"A nice addition to my JANE AUSTEN collection"
Elizabeth Knight buys an antique vanity table and is
surprised to find two letters hidden behind the mirror. One
letter is from Jane Austen to Fitzwilliam Darcy, and the
other letter is from Fitzwilliam Darcy to Jane Austen. The
letter from Jane is unopened and sealed. A long-time fan of
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Eliza sets about authenticating the
letters. Much to her surprise, Eliza discovers that the
letters truly are authentic. Eliza, also, discovers that a
Fitzwilliam Darcy from Virginia has bought the only other
letter known to confirm the existence of Jane's Mr. Darcy.
Eliza journeys to Pemberley Farms to see Mr. Darcy and
discover the truth about Jane and Mr. Darcy.
THE MAN WHO LOVED JANE AUSTEN is a charming romance with a
time travel side story intertwined. Eliza and Fitzwilliam
have an instant attraction, but will Eliza believe and
understand Fitzwilliam's secret? As a lover of PRIDE AND
PREJUDICE and a collector of books dealing with PRIDE AND
PREJUDICE, THE MAN WHO LOVED JANE AUSTEN is an enjoyable
read and makes a nice addition to my collection. Ms.
O'Rourke found a unique and interesting way to portray Mr.
Darcy-- one that I have not encountered before. However,
sticklers who perceive Jane as prim and proper may have
trouble with Ms. O'Rourke's portrayal of her. I, on the
other hand, found the portrayal of Jane to be convincing
Posted March 13, 2006
Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted January 1, 2007
Aftering discovering a letter to Jane Austen from Fitzwilliam Darcy--a supposedly fictional character--in the back of her antique vanity's mirror, New York artist Eliza Knight, deciding to research this mystery from the past, searches for the only man who knows the truth.