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In the Arms of Mr. Darcy (The Darcy Saga #4)

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If only everyone could be as happy as they are...

Darcy and Elizabeth are as much in love as ever-even more so as their relationship matures. Their passion inspires everyone around them, and as winter turns to spring, romance blossoms around them.

Confirmed bachelor Richard Fitzwilliam sets his sights on a seemingly unattainable, beautiful widow; Georgiana Darcy learns to fl
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Sourcebooks Landmark
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Sandy M
Jul 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
I have to say, as good as all of the books in this series have been, In the Arms of Mr. Darcy is my favorite. While we continue to follow Darcy and Lizzy through their life together, we also get some interesting side stories in this current edition.

One of my favorite parts of this series is now watching Darcy with his son, Alexander. His taciturn ways are a thing of the past, though he’s still definitely Master of Pemberley when needed. But to watch Darcy open up to affection and love has been f
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Linda Banche
Oct 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the Arms of Mr. Darcy is the latest installment in Sharon Lathan's joyous celebration of married love, Regency style.

A year has passed since Darcy's and Elizabeth's wedding. The story opens with a Christmas party at Pemberley where they introduce their brand-new son, Alexander. Compared to their tumultuous courtship, Darcy's and Elizabeth's lives are now mainly happy, with, of course, a little sturm und drang along the way.

Darcy must deal with the business and emotional fallout of a death tha
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Kelly Sohner
Jul 21, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: people who like romance novels.
I thought that this book was ok. It was a romance novel in a neoclassical cover. While it involved the characters from the original classic Pride and Prejudice, it contained none of the remarkable characteristics that made the characters classics to begin with. Mr. Darcy is so busy either crying or worrying, being proud of his wife or passionate that the debonaire character so beloved by women around the world has been reduced to nothing more then an emotionally psychophrenic lover. It was an in ...more
Krista
Oct 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Delightful. That word runs through my mind every time I pick up a book in this series by Sharon Lathan. In this 4th outing, it felt a lot like just spending some time with the Darcy family and their friends/relatives. Not a lot of high stakes drama --- just some pleasant time with them for the most part. I loved the way Ms. Lathan treated the blossoming of Georgiana and Kitty. I've always wanted to learn more about Colonel Fitzwilliam and hoped for a good match for him. I actually would have lik ...more
Fuzzyscribble
Jun 05, 2012 rated it did not like it
Well... so... um... take the characters from Pride and Prejudice... and brainwash them. Then make them behave like dogs in heat... and you get the picture.

It's not romantic. It's not sexy. It's just... well. The Darcy we love from the books goes from being a darkly-romantic hero to a man ruled by his "member." The clever, cheerful and witty Lizzie... um... becomes flaky and frippy. I'm not sure what Ms. Latham thought she was doing to the characters... but honoring Austen's legacy wasn't it.
Nicole
Oct 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading In the Arms of Mr. Darcy and absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED it!! It was all I hoped for and more. Sharon if you read this... I am dying to read more about Caroline Bingley and her adventures in LOVE. As her brother and the Darcy's have made such an impact on her. It left me wanting more!!! Now on to your next book A Darcy Christmas.
Shy
Jul 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 Lizz
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Kim
In the Arms of Mr. Darcy marks author Sharon Lathan’s fourth Pride and Prejudice sequel. As we journey to Pemberley and revisit the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy, we take a slightly different path than her first three novels: In Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One, Loving Mr. Darcy: Journey’s Beyond Pemberley and My Dearest Mr. Darcy: An Amazing Journey into Love Everlasting, which chronicled the first year of their marriage. We now experience Lizzie and Darcy’s lif ...more
Becky R.
Sep 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having read many different takeoffs and mash ups of Austen's novels, I continue to hold Lathan's at the top of the list. There is something so fanciful and romantic about Sharon Lathan's depiction of Darcy and Elizabeth that I can't quite get enough! I was happy to see that in this installment the couple have really settled into their roles as man and wife, and are letting go of previous insecurities they might have had previously. While they have settled into their lives together, their passion ...more
"Aubri"/Lisa
Mar 21, 2014 rated it liked it
I did not realize when I downloaded this book that this is a later installment of a series. Nor did I realize how apt the title is for what awaited me in the book. That could be positive or negative depending on one's point of view. I found the marital bliss sections ran on too long and occurred too often to the detriment of the rest of the plot. As an Austen fan, I naturally am happy that Elizabeth and Darcy are proven to be so well-suited as husband and wife, and I enjoy the author's ideas of ...more
Jennifer
Oct 08, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From my book review blog Rundpinne.

I have stated before that at heart I am a Pride and Prejudice purist and yet I have immensely enjoyed and continue to enjoy Sharon Lathan’s take-offs or continuations of Pride and Prejudice. In her latest release, In the Arms of Mr. Darcy, Lathan continues to bring the Regency period to life, not only through her eloquent and descriptive writing, but also through her characters well known to any Pride & Prejudice fan. Elizabeth and Darcy continue to shine
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Lindsey
May 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: austen-inspired
I was so disappointed in this book. The language in this book was just too sappy and got irritating after awhile. It seemed like every other sentence had Lizzie and Darcy calling each other "my heart" or "lover". This just doesn't seem in character for these two. Can you imagine Darcy saying: "You heal me with your devotion. You infuse me with your life and verve and goodness. I now have the strength to share the remainder of my trip with you" ? I enjoyed Mr Darcy Takes a Wife by Berdoll FAR bet ...more
Samantha
May 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Austen fans
This book was so fabulous that I am quite sad that I have finished it! In the Arms of Mr Darcy is the fourth installment of Lathan's P&P continuation and is just as good as its predecessors. A must read for anyone who has already read her first three books!

Now a four month wait until her next book is released! How will I endure it!?
Helen
Dec 31, 2010 rated it liked it
I received this book as a Christmas present and I also received a Kindle. So... I decided to purchase it as a Kindle book and then I could have my Kindle and my book too! I also downloaded Pride and Prejudice for free so I think I am going to spend a lot of time with Mr. Darcy.
Laura Hartness
Oct 25, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
A pleasant Pride & Prejudice sequel, but could have used a little more plot and fewer sex scenes. Read my full review here:

http://calicocritic.blogspot.com/2010...
Dianna Anderson
Aug 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book. In my opinion not my favorite of the series, but that is not to say I didn't love it because i did
Lisa
Feb 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Put this book down as needed to complete academic work but recently picked back up again and remembered how I was enjoying it :)
Jenn Nolen
Jul 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book was so tedious to read. It's smutty and juvenile.

The author sometimes attempts to match the speaking style of the Regency, but then tosses phrases such as "incredibly cute baby" into the mix.

The characters from P&P are all there, but that's all I can say because they have lost all of their...well...character. No depth. No real conflict. Darcy is perfect in every way. Lizzie is perfect in every way. Their son is perfect in every way.

If you like cheesy romance novels then you'll p
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Tamara
Jan 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on My Kids led Me Back to Pride & Prejudice

Book four and the Darcy's tale continues and the development of key characters is just to my liking!
We begin with Elizabeth and Georgiana being presented at court and the author does a fine job of setting the scene. I actually felt I was in the carriage with the Darcy's, pulling up in front of the court of St James. The fear and trepidation of such an event feeling almost real, to meet the prince in person without tripping and fall
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J. W. Garrett
This is the fourth in the Darcy Saga and by far the best in tone and adventure. So much happens in this installment with the circle of characters around our leads Darcy and Elizabeth. You can read the other reviews for the complete list of events, I will only make generalizations. No need to be redundant.

Those familiar with the installment style writing can enjoy the journalistic reporting of events and happenings of the times. You have parties, soirées; Darcy called away on business and his ad
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Jess Swann
Mar 15, 2013 rated it did not like it
Un quatrième tome aussi vide que les précédents en dépit des efforts de l'auteur. Malheureusement, ces tentatives de sortir du "on s'aime on s'adore" ne sont pas creusées et tombent vite à plat. J'ai vraiment eu le sentiment, qu'hormis les scènes de sexe et de déclaration et de bonheur parental des Darcy, rien n'intéressait l'auteure. Quel dommage ! Un back ground hyper alléchant pour Caroline Bingley qui réveille le lecteur après 100 pages de "lizzyyouraremylifeandalexanderisfantastic" puis, un ...more
Blodeuedd Finland

This book is actually part of a series, and you know what, there are two books I have missed. I think I am loosing my series OCD. I have read the first one and it's easy to just jump in, but I do want to know how Mary met her man. I must go back for that book.



In this one Lizzy had given birth to a highly beloved son. It's Christmas and the whole family has come. Mary with her fiancé (how did that happen?), and all the rest. Colonel Fitzwilliam is aching for someone he always has cared for, Georg
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Marcie
Oct 14, 2010 rated it liked it
Sharon Lathan has written several books that continue one of the most romantic and beloved stories of all time, Pride and Prejudice. The first book, Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy, takes place shortly after the wedding. Sharon takes us behind closed doors (wink, wink, nod, nod) to give us a more personal look into the Darcy's lives.
In the Arms of Mr. Darcy is the fourth book in Sharon Lathan's Darcy Saga. This book picks up right where the third book left off, Darcy and Elizabeth have their prec
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Laura
Oct 14, 2010 rated it it was ok
In the Arms of Mr. Darcy encompasses approximately a year of the Darcy’s marriage, in particular the second year of their marriage. The novel starts with a gathering of Darcy and Elizabeth’s families for a Christmas celebration at Pemberly. Darcy and Elizabeth rejoice in the love of their infant son William and in their passion for each other. William’s christening is soon after the Christmas celebration. The year passes by slowly with Colonel Fitzwilliam, Kitty, Caroline Bingley, and Georgiana ...more
Annabelle
Jan 16, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a collective review of the 2nd-4th books of this series, as I won't read the fifth and will explain why below.

- I decided to read this series solely because of Darcy and Elizabeth so the amount of side stories was painful.
- Everything was either completely peaceful and uneventful or dramatically unlikely to ever happen in real life!!!! At least in the early 1800s? The strong contrast makes the book seem less realistic.
-If the author tried to write in the style of Jane Austen, it was a
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Susan
Apr 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, Pride and Prejudice is one of my favourite classic novels and Lathan has kept true to the characters and done it justice. It may have been better to read one of her earlier sequels first as having read this I feel I would like to read others but will obviously then be going backwards.

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Susan Edge-Gumbel
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
When I picked this up at a bookstore, I had no idea that it was part of a series, this being the fourth. However, it won't deter me from readings the others in chronological order. I loved Pride and Prejudice and to follow the fictional lives of Lizzy and Mr. Darcy is so much fun if you are a Jane Austen fan. The romantic scenes were far racier than Jane could ever have written, so in many ways, it seemed more modern.

The only downside was that I found many many mistakes in grammar and typos from
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Dzama
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Just finished this book today. I'll have to say of all the "sequels" to pride and prejudice out there I've tried reading this series is my favorite. At first when looking into the series I was disappointed the last two books would be about Dr. Darcy and Georgiana but can't wait to read them now because Sharon Lathan has made each and everyone of these characters come to life in my mind and I wish them all happy endings. And seriously Dr. Darcy is my favorite character. It's amazing and I love al ...more
Lou LaJeunesse
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I just finished reading this book. I have read several of her books and will read them all. If you want a novel that will ta ke you to another time and place, one that will bring you into the first few years of a loving couple's married life, give you incites into otheer family members and the trials and tribulations of that family read this novel. If you are looking for absolute historical accuracy, drop this book and grab a textbook. Novels weree meant to be read for fun.I enjoyed this book. I ...more
Susanne
Apr 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
The fourth in Sharon Lathan's wonderful Darcy Saga, this novel takes us through the first years of Alexander Darcy and the various happenings in the Darcy family as Lizzy and William travel, dote on their child, and love one another more and more. We also get to see Georgianna grow up and even see Colonel Fitzwilliam fall in love. Kitty, the lone unmarried Bennet daughter, finally finds love in the unlikeliest of places after significant heartbreak.

Overall, it's a lovely continuation of the Dar
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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.

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Other Books in the Series

The Darcy Saga (7 books)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One (Darcy Saga #1)
  • Loving Mr. Darcy: Journeys Beyond Pemberley (Darcy Saga #2)
  • My Dearest Mr. Darcy (Darcy Saga #3)
  • The Trouble with Mr. Darcy (Darcy Saga #5)
  • Miss Darcy Falls in Love
  • The Passions of Dr. Darcy

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