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My Own Mr. Darcy

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,641 Ratings  ·  492 Reviews
After being dragged to the 2005 movie Pride and Prejudice by her mother, sixteen-year-old Elizabeth’s life changes when Matthew Macfadyen’s Mr. Darcy appears on the screen. Lizzie falls hard and makes a promise to herself that she will settle for nothing less than her own Mr. Darcy. This ill-advised pledge threatens to ruin any chance of finding true love. During the six i ...more
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Published July 15th 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Inspired Kathy
Jul 19, 2013 Inspired Kathy rated it it was amazing

So cute! What Jane Austen obsessed fan hasn't dreamed of having a Mr. Darcy of their own? This was such an enjoyable read that I highly recommend.

A squeaky clean, sweet read that is perfect for 21st Century Jane Austen lovers like me! This one goes on my keeper shelf. I love books that I can recommend without hesitation to anyone be it my teenager, neighbor or grandma. Even those who have never read Pride and Prejudice or seen the movie (surely there aren't many of you out there!) are sure to e
Dec 14, 2013 Mo rated it liked it

OKAY, I am an oldie so I so LOVED the original P&P.

I originally read Pride and Prejudice when I was 16 at school, I love it.

We had Laurence Oliver as Mr D. Was not too keen on him

We had David Rintoul – I really like him. Have the VHS for that one …

I hear all these young ones saying “What is a VHS?” Ask your parents!!

1995! I used to make sure I was on the sofa on a Sunday night and watched it. Recorded it also on a Video Cassette – watched it again mid week and again on the Friday night bef
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
This is one of the more painful contemporary novels hitching their wagon to the Austen star. In this book the main character, Elizabeth (!) has developed an unhealthy obsession with the Kiera Knightly version of Pride and Prejudice, or more specifically, with the actor Matthew Macfadyen, which she saw when she was 16 years old. She will only consider seriously dating a guy who looks like Macfadyen and acts like he did in P&P. Yes, it's as silly as it sounds.

Eventually (seriously, years afte
Karey White
Jun 24, 2013 Karey White rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I've loved Pride and Prejudice for as long as I can remember and I knew that someday I wanted to write something playing off my own love of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth. This was so much fun to write. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Katie W
Aug 11, 2013 Katie W rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-clean
Right off the bat, I knew I'd love this story. Elizabeth, a teenager, gets dragged to the movie Pride and Prejudice by her mother and just knows she'll hate it--but as soon as Mr. Darcy walks in, her world is altered. That one, pivotal moment influences the next six years of her dating life. Lizzie decides she is on the hunt for her perfect Mr. Darcy--and no one fits the bill, until she meets Matt. Unfortunately, she'd already promised her best friend to give Chad 10 dates before dumping him. Ho ...more
cEe beE
It is a truth well fixed in Lizzie Barrett's mind, that a young man who possesses Mr. Darcy's countenance (and bearing Matthew MacFadyen's very likeness) must be in want of a young woman like her. This is her ardent desire for six years since she first beheld Mr. Darcy on the large screen. So it is with much vexation that she has met a very fine young man named Chad who is good humoured, kind, and also pleasant in appearance. She has become rather fond of him but, alas, he is no Mr. Darcy! As sh ...more
Kathy Jo
Aug 05, 2013 Kathy Jo rated it really liked it
Shelves: loanable, owned
3.5 Stars

My Own Mr. Darcy was a cute, quick read. There were parts that I loved and parts that I was so annoyed I wanted to slap someone! Chad was amazing from the beginning... loved him! Matt annoyed me from the beginning and he was the main one I wanted to slap! Right along with Meg! Ugh! That woman is horrible! LOL. I got my HEA although it ended WAY too quick from my liking. I totally would have loved an epilogue... would've been a perfect ending for me. But it was still good. :o)
LOVED IT! What a fun, squeaky clean read. It was so predictable and yet I couldn't seem to put it down. I'm of course a huge Jane Austen fan and P&P is my favorite...and like most of us P&P fans...we just seem to not be able to get enough. :) I have to say though, even I was a bit sick of Mr. Darcy (which I thought would NEVER happen.:)by the end of the book, and I was so happy when Lizzie got her OWN happily ever after instead of Elizabeth Bennett's. Great read.
Sep 07, 2013 Kaitlin rated it liked it
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Kathy ~ Bookworm Nation

Original review posted on Bookworm Nation.

I thought this was a lot of fun. I’m a big fan of Jane Austen (who isn’t?) and loved the Kiera Knightly movie version. I actually remember watching it for the first time and the second it ended (around midnight) I made my husband go buy me a copy. I couldn’t wait to own it and make all my family and friends watch it. Beautifully done (and much better than the BBC version!), IMO.

Anyway, I thought the premise for the book was cute. Elizabeth fell in lo
Anna Marie
Sep 30, 2013 Anna Marie rated it it was amazing
This. Book. *ENCHANTED* me!

Since I read 'AustenLand' and was left with a nasty taste in my mouth, I wanted more. If there were THAT many Darcy-obsessed women, there had to be better than Shannon Hale's now-a-feature-film offering, that fell short in far too many ways. If you were dissatisfied and looking for a Darcy obsession done right, THIS is it.

Lizzie (Elizabeth Barrett, not Bennett) has been madly in love with Mr. Darcy (the Matthew MacFayden version) since she was in school. Oh, she's date
Rachael Anderson
Jul 02, 2013 Rachael Anderson rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book. Heart-warming, romantic, clean, and fun--everything a good romance should be. And the cover is gorgeous.
Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
Elizabeth Barrett is on a search for her own Mr. Darcy. Every time she meets a guy, she instantly decides whether or not he is Mr. Darcy material. If a guy doesn’t fit her predetermined “type,” she dismisses him as a possible future mate and moves on. For the past six years, no man has made it past a first date with Elizabeth, and to appease the growing concern of her roommate and best friend, Janessa, Elizabeth agrees (after serious coercion) to go on ten dates with Chad, a guy she had a pleasa ...more
Aug 12, 2013 Deborah rated it liked it
My expectations for this book weren't high nor were they low. I feel like this is just a sweet book, that is enjoyable. Easy to put down, easy to pick back up. Which for me in my life is sometimes a good thing! If I read a book I can't put down it's almost a bad thing because I have four small kids, church responsibilities, family responsibilities and the million other things that pull us here and there.

I instantly LOVED Chad. He was so adorable and sweet. He made me smile and reminded me about
Sep 18, 2013 Shauna rated it it was amazing
I LOVED the passion in this book!
Not only the passion for a young girl holding on to her dream-love.
But also the passion of a woman struggling to make her dream-job become a reality.

So well written!
Couldn't put it down!
Made me fall in love with being in love all over again!

We as girls have our dream guy in our heads.
We think of him~
We plan for him~
We seek after him~

Elizabeth is no different...

After being dragged by her mother to see Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth falls in love with Mr. Darcy...w
Oct 01, 2013 Natalie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book is the cutest thing since kittens. Seriously. It is one of the most adorable love stories I've ever read. It's kind of like a cupcake. A high-end one with daisies made of buttercream frosting on top (roses being too pretentious); sweet and light (but not too fluffy) and utterly delectable.

It is so easy to slip right into Elizabeth's skin; a reluctant teenager falling in love with Mr. Darcy for the first time. We can all sympathize with that, right? She takes it a step further, though,
Jul 22, 2013 Lucinda rated it really liked it
It's 4 1/2 stars.
I'm like Elizabeth Barrett- I watched the Pride & Prejudice 2005 movie version and fell in love with it, especially with Mr. Darcy as portrayed by Matthew Macfadyen. Now that my partiality is established, you can't hold it against me.
The blurb and cover of "My Own Mr.Darcy" pulled me in right away. Elizabeth is a quirky character with a strong voice, and her relationship with her best friend Janessa is exactly the kind you wish to have with your best friend.
Then she meets t
Sep 19, 2013 Amber rated it liked it
I wanted to love this story. It was a really quick read and I did enjoy the book, but after only a few chapters I just couldn't help but think that the main character was really not very smart and she started bothering me. It's super obvious from the beginning who you know she will eventually end up with but I didn't mind that at all. I loved her interactions with this character, he is such a great guy and a really fun character to read about...then comes in Mr. #2. It's obvious he has problems, ...more
Aug 07, 2013 Courtney rated it liked it
I could tell from the very beginning that this was going to be a simple easy read, but I was still disappointed. The plot was fine, the writing was okay, but it was the lack of character development that killed it for me, especially with the main character Lizzie. She was about as interesting as cardboard to me. I think Matt even expressed more emotion than she did at times! There is a time and place for "she said" but it's not after every single thing that comes out of the heroine's mouth! I on ...more
Debbie Cranberry Fries
I was up and down with this one. When I was done though I really did like it. Overall a good story telling and a decent plot (a tiny twist on a very overdone topic) but I felt she told me too much instead of let me watch the characters experience it (they went here. they ate this). Go into this one with a 'fluff' attitude and I think you'll enjoy it plenty!

3.5 stars
books are love
Dec 04, 2014 books are love rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We can all relate to sixteen yr old Elizabeth when it comes to Pride and Prejudice and Mr. Darcy. I think at one time or another he has become our dream. Our book boyfriend. In her case book boyfriend. Where ours ends and hers continues is that for Elizabeth she took this dream and wanted it to be her ideal man. A Matthew MacFayden double Mr. Darcy personality in her world. That is what she held out for her teenage and adult life. She gave no guy a chance. No guy until her friend forces her hand ...more
Jun 20, 2014 Georgia rated it it was amazing
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The front and back covers made me second guess even borrowing it from the library-- it just looked like it was cheap and juvenile-- but I'm so glad that I read it! This is probably the best Jane Austen spinoff I've ever had the pleasure of reading. I'm always disappointed when an author writes specifically for the Austen crowd, and then forgets that we dig clean romances-- but Karey White kept this book beautifully clean, as well as clever and entertainin ...more
Valerie Waters
Nov 27, 2013 Valerie Waters rated it it was amazing
Ahhh what a perfectly sweet book!! Matt was a TOOL!!!! Why she didn't see this earlier I just don't know! I loved Chad from the moment we met him! He was awesome!! I really did love this book! I haven't stopped thinking about it. I had a hard time putting this one down and now that it's over I don't want to start a new one.
Oct 18, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love reading stories that bring in or mirror characters that I already know and love. I have read all of Jane Austen's Novels and watched all the different movie versions of those books. I remember as a teen dreaming of one day meeting my own Mr. Darcy. I totally related to Lizzie and her obsession in this book. Although it isn't Matthew Macfadyen but Colin Firth that always epitomized Darcy to me.

I loved how the author brought in elements of the P&P story but didn't try to retell it exact
Jan 24, 2014 Andrea rated it liked it
Warning: The girl in this book is really really really really stupid.

Now that that's out of the way... I'll admit I had a hard time putting this down. It was a quick, silly, light, clean, romantic read and that's exactly what I was in the mood for. (view spoiler)
Jan 01, 2015 Rebekah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Karey White has done it again. The relationships are so honest. I love that about her books. The situations are applicable to anyone. In fact, I've been in a similar situation before myself. I too loved a Mr. Darcy but of the Colin Firth blend. :) I think all girls have to a certain degree and that it why I think this book should be read by all YA girls and up. Don't look to Twilight for your relationship queues. Read THIS book! You'll have a great standard of how relationships should and can be ...more
Sep 08, 2013 Tifferz rated it it was amazing
My Own Mr. Darcy exceeded my expectations. I was surprised at how Lizzy went to the movies with her mom and best friend to see Pride and Prejudice for the first time and was thinking this was going to be the worst movie ever. But then things change after seeing Mr. Darcy. It is a life changing moment.

So, Lizzy becomes obsessed with Mr. Darcy I was constantly swooning at the dialogue and banter. The story is brilliant just brilliant. Lizzy meets Chad and is dating him. Then we meet Matt and he l
Sep 20, 2013 Heidi rated it it was amazing
Elizabeth Barrett wants a man like Mr. Darcy from the 2005 movie. And she refuses to settle for less. So when her friend Janessa challenges her to accept at least ten dates with the next guy who asks her, she is very reluctant. But she agrees and finds to her surprise that she enjoys spending time with Chad, a high school teacher. But when she sees Matt at the bank where she works, her world is turned upside down because he looks so much like Mr. Darcy. But will Lizzie get so focused on her drea ...more
Sep 17, 2013 Maggie rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
I’ll have to preface this review with the confession that I’ve never read a Jane Austen novel. (I’m waiting for the lynch mob to show up now.) However, not having read them doesn’t mean I don’t get this ideal man issue. We get so wrapped up in one ideal that we may overlook anything else, no matter how much our brain knows it’s better for us. Still, White does a fantastic job showing the uninformed just why Mr. Darcy is so wonderful and why he would be worth ditching an awesome guy over.

This boo
S.A. Larsen
Oct 02, 2013 S.A. Larsen rated it really liked it
"Pride and Prejudice enthusiasts will love this modern spin on one of the most timeless love stories ever told. Social status, stubborn attitudes, and preconceived notions mix with a surprising love triangle that keep readers' hearts guessing until the very end."

I hate to say this by...OMGosh, was this cute! It was more than cute, really. But if you're a girl who's ever had a massive crush on an untouchable guy you know what I mean. In this case, though, the guy wasn't all that untouchable. He e
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