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Loving Mr. Darcy: Journeys Beyond Pemberley (The Darcy Saga #2)

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Beyond Pride and Prejudice…Beyond 'I Do'…

Darcy and Lizzy venture away from Pemberley to journey through England, finding friends, relatives, fun, love, and an even deeper and more sacred bond along the way.

Having embarked on the greatest adventure of all, marriage and the start of a new life together, now the Darcys take the reader on a journey through a time of prosperity
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Paperback, 448 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Sourcebooks Landmark (first published May 1st 2008)
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Minna
Honestly, I am impressed I could make it through this book without throwing up a little in my mouth. I SO MUCH wanted to like it, it had such good reviews, and I love a Pride and Prejudice theme (in theory). But. BUT. Several hundred pages of pure syrup (Oh, Elizabeth, my dearest love, my lover, my treasure, how much I love you, GAG) and an unbroken pattern of sex every other page - at least - just does not float my boat. Gushy love sentiments once in a while, okay, but in every conversation, I ...more
Su
Dec 13, 2013 Su rated it did not like it
This has to be one of the most appalling books I've ever read. Since when did Jane Austen's characters 'look out the window', or 'figure' something out, or go on 'vacation'? The mixture of an attempt at early 19th century English and modern American English was, to say the least, confused. Repton was described as an 'independent school' - no such term existed in Austen's time - and describing a shop as a 'shoppe' left me dumbfounded. The sex between the two protagonists was exceedingly ...more
Shy
Jul 06, 2012 Shy rated it it was ok
I read all five novels of the Darcy Saga in pretty much one go over the space of a week and as a result I find it easier to critique as a whole set rather than individually so this review covers all the five novels although I will assign a rating to each book:

1. Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy
2. Loving Mr. Darcy
3. My Dearest Mr. Darcy
4. In the Arms of Mr. Darcy
5. The Trouble with Mr. Darcy

First of all, this book is for the hopeless romantics who want nothing more than to revel in detail in Lizz
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Debbie
Aug 29, 2009 Debbie rated it it was ok
I don’t want to turn off people from this book when I say I did not finish it. It just was not my cup of tea. Pride and Prejudice is my all time favorite book and while I have enjoyed several “sequels” to it this just was not one of them. The writing was not bad but after getting 200+ pages in I did not feel there was much of a real story going on. It mostly seemed to be a lot of Darcy fondling Lizzie or the two of them gazing or thinking of each other and wanting to have sex. I also felt like ...more
Tina
Jun 04, 2010 Tina rated it did not like it
I was waiting for a story to actually unfold, but rather, all that occurred was the physical intimacies of Darcy and Elizabeth. I skipped over the constant physical expressions of their love to see if any narrative would occur, but it was scarce and never fully developed. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone and feel embarrassed that I made it to the end of the book.
Tamara
Apr 29, 2014 Tamara rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of JAFF
“ but regret? I could sooner regret breathing than to regret having you as my wife” –S.Lathan

Seriously did Darcy just say that! Swoon!

Lathan’s saga continues in the second instalment of Journeys Beyond Pemberley, we follow the Darcy’s to town for the season, stopping in Hertfordshire on route to stay with the Bingleys. As is typical of Lathan nothing is rushed and every detail is imparted. Mr Darcy partakes in a billiards tournament whilst in Meryton and it is these details that allow the read
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Regency
2.5 stars.

Honestly? I really didn't care for this book. I tried very hard to enjoy it, but reading it became an absolute chore. I came so close to abandoning it on many occasions, however, I had a meager hope that it would improve. The continual, redundant sex scenes that were not only underwhelming, but they were absolutely ridiculous at times. I found myself rolling my eyes very frequently when encountering the all too frequent love making - rather than stirring my emotions, the cheesy writin
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Eline
May 03, 2015 Eline rated it it was ok
I have to admit something. Every single time I pass by something related to Jane Austen, even in the smallest way, I have to go back, hug it a little and eventually buy it. Sometimes though this "love at first sight" turns out to be a little disappointing. That was the case with this book. I didn't dislike it, but I didn't like it too. Maybe it was the fact that there didn't happen a thing in this book that made me feel this way. I love to read love stories, but there has to happen something in ...more
Sandy M
Jul 27, 2011 Sandy M rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
This second book in Ms. Lathan’s series takes us through the second half of Darcy and Lizzy’s honeymoon, and it’s a joy reading how in love they are, how romantic Darcy is, and their carnality for one another is only strengthening with every whisper, touch, and kiss. It’s actually quite nice to read this type of romance, hero and heroine together, having fun, taking care of hearth and home and anything else required of them - together. Yes, there’s little tiffs but they last no longer than a ...more
Andrea
Jun 21, 2011 Andrea rated it did not like it
Shelves: time-to-be-done
Pride and Prejudice is one of my all-time favorite books and while there are sequels that mostly work and are enjoyable, this one was not even close! I imagine a wonderful marriage between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy: witty, strong, romantic, and well--passionate. All wit and restraint goes out the window in this one and all you're left with is sickeningly sweet (which the "real" Fitzwilliam and Lizzy would never approve of) and WAY to much that should be left behind the bedchamber door. Seriously. ...more
Lyndi
Jan 29, 2010 Lyndi added it
I really liked this book, minus all the sex. I do find it a little hard to believe that couples have sex 3xs a day forever, yes, in the honeymoon stage I understood, but not 9 months after the wedding! No wonder she ended up pregnant a few months into their marriage! And their "loving" took up over 100 pages! So if you took even 50% of that out, I would have given it a better rating. But overall I really liked it. The author mixed in some action (besides sex!) into what could have been a boring ...more
Charlene
Jun 29, 2011 Charlene rated it really liked it
This was the 2nd book in Sharon Lathan's seris of books. It picks up 6mos into their marrage and end before there year anniversary. I like her books alot, but I do get tired of the sexual scenes and the perfectness of Darcy and Lizzy. Having said that, of course Darcy is perfect but I just don't want to read about there perfect bed scenes. I love the introduction of the new characters it give the story line some meat. In this story there is only one hardship (if you can call it that) that Darcy ...more
Bridgette
Apr 11, 2010 Bridgette rated it did not like it
A real disappointment. This is one of the few books in my life that I haven't finished. 90% is coversation between Elizabeth and Mr Darcy on how much they love one another or discription of bedroom activity. I made it through almost half, but should have put it down earlier. Becomes repepative, as there really is only so many ways to actually say I love you. I felt like I was reading same conversations and scenes over and over. Very little description of other characters and society. Overall ...more
Janis
Mar 29, 2010 Janis rated it it was ok
Aaaack! I love a good romance, but the syrupy language in this book is overwhelming! I decided to finish it because the storyline is interesting, but it's not the focus of these books. Their intimate relationship is, so beware if you don't want to know all the intimate details of their lovemaking.
Valerie
Aug 31, 2011 Valerie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The saccharine sweet words of endearment over and over again could have been left out and made the book a third of the size. The story line, if there was one, and history or the area were much more interesting.
Sabrina
Jan 11, 2010 Sabrina rated it liked it
This sequel to Pride & Prejudice was fun and enjoyable read. One thing to be prepared for? The sex. This is Jane Austen sexed up and going places you might not have expected.

Personally, I liked the idea of sexing Jane Austen's world up a little. The writing is very true to Jane's style, with something extra thrown in that makes the story appeal to a more modern women while still being historically accurate.

If you've been reading light and breezy contemporaries or funny paranormals, it might
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Victoria
Apr 15, 2012 Victoria rated it it was ok
Shelves: austen
After reading "Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One", I had hoped that the second book in the trilogy would be an improvement. I had hoped there would be more plot, less fluff, and a return to the traditional characterizations of Elizabeth and Darcy. Sadly, this was not the case.

Again, we are presented with purple prose, lots and lots of declarations of love, many perfect amorous encounters and very little plot and character development.

With regards to the plot, I understand th
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Leslie
Feb 08, 2013 Leslie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: austenesque
I have started reading P & P variations samples on my Kindle before committing to buy. I read the sample of this book and with a low price for 448 pages I decided to buy.

I really regret that decision.

The book covers the first 10 months of Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam's marriage and let me say it felt like it took me a year to read it. I am a fast reader and have been known to read more than one book / day when inspired. This book was not inspiring.

There are just way too many scenes of Elizabet
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Becky R.
Sep 02, 2009 Becky R. rated it it was amazing
Following book one, Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One, we find the Darcys heading to London for the season. In this charming second novel, Elizabeth celebrates a birthday, Fitzwilliam's uncle returns from travel abroad (and is a charming doctor who aids his nephew and new niece), and the Darcys begin to settle into more of the routine of their married life together. We find in this second installment that although they are still mad for one another, that they are expressing ...more
Isabelle
Mar 03, 2010 Isabelle rated it liked it
I've been looking forward to read this book, I really loved the first 2 hundred pages when I realized that there was no story! At first, I really enjoyed a glimpse into the married life of Mr and Mrs Darcy, but I soon realized that the book was only made of those intimate moments between them, nothing else really! The book is over 400 pages, 350 of them will take you to the Darcys bed! I love Mr Darcy, and at first, peeping into his intimate life, the details of his anatomy, his passion for his ...more
Claudine DiMuzio / Just Jane 1813
I am always sad when I finish a Lathan book because I know the series is coming closer to an end for me. I just smoke and enjoy spending all my time with the Darcys at Pemberley... Oh, is there anywhere more drama than Pemberley??? I love the relationship Lathan creates here as well as the supporting cast... I just have a permanent smile on my face when I read her books!!
Viv
Nov 09, 2009 Viv rated it really liked it
This book was fantastic. It is the 2nd in a 3 book series continuing Pride & Prejudice. (The 3rd book is to be released Jan 1, 2010). I am a huge fan of ane Austen's P&P, and although this book takes a few liberties with the story, it is still worth the read. Just be ready for some (actually, a lot of) very steamy sex scenes!
Melissa
May 23, 2010 Melissa rated it it was ok
this book was about 300 pages too long and all it did was setup the next book. it was good in that it built more story lines but that is all it did. the only major interesting action came at the end and sure enough once the action was over, so was the book. needless to say, i will not be reading the next one.
Cheryl C
Jan 10, 2010 Cheryl C rated it liked it
I am kind of a sucker for a good Austen sequel. I enjoyed this one because it did not go too far beyond the realm of Jane Austen. My only criticism would be that the "I love you, I love you, I love you...." went on a bit long in places. I wanted a little more plot and a little less gazing into each other's eyes. That being said, I am going to read the next installment!
Amy
Mar 10, 2011 Amy rated it liked it
Shelves: austen-sequels
Hard to rate this book- 2.5 if we could do 1/2 stars. I'm addicted to reading more about the Darcy's and the others.... But was not prepared nor did i end up enjoying for how sexed up this book was- it was a tad over the and corny. In between all that- the life's of the Darcy's was fun to read
Karollynn
Nov 12, 2009 Karollynn rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!! Of course, Sharon gives us the best part of all, by showing up what the Happily Ever After truly is.

Thanks to this series, I always find myself hoping for my happily ever after to be like this someday!

Karol
Butterflywolf
Oct 26, 2013 Butterflywolf rated it it was amazing
I was given this book by a friend, and actually read this book first, then went to the library to get book #1. Sooooo grateful to Sharon Lathan for writing the continuance of Mr. Darcy's life, am really enjoying reading through this series! Thanks so much Sharon Lathan!
Karyn
Aug 11, 2010 Karyn rated it did not like it
Really awful book the only reason I kept reading was because I paid money for it and was going to at least read it!!! There is no plot or real story line.......... just how much they loved each other !!!
Cinta
Oct 14, 2011 Cinta rated it really liked it
It was an interesting book, showing more about the places surrounding Pemberley. However, I found the pace slow, being the most interesting part of the book the very ending, when the action is faster. Anyway, I have loved it :D
Babs
Oct 14, 2010 Babs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the series by Sharon Lathan. I loved this book as well as the first. It takes place a few months into their marriage and has some great twists in this story. It is amazing to see how much they care for each other and more steamy scenes.
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Sharon Lathan is the best-selling author of The Darcy Saga sequel series to Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. Sharon began writing in 2006 and her first novel, Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One was published in 2009. Sharon's ninth novel - Darcy & Elizabeth: A Season of Courtship - is Book One of the Darcy Saga Prequel Duo recounting the betrothal months before the Darcy ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Darcy Saga (8 books)
  • Darcy & Elizabeth: A Season of Courtship  (Darcy Saga #0.5; Darcy Saga Prequel Duo #1)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One (Darcy Saga #1)
  • My Dearest Mr. Darcy (Darcy Saga #3)
  • In the Arms of Mr. Darcy (Darcy Saga #4)
  • The Trouble with Mr. Darcy (Darcy Saga #5)
  • Miss Darcy Falls in Love
  • The Passions of Dr. Darcy

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“Miss Bennet, I shall be completely blunt and honest and beg your pardon if I cross a line in some manner; however, I sense you are requesting a candid response.” He paused, awaiting her favour until she nodded. “I feel drawn to you in a way I do not totally understand, yet there it is. I have never felt so inclined towards another. What this connection bodes for the future, I do not know. You are pretty, intelligent, honest, proper, and many other fine qualities I believe I could list without hesitation. I think it entirely probable you and I would be perfect for each other. It is my intention to discover if this is possible. I do not wish to trifle with your emotions, nor do I wish to have my own sensibilities manipulated; therefore, if you cannot imagine even the remotest chance of returning affection, tell me now and I shall abide by your pleasure. On the other hand, if you sense, even vaguely, a returned interest in me, then let us proceed with willing minds and hearts.” 4 likes
“I always sleep well, dearest, except for when your hot body smothers me completely!"

Darcy grinned. "Forgive me. Even sub- consciously I must be near you. I have no control over the matter. Tea and a scone?"

"Yes, please." She sat, tucking her feet under her. "No need to apologize, William. I simply elbow you hard and you roll away, temporarily at least. Come winter you can re- pay the treatment when I slip my frozen feet between your thighs.”
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