Monday, January 31, 2011

Mr. Darcy's Secret - One day to go and a handful of Reviews!

This is such an exciting time for me with the launch of Mr. Darcy's Secret coming up tomorrow! I do hope you will join me in celebration as I will be announcing a competition to win two copies of the book.


In the meantime, I have been thrilled to bits with reviews received from the Historical Novel Society, Booklist, Jane Austen Reviews , Linda Banche and My Book Addiction and More . Thank you to all those lovely people who took time to read and consider my book.


Continuing a novel like Pride and Prejudice is a daring enterprise, and Jane Odiwe comes to it steeped in Austen, in all her renditions; Odiwe’s sentences often glint with reflections of the great Jane, and she has a full command of all the connections of the new Mr. and Mrs. Darcy as they begin married life at Pemberley...all in all an enjoyable read.
Historical Novel Society 

Odiwe picks things up where Austen left off in Pride and Prejudice, in an impeccably crafted tale of Elizabeth and Darcy after the wedding. John Charles -Booklist

Jane Odiwe crafted two compelling and absorbing plot-lines in this Pride and Prejudice sequel. One about Elizabeth, Darcy, and Darcy's secret, and the other one about Georgiana, the man she is engaged to, and the man she loves. I was equally engrossed in both stories, and the added tension and drama Ms. Odiwe generated made this novel hard to put down! ...Similar to Ms. Odiwe's previous novel, Willoughby's Return, Mr. Darcy's Secret is a beautiful and well-written continuation that captures the spirit of Jane Austen's original. Even though the story focuses on the Darcy family, there are many appearances by Jane Austen's comical and lovable minor characters. Ms. Odiwe accurately represents all these minor characters and gives a few of them some diverting side-stories. I especially enjoyed witnessing the conversations between Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, Ms. Odiwe's portrayal of them was flawless! Jane Austen Reviews

Full of the manners and mores so dear to Regency readers, Mr. Darcy's Secret is another fine addition to the Jane Austen universe...Young love, old sins, characters we love, villains we love to hate, and a mystery threading through the whole--Mr. Darcy's Secret has it all. Linda Banche

 If you enjoy Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice you will enjoy this book. My Book Addiction and More

2 comments:

Sue Wilkes said...

What amazing reviews! Well done, Jane! I can't wait to read it!

Jane Odiwe said...

Thank you Sue, I hope you enjoy it!