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Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One (The Darcy Saga #1)

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Sharon Lathan presents Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy, A fascinating portrait of a timeless, consuming love - and the sweetest, most romantic Jane Austen sequel.

It's Darcy and Elizabeth's wedding day, and the journey is just beginning as Jane Austen's beloved Pride and Prejudice characters embark on the greatest adventure of all: marriage and a life together filled with

Kindle Edition, 309 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Sourcebooks Landmark (first published June 6th 2007)
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Mar 23, 2008 Kathy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a sequel to the movie version of Pride & Prejudice starring Kiera Knightly; definitely not to the actual book by Jane Austen. I found that concept rather weird, especially when it is a truth universally acknowledged that the BBC version starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle is the gold standard of movie adaptations of Pride & Prejudice! That said, there is also no actual plot to the book, which follows the first few months of the Darcy marriage. I wanted to like it, because ...more
Feb 16, 2009 Becky rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I admit it. I'm skeptical of sequels. Of Jane Austen sequels. I know right off that it has the potential to be really, really good...or just plain awful. Literary Variations--prequels, sequels, and such--are books that take the characters of one author and seek to give them new life, new adventures. There are several things to consider--in general--when it comes to fiction of this kind. On the one hand, if the author (the original author) has wrapped up the book (the original book) neatly with a ...more
Grace Tjan
What I learned from this book (in no particular order):

1. Titles in Regency England were not confined to the established noble order of Dukes, Marquises, Earls, Viscounts and Barons. Masters and Mistresses, as in Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy, Master and Mistress of Pemberley, are also titles. How come? Because they are CAPITALIZED.

2. In English, certain standalone nouns are always capitalized, such as “Housekeeper”, “Butler”, “Aunt”, “Town” and “Inn”. Sample usage: “Mr. Darcy took his Butler,
Dec 17, 2010 D.G. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I don't remember the last time I rated a book 1 star but this deserved it (if I wasn't reading it for a challenge, I would have dnfed it.) I was bored to tears because NOTHING happened in this book. It was just an account of how happy Darcy & Lizzy are, as they maudlin declare they love every 5 minutes and go about their lives at Pemberley.

To give you an example, I asked some friends to pick 3 numbers so I could extract quotes at random. Here's what I found:

@38% - "Happy anniversary, my pre
Feb 17, 2010 Monica rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Admittedly, I should have read the foreward of this book and likely would not have bothered to go any further with this one.

P&P sequels can be touchy for Austen fans. I'm not above reading one, as long as the integrity of both Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy are intact. Lose Lizzy's quick wit or Darcy's aloofness, and you've lost the characters. Reduce them to nothing more than ridiculous pillow talk and it's blasphemy to all Austen fans, purists or not. True character development and plot were non
Mar 16, 2010 Stacey rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Here's the thing. I love Pride and Prejudice. I love reading sequels and prequels and based on and inspired by . . . you write it and I'll read it. Perhaps it is this built-in market that permits books like this to flood the bookshelves.

First of all, this book is based on the movie version - the Keira Knightly version!!!! I started reading and found myself very confused by the author's references to Darcy proposing with his shirt unbuttoned - or the first time he touched her hand as she left Ne
Feb 09, 2009 Alaine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second sequel that I've read to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and I've loved them both. Reading this book is like eating your favourite tub of Baskin Robins ice-cream, if you eat it all in one sitting you'll feel ill, it's best to eat over a few sittings. Whilst you could read this book in one sitting I am sure it would be sickly sweet.

I've read a few reviews that said it was too sexual, but I thought they were typical newlyweds living out the heights of their wedded bliss. They
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness
SKIPPED loooads of chapter..this book just had waaaaaay too much of sex scenes for me to handle.I mean Seriously i get it, considering that these two portrayed a newly-wed couples through out the book a lot of such sences are expected.(LMAO ,no ! i am NOT a prude ;)

So yes, it wasnt the steam-level that annoyingly baffled me BUT the ACTUAL NUMBER OF TIMES THESE TO SEEM TO BE GOING AT IT !!! 0_O

and over....
And oooover ....
And oooooov-

well u get the point :P (And if you still didn't let m
Jun 04, 2008 Shawna rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is by far the worst sequel to "Pride and Prejudice" ever! I gave it one star for the author's enthusiastic effort, but it is poorly written (was there an editor at all?) with little plot or character development. It is the author's first attempt at publishing, and - no surprise here - she published it herself!
Apr 07, 2010 Jeanah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pride-prejudice
I love Jane Austen, but I am not a Jane Austen purist. So ... I am able to take this book for what it is .... a continuation of the 2005 movie version of P&P. I absolutely LOVED the movie and never wanted it to end. (LOVED the Colin Firth version as well) This book was a dream come true and one of the first continuations that I have read. A few facts from the original novel are a little jumbled in this, but it does flow well from the facts laid out in the 2005 movie. I really enjoyed it. The ...more
First of all, the premise that anyone might want to merge completely with another person is a little creepy to me. So the whole "two shall become one" annoyed me throughout. I don't have any quotes. Maybe I'll flip through the book later to find some.Whomever the author thought she was channeling in this sequal to Pride and Prejudice, it certainly wasn't Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennett. Lizzy says to Darcy, "Why do you put up with me?...I am so silly and you are so wise!" Really? There's also th ...more
May 02, 2010 Carrie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jane, fluff, i-quit
So here's what I learned:
1. Jane Austen is spinning in her grave.
2. I wish I could travel back in time and convince this woman not to write this book.

So this author states she has fallen in love with P&P after watching the Matthew McFayden version. This should've tipped me off immediately. She claims that she read the original and watched other adaptations, while this one with Kiera Knightly remained her favorite. If she really had read the book, I like to think she would've known more abou
Marta hoelscher
Jan 15, 2009 Marta hoelscher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don’t even know where to start with this wonderful book. I had heard from a few people that they thought it was too explicit compared to Jane Austen. Keeping that in mind, I plunged in and I loved it! There are no more of the Victorian chaste kisses, this is a full blown romance. The story has the characters acting as any newly married couple would act. I didn’t think it was very explicit at all., in fact I thought it was wonderfully written and kept me enthralled until the end. I found mysel ...more
Lolly's Library (Dork Kettle)
Jul 22, 2013 Lolly's Library (Dork Kettle) marked it as not-even-if-you-paid-me  ·  review of another edition
I really wish I could rate this, but since I couldn't read more than a page without my gag reflex being activated, I suppose it wouldn't be cricket for me to give this thing a rating. However, if I did, it would be a solid one-star. (Actually, it would be a no-star, but since that's not allowed, a one-star it shall have to be. Hey, I just realized that, by leaving them blank, technically I really am giving it a no-star rating. Hot diggity!)

Right off the bat I have to state that I am not fond of
Feb 21, 2010 MJ rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book started out so promising - the first two chapters were intriguing, and I thought the writing was tolerable, not distracting.

But then, the same damn things kept happening over and over again. "Banter," flirt, have sex. The number of adverbs was astronomical. The plot didn't start until about 40 pages from the end, and then it was a thin plot at best.

I finished it, just barely.

The author wrote this originally as fanfiction. I have to say, fanfiction never needs to be novel-length. But
May 08, 2011 Kim rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: austen-related
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Jan 21, 2014 Tamara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While reading Two Shall become I often found myself thinking "no, Darcy would not say that", "Lizzy would not do that", but what I soon came to understand was that this book is based on Knightly and Macfayden. In order for the book to work I realised I needed to imagine the 2005 P&P, this was my Oprah 'Ahh ha' moment!

This book seems to cover everything, it is very nearly a day by day account of their lives, the small details and intimate conversations are what makes the book. Meeting the st
Mar 20, 2009 Sheila rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical, romance
Sharon Lathan’s "Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy" series is subtitled "Pride and Prejudice" continues. And "Two Shall Become One" is the first book in the set. The characters, time period, and locations are instantly recognizable from the Jane Austen novel, and the author does a delightful job of envisioning the lead-in to a wedding, and Elizabeth’s introduction to her new role as Mistress of Pemberley.

The attention to detail in the writing is very reminiscent of the original novel. But the choic
Lizzie and her Mr. Darcy have gotten married at the end of the 2005 movie version of Pride and Prejudice. This book begins where that left off and occasionally even flashes back to exact scenes from the movie. The book takes us throughout the first several months of their marriage as they fall even more in love and as Lizzy settles into her role as Mrs. Darcy and the mistress of the Pemberly estate.

One thing I think the author does particularly well is surround us by the Regency period. The lan
Jan 05, 2010 Katie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I simply couldn't put this book down. Lathan does a great job of finding a very Austen-like voice and even creating new characters and situations that fit very naturally in the world of Pride & Prejudice. Lanham really shows the growing love that Darcy and Elizabeth find in each other - from Darcy's softening heart and new-found love for his wife to Elizabeth's new station as Mistress of Pemberly, Lanham paints a very realistic, fascinating picture of the story I have loved for years and yea ...more
Nov 09, 2009 Viv rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are a fan of "Pride & Prejudice", READ THIS BOOK! I loved it! Now I know that the author stated that the book was inspired by the 2006 movie and not really Jane Austen's novel, but who cares? You will get so sucked into this story that it won't matter that she makes a few mistakes....comments on things in the movie that were never in the original book. And Ms. Lathan could have researched the Regency Era in England a little more. There were times that I thought the book to be hsitoric ...more
Aug 27, 2014 Lorena rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
A book that makes it to my "abandoned" category could also be placed in a category that I don't have, but now realize I need: "all time worst books."

This book is so pathetic that I couldn't even get through chapter 2. It's base and insulting. I wish I had read the foreword before buying (at least it was cheap!) where the author says the Keira Knightly P&P MOVIE inspired her to write this book. Seriously, though, this book is offensive in so many ways. It's not even worth the time to write t
Khanh (the Grinch)
I'd enjoy this sequel to P&P a lot more if Darcy & Elizabeth weren't screwing each others' brains out every other page.
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
Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy ~Two Shall Become One
by Sharon Lathan
Genre: Romance/Jane Austen Fan Fiction
soft cover, 309 pages
Regency England

Pride and Prejudice continues in this first book of The Darcy Saga.

Beginning their new life together, Darcy and Elizabeth have started home to Pemberley. Memories of their eight week engagement, the wedding ceremony and reception mingle with the realities of their wedding journey and the first six months of married life.

William and Lizzy discover the jo
Lisa Houlihan
This title never appeared in the library's system, and I intended to read it in a bookstore sometime until I decided a root canal justified an indulgence. For all its reasonable cover, it is pretty much porn. The only thing there's more of than coitus is adverbs. I'm not as deadset against them as, say, Ernest Hemingway or E.B. White, but damn. So the prose was amusingly appalling. So was the story. Except there wasn't a story: no plot, no development, only telling and description, nothing but s ...more
Feb 28, 2011 Nicole rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I hold the Pamela Aidan Fitzwilliam Darcy - Gentleman series as the pinnacle of Austen fan fiction, which followed the same storyline as the original Pride & Prejudice, but from Darcy's point of view. I was expecting a lot from the Sharon Lathan series, my first foray in Austen fan fiction after a long drought) but after reading the first novel I admit I am bit gobsmacked. Usually I do some research on ratings and recommendations before I purchase books but I have to admit I didn't do so for ...more
Georgiana 1792
Di solito quando non metto le stelle è perché ho letto il libro molto tempo fa e potrei averne un ricordo offuscato, oppure potrei aver cambiato opinione. Stavolta non avrei voluto mettere le stelle perché, secondo me questo libro non ne vale neanche una!!! E' stomachevole. L'ho dovuto leggere a piccole dosi perché avevo la nausea.
Si sarebbe potuto intitolare: E DARCY ED ELIZABETH VISSERO RICCHI, FELICI E CONTENTI (ma se l'avessero chiamato così poi non avrebbe avuto senso scrivere altre 280 pag
Blodeuedd Finland
This was different in a way because it was focused on the latest pride and prejudice movie. I read something really funny on Goodreads where a reader wondered about this since it is universally acknowledged that the 1995 version is superior. I do confess that I played the latest movie in my head, but with Colin Firth and Jennifer Eale as Darcy and Lizzy. Because I love Firth as Mr Darcy.

I also read that readers found it very erotic and such, well then they have never read anything even close to
Jan 01, 2016 Stephanie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book
MR. AND MRS. FITZWILLIAM DARCY: Like Treacle for the Jane Austen Lover’s Soul

This is an interesting idea, not that it hasn’t been previously explored, but almost every Austenite wonders what happened after the wedding in P & P.

In many of these sequels, the characters feel misconstrued or off-kilter; sometimes they are written comically, or kinky. This one more or less maintains the characters. And, the pace of life in the Regency, and in the country fe
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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)
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  • Loving Mr. Darcy: Journeys Beyond Pemberley (Darcy Saga #2)
  • 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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