Definitely Not Mr. Darcy

Definitely Not Mr. Darcy By Karen Doornebos, Definitely Not Mr Darcy There s no place for pride in this Austen misadventure Chloe Parker was born two centuries too late A thirty nine year old divorced mother she runs her own antique letterpress business is a lifelong
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  • Definitely Not Mr. Darcy By Karen Doornebos, There s no place for pride in this Austen misadventure Chloe Parker was born two centuries too late A thirty nine year old divorced mother, she runs her own antique letterpress business, is a lifelong member of the Jane Austen Society, and gushes over everything Regency But her business is failing, threatening her daughter s future What s a lady to do Why, audition foThere s no place for pride in this Austen misadventure Chloe Parker was born two centuries too late A thirty nine year old divorced mother, she runs her own antique letterpress business, is a lifelong member of the Jane Austen Society, and gushes over everything Regency But her business is failing, threatening her daughter s future What s a lady to do Why, audition for a Jane Austen inspired TV show set in England, of course.What Chloe thinks is a documentary turns out to be a reality dating show set in 1812 Eight women are competing to snare Mr Wrightman, the heir to a gorgeous estate, along with a 100,000 prize So Chloe tosses her bonnet into the ring, hoping to transform from stressed out Midwest mom to genteel American heiress and win the money With no cell phones, indoor plumbing, or deodorant to be found, she must tighten her corset and flash some ankle to beat out women younger, cutthroat, and less clumsy than herself But the witty and dashing Mr Wrightman proves to be a prize worth winning, even if it means the gloves are off
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    1. Karen Doornebos

      Karen Doornebos is the author of UNDRESSING MR DARCY published by Berkley, Penguin Her first novel, DEFINITELY NOT MR DARCY, has been published in three countries She lived and worked in London for a short time, but is now happy just being a lifelong member of the Jane Austen Society of North America and living in the Chicagoland area with her husband, two teenagers and various pets, including a bird Speaking of birds, follow her on Twitter and Facebook

    739 thoughts on “Definitely Not Mr. Darcy”

    1. As a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America, this book came to my attention through our newsletter I got it through my local library and felt an immediate feeling of doubt when it arrived with the little heart sticker on the spine that indicates that it is part of the library s romance collection.I m no longer a young girl that thrills with romantic novels, but the Austen inspired plot pulled me into the book anyway There was an interesting twist the main character thinks she s going [...]


    2. This started out with a lot of potential, and then it ended up just being blah I enjoyed a lot of the historical detail because she describes a lot of things that are usually hard to imagine, like what a pelisse is or how ladies avoided getting their ballroom slippers muddy There was also a sort of charming sprinkling of Austen references at various moments But the real drive of the book the romance really dragged on and then culminated in a scene that kind of horrified me and then deflated into [...]


    3. I really wanted to like this book I mean I m a major Austenphile, so I rarely pass by a book based on them, and equally rarely find any of them worth reading But hope springs eternal so I keep trying The characters never quite grasped their roles and it was hard to see the scenery.


    4. I gave it 74 pages, and I think that s fair.It s a cute premise Austenite and single mom with money troubles Chloe Parker goes on a Regency themed reality dating show And I almost like the writing, but I just don t find it quite funny Real Austen fans may feel talked down to do you really need to explain that a joke about coming out of a lake with a wet shirt refers to Colin Firth in the BBC Pride and Prejudice To an Austen fan I think not.Plus, I just don t identify with Chloe, for reasons whic [...]


    5. Ahhh I was so dissatisfied with this book, especially the ending There was no character progression, until the very end, which felt forced and rushed The MC, Chloe is this confused and immature 39 year old woman who acts like shes an irresponsible 20 years old, and stays that way throughout Then all of a sudden at the end she s all I am woman hear me roar Anyway, she was not the brightest bulb in the bunch She was supposedly a die hard Austen fan, but couldn t recognize the most classic signs of [...]


    6. Please save me from the urge to read every Austenesque book that comes my way This one had way too many things going on and rarely were they things I want to read about The plot is not remotely believable for starters, Chloe is a single mother who prefers the ways of the past and is trying to save her business and raise her young daughter So she leaves America to be in an immersive historical documentary in the English countryside, which she has not really investigated well, and surprise turns o [...]


    7. I was extremely excited to receive my copy of Definitely Not Mr Darcy as a giveaway It is a novel that I would have looked at in the bookstore, but may not have bought for myself My reasons for wanting to read it are purely self indulgent as a confirmed Jane Austin fanatic The novel, while referring to Austin s novels, is not a reboot or even a parody of the classic Austin novels we all know and love It is set in a modern day reality show, but with a twist the contestants must pretend like they [...]


    8. Meet Chloe Parker She is a 39 year old, divorced mother of one running her own antique letterpress business in Chicago She also eats, sleeps, and breaths anything Jane Austen related She thinks she is going to be in a documentary competition where everyone is dressed in regency style and answers questions about Austen.Meet Mr Wrightman He is an elegible bachelor owning one of the largest estates in England He loves history, science, and bird watching Also, women constantly fall at his handsome f [...]


    9. After thinking this through, I changed my rating to 2 stars like a 2 1 2 I received this free through thank you and while I enjoyed most of it, the ending left me cold Chloe has unwittingly signed up for a reality dating show that s what happens when you don t read the fine print She thought it would be trivia, but it turns out to be a Regency date show I don t think I m giving too much away since it happens in the first 50 pages , she discovers that there is one prize date, the wealthy older [...]


    10. 3 1 2 stars An interesting and intriguing story of a divorced American single mom who loves Jane Austen and is selected as a cast member for a reality TV show set in 1812 She joins the rest of the cast after about three weeks of filming, and she s surprised to discover how realistic the show is, with all the prospective brides and their chaperones and servants living as they would have lived in 1812 The bachelor is attractive and wealthy, but the American is as attracted to his brother, a doctor [...]


    11. I had high hopes for this book, and it had it s moments of brilliance What I wish is that authors would find someone with an ounce of logic in their brains and actually bounce their ideas off of them.The premise of this story is a heroine that is a fanatic of anything and everything Jane Austen She is a life long member of the Jane Austen Society, that should tell you everything about her passion Yet as she enters this contest we are to believe that she doesn t know the basic details of life in [...]


    12. Chole Parker is a thirty nine year old divorced mother who runs her own antique letterpress business as well as being a lifelong member of the Jane Austen Society At the moment Chloe s business is failing which in turn threatens her daughter s future and rumors that her ex is getting ready to wage a new battle for custody over their daughter When the chance to audition for a Jane Austen inspired documentary show presents itself Chloe is absolutely ready to throw her hat in the ring even if it me [...]


    13. This book did absolutely nothing for me There was no buildup, no tension, no nothing The main character, Chloe, was completely wishy washy and had no consistent characterization One day she s a regency genius and the next she has no idea what went on in the 19th century She s supposed to be 39 but read a lot younger and honestly, this book would have been better if she actually were a lot younger This immaturity made her really hard to like She made decisions and got upset by things I just didn [...]



    14. I should really stop reading these Austen inspired books.The premise is kind of entertaining I view reality TV as a series of train wrecks waiting to happen, but the idea of an Austen based show is fun.The book stretches the bounds of believability too far, though The writing is fine, if a bit overdone in places, but I just cannot believe that 1 anybody could sign on to do a reality show while thinking that it was actually a documentary or that 2 they would be such sticklers for historical accur [...]


    15. Chloe Parker, a thirty nine year old divorced mother of one, is elated to be participating in a three week immersion documentary about Jane Austen A master at Jane Austen trivia and Regency etiquette, Chloe expects to win this competition and walk out with a 100,000 prize that will save her failing antique letterpress business and ensure that her daughter continues to receive the best education possible The only problem is.Chloe didn t sign on for a Jane Austen public television documentarye sig [...]


    16. Ich gestehe das niedliche Cover und die Worte Mr Darcy haben mich sofort angesprochen Die TV Sendung Der Bachelor trifft auf das Jahr 1812 Das ist interessant und h rt sich nach etwas Neuem an zumindest hatte ich so etwas noch nicht gelesen Frauen, die in einer neuen Reality Show um ihren pers nlichen Mr Darcy k mpfen Alles unter dem Deckmantel und Regeln der Regency Spannend Und das obwohl ich um Reality TV eigentlich einen gro en Bogen mache Die Besonderheit dieses Buches liegt darin, dass es [...]


    17. Two and a half stars, really and that s really just based on the very beginning and end All throughout the middle this one was a solid twowhich is sad, really, because I was so looking forward to reading this one The blurb sounded great The reviews were pretty decent My favorite t shirt is my It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen kicks ass one All the signs were good This book should have been a four or five star one for me but it wasn t Mostly it was Chloe I just couldn t stan [...]


    18. I was so happy to receive an ARC of this book to read I am a huge fan of Jane Austen and the regency period so I was thrilled to begin reading Chloe is a terrific heroinee is flawed and imperfect and makes mistakes just like the rest of us She is not model perfect in any way which makes her a perfect character for me The author obviously spent a lot of time researching the Regency period because thee was no detail missed in the descriptions I liked the characters I liked the surprises and I like [...]


    19. I was fortunate to receive an ARC of Definitely Not Mr Darcy and didn t want to put the book down Thirty nine year old Chloe Parker is a divorced mother from Chicago who thinks she s auditioning for a Jane Austen historical recreation TV show and finds herself instead in a Regency era version of The Bachelor It s a great premise that than pays off in this debut novel Chloe finds herself in over her head than once and discovers that living in the past isn t all she expected I enjoyed this book [...]


    20. This is a great book I couldn t put it down and was sorry when it ended Very entertaining and great details about what it was like to live in 1812 I m impressed that this is the author s first book and I m looking forward to reading from her.


    21. I m not a fan of reality dating shows but I would definitely watch Dating Mr Darcy A fluffy, easy read but also smart, witty and humorous Pure fun


    22. Una Janeite a Uomini e DonneConfesso di essere partita un po prevenuta quando ho letto la trama di questo romanzo ero troppo scottata dalla delusione cocente di Austenland, un libro ben congeniato sulla carta, che per alla fine si rivelato pi una sinossi che un romanzo vero e proprio, con una protagonista non all altezza della situazione e soprattutto lontana anni luce da Jane Austen e dalle sue eroine E la trama di Definitely Not Mr Darcy sembrava pericolosamente simile Invece Chloe Parker si r [...]


    23. What better way to honor Jane Austen s 236th birthday, then with a review of a contemporary version of Pride and Prejudice Karen Doornebos s Definitely Not Mr Darcy is just this novel, complete with rakish gentleman, misconstrued personalities, mistaken identities, and a good dose of scandal Chloe Parker is in a slump She s quite close to 40, divorced, and her antique letterpress business, which she started and runs herself, is failing Fearing that this loss will make the financial future for he [...]


    24. This week I read Definitely Not Mr Darcy by Karen Doornebos I absolutely loved this book, and I laughed out loud many times while reading it Shanley Belle took the book to her dorm before I could write this post because she could tell how much I enjoyed it Chloe Parker, a 38 year old divorcee with an eight year old daughter, is on the verge of bankruptcy Her upscale printing business has been impacted by the sluggish economy no one wants to purchase her lovely hand pressed and embossed stationar [...]


    25. Quando inizi a leggere un libro e dopo poche pagine riesci ad indovinare, non solo l evolversi della vicenda, ma anche gli aspetti pi rivelatori , il libro in questione non pu che rappresentare una delusione.Eppure le idee per un buon libro c erano.La scrittrice ha ideato un reality dating show ambientato nell epoca Regency, dove la protagonista, la nostra Chloe Parker, partecipa perch da sempre innamorata dei romanzi di Jane Austen e di quegli ambienti romantici dove gli uomini si inchinano al [...]


    26. Definitely Not Mr Darcy by Karen Doornebos is a fun book to read It s a cross between The Bachelor and a Jane Austen novel I absolutely adored this novel from beginning to end It s enchanting, humorous, delightful book that I couldn t get enough of.Chloe Parker is a single mom who thinks she s going to be a part of a documentary but instead ends up on a reality show set in regency times The producers of the show want it to be as authentic as possible so the contestants can t bring any modern day [...]


    27. Gag Horrid Please don t be offended if you enjoyed it This book is set in 21 century England, as a reality TV courtship show to win Mr Wrightman The TV host has recreated eighteenth century English lifestyle, Jane Austen inspired, for the gaggle of female Austen fans who have been accepted onto the show Not as single detail is overlooked, everything is century appropriate I ll be it, some of the authors factual information was interesting Other facts, however, I simply didn t want to know and sh [...]


    28. I loved it I definitely didn t want it to end Those were the first words out of my mouth when I finished the book Chloe Parker thinks she is going to London to do a documentary about life in 1812 England What she discovers after arriving is that is not a documentary at all, it s a reality TV show She and several other women are competing to win a proposal of marriage from Mr Sebastian Wrightman and a 100,000 prize They have to live like people did 200 years ago Everything had to be authentic, ev [...]


    29. This is a fun piece of fluff, but don t expect too much The main character is supposed to be this fascinating woman that stands out from other woman, but nothing that she actually does, other than bumbling around constantly, actually shows this It s slightly predicable slightly being a grand understatement romance and I had the thought when I got close to the end that it was amazing how a book that could entertain you for over 300 pages could actually have so little substance I rarely have a pro [...]


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