Darcy & Elizabeth:
Nights and Days at Pemberley
by Linda Berdoll

Paperback - 429 pages - March 20, 2006
Landmark; ISBN 1402202733

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        Comment by Sheila (3/28/2006 6:31 p.m.
I just finished this second of two sequels to P&P by Linda Berdoll. I am betting another is in the making... too many loose ends remain to let it go. I continue to find this author a very interesting read. Although the sex doesn't offend me, I could probably find the book just as interesting without it or with just a gentle hint at it. (I think it has something to do with the fact I have read so many novels with sex in them that I just skim that part anyway.) There were parts that were a tangle of impossible events...the ending being one but it kept me turning the pages. I would like to discuss this book with some other fan who has also read both sequels. I found the Fitzwilliam Darcy triology more in the style of JA, but this author does have a good imagination. She continues to fill the literature with amazing vocabulary but it is a little improved on the first book, which used much too much in the way of French phrases and no glossary in the rear of the book to help us non-French-educated readers understand what she was talking about. I found everyone rushing to London alone to solve the problems contrary to what I expect of this class of people and especially of the Darcys considering the kidnapping and near-rape in the first book. I would never expect Darcy to travel without his valet and Elizabeth...really!...she has to think about what would her children do without her if she is murdered in the slums adventuring after Wickham without even a gun.
        Written by Felicity S (May 1, 2007 )
Gone off Linda Berdoll. Right, that's the last time I ignore reviews. I bought 'Darcy and Elizabeth' the sequel against all my better judgements and am turning its pages quickly. I grew weary of it within a few pages. Apart from the rehashing of both P&P and its predecessor MDTAW which have been mentioned here before, I am just so sick of all the bawdy thoughts and banter. Can Darcy really be thinking such thoughts whilst Elizabeth is nursing one of the children? Has he no sense of decency, pride, even tenderness at this moment? There has come a point where I feel genuinely embarrassed for Darcy and Elizabeth - they wouldn't act like this and I actually feel quite resentful that this representation has been furthered in this book.

Shame because I used to stick up for LB - if you are at all tempted by this novel, do avoid. It is not worth ten pounds!


        Written by Cynthia Janet (May 8, 2007 )
I somewhat enjoyed the first book MDTAW, not as a true option for a an accurate representation but as a saucy view on prim and proper Mr. Darcy. I don't see it being too impossible.

However, the second book was a disaster. I ended up not even reading half. I did the same thing, quickly turning the pages and finally flipping through to the end where it remained shut.

I was very disappointed, as it seemed she didn't really try to hard to continue the in depth character development that she had accomplished in the first book.

It was a tacky job, all the way round.