True Love At The Lonely Hearts Bookshop by Annie Darling

What Would Elizabeth Bennet Do?

True Love At The Lonely Hearts Bookshop by Annie Darling is the most wonderful and fun contemporary romance which I absolutely adored. It had me hooked from the start with references to Pride And Prejudice, my all time favourite book – a characteristic I shared with the heroine. Having studied Pride And Prejudice for A’ level back in 1980, I really appreciated all the references.

Annie Darling has created some wonderful warm characters that were oh so easy to empathise with and they were fun. I ‘saw’ myself in the role of the heroine. I too, love cats. “I have… an extremely needy cat.” Strumpet is a fabulous name for a cat and he really played a starring role in my eyes.

Her family were welcoming. “There was no such thing as a stranger, only a friend you hadn’t met yet.” As a reader I ‘felt’ welcomed into their world. The parallels with Pride And Prejudice were wonderful, five daughters in need of a husband. And I loved the way the heroine classed everyone as she met as a character type from Pride And Prejudice. Knowing that book intimately really made me appreciate and ‘get’ the sometimes subtle references. The more I read, the more I morphed into the heroine.

The catch phrase “What would Elizabeth Bennet do?” is fabulous and has really lodged into my consciousness. I think I may well adapt that attitude in my life.

The novel is about fun and friendship, love and laughter, joy and journeys – some literal, others not. It is such a fun read that it will leave you wanting more.

Excuse me now while I go and search Amazon UK for more fun reads by Annie Darling. Now the novel is ended, I am addicted and I want more, more, more by Annie Darling.

An absolutely delightful fun read that I cannot praise highly enough.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.






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