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Darcy's Dreams (Darcy #2)

3.65  ·  Rating Details  ·  579 Ratings  ·  40 Reviews
When Fitzwilliam Darcy married Elizabeth Bennet, he felt complete at last. When she announced she carried an heir for Pemberley, contentment, ruled his life. Finally, he could become the true Master of Pemberley; he could bring the estate into a new age. Then the unthinkable happens, and Darcy loses all the memory of Elizabeth's love, leaving Elizabeth in a quagmire. She m ...more
Paperback, 372 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Xlibris Corporation
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Claudine Dimuzio
I listened to this book as an audiobook and I think it would've been better read by myself as an ebook. I listened to "Darcy's Passions" as an ebook and I hated the male narrator. In this book, I hated the female narrator. I think it's hard for one voice to do justice to Darcy, Elizabeth and all the other characters.

With that said, I enjoyed the book and I believe Sheila hit it on the head when she said that after the first six chapters, the story really does take off...

It's nice watching ODC
Sheila Majczan
Jul 13, 2015 Sheila Majczan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book on September 28, 2008 and have read it in its entirety at least 3 times. While it does take about 6 chapters to lay the foundation and get to the "exciting" part it then does not let go. Amazon's story description does lay the outline of the story out very clearly. This is a sequel: Darcy and Elizabeth are happily married and he is treating her as an equal partner in all things, teaching her and Georgiana how to manage the estate. And Elizabeth now becomes pregnant. Georgiana ...more
J. W. Garrett
Aug 09, 2016 J. W. Garrett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jaff, 2016
Dark days of Darcy vs a love that will endure time or amnesia.

I loved this book, even a second time. I had previously read it when it was Darcy’s Dreams [I wasn’t writing reviews then].

The story picks up where Darcy’s Passions ended. Jeffers did a great job melding/blending the two books. I think it could possibly read as a stand-a-lone. It’s hard for me to decide since I’ve read both. It was so creative how bits and pieces of information from Passions were smoothly woven into the fabric of Tem
Jul 13, 2012 Jennifer rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was terrible. The language and writing were stiff, with lots of odd endearments like "Dearest One" and "Sweet One" that just seemed awkward.

Nothing much happens in the first 100 or so pages, but Darcy and Elizabeth declare their love for each other over and over and over again, to the point that I finally exclaimed out loud "For crying out loud!!". For example:
pg 112 "I am blessed by being loved by you"
pg 114 "Of course I love you Fitzwilliam"
pg 116 "with you, my dear, love is a symbol
Erlynn (BooksHugBack)
Darcy's Temptation is the sequel to Regina Jeffers' Darcy's Passions that I raved about a week or so ago. Darcy's Passions is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice through the eyes of Mr. Darcy and it was fabulous. Darcy's Temptation follows suite and the pair are equally amazing.

Darcy's Temptation picks up where the other leaves off, finding Elizabeth pregnant and Darcy concerned about the relationship forming before Georgiana and Mr. Harrison. A journey to learn more about Mr. Harrison's enemy Ca
Okay, so this is another bodice ripping P & P sequel and well, not so much. These things just shouldn't be boring.
Aug 22, 2012 Irene rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: austen-related
I debated for some time whether to give two or three stars to this book. At last I decided for three for these main reasons:
1. I really loved "Darcy's Passion", the prequel to this book, and I can't give less then three stars to this sequel.
2. I still have one novel by Regina Jeffers on my to-read shelf, so I want to give the author some trust. I don't want to read the next book with my head full of preconceptions.

However I think in this novel Darcy and Elizabeth talk too much about their love.
Jan 22, 2013 Charlene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: JAFF fans
I read this book back to back with the first book "Darcy's Passions". These were the very first JAFF books I ever read and hold them in some regard. I loved them dearly like a close friend and in rereading them it was very sentimental for me. I loved the continuation of the P&P story and how close there relationship was. Like any good book things somehow come apart and the angst and sadness makes us continue because we know they belong together and though there is great misunderstanding and ...more
Jun 17, 2009 Dancer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was originally called Darcy's Dreams. It is the sequel to Darcy's Passions, and it starts the day after the first book ends. It covers the first year of marriage for Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. What I liked about the book is that Jeffers through a "twist" in the story line, lets the reader see how Darcy would choose Elizabeth again if he had the chance. Theirs is a love for the ages. Plus, this book address the love between Georgiana Darcy and Chadwick Harrison. It shows Da ...more
Dec 05, 2009 Jean rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Stolen story lines from other JA sequels, inappropriate conversation style, silly situations - SKIP IT!
Apr 16, 2013 Dancer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the self published version of Darcy's Temptation. (see that review)
May 24, 2014 Rhonda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
I should stop reading free books.
Jul 10, 2011 Marcie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Darcy's Temptation by Regina Jeffers is a sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth are blissfully happy, almost to a sickening degree. They get even more enraptured with each other when Elizabeth learns she is caring Darcy's heir. However when conflicts arise Darcy is thrown into a dangerous and tense situation. Mr. Darcy is attacked and left for dead. However he recovers but he can't remember anything, not even his own name. This is an indubitably interesting twist i ...more
ONE OF MY FAVORITE Darcy Fan-Fiction books! What a book!! I think the back cover doesn't give it justice. So yes it starts off with Darcy and Elizabeth in after a few months of marriage and Lizzy is pregnant! They love each other so much and then the unthinkable happens - Darcys carriage gets overthrown by thieves and Darcy is knocked unconscious and he has amnesia! He is picked up by another Elizabeth who has met him once before and is desperate to get married to inherit $50,000 pounds and make ...more
Jun 27, 2013 Joy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

I wouldn't normally take on the mammoth task of reading 500+ pages particularly when it’s not an author I've read before but what the heck it fell in my lap and reviews swung wildly. So of course I’m intrigued.

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Jun 02, 2012 Elesha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So, I've already read this book 3 times, and I've only had it a few days, I even had to edit my review because each time I read it, my esteem for it increases.

When I first read this book I wasn't sure how I felt, firstly I didn't know it was a sequel to a sequel (Darcy's passions), then I didn't know if I liked the idea of the Darcy/Lizzy romance being so battered (one can't help but feel protective, they love is immortal, its been a worldwide favourite for near 200 years, it has been in consta
A. R.
Sep 26, 2011 A. R. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What can I say? First...I will never, ever read another Pride and Prejudice knock-off again. In vain I keep hoping someone will continue the story in an intelligent and intriguing way, not copying Jane Austen (because it can't be done), but at least keeping her characters alive. This book was not the one - and has convinced me to quit looking for one.

I should have put the book down after the first chapter, but I optimistically thought I could give it a hundred pages and maybe it would improve. T
Warmisunqu Austen
Aug 24, 2014 Warmisunqu Austen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Una historia apasionante que es la continuación de Darcy's Passions. Los personajes principales mantienen sus características y de manera realista reaccionan a conflictos nuevos.

La vulnerabilidad al que es expuesta nuestra heroína Elizabeth Darcy (antes Bennet) pone a prueba su entereza y templanza. Tal exposición dejará entrever que a pesar de las inseguridades y dudas que vive este personaje, su fuerte código moral hace que sus
I did not enjoy this book as much as the first book in this series. Firstly, the sentiments between all the lovers was SO drippy as well as too articulate and thought out to be realistic. My main issue with the book was how dramatic it was. It was like a soap opera! Amnesia, false engagements, huge communication problems, scandal, planned separations, surprise births, beatings and killings. I'm pretty sure Jane Austen would not appreciate the direction this author took her story. I do appreciate ...more
Elizabeth Bennet
Darcy and Elizabeth are happy newlyweds who are enjoying their time together and have just discovered Lizzy is pregnant. The perfect beginning to a sequel until disaster strikes our happy couple. This was my problem with the book as most of the book the two are at odds and Lizzy is heart broken. Darcy of course is arrogant and prideful and so that took away most of the early bliss I felt.
Mar 16, 2016 Anastasia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to like this book but it almost made me angry to read. Nothing about this book comes close to doing the novel, or any sequel that could have come after it any justice. I was so disappointed.
I read this entire book in one sitting (It's over 500 pgs). I could NOT put it down. Such an interesting P&P sequel! The book title and jacket summary are a bit misleading - for those who will read this you will understand what I mean. I read this book not realizing it continued Jeffers first novel Darcy's Passions: Pride and Prejudice Retold Through His Eyes. I hadn't read her first novel, but was still able to follow this one along without any confusion. I would highly recommend this novel ...more
Kathryn Steffen
After I rated Darcy's Passion on Goodreads I found out that this was it's sequel so I of course had to read it. At this point, the book really becomes a "Pride and Prejudice Fan Fiction" as it is mostly speculation on events. I did not enjoy the whole plot of the book of Darcy's temporary amnesia and the loss of the fiery passion he and Elizabeth share but the beginning and the end redeem the book in my opinion. These 2 books have definitely made me enjoy the whole Pride and Prejudice story much ...more
Jul 12, 2012 Laine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I never expected to find the book thrilling and exciting. the first few chapters were a bit cheezy with all the love and devotion darcy and elizabeth shows. it took me a glimpse of how their marriage have been which i seldom see or read from other books. the exciting part for me where darcy lost his memory and even his love for elizabeth vanished. i admire elizabeth for being strong in facing that challenge in their mariage life. i do love happy ending and theirs was one that is so sweet and dea ...more
Dec 10, 2014 Sandra rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: austen-related
I just can't stand it when authors change the Jane Austen characters that have been so perfectly written. This variation supposes that Darcy and Elizabeth are married and now Darcy is tempted by other ladies of society. I just cannot continue on! If Darcy is involved in an adulterus affair, I do not htink I could take it. The characters would be destroyed. I have enjoyed so much of this author's work. This I just cannot get into.
Jun 26, 2011 Katie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love reading about some of my favorite characters in literary history - the Darcy's and Bennett's! But I'd prefer that the language is more authentically Austen. Jeffers weaves an interesting story but her constant call-back to direct P&P quotes (many from the awful Kiera Knightley movie!) was distracting and at times downright obnoxious. Overall - not a bad read. I'd just like to see the authors voice change in future books.
I am afraid to continue reading for fear that Darcy will betray Elizabeth - even though I am fully aware that that is not possible. This book has sucked me in!

My favorite of the P&P variations. I recommend reading Darcy's Passions prior to reading this book. Passions is a good read, but it has been a while since I felt the gut wrenching prose that Temptations provided. This book did not disappoint.
Sep 15, 2009 Babs rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
I admit I could not finish this book. I got to chapter 5 and then skimmed through the rest. Jeffers first book was excellent, but this one just dragged on way too long. The book was literally putting me to sleep. This is one of the worst books I have ever read that has carried on or tried to carry on Darcy and Elizabeth.
I was put off early on by the mediocre writing and incorrect verb tense usage. And believe me, I've never read another book in my life where that was actually something to complain about. However, you would think that an English teacher would recognize when a passage calls for the past perfect tense over the simple past tense.
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Writing about “passion” comes easily to Regina Jeffers. A master teacher for thirty-seven years, she has passionately taught thousands of students English in the public schools of West Virginia, Ohio, and now in North Carolina. Yet, “teacher” does not define her as a person. Ask any of her students or her family, and they will tell you Regina is passionate about so many things: her son, children i ...more
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