Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One (Darcy Saga #1)
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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...more
Kindle Edition, 309 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Sourcebooks Landmark (first published June 6th 2007)
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Becky
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
Kathy
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
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,...more
Gabriella *is awesome*
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

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



well u get the point :P (And if you still didn't let m...more
Alaine
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...more
Monica
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...more
Shawna
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!
Jeanah
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
Marta hoelscher
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
Stacey
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...more
Lolly's Library
Jul 22, 2013 Lolly's Library 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...more
Carrie
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...more
Tamara
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...more
Kim
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Kaelee Newton
Jan 18, 2011 Kaelee Newton rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: library, pp-sequels
When I first started reading this book I kept being stuck by the thought that I had read it before. But the scenes and circumstances I knew were entirely unknown to me. About 1/3 of the way through I finally figured out that it seemed familiar to be because I had begun to read it a few years ago and set it aside as too painful to read.

Unfortunately it does not improve upon second exposure. The book reads like what it apparently is, poorly written fan fiction based, not on Jane Austen's actual wo...more
Corinne
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...more
Sheila
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...more
MJ
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...more
Katie
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
Viv
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
Lorena
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...more
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...more
Annalynn
First off, this book is a continuation of the 2005 P&P movie. So when you are reading it, you need to picture that Darcy and that Elizabeth. I was reading it with my nifty Colin Firth as Darcy bookmark (thanks, Leah) so it was a bit disconcerting. These characters remember events that happen in that movie that weren't in the book. Which is... okay, I suppose. Unexpected, though, which is why I shall warn off all others.

Second, Darcy and Lizzie have a lot of sex. A LOT of sex. Its nothing rea...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...more
Lady Wesley
I have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, the author does an excellent job giving her text and dialog a true 19th century sound. I like that in an historical romance, and not all authors even make the effort.

On the other hand though, the plot (and I use that term generously) is unbelievably dull and repetitive. Nothing much happens, unless you're interested in detailed descriptions of every room in Pemberly, the gardens at Pemberly, and a bunch of neighbors of Pemberly who appear to ha...more
Lola4
Wow, was this a truly awful book--what a shame some tree died to provide the paper for this pile of nothing. The only reason I gave it one-star was if I gave it no stars, it would look like I forgot to rate it. At the 20% mark I was wondering how long it would take to start the story. At the 1/3 point, I began to wonder if she would ever get to the story, and at the 50% mark I despaired of there ever being a story--there wasn't. I thought it sounded like a cool idea to follow Lizzie and Darcy in...more
Kerry
Oh this is just a bad bad book, I read it under the rule of reading anything related to Jane Austen but this is just awful.

What could have redeemed this book? Any one of the following:

the main characters bearing a resemblance to Jane Austen's in something other than name

a compelling storyline, or even a adequate storyline, I think the main plot driver for a while was Mrs. Darcy having hormones that made her cranky and difficult. Yawn. I'm not making this up. I wish I had. I wish I knew the bar...more
Nicole
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
Erin
I had to give it 4 stars (truly 3&1/2), despite the author's obvious inexperience with the actual Jane Austen novel. To me, an avid Jane Austen fan and to some extents, purist, it is clear that she based her knowledge of the interactions between Darcy and Elizabeth on the movie version with Kiera Knightley. I find this a failing in the structure of the book in general (if I were Jane Austen, I would be supremely offended). And it really bugged me while I was reading.
On the other hand, the re...more
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Sharon Lathan is the best-selling author of The Darcy Saga eight-volume 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. Her eighth novel was released in April 2013, The Passions of Dr. Darcy, an epic tale of an English physician in Georgian Era India.

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