounters Elizabeth Bennet injured after a fall, his concern for her welfare cracks the shell of his carefully guarded heart and a charming man emerges. Elizabet ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Meryton Press (first published April 25th 2012)
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I think it is time for me to make a confession. A very shocking confession.

I am not exactly a Mr. Darcy fan. I don't dislike him, but I'm certainly not in love with him. He doesn't make me swoon, not even when personified by Colin Firth jumping in a lake. Although I like him paired with Elizabeth, he's not my hero, and every time I watch Pride and Prejudice, it strikes me again that I'm glad he wins Lizzy, but disappointed that he doesn't win me. I find that Mr. Darcy lacks personality. He's to
May 19, 2014 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: austen-related
After a bad fall, Elizabeth sprains her ankle and cannot walk back home alone. Luckily for her, Mr. Darcy is there to help her. This unexpected encounter will give them both the opportunity to see new sides of their nature, and perhaps their love will blossom with neither pride nor prejudice.

This was my first book by KaraLynne Mackrory and I was not at all displeased. Ms. Mackrory really knows how to intrigue her readers by using the right words at the right time. We are given the chance to see
I had to stay up last night (until one in the morning!) to finish this book! I absolutely loved it! I have always been nervous about reading a sequel/'what if' story to my favourite novel Pride and Prejudice, but I am so glad that I did!

The story was amazing! It was so clever how it all linked in different ways to the original story! I kept thinking 'Oh this is like what happened to Jane, but its happeneing to Lizzy!' or such like. How the different quotes from the novel, film and series were i
Jun 05, 2012 Katherine rated it it was amazing
OH if only I could give this 6 stars I would. For those of you who are helpless romantics when it comes to Darcy and Elizabeth - this is the novel for you! Its a beautiful love story of Darcy fighting his love for "his" Elizabeth as he often refers to her. After her stay at Netherfield nursing Jane back to health, Elizabeth twists her ankle badly on one of her walks and Darcy rescues her from a fallen tree. He is overcome with emotion at the thought of Elizabeth hurt that he holds her tight and ...more
Apr 11, 2016 Nicole rated it it was amazing
KaraLynne Mackrory's Falling for Mr. Darcy is now one of my favourites. Mr. Darcy is exceedingly charming and playful, Mr. Bennet is more loving, and Jane even has some of Elizabeth's wit. (Being so close, I always thought a little of Elizabeth's sassiness should have rubbed off on her sister). I truly love my beloved characters even more after reading Falling for Mr. Darcy. I caught myself giggling repeatedly and I even cried once, which is a first while reading this genre. The author interpret ...more
May 29, 2012 Esther rated it really liked it
This is an alternate path telling of Pride & Prejudice. Meaning it takes the classic story & it's characters and says "What if..." this had happened how would it change the events of the story or the characters. (Kind of the same idea in the movie "Sliding Doors" with Gwynth Paltrow)

I liked this version of Elizabeth. I know it can be really hard to capture Austen's original sparkling Elizabeth, her sharp wit with gentle playfulness, her mixture of impertinence and propriety.

Mr. Darcy be
May 30, 2013 Angie rated it really liked it
Elizabeth Bennet sprains her ankle in the woods. Of course, the last man in the world she would ever marry, Fitzwilliam Darcy, rescues her and returns her safely to Longbourn. But now, she finds her heart is in danger of falling in love. And we, the readers, are falling for Darcy right along with her.

What I enjoyed most about the book was the way the author flips the personalities of some of the main characters in Austen's original novel. Bingley is more Darcy-like in his courting of Jane. Eliza
This is a Pride and Prejudice variation, which deviates from the original book after the Bennet sisters have returned from Netherfield. Mr Darcy has been struggling with his feelings towards Lizzy and goes for a ride on his horse. While he's out, he happens to catch up with Lizzy, who is out walking, and witnesses her having a bit of a mishap which leads to a sprained ankle. At first Darcy fears her accident is worse than it is, and Lizzy first realises that perhaps doesn't feel disdain for her. ...more
May 30, 2015 Talia rated it it was amazing
A fave! Another wonderful one.
Mary Doyle
Sep 19, 2015 Mary Doyle rated it it was amazing
KaraLynne-take a bow ! Another fantastic take spun with love, humour and just enough spice added to keep me turning pages ....... Highly recommended...... I love this author's stories and the Darcy and Elizabeth characters that are so endearing and realistic.
Jul 01, 2012 Brenda rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all JAFF fans! :)
Just loved this book! Perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday!
Jul 06, 2012 Candy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: austenesque
Loved it! This is one to put in my top favorites! I love Pride and Prejudice variations and Falling for Mr. Darcy did not let me down!

Recognizing his feelings for Elizabeth, Darcy counts the days until he can leave Hertfordshire. Taking a morning ride, he comes across Elizabeth sitting on a log in a grove of trees. Suddenly a strong gust of wind causes a tree to fall over, nearly hitting Elizabeth. Stumbling backward to avoid being hit by the tree, Elizabeth injures her ankle. Unable to get home
Aug 29, 2012 Jakki rated it really liked it
In KaraLynne Mackrory’s debut novel, Elizabeth Bennet is not the only one falling for Mr. Darcy. Before I even finished chapter one, I was falling for the gentleman from Derbyshire.

In Falling for Mr. Darcy, Fitzwilliam Darcy happens upon Elizabeth after she has injured her ankle. Rushing to her aid, Mr. Darcy almost forgets all propriety. Elizabeth, who finds the man overbearing and prideful, must submit to Mr. Darcy’s plea to assist her. After reluctantly allowing Mr. Darcy to escort her home,
Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
Fitzwilliam Darcy – Elizabeth's Preserver!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Variation – What if Elizabeth experiences a bad fall while out for a ramble in the woods and Mr. Darcy is there to help her home?

TIME FRAME: A day or two after Elizabeth's and Jane's return from Netherfield Hall

MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth, Darcy, Jane, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Bingley, Mr. Collins, Mr. Wickham

- I feel like a broken record saying this,'s Meryton Press! Of
J Wagner
Jun 12, 2015 J Wagner rated it it was amazing
A delicious read that I could scarcely put down until I had finished! Many times, I found myself laughing or smiling at the lively banter between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. Even if you are not a fan of "Pride and Prejudice", you will no doubt find yourself engrossed in the pages of this fun alternative to find out how the tale unfolds.
Claudine Dimuzio
This book is absolutely sweet... It has enough plot twists to keep you reading and the development of the Darcy/Elizabeth relationship is slow and burning in a good way... Elizabeth's father is adorable... Sometimes I wonder if I read all these books looking for my own Mr. Darcy or is it really the sarcastic, witty and adoring Mr. Bennett I am really looking for within the pages? There were a lot of tender intimate moments that were quite original between our dear couple... It really is amazing ...more
Lynette Sofras
Jun 14, 2015 Lynette Sofras rated it liked it
I don't read fanfiction, so wasn't really sure what to expect from it, and I rarely read historical fiction these days, so why did I download this? Well the attractive cover first grabbed my attention, I love Jane Austen and the book was free. It's as simple as that.

I fail to understand why anyone would presume to rewrite a great classic like 'Pride and Prejudice' especially using American spellings, phrases and words - unless, of course, they want poor Jane to twist and turn in her grave. This
Warmisunqu Austen
Aug 22, 2014 Warmisunqu Austen rated it liked it
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Lo malo y lo feo:
En la escena del accidente de Elizabeth, se debió a una fuerte ráfaga de viento, y cuando trato de imaginarme ese momento no termina de ser muy creíble. A pesar de ello, es preciosa la narración que hace la autora de todo ese instante.
Muy emotivo el encuentro de Darcy y Elizabeth en la tienda de moda de Londres, aunque estoy confundida con la hora que sucede el hecho. Si la reunión fue por la mañana e i
Hui Ting
Aug 27, 2015 Hui Ting rated it it was amazing
This book is so good that I am going to buy the two other P&P variations from this author. The relationship written between Lizzy and Mr Bennet was so endearing and you really see how good of a father he can be even to the rest of his daughters. The story is so romantic and passionate yet not overdone. I love the proposal by Darcy at the end and what he said. It was to the point and perfect which included my favorite lines from the original. There were some really funny moments also especial ...more
Eliza Baum
There were parts of this that were a bit silly, sometimes people seemed out of character (particularly Darcy), and the plot went some fairly outlandish directions (particularly with Wickham's plot). It was a fun read, though, once I accepted its idiosyncrasies. Not my favorite by this author, but worth reading.
Sheila Majczan
Mar 23, 2015 Sheila Majczan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wouldn't change anything in the original P&P by Jane Austen. (I'd be crucified if I even thought about it...LOL) Having said that - I am always happy when I read changes in JAFF that many readers say they could have seen as more logical events, i.e., Mr. Collins marrying Mary and Darcy relating his past with Wickham while in Meryton in order to protect not only the Bennets but also the entire community.

I am a romantic and I like to read what is going on in our players' heads. In the canon
Jun 07, 2014 Irene rated it it was amazing
What if Elizabeth and Darcy's acquaintance was to take a different path (a very different one) almost from the beginning? This sweet Pride and Prejudice variation answers gracefully to this question, keeping some of the original story lines and changes others completely.

The original characters' features are respected, something I think is essential in a good retelling, and I particularly appreciated this thoughtful and caring version of Mr Bennet.

Even if Darcy and Elizabeth's love story takes
Apr 18, 2013 Maggie rated it it was amazing
Ah, lovely :) I think this is my favorite Pride and Prejudice spin-off novel. Can't wait to reread :D
Elizabeth Bennet
Jul 08, 2015 Elizabeth Bennet rated it really liked it
I must have glanced at this book a hundred times but never seemed to read any the reviews or the discription and thank god I finally did. I didn't think I'd like it as I admit I like more drama but this wasn't bad. It was a different way to watch Darcy and Lizzy fall in love. Although Darcy's pride was gone in this book he did hesitate on purposing to Lizzy.

I do have to agree with another reviewer on that point. Darcy just left for London leaving Lizzy to deal with her feelings. She is thankful
May 13, 2012 Carmen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: p-p-variation
I loved this Pride and Prejudice version!! There was a little less pride and a little less prejudice and I liked that! I enjoyed the rich character development between Mr Bennet and the key players. The plot followed along lines I have thought the story could progress down. I especially enjoyed the angst of the couples falling in love, which could only be glossed over in the beloved original, 200 years ago

In this Regency adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved Pride and Prejudice, the simple truth i
May 15, 2012 Jacki rated it really liked it
An alternate version of Pride and Prejudice. Just as much scathing humor and delicious flirting. I liked the more indepth look into Mr. Bennet, Elizabeth's father and his desires for his children. I thought the author captures the feelings of excitement and anticipation of a budding romance so well.

I can only wish I were half as eloquent and romantic as the characters are when expressing their feelings. The author's take on Mr Darcy was much more of a reserved person full of passion than Austen
Apr 24, 2014 Brittany rated it it was amazing
Just excellent.

This is definitely one I will re-read again. I think it's definitely a very interesting what-if. I love the way she describes the passion between them.

I think the only change I would make is that they never discuss when he just leaves for London without saying goodbye. Elizabeth is hurt, and she never gets or asks for any explanation.

That is a very minute point, I realize...which is why this book still gets five stars :)
Sep 29, 2014 Staciel rated it liked it

I truly adored the other 2 books by this author, and consider it just pure luck that I read this book, the author's first, last.

While it is an enjoyable read, it didn't have the same sparkle for me as the other books... maybe due to the timing of the 'divergence' from P&P, certain things didn't take place. As a result, I felt like there was some tension lacking.

Tamara Putnam
May 31, 2013 Tamara Putnam rated it it was amazing
I have to admit I am a little biased considering KaryLynne is my baby sister. She amazes me in her uncanny way of creating mental movies packed with emotion as the story unfolds. I have obviously known KaryLynne for a long time (her whole life) and although the emerging talent that she is manifesting is nothing short of amazing, it is definitely not surprising. She has always been a romantic and very dramatic. Watching her balance being a mother and an accomplished author is so inspiring! You ma ...more
Sep 23, 2015 Kimberly rated it really liked it
In this P&P what-if, (1) Darcy warns the people of Meryton and Mr. Bennett of Wickham's character and (2) Elizabeth and Darcy are able to spend time getting to know one another better after the assembly at Meryton and before the ball at Netherfield. And this made all the difference to fewer prejudices and miscommunications and misunderstandings!

This is a very good Pride & Prejudice variation. There are moments -- thoughts and words -- that are not time period appropriate, but those are f
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