Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Dear Mr. Darcy” as Want to Read:
Dear Mr. Darcy
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Dear Mr. Darcy

by
3.92  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Aspiring writer Alivia bombs her Regency novel pitch to hotshot acquisitions editor Will Wright and the result is mutual loathing. But when another publisher wants Alivia’s not-yet-written book in 8 weeks, Alivia panics. Luckily, online book doctor Dear Mr. Darcy is there to help.

Will Wright has big opinions and an even bigger ego. When he’s fired from the publishing house
...more
Kindle Edition, 140 pages
Published June 12th 2019 by Pink Bloom Publishing
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Dear Mr. Darcy, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Dear Mr. Darcy

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-51
Average rating 3.92  · 
Rating details
 ·  38 ratings  ·  20 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Dear Mr. Darcy
Debbie
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jaff, i-own-it, 2019-jaff
4.5 rounded up to 5 stars

This is a cute book that incorporates the process of writing a book into a romance and ending with a wonderful climactic scene. There are elements of the movie You've Got Mail, which, as most know, is a modern-day version of Pride and Prejudice.

Alivia has an idea for a Regency story. She's certain it's good, and she has an outline and the first two chapters done. She gets a last-minute ticket to a writers conference in Nevada and a ten-minute time slot to pitch her story
...more
Sheila Majczan
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book description is good and leaves little for me to inform others about this story.

Yes, Will is very rude in his rejection of Alivia's attempt to interest him and his publishing company in publishing her first try at writing a book set in Regency times. Then he further humiliates her when she approaches him during lunch the next day and tries to have him face his ill manners.

In this book we have both Will and Alivia with financial problems: hers because of school loans and no full-time job
...more
Camille
This was an impulse read after I unexpectedly stumbled upon it. I loved the premise of Dear Mr. Darcy—a Pride and Prejudice-inspired romance between a writer and a publisher. As a writer myself, a lover of all things Jane Austen, and a fan of romances involving correspondence, I thought this would be a really cute read.

Unfortunately, the premise didn’t live up to my expectations. While I related to Alivia’s moments of difficulty writing to some degree, I found her entire process of drafting a n
...more
victoria_tonks
Two stars, mostly because I finished it. It could have been a good (because not too obvious) retelling of P&P, and an interesting peek behind the curtain of the publishing industry, but unfortunately, there was not enough substance to carry it through. The MCs are midly interesting but all the secondary characters are nothing more than props. They pop in and out of the story whenever it needs some propelling forward - and that's it. Also, the writing borders on simplistic too often for my liking ...more
Melissa Hayford
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love that the book she is writing is similar to the one she is living. Probably not many authors can say that. It was interesting learning more about the writing and editing process. I felt like it dragged a little in the beginning, but it picked up halfway and really pulled me in. This was a fun twist on Pride and Prejudice. I love that Will's assistant is the one that helped him realize he needed to soften up a little. The relationship between Will and Alivia was sweet, both online and in pe ...more
Isha Coleman
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Johnson takes the best parts of feel good romance and creates her own masterpiece. Dear Mr. Darcy is a slow burn, delightfully amusing look at love. Will and Alivia are full of great one liners, but each bark is a smokescreen for a lonely heart. Darcy will make a heart forget itself even as it puts a smile on your face.
Lydia
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A artistic twist on You've Got Mail and Pride and Prejudice. Great fun read. ...more
lori huff
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sweet and fluffy

Well written and clever storyline. There is clearly a very strong nod to "You've Got Mail," as another reviewer mentioned, as well as the obvious parallel to P&P. The characters are all believable and people who you can care about, although it did get a little tiresome with all the focus on how broke Alivia and Will always are. That aspect of it, even if realistic, kind of cast a pall over everything, and made it depressing.

This book is a pleasant way to pass a couple of hours. I
...more
Kailey
Dec 28, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a nice short read. I liked that it gave a glimpse of what it is like to be a writer. It was a nice retelling of Pride and Prejudice.
Jill
Jul 16, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Marie Bourgery
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I never knew how much potential authors went through to get their books published. And how much agents' jobs relied on the success of the books they choose to publish, but I guess that’s how marketing works. Will was a self important jerk when he met Alivia, but losing his job and finding himself financially unstable forced him to change. Secrets come out as Will and Alivia start to fall for each other. There was plenty of humor and romance in this book. I couldn’t believe how financially ignora ...more
Kerri
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute romance that had some twists that made it more enjoyable. Alivia's presentation to a potential publisher was eventful, but did not do anything to recommend her to the representative, Will. Will is a very self-absorbed person that is not a very likable person at the beginning. The characters are well developed. I like how Alivia fights to get her book published and that she buckles down to get help from Mr. Darcy to get the book finished in a short time frame. This book has a dram ...more
Terressa
Jun 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Super cute and quick story. I really enjoyed this spin off.

Disclosure statement:
I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists,
and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive
reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this
in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.
...more
Jackie
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever met someone who turns out different than your first impression? Go on the journey of Alivia and Will and see how perspectives change - for the better. Alivia wants to be an author; Will is looking for his next great novel to promote. If you love Jane Austin or Pride and Prejudice, you will love this modern day retelling.
Bernadette Cinkoske
In Dear Mr. Darcy, neither Will nor Alivia makes a good first impression on the other. Then life and fate intervene. Will loses his job. Alivia has to write her fist novel in 60 days. She seeks help online. They meet again at Thanksgiving dinner. This book is a fun read with a lot of humor. It is also a sweet romance. I enjoyed it.
Emily F
Jul 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Cute Enemies-to-friends Story

This was an interesting read. The characters were flawed and growing. I rooted for the love story, which was sweet and clean. I would rate this PG for kissing.
Donna Campbell
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Clever.

This was an interesting short story and my first from this author. This is a sweet, clean romance with a fun ending.
Shanna
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Tis was a very sweet book. A very good modern take without being completely a modern take.
Laura
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun story with tension where the reader knows what's happening before the characters. ...more
Kelsie
rated it really liked it
Apr 18, 2020
Sherri
rated it really liked it
Jan 01, 2020
Kim South
rated it really liked it
Jul 08, 2019
Jazmin Guillen
rated it it was amazing
Jul 11, 2020
Christina Tarbet
rated it it was amazing
Aug 01, 2019
Donna Dudek
rated it it was ok
Dec 27, 2019
Michelle
rated it liked it
Aug 05, 2019
Lucinda
rated it it was amazing
Dec 03, 2019
Michelle
rated it really liked it
Jul 08, 2019
Phil A Cook
rated it it was amazing
Feb 26, 2020
Nicole
marked it as to-read
Jun 12, 2019
Bernadette Cinkoske
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In Dear Mr. Darcy, neither Will nor Alivia makes a good first impression on the other. Then life and fate intervene. Will loses his job. Alivia has to write her fist novel in 60 days. She seeks help online. They meet again at Thanksgiving dinner. This book is a fun read with a lot of humor. It is also a sweet romance. I enjoyed it.

Merged review:

In Dear Mr. Darcy, neither Will nor Alivia makes a good first impression on the other. Then life and fate intervene. Will loses his job. Alivia has to wr
...more
Mary Anderson
is currently reading it
Jul 01, 2019
Sara
marked it as to-read
Jul 01, 2019
Shelley
marked it as to-read
Jul 01, 2019
Dung
marked it as to-read
Jul 05, 2019
ana darcy
marked it as to-read
Jul 05, 2019
Patricia
marked it as to-read
Jul 05, 2019
alheyam
marked it as to-read
Jul 05, 2019
Heba
marked it as to-read
Jul 05, 2019
Tlotem
marked it as to-read
Jul 05, 2019
Stacy
marked it as to-read
Jul 05, 2019
Charity
is currently reading it
Jul 05, 2019
Camille
marked it as to-read
Jul 13, 2019
Erica
marked it as to-read
Jul 13, 2019
Kara
marked it as to-read
Jul 14, 2019
Laurie
marked it as to-read
Jul 15, 2019
Karina
added it
Jul 24, 2019
Megan
marked it as to-read
Aug 15, 2019
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • This Is Forever (This is, #4)
  • The Love Note
  • Imagine... The Giant's Fall
  • A Heart's Betrayal (A Journey of the Heart #4)
  • The Ten Plagues (Imagine #2)
  • Unseen Enemy (Dive Team Investigations #3.5/Defend and Protect #0.5)
  • The Fall of Jericho (Imagine)
  • Appalachian Serenade (Appalachian Blessings, #0.5)
  • P.S. Goodbye (Restoring Heritage, #0.5)
  • A Gathering of Light (Christmas in Ansel-by-the Sea)
  • The Piano Teacher (The Ladies of Roderick Glen, #1)
  • Texas Witness Threat
  • Sugarcoated (Hot Cakes, #1)
  • A Perfect Amish Romance (Berlin Bookmobile #1)
  • Endless Mercy (The Treasures of Nome, #2)
  • The Fruitcake Challenge (Christy Lumber Camp, #1; Christmas Traditions, #3)
  • Falling for My Enemy (Dirty Martini Running Club #2)
  • Just One Year
See similar books…

Related Articles

  Rachel Lynn Solomon is best known to her fans for writing heartfelt contemporary YA novels like 2020's Today Tonight Tomorrow and her 2018...
19 likes · 0 comments
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »