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Loving Mr. Darcy: Journeys Beyond Pemberley

(The Darcy Saga #2)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  1,884 ratings  ·  174 reviews
Beyond Pride and Prejudice…Beyond 'I Do'…

Darcy and Lizzy venture away from Pemberley to journey through England, finding friends, relatives, fun, love, and an even deeper and more sacred bond along the way.

Having embarked on the greatest adventure of all, marriage and the start of a new life together, now the Darcys take the reader on a journey through a time of
Paperback, 448 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Sourcebooks Landmark (first published May 1st 2008)
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Honestly, I am impressed I could make it through this book without throwing up a little in my mouth. I SO MUCH wanted to like it, it had such good reviews, and I love a Pride and Prejudice theme (in theory). But. BUT. Several hundred pages of pure syrup (Oh, Elizabeth, my dearest love, my lover, my treasure, how much I love you, GAG) and an unbroken pattern of sex every other page - at least - just does not float my boat. Gushy love sentiments once in a while, okay, but in every conversation, I ...more
May 29, 2011 rated it did not like it
This has to be one of the most appalling books I've ever read. Since when did Jane Austen's characters 'look out the window', or 'figure' something out, or go on 'vacation'? The mixture of an attempt at early 19th century English and modern American English was, to say the least, confused. Repton was described as an 'independent school' - no such term existed in Austen's time - and describing a shop as a 'shoppe' left me dumbfounded. The sex between the two protagonists was exceedingly ...more
Jul 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Aug 29, 2009 rated it it was ok
I don’t want to turn off people from this book when I say I did not finish it. It just was not my cup of tea. Pride and Prejudice is my all time favorite book and while I have enjoyed several “sequels” to it this just was not one of them. The writing was not bad but after getting 200+ pages in I did not feel there was much of a real story going on. It mostly seemed to be a lot of Darcy fondling Lizzie or the two of them gazing or thinking of each other and wanting to have sex. I also felt like ...more
Claudine DiMuzio / Just Jane 1813
I am always sad when I finish a Lathan book because I know the series is coming closer to an end for me. I just smoke and enjoy spending all my time with the Darcys at Pemberley... Oh, is there anywhere more drama than Pemberley??? I love the relationship Lathan creates here as well as the supporting cast... I just have a permanent smile on my face when I read her books!!
Jan 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of JAFF
“ but regret? I could sooner regret breathing than to regret having you as my wife” –S.Lathan

Seriously did Darcy just say that! Swoon!

Lathan’s saga continues in the second instalment of Journeys Beyond Pemberley, we follow the Darcy’s to town for the season, stopping in Hertfordshire on route to stay with the Bingleys. As is typical of Lathan nothing is rushed and every detail is imparted. Mr Darcy partakes in a billiards tournament whilst in Meryton and it is these details that allow the
Jun 04, 2010 rated it did not like it
I was waiting for a story to actually unfold, but rather, all that occurred was the physical intimacies of Darcy and Elizabeth. I skipped over the constant physical expressions of their love to see if any narrative would occur, but it was scarce and never fully developed. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone and feel embarrassed that I made it to the end of the book.
2.5 stars.

Honestly? I really didn't care for this book. I tried very hard to enjoy it, but reading it became an absolute chore. I came so close to abandoning it on many occasions, however, I had a meager hope that it would improve. The continual, redundant sex scenes that were not only underwhelming, but they were absolutely ridiculous at times. I found myself rolling my eyes very frequently when encountering the all too frequent love making - rather than stirring my emotions, the cheesy
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: austenesque
I have started reading P & P variations samples on my Kindle before committing to buy. I read the sample of this book and with a low price for 448 pages I decided to buy.

I really regret that decision.

The book covers the first 10 months of Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam's marriage and let me say it felt like it took me a year to read it. I am a fast reader and have been known to read more than one book / day when inspired. This book was not inspiring.

There are just way too many scenes of
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
I have to admit something. Every single time I pass by something related to Jane Austen, even in the smallest way, I have to go back, hug it a little and eventually buy it. Sometimes though this "love at first sight" turns out to be a little disappointing. That was the case with this book. I didn't dislike it, but I didn't like it too. Maybe it was the fact that there didn't happen a thing in this book that made me feel this way. I love to read love stories, but there has to happen something in ...more
Sandy M
Jul 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
This second book in Ms. Lathan’s series takes us through the second half of Darcy and Lizzy’s honeymoon, and it’s a joy reading how in love they are, how romantic Darcy is, and their carnality for one another is only strengthening with every whisper, touch, and kiss. It’s actually quite nice to read this type of romance, hero and heroine together, having fun, taking care of hearth and home and anything else required of them - together. Yes, there’s little tiffs but they last no longer than a ...more
Jun 21, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: time-to-be-done
Pride and Prejudice is one of my all-time favorite books and while there are sequels that mostly work and are enjoyable, this one was not even close! I imagine a wonderful marriage between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy: witty, strong, romantic, and well--passionate. All wit and restraint goes out the window in this one and all you're left with is sickeningly sweet (which the "real" Fitzwilliam and Lizzy would never approve of) and WAY to much that should be left behind the bedchamber door. Seriously. ...more
Jan 09, 2010 added it
I really liked this book, minus all the sex. I do find it a little hard to believe that couples have sex 3xs a day forever, yes, in the honeymoon stage I understood, but not 9 months after the wedding! No wonder she ended up pregnant a few months into their marriage! And their "loving" took up over 100 pages! So if you took even 50% of that out, I would have given it a better rating. But overall I really liked it. The author mixed in some action (besides sex!) into what could have been a boring ...more
Aug 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
This was the 2nd book in Sharon Lathan's seris of books. It picks up 6mos into their marrage and end before there year anniversary. I like her books alot, but I do get tired of the sexual scenes and the perfectness of Darcy and Lizzy. Having said that, of course Darcy is perfect but I just don't want to read about there perfect bed scenes. I love the introduction of the new characters it give the story line some meat. In this story there is only one hardship (if you can call it that) that Darcy ...more
Apr 11, 2010 rated it did not like it
A real disappointment. This is one of the few books in my life that I haven't finished. 90% is coversation between Elizabeth and Mr Darcy on how much they love one another or discription of bedroom activity. I made it through almost half, but should have put it down earlier. Becomes repepative, as there really is only so many ways to actually say I love you. I felt like I was reading same conversations and scenes over and over. Very little description of other characters and society. Overall ...more
Aaaack! I love a good romance, but the syrupy language in this book is overwhelming! I decided to finish it because the storyline is interesting, but it's not the focus of these books. Their intimate relationship is, so beware if you don't want to know all the intimate details of their lovemaking.
Aug 31, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The saccharine sweet words of endearment over and over again could have been left out and made the book a third of the size. The story line, if there was one, and history or the area were much more interesting.
Jul 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
So far it's terrible. 1/2 finished and no plot in sight. Not surprising, since the last book in the series was also terrible. Let's see if a love of P&P characters will pull me through to the end.
Apr 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
While many would find this book complete blasphemy, it eventually won me over with time. Initially I was a bit taken aback as there are some significant departures from regency England (particularly intimate references), yet somehow it works. It’s lovely to see Darcy and Elizabeth making a life for themselves and having a sneak peak to their “happy ever after” as it were.

I can’t say that there’s a specific plot that the book follows so I’d almost say it’s a meandering storyline of the Darcy’s
Mar 04, 2014 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one
Welcome to 50 Shades of Pemberley or Lizzy and "William," a Harlequin Romance Paperback, or some-weird-collection-of-Pride-and-themed-short-stories-interspersed-with-an-uncomfortable-attempt-at-historical-erotica. I finished it. It nearly killed me, but I finished it...only so I could say, "This was total drivel from beginning to end." Well, there was that small part of me that always yearns for a book to do a 180 and redeem itself before it's too late. Alas, it was not meant to happen.

Nov 26, 2017 rated it did not like it
I picked this up at random from a library bookshelf end, and boy do i regret it now.
First of all, this is #2 in a series, which was not obvious from the book cover. However, if the first book is anything like the second than I haven't missed anything.
Almost nothing happens in this book for 400 pages. Nothing that is, except constant lovemaking and syrupy dialogue. When I say that they are having sex on every other page, you will think that I am exaggerating, but I assure you I am not. You can't
Jan 11, 2010 rated it liked it
This sequel to Pride & Prejudice was fun and enjoyable read. One thing to be prepared for? The sex. This is Jane Austen sexed up and going places you might not have expected.

Personally, I liked the idea of sexing Jane Austen's world up a little. The writing is very true to Jane's style, with something extra thrown in that makes the story appeal to a more modern women while still being historically accurate.

If you've been reading light and breezy contemporaries or funny paranormals, it might
Sep 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: austen, reviewed
After reading "Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One", I had hoped that the second book in the trilogy would be an improvement. I had hoped there would be more plot, less fluff, and a return to the traditional characterizations of Elizabeth and Darcy. Sadly, this was not the case.

Again, we are presented with purple prose, lots and lots of declarations of love, many perfect amorous encounters and very little plot and character development.

With regards to the plot, I understand
Becky R.
Sep 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Following book one, Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One, we find the Darcys heading to London for the season. In this charming second novel, Elizabeth celebrates a birthday, Fitzwilliam's uncle returns from travel abroad (and is a charming doctor who aids his nephew and new niece), and the Darcys begin to settle into more of the routine of their married life together. We find in this second installment that although they are still mad for one another, that they are expressing ...more
Jan 06, 2010 rated it liked it
I've been looking forward to read this book, I really loved the first 2 hundred pages when I realized that there was no story! At first, I really enjoyed a glimpse into the married life of Mr and Mrs Darcy, but I soon realized that the book was only made of those intimate moments between them, nothing else really! The book is over 400 pages, 350 of them will take you to the Darcys bed! I love Mr Darcy, and at first, peeping into his intimate life, the details of his anatomy, his passion for his ...more
Okay why I gave the first book in this series a four star rating I do not know. Something about the first book must have been interesting.

This book was horrible. There was absolutely no story. It was full of sex and more I love yous and more sex again. No story no plot. I finally started to skim and then at chapter 24 I said "oh enough already" and skipped to the last chapter and skimmed it too.

Wow a whole month plus wasted on a book.
Cheryl C
Dec 28, 2009 rated it liked it
I am kind of a sucker for a good Austen sequel. I enjoyed this one because it did not go too far beyond the realm of Jane Austen. My only criticism would be that the "I love you, I love you, I love you...." went on a bit long in places. I wanted a little more plot and a little less gazing into each other's eyes. That being said, I am going to read the next installment!
Mar 30, 2010 rated it it was ok
this book was about 300 pages too long and all it did was setup the next book. it was good in that it built more story lines but that is all it did. the only major interesting action came at the end and sure enough once the action was over, so was the book. needless to say, i will not be reading the next one.
Nov 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
This book was fantastic. It is the 2nd in a 3 book series continuing Pride & Prejudice. (The 3rd book is to be released Jan 1, 2010). I am a huge fan of ane Austen's P&P, and although this book takes a few liberties with the story, it is still worth the read. Just be ready for some (actually, a lot of) very steamy sex scenes!
Feb 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: austen-sequels
Hard to rate this book- 2.5 if we could do 1/2 stars. I'm addicted to reading more about the Darcy's and the others.... But was not prepared nor did i end up enjoying for how sexed up this book was- it was a tad over the and corny. In between all that- the life's of the Darcy's was fun to read
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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. With the publication of this novel, Sharon’s series of “happily ever after” for the Darcys totals nine full-length novels and one Christmas themed novella.


Other books in the series

The Darcy Saga (7 books)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One (Darcy Saga #1)
  • 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
“Miss Bennet, I shall be completely blunt and honest and beg your pardon if I cross a line in some manner; however, I sense you are requesting a candid response.” He paused, awaiting her favour until she nodded. “I feel drawn to you in a way I do not totally understand, yet there it is. I have never felt so inclined towards another. What this connection bodes for the future, I do not know. You are pretty, intelligent, honest, proper, and many other fine qualities I believe I could list without hesitation. I think it entirely probable you and I would be perfect for each other. It is my intention to discover if this is possible. I do not wish to trifle with your emotions, nor do I wish to have my own sensibilities manipulated; therefore, if you cannot imagine even the remotest chance of returning affection, tell me now and I shall abide by your pleasure. On the other hand, if you sense, even vaguely, a returned interest in me, then let us proceed with willing minds and hearts.” 4 likes
“I always sleep well, dearest, except for when your hot body smothers me completely!"

Darcy grinned. "Forgive me. Even sub- consciously I must be near you. I have no control over the matter. Tea and a scone?"

"Yes, please." She sat, tucking her feet under her. "No need to apologize, William. I simply elbow you hard and you roll away, temporarily at least. Come winter you can re- pay the treatment when I slip my frozen feet between your thighs.”
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