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The Plight of the Darcy Brothers by Marsha Altman


Cover art: The Plight of the Darcy Brothers Reviewer: Marlene Breakfield
Title: The Plight of the Darcy Brothers - Sequel to The Darcy's and the Bingley's
Author: Marsha Altman
Publisher: Sourcebooks
ISBN-13: 978-1-4202-2429-4
Release Date: August 2009
Genre/Sub-genre: Historical Romance
Year/Setting: Regency England and Europe
Overall Rating: 4.5
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Rating: None
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
Marsha's Website: marshaaltman.com

After several years of marriage, the Darcys and the Bingleys have settled into their lives as married couples.  However, their peace is shattered by Mary Bennett's predicament, which could cause a scandal.  Darcy and Elizabeth must travel to Europe and try to mediate a solution.  While there, Darcy learns that his own family has scandalous secrets. 

The Plight of the Darcy Brothers continues Ms. Altman's lovely series about the beloved characters from Pride and Prejudice.  While The Plight of the Darcy Brothers strikes a more somber tone than The Darcys and the Bingleys, there are plenty of lighter moments to lift the mood.  Darcy and Elizabeth face great trials in this book and come out on the other side a stronger couple.  This reader felt happiness, sadness, anticipation, and excitement during the book--but most of all a warm feeling at the end that lasted for days.  I have loved the characters from Pride and Prejudice for years and Ms. Altman's sequels capture their essence better than any of the many sequels, that I have read.  Kudos Ms. Altman! 


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