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My Own Mr. Darcy

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  2,582 ratings  ·  611 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
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Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


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
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 after sh
Dec 02, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

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 before
Karey White
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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. ...more
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
Katie W
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sheila Majczan
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was offered free on Amazon recently.

Amazon shows this book as rating 51% five stars and 35% four stars from 397 reviews, which translates to this being a well enjoyed book. I must say that my first impressive was that this was aimed at the YA group of readers but by the end I was convinced it may be a pleasurable read for teens on up. It is a totally clean book with a few kisses and hugs here and there. It is modern day story inspired by the 2005 P&P movie with Matthew Macfadyen.

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. ...more
Kathy Jo
Jul 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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)
Anna Marie
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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

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
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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,
Sep 19, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Feb 26, 2017 rated it liked it
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This suited my mood perfectly today.
A rather enjoyable read (except for the protégé/prodigy mistake on p85 and the missing paragraph on p265).
Rachael Anderson
LOVED this book. Heart-warming, romantic, clean, and fun--everything a good romance should be. And the cover is gorgeous.
Madenna U
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: type-darcy
About 20% into the book I almost gave up on this book. The main character was very annoying. I powered through and did enjoy the rest.
Gwynn White
Being a committed Jane Austen fan, I couldn't resist this when I saw it offered as part of a blog tour. The gorgeous cover alone was enough to draw me in and the premise was fun. . .

At sixteen, Elizabeth was dragged to see the Pride & Prejudice movie by her mother. The moment Matthew Macfadyen, who played Mr Darcy, appeared on the screen, she was smitten. By the time the movie ended she'd made a vow that no man would ever be good enough for her unless he was identical to Mr Darcy. Her dream guy
Maria Grazia

Can going to the cinema with your mum and best friend change your outlook on life and, especially, on men? Can a fictional character wreck your love life? Elizabeth Barrett, the protagonist of “My Own Mr Darcy” , would answer YES to both questions, of course.
She unwillingly follows her mother to the cinema to see Pride and Prejudice, only because, probably, that will help her avoid reading Jane Austen’s book for a project. So she asks her best mate to go with her. Unexpectedly, seeing Matthew M
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
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 07, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 Cranberryfries
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
Valerie Waters
Nov 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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. ...more
My Own Mr Darcy was a fun, sweet novel about finding love even with high expectations that seem impossible to meet.
And reality is different from a movie!

As a fan of Pride and Prejudice, when I saw this, I knew I HAD TO READ THIS.
And hey, you know what? I really enjoyed it! In fact, I LOVED IT.
So kids, let's talk a little about courtly love. Courtly love is a common, recurring theme in Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. What exactly is courtly love? Well simply put, Courtly love is a love that i
How often do we envision the partner we will (hopefully) spend the rest of our lives with? What will he/she look like? For those of us who have read Pride and Prejudice, I’m sure Mr. Darcy has played a part in those visions. Anyone fortunate enough to have seen the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice knows Matthew Macfadyen’s portrayal of Darcy is a good place to start (I’m a Colin Firth girl myself though!) When I heard that Karey White had written a book about the pursuit of a perfect ...more
S.A. Larsen
Aug 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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
Gabs {My Full Bookshelf Reviews}
I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

It is so hard to find well-written romances. That is why I don’t read a lot of them. However, I simply knew I had to try My Own Mr. Darcy, because so many of the reviewers I follow had read it, and they all adored it!
Obviously, I was not disappointed at all. The story started out strong, and it finished strong. I thoroughly enjoyed reading every moment of it!

Why? A lot of it has to do with the characters!

Matt: I have to adm
books are love
Dec 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
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