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The Darcy Monologues

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  297 ratings  ·  97 reviews
"You must allow me to tell you..."

For over two hundred years, Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy has captivated readers' imaginations as the ultimate catch. Rich. Powerful. Noble. Handsome. And yet, as Miss Austen's Pride and Prejudice is established through Elizabeth Bennet's fine eyes, how are we to know his mind? How does Darcy progress from "She is tolerable: but not handsome e
Paperback, 404 pages
Published May 21st 2017 by The Quill Ink, L.L.C.
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Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
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4.5 stars!

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It’s like Christmas came early when I heard about this anthology. Fifteen short stories about one of romance fiction’s ultimate book boyfriend? Sign me up!

The Darcy Monologues is a collection of stories told in Mr. Darcy’s point of view. The book is divided into two—"The Regency” and “Other Eras”. The Regency features eight storie
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog

Overall Rating: 4.5 stars
Story: 4.5 stars
Performance: 4.5 stars


The Darcy Monologues is a collection of short stories told by a group of amazing JAFF authors, all starring our beloved Mr. Darcy. There was a fantastic selection of stories, the book divided into two eras—Regency and Other. I've mentioned this in my more in-depth review of the book, "each author perfectly highlighted the Mr. Darcy every romance fan grew to love—a gentleman, a dedicated brother, a good fri
Sheila Majczan
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With 15 beloved and favorite authors and a lovely dedication written by the editor, Christina Boyd, I am almost intimidated that I will not express my appreciation and enjoyment of this book adequately. I was given an ARC of this book to read in exchange for an honest review. It is one I had most definitely planned to buy even if I did not receive this ARC.

We first have a selection of stories set in Regency times; several having to do with the "Hunsford Proposal", and one as Darcy faces his wed
This review was first published on Babblings of a Bookworm as part of the blog tour: http://babblingsofabookworm.blogspot....

'Pride & Prejudice' is very much a book written from Elizabeth’s perspective. We get the occasional glimpse into Darcy’s thoughts and feelings, but it’s Lizzy that we journey along with. In ‘The Darcy Monologues’, edited by Christina Boyd, 15 authors take on the task of giving us things from Darcy’s point of view in an anthology of short stories. Some of the stories pi
Brandi Elliott
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing anthology. I read it in 2 days because I refused to put it down. Ahhh, Mr. Darcy. I will not give any spoilers but I will tell you this shpuld definitely be on your tbr list. It's a definite MUST READ!!!
Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
His Feelings Will Not Be Repressed


Full of ardent admiration and love but not the talent of conversing easily, Mr. Darcy doesn’t always express himself well. And even though he is haughty, insulting, and in need of a proper humbling, Mr. Darcy is one of the most iconic and beloved romantic heroes of all time. In The Darcy Monologues an inspired collection of Austenesque authors have collaborated together to allow the brooding and reserved Mr. Darcy to have his say. United by their intima
Apr 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Darcy Monologues is heaven for a JAFF fan though I suspect even people unfamiliar with the genre would love this book. The stories are split by time period with a hunky pic to get you in the mood. Can I say the cover and section pics are awesome? Well, I did and they are. Well done to whoever thought of that. Anyway, all of the best JAFF authors under one cover should be enough to get you to love this book but in case you need more, each story is told from Darcy's POV, hence the title. Again ...more
Abigail Bok
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Christina Boyd, maven of The Quill Ink, has come up with a rich multi-course feast for lovers of all things Austenesque. The Darcy Monologues brings together fifteen of the hottest authors of Jane Austen fan fiction writing today. The point of the collection is to take a gander at what Pride and Prejudice’s story might look like when seen from the hero, Fitzwilliam Darcy’s, point of view. It is clearly pitched toward lovers of P&P: anyone who hasn’t read Jane Austen’s classic novel should be ...more
I think this was one of the most anticipated books on my P&P reading list. I started to feel like everyone I follow had gotten an advanced copy. But when it was released on sunday I quickly grabbed it. And it was the perfect end to an awesome weekend.

The book consists of 15 short stories all told from Darcy's perspective. 8 are Regency era and 7 are other eras. Only 4 are truly modern era, I am not a huge fan of modern P&P variations.

‘Death of a Bachelor’ by Caitlin Williams I love eve
Vicky Clayton
Apr 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

What a refreshing read. Darcy is the quintessential hero, perfection especially with his flaws (which, in my opinion, make him more believable and ultimatey more loveable and real). I was primed to love this book as it contains some of my favourite authors, but in the back of my mind wondered if my expectations would set me up for a fall. Not so. I regularly tell my husband that I Iove to escape into this type of fiction because I want to live in world where Darcy exists, is steadfast in h
Marie Dellis
I finally wrote a review on my favorite anthology inspired by P&P. The best part of these short stories is that they're all from Darcy's POV.

5 reasons why you should read the Darcy Monologues.

This is perfect for P&P fans who want more from Darcy & Elizabeth's story.
I'm deliberately not rating this because I might be thought to be a tad biased since I can claim one-fifteenth of it is my writing= or one-sixteenth since we should count our fantastic editor Christina's thoughts and work on each story.

But guys, I just had to express my adoration for all the stories I had the privilege to read. The theme was already a winner with me, but it was more than that. I think what struck me was the many ways one character could be portrayed. Whether Darcy's story was se
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it

Wowsa! I literally spent the entirety of my spring break 2018 sipping on this like fine wine.

If you are a fan of Jane Austen, but not sure yet if you want to dip your toe into JAFF (Jane Austen Fan Fiction), then I think that this is *the book* that you *MUST* read to see if it is for you.

15 short stories from many of the most recognizable names in the JAFF business, this will give you a great sense of what these stories are all about.

The four star rating comes from my now full acknowledgement t
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017
Dear Reader,

If you are in the mood to be transported to another world,to view life from the perspective of none other than Fitzwilliam Darcy Esq. then you should feast your eyes on this collection of short stories.

Based in modern and Regency times,you'll be privy to the inner workings of his great mind,how he rationalised his slight and insult of Lizzy,how he realised the grievous error of his ways and the determined efforts he took to right these wrongs and gain the hand of his dearest,lovelie
Debbie Brown
What can I say that other reviewers before me haven't said already? This is a quality cornucopia of Pride and Prejudice-based short stories by authors who rank among the best JAFF writers. Some stick closer to canon than others, but all capture an element of the original's spirit, and I'd rate each of them at 4 or more stars.

This review would be way too long if I tried to give my impression of each story individually, but since I dearly love to laugh(!!), I shall highlight the one that really ti
Blodeuedd Finland
‘Death of a Batchelor’ by Caitlin Williams
Darcy's thoughts the month before his wedding and after the wedding. A sweet story.

From the Ashes' by J Marie Croft
Darcy as I have not seen him before when he is trying to write THE letter to Lizzy. He was funny

If Only a Dream’ by Joana Starnes
Oh Darcy, you are such a fool, but being a fool brings him closer to Lizzy at Rosings. So it all works out. I like these sides of him.

‘Clandestiny’ by Karalynne Mackrory
Netherfield Park, the Ball. See what things
Carole (in Canada)
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: JAFF, Romance
Recommended to Carole (in Canada) by: JustJane1813
I received this collection of short stories as gift for which I will be forever thankful. Christina Boyd and the 15 gifted authors within, gave voice to Mr. Darcy. Each story is unique and everyone will have their own favourite(s). The cover alone is absolutely enticing. For me, they whet the appetite and soothed the palate...Bravo!

As my favourite era is Regency, I decided to read the short stories from back to front, so I could end with my favourite time period. Each story was flawlessly execut
Judith Barrow
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I chose this anthology both out of curiosity and because I'm short on time at the moment so reading short stories suits me. I'm so glad I did. The Darcy Monologues is a collection of fifteen short stories told from Darcy’s point of view and is an outstanding read. The book is divided into two;  The Regency'and Other Eras, I found it difficult to decide which section I liked best.

I don't give spoilers, especially in this case. I think it would be unfair to pick out individual stories to review an
Kasia Burlakoff
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: june-2017
Wonderful anthology

I was excited when I preordered this book. Having read that I must say all my expectations were fully met. All the stories are very well written with excellent plots. A box of little gems, something beautiful for different tastes. I'm a fan of Regency story, but different era and modern ones were great as well.

Highly recommended for any JAFF reader.
The Darcy Monologues is one of the most anticipated books anthologies out this year. The title itself had me eagerly anticipating for more since the first announcement. I love the cover which shows us a glimpse of both modern and regency Darcy. It has a tres chic flair to it with a bold touch of the hot pink on the cover.

I love anthologies stories since they are short enough to give you a quick fixed on your Jane Austen Fan Fiction (JAFF), but most anthologies include stories outside of P&P.
Jenn Bertrand
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This collection of stories is fantastic! I loved all of them. The toughest decision is which story and author could be my favorite! I enjoyed the variety from Darcy' s perspective. Being a Jane Austen fan, I was thrilled with the stories written around her style and time. I was pleasantly surprised to read the "Other Era" stories and enjoy them just as much. Happily, this has become one of my go to books.
Oh where do I begin?

Well firstly, Christina Boyd has done a magnificent job in getting together such a wonderful band of writers. All have produced top quality works in this genre in the past. Not all have written full length novels but the shorter works they've produced haven't lost anything for all that.

Secondly, who wouldn't want to read a collection of stories written from the point of view of one of fictions greatest romantic heroes? Some stories are written in the first person and some ar
Margie's Must Reads
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admired and loved this book!
Full Review:
This engaging book shows so many sides of Jane Austen's most famous and best loved male lead character, Mr. Darcy, through several short stories all told from his point of view.
There truly is something for everyone's tastes in this anthology. Traditional regency to the wild west to a fairytale mash-up to a school and on the baseball diamond. Spicy to sweet. This book had it all and a blend of new to me authors and old favorites.

With some stories there was an assumption the reader was already so
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
For my review of The Darcy Monologues, I do not intend to give a recap of each short story. Instead I will stick to an overall assessment of the book, as a whole.

For anyone interested in having an anthology with plenty of lovely short stories to read, then I highly recommend The Darcy Monologues. Not only will you be able to get a little reading time worked into a busy schedule but the choice of authors is outstanding. There are times when it is difficult to have much reading time and a short st
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comfort-read
This is a lovely collection and, I think, a must-read for every JAFF fan. I am not giving it five stars because while I did like most of the stories and loved some, there were also those I did not care much for. Still, it was a wonderful read and one that kept my spirits up during an exhausting and very trying week at work.

I especially enjoyed the (more) modern retellings, including the 1860 one. Reason to Hope still remains my favourite, but guess it might change in the future. I also like the
Elizabeth Hossenlopp
What A Man!

What a book! What a treat! To have so many diverse stories, so many differing imaginations come together for one guy. One amazing male character. I have read a lot of books in my lifetime, read genre after genre, BUT I honesty have not come across such a character like Mr. Darcy. All of his qualities AND faults make him my favorite fictional male. Ever. A big thanks to the authors for writing this fascinating read.
Darcy Darcy Darcy Darcy Darcy Darcy Darcy Darcy Darcy Darcy Darcy Darcy Darcy Darcy inner Jan Brady strikes again!

A longer review...the minor characters used well. Even the one story I wasn't as fond of was pretty good.

I won a copy via Sophia Rose's post
on a FB bloggy event. In exchange for a fair review.
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am currently reading this, but I have already laughed so much that I'm losing count. :) I'm delighted to find some new authors, visit with old favorites, and be in the head of the best loved man in literature!! :D You won't be disappointed. And you may find yourself grinning, laughing alone to yourself in a room while your kids tear up their playroom, and moping around aimlessly wanting to be a Regency lady and not live in this hum-drum modern world. :) Bravo, ladies!!
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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  • Sketching Character
  • Sketching Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Alternative Journey
  • The Falmouth Connection
  • Bluebells in the Mourning
  • The Coming of Age of Elizabeth Bennet
  • Darcy By Any Other Name
  • The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy
  • Rumours & Recklessness: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
  • A Quest for Mr Darcy
  • Consequences
  • The Darcys of Derbyshire: A Pride & Prejudice Variation
  • Side by Side, Apart
  • The 26th of November: A Pride and Prejudice Comedy of Farcical Proportions
  • Accusing Elizabeth
  • The Secret Betrothal: A Pride and Prejudice Alternate Path
Christina Boyd wears many hats as she is an editor at The Quill Ink, a contributor to Austenprose, and a ceramicist under her own banner, Stir Crazy Mama's Artworks. A life member of Jane Austen Society of North America, Christina lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her dear Mr. B, two busy teenagers, and a retriever named BiBi. Visiting Jane Austen's England was made possible by acto ...more
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