A Weekend with Mr. Darcy (Austen Addicts, #1)



❴Reading❵ ➷ A Weekend with Mr. Darcy (Austen Addicts, #1) Author Victoria Connelly – E17streets4all.co.uk Of course she's obsessed with Jane Austen Surrounded by appalling exes and fawning students the only thing keeping professor Katherine Roberts sane is Jane Austen and her personal secret love for racy Of course she's obsessed with Jane Austen Surrounded with Mr. PDF/EPUB ã by appalling exes and fawning students the only thing keeping professor Katherine Roberts sane is Jane Austen and her personal secret love for racy Regency romance novels She thinks the Jane Austen Addicts conference in the English countryside is the perfect opportunity to escape her chaotic life A Weekend Epub / and finally relax But then she encounters a devilishly handsome man at the conference who seems determined to sweep her off her feet Is he fiction than fact Or could he be the hero she didn't know she was looking for.A Weekend with Mr. Darcy (Austen Addicts, #1)

Victoria Connelly grew up in Norfolk before attending with Mr. PDF/EPUB ã Worcester College where she studied English Literature After graduating she worked her way through a number of jobs before becoming a teacher in North YorkshireIn she got married in a medieval castle in the Yorkshire Dales and moved to London Five weeks after their wedding her A Weekend Epub / husband a television news cameraman was sent to Israel.

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  • Paperback
  • 345 pages
  • A Weekend with Mr. Darcy (Austen Addicts, #1)
  • Victoria Connelly
  • English
  • 10 June 2016
  • 9781402251320

10 thoughts on “A Weekend with Mr. Darcy (Austen Addicts, #1)

  1. says:

    I loved the idea of this book but was disappointed It's neither awful or great It's simply flat The characters were very uninteresting and boring and there really were no twists and turns throughout the story The author tried to sueeze too many events into a short space of time a weekend Couldn't wait to finish

  2. says:

    It started out uite promising as the author was capable of good writingbut unfortunately not great plot building The characters' actions feel contrived and forced as though they were doing what they were told bc it was in the storyline not because of how it would otherwise go with them There was also no need for the instantaneous hatred of Lorna Darcy by the professor Elizabeth just because he happened to accidentally ram into her with his suitcase Seriously is there a worse reason for hating someone?? That first interaction was contrived and does not give enough credence to the prideprejudice first impression problem of DarcyElizabeth Lorna shows up at the conference already head over heels in love with the professor anyway so nothing she does can put him off But that wasn't the bad part of the book The really incredibly bad part was Robyn whose story seemed to have been plucked out of nowhere for the purpose of adding to the multiple main characters trend or craze in British chicklit Whether I like this trend is another issue but Robyn was written so stupid that you try to skip over the parts where she appears in the book She is tied down by a boyfriend who doesn't understand her passion for Jane Austen which is normal in these sorts of books but worse than that the boyfriend is a downright loser There is absolutely nothing about this guy that makes me sympathize with Robyn AT ALL Not only does he not get Robyn although there's not much to get as she's rather airheaded he's even dumber than she is being content to just drink his weekends away but he's also just basically a pushy annoying oblivious redneck It was sort of as though the author brainstormed about all the undesirable traits possible in a man and stuffed it all in him Which made me really look down on Robyn for not shaking him free just because they had known each other for a long time For her to have put up with such a loser for that long of a time she really had to have been a colossal airhead Additionally when she starts to like the stablehand who actually seems attractive and decent it doesn't redeem her but makes her seem even dumb because it just seems that she liked the first guy on the scene when her redneck boyfriend wasn't aroundI read a lot of Austen spinoffs Most are pretty terrible as though people just wrote a romance book and then changed the characters' names to Austen character names But some very very few actually make it through as an actual book since Austen had an actual idea and moral she was trying to evince when she wrote the books and subseuent authors are only trying to copy her idea This was initially entertaining and the author is not a bad writer But the plot and character building was terrible It would have been better if she had just stuck with Katherine and Lorna

  3. says:

    This was terrible I didn't want to spend an hour with this book let alone a whole weekend or My own sentiments mirror those of some of the other reviewers believing this author to be in firm need of an editor among other things From the overpowering and somewhat overworked language to the very unlikeable characters and contrived plot I found myself wanting to give up on this book after page five The main character is ridiculous and feels oddly like a Mary Sue something very par for the course when it comes to Austen adaptations and rewrites The plot twist which wasn't much of a twist felt like an M Night Shyamalan film By page four I had a very strong inkling of exactly what the twist was and by page eleven I knew without a doubt and was very very disappointed that the author had gone that route I put up a good fight and struggled through the next fifty pages or so before skimming over the rest and declaring the book unreadable I like a good Austen adaptation as much as the next fan I've done the fanfiction circuit I've spent my fair share of time drooling over a sideburn bedecked Colin Firth emerging from a pond soaking wet and delicious as can be wishing it were me he was staring at while he called me his dearest and loveliest But for the few truly good adaptationsrewritesmodern takes whatever you want to call them it seems there are at least half a dozen absolutely ridiculous ones This is one such ridiculous one The one dimensional characters overwrought writing style and transparent plot all make for a bad combination Had it been possible to give this book 0 stars I would have Ms Connelly may be a great author And honestly I have to give her kudos for writing and publishing a book I have than a few unpublished some unfinished manuscripts lying around my hard drive collecting cyber dust A Weekend with Mr Darcy was just not a good example of Ms Connelly's talent but I wish her all the best in future endeavors

  4. says:

    I enjoy Jane Austen as much as the next girl but this book just hit you over the head and knocked you out with all the Jane Austen Yes I think it'd be pretty fun to go to a weekend conference on Jane Austen but I never realized how many people form their world views based off of her literature The story line of the two couples was uite predictable but honestly you're looking for the happy ending when you read a book like this I enjoyed reading about their personal doubts struggles and how they were going to move on with their lives What became tedious for me though was the constant referencing to Austen Yes I understand that this is an Austen centric book but why can't these people live their own lives for awhile? Why does every little thing have to be compared back to a character or situation in an Austen novel?I think if the story had been a little less All Jane All the time I would have enjoyed it a bit Even still it was a very cute book with some really adorable characters Definitely a fun read

  5. says:

    Katherine is a lecturer of literature at Oxford She likes to read steamy regency romances in her spare time and has been corresponding with one of her favorite authors Lorna Warwick She has been burned by relationships too much and has decided to give up on love A little stressed and over worked she is looking forward to the Jane Austen Conference at Purely Hall where she has been invited to be a speaker Robyn lives in Yorkshire and has a job and boyfriend she doesn't particularly like She is looking forward to her Jane Austen conference to get away from it all Both women are just looking for a relaxing weekend with other Jane Austen fans However when they arrive it seems fate has something else in store for them The book was entertaining but I had a hard time relating to the characters I am a fan of Jane Austen but it doesn't completely rule my life I have read all the novels but I don't carry one with me everywhere I don't read ONLY Jane Austen and JAFF and I don't find myself wondering what Jane would think This book is for people who are totally obsessed with Jane I found the love stories predictable and fairly unoriginal All in all it was okay

  6. says:

    Well I was bought this as a present so felt I ought to read it even though I hadn't like the other one by this author that I'd bought I was given hope by the comments from Fiona Walker on the back and Lisa Jewell on the front but I actually wonder if they read the book If you like safe slow sweet little stories then fine you'll like this but I'm afraid I didn't The contrivance with the suitcase drove me crazy I can't believe she'd have acted like that I do appreciate that much of what happens was paralleling Austen but I don't know her stories in such detail that I'd remember every little thing I didn't like the main characters which is never a good sign I did like Dan he was good but the others no I didn't like the style of writing either Not sure i can put my finger on why but it didn't seem very natural The use of 'dear' for example okay maybe from an older character butI'm sorry because I don't like giving 1 star reviews but this is just not the type of book for me It should be I like romantic comedies but this didn't do it for me

  7. says:

    I think this book made me hate Jane Austen just a tiny bit The premise intrigued me because so many Jane Austen fangirl novels create heroines who act like they wouldn't know a Harleuin if it bit them on the bottom But the heroine of this story loves Austen and trashy Regency novels so I figured worth a shot And to give this book its due I did appreciate that the characters for the most part liked Jane Austen's novels And they liked Collin Firth in breaches But they seemed smart enough to differentiate between the two Far too often chick flicks conflate them But mostly I hated this book I hated the insufferable characters the over the top uotations the ridiculous plot I hated the predictability of it all It just left me very very underwhelmed Save yourself the bother and go watch Austenland or read the book but the movie is better Similar plot butbetter

  8. says:

    Wow this was really a great bookI expected a Jane Austen romantic tie in but got than I expected At the start and for the first 14 of the book I felt like things were progressing predictably but also how I wanted them to progress It's a weird feeling guessing what you want to happen and having that happen but Victoria Connelly did this well and though I say that events were predictable the reading wassenior able I liked what was happening I was a little disappointed that things progressed so uickly at the start In the first day or reading I was ready to mark it 4 stars for a well written and enjoyable read By the second day and through until the end I began to be really impressed by the author's writing style It wasn't showy and distracting but the author consistently illustrated that she knew her subject The book began to have a bit of a feel of a non fiction book in that the author through her characters told the reader uite a bit about Jane Austen fan Austenites and about the Jane Austen herselfI want to be clear the non fiction feel is wholly a complement Victoria Connelly combined the best bits of non fiction history interesting subject entertaining telling focus on details that make the history come alive the best bits of memoir Interesting subject enjoyable and stylish writing and subtlety with Jane Austen riffsMs Connelly I have one serious complaint This book wasn't long enough I understand that you are writing two in this series if you plan to write the next two as well as you wrote this one I would be grateful if you doubled the length I simply wanted to spend time with your characters and I would be happy to spend that time learning about them or simply hanging out with them For everyone else come to the book expecting a pleasantly romantic story interspersed with skillfully written lifelike detail a dynamic portrayal of Jane Austen fans and an entertaining and insightful and light and interesting discussion of Jane Austen's writing and influence

  9. says:

    In this enchanting Austen Inspired novel three devoted Janeites travel to a Jane Austen Conference that takes place in Purley Hall a picturesue and historic Georgian mansion in Hampshire England The conference is hosted by none other than Dame Pamela Harcourt a famous and distinguished British actress who has played famous roles such as Elizabeth Bennet Marianne Dashwood in her youth and Lady Catherine de Bourgh and Fanny Dashwood in recent years Our two heroines Katherine Roberts an Oxford professor and Robyn Love a receptionist at a college and our Austenesue hero Warwick Lawton a writer are all eagerly looking forward to enjoying their long Janeite weekend Katherine who has been to this particular conference several times before is hoping to finally meet her favorite Regency Romance authorpen pal whose rud to attend Robyn plans to enjoy some time away from her selfish and immature boyfriend but disaster strikes when Jace announces that he is tagging along on her precious Jane Austen weekend Warwick Lawton travels to Hampshire with the intent of meeting the woman he has fallen in love with and possibly revealing to her his big secret Wonder what's in store for Katherine Robyn and Warwick this weekend? Curious to see if everything goes according to plan?To continue reading got to

  10. says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVEEEED IT ♥ D Jane Austen's weekend uotes about Jane Austen Appreciating Jane Austen's books films TV series seuels And just so MUCH of our dear darling Jane Austen Enough said ♥Two hot guys Two girls Lots of Janeites This was a really funny book huge page turner and if you're an Austen fan totally relate able

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