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Friday, September 20, 2013

My Own Mr. Darcy by Karey White-Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Product Description:
Title: My Own Mr. Darcy

Author: Karey White

Publisher: self

Published: July 15th, 2013

ISBN13: 9781490537269

Paperback: 220 pages


Genre: Romantic Comedy

FTC FYI: I received an ePub copy in exchange for an honest review.
 





 Book Description:My Own Mr. Darcy 
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 intervening years, she has refused to give any interested suitors a chance. They weren’t Mr. Darcy enough. Coerced by her roommate, Elizabeth agrees to give the next interested guy ten dates before she dumps him. That guy is Chad, a kind and thoughtful science teacher and swim coach. While she’s dating Chad, her dream comes true in the form of a wealthy bookstore owner named Matt Dawson, who looks and acts like her Mr. Darcy. Of course she has to follow her dream. But as Elizabeth simultaneously dates a regular guy and the dazzling Mr. Dawson, she’s forced to re-evaluate what it was she loved about Mr. Darcy in the first place. 

Excerpt from My Own Mr. Darcy:

Courtney’s window became available before mine but instead of stepping up to her window, Mr. Dawson turned to the woman behind him and indicated she should go next. He was choosing my window on purpose. My heart did a clumsy somersault.


I finished with my customer and Mr. Dawson stepped forward. I unfolded the slip of paper with the pink lizard at the top and began filling his request.

“Your name is Elizabeth?” he said.


“It is.”

“Is that what people call you?”

“Some do. Some people call me Lizzie.”

“What would you prefer I call you?”

I lost track of the bills I was counting. This was a significant question and I wanted to answer it right.

What did Mr. Darcy call Elizabeth? I needed time to think. Even though I’d watched Pride and Prejudice a million times my mind was malfunctioning and I couldn’t remember if he used the more formal Elizabeth or the more casual and intimate Lizzie? I certainly couldn’t suggest he call me his pearl. We didn’t even know each other.


Since I couldn’t remember and Mr. Dawson was standing there waiting for an answer, I blurted out my best guess.

“You can call me Elizabeth.”

Great. Now he’d think I was trying to keep things more formal? I had to stop analyzing every little thing and count the money.


“Elizabeth, how long do you have for lunch?” I stopped counting again and looked at him. “Lunch, Elizabeth. I assume you take a lunch?”

“Um, yes. I do. I have an hour.”

“What time is your lunch hour?”

“I go from 12:30 to 1:30.”

“I’m planning to order sandwiches for lunch today and wondered if you’d come to the bookstore and join me.”


I gaped at him. Was he teasing me? “Sandwiches? Today? At the bookstore?” Had I really just repeated everything he’d said? He was going to think I was a moron. I was starting to think the same thing.


“Yes, I’m inviting you to lunch. Today. At the bookstore.”

“Okay, sure. That would be nice.” I finally finished counting the money and placed it in the bank bag.

“I’ll see you at 12:30,” he said. 
 My Review:
I love Pride and Prejudice anything, so I was looking forward to reading My Own Mr. Darcy. The main character, Elizabeth(Lizzie) Barrett developed an infatuation for Mr. Darcy after seeing the movie version of Pride and Prejudice. She wanted her own Mr. Darcy that looked and acted exactly like Matthew Macfadyen’s Mr. Darcyin the movie.(Personally I love Collin Firth's Mr. Darcy and the BBC 6 hour version!) From the ages of 16-22 she never became serious with anyone, not even going on a second date with a guy because of her obsession. with Mr. Darcy. 

The story moves along with her roommate "forcing" her to go on at least 10 dates with a guy Lizzie meets at a grocery store. Lizzie really isn't interested, but starts dating Chad. Now I LOVED Chad so much! I'm sure that the author wrote Chad's character so appealing to show the difference between him and the Mr. Darcy look-alike, Matt Dawson that she meets at her job as a bank teller. Matt is everything at first that Lizzie had been looking for. I didn't like Matt and his arrogant and demeaning attitude. Even with the way he treats Lizzie, she still can't give up her dream of falling in love with her own Mr. Darcy. There were many times I wanted to shake Lizzie to open up her eyes and mind.

 My favorite parts of the story are when Lizzie and Chad are doing things together. They have such a sweet love story...until Matt shows up on the scene. Without saying anything more, I can say that Lizzie learns a lot from her experience with Matt and Chad. She finds out what her heart truly wants. There are many humorous scenes and scenes that will make your blood boil (One with Matt's parents is very annoying.) Overall, this book was a cute, fast read for all lovers of the original Pride and Prejudice. 



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Meet: Author Karey White 
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Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist. She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.  

  Tour Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 10/8/13 a Rafflecopter giveaway Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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1 comment:

  1. I've entered!! It looks like a fantastic read! How fun that the author lives in Provo! I lived there while my husband was in Graduate school last year. I'm so glad I found your blog! I'm a new LDS author and I really haven't seen too many LDS blogs out there, so it's kinda fun to see one! I just added you on Goodreads. Also you can connect with me on my new book review blog http://cinnamoncindy.blogspot.com/ or the blog for my trilogy http://destinybycindyhale.blogspot.com/

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