Friday, January 13, 2017

Lady's Bridget's Diary


Today's post is on Lady's Bridget's Diary by Maya Rodale. It is the first in her Keeping up with the Cavendishes series. It is 361 pages long and is published by Avon Books. The cover is white with Lady Bridget in the center looking at the reader. The intended reader is someone who likes retellings, funny characters, and quick reads. There is no foul language, sex, and no violence in this novel. The story is told from the third person close of the two main characters. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From back of the book- Lord Darcy is the quintessential Englishman: wealthy, titled, impossibly proper, and horrified that a pack of Americans has inherited one of England's most respected dukedoms. But his manners, his infamous self-restraint, and his better judgment fly out the window when he finds himself with the maddening American girl next door.
Lady Bridget Cavendish has grand—but thwarted—plans to become a Perfect Lady and take the haute ton by storm. In her diary, Bridget records her disastrous attempts to assimilate into London high society, her adoration of the handsome rogue next door, her disdain for the Dreadful Lord Darcy, and some truly scandalous secrets that could ruin them all.
It was loathing at first sight for Lady Bridget and Lord Darcy. But their paths keep crossing . . . and somehow involve kissing. When Lady Bridget's diary goes missing, both Darcy and Bridget must decide what matters most of all—a sterling reputation or a perfectly imperfect love.

Review-  This was a fun retelling of Pride and Prejudice with some fun twists. The only problem I have is that no gentleman would behave like that in front of or with a lady. But overlooking that, I had a fun time with this book. The characters were funny, I liked the siblings, and Lord Darcy was as stuffy as he should be. The family dynamics were very fun and really added something to the story. The subplot of the other woman was unnecessary drama and the way that that Lord Darcy handled it did not surprise me or impress me. But as much as I had reading this I do not think that I will be reading any more in the series. The writing was just okay. It was not bad but it really just did not grab me.

I give this volume a Four out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I borrowed this book from my local library.