October 19, 2018

Review: Ditching Mr. Darcy by Samantha Whitman

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Holy crapoli. I’m obsessed. Ditching Mr. Darcy is a self-published, 110% awesome work. I’m not saying it’s perfect, but that doesn’t matter. IT’S PERFECT TO ME. If you love Pride and Prejudice, then you absolutely have to check out this fun adaptation!

Let me just dive into it.

Premise: Elizabeth Baker is, well, me. She’s twenty-seven. (Okay, I’m twenty-eight. Whatever.) She grew up outside of Philly. She’s obsessed with Pride and Prejudice and in love with Mr. Darcy. She loves the Phillies and does not understand anyone who hates baseball. She’s really non-committal because she compares men to her favorite romantic hero. She thinks the movie version or Pride and Prejudice is better than the miniseries for all of the same reasons I do, even though almost everyone on Earth disagrees with her. And she loves Colin Firth in Kingsman. Like I said, we are one in the same.

But when Elizabeth gets into a car accident that knocks her unconscious is when the real magic happens. She’s thrown into her favorite novel as Elizabeth Bennet. People from her real life fill in the cast of characters. And then the weirdest thing of all happens. Despite spending years obsessing over Mr. Darcy, she meets him but falls in love with someone else entirely.

With a fun cast of characters that are familiar and yet totally unique and the sweetest, funniest, dreamiest, most playful love interest of all time – IMMA LET YOU FINISH BUT, OF ALL TIME – Ditching Mr. Darcy is my favorite “modern girl gets thrown into Jane Austen’s world” adaptation ever. And I cannot wait to read the sequel, Becoming Mr. Bingley!

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Ditching Mr. DarcyDitching Mr. Darcy by Samantha Whitman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had a smile on my face the entire time I read this – except for the two moments I cried. The main character is ME. Elizabeth grew up outside of Philly, is in love with Mr. Darcy and the Phillies, loves wine, is ridiculously non-committal with men, thinks the movie of Pride and Prejudice is better than the miniseries, AND thinks Colin Firth’s best role is in Kingsman. Pair the similarities with an awesome cast of characters that are all Samantha Whitman’s own unique twist on Pride and Prejudice characters and the dreamiest, most FUN love interest of all time, and you’ve got a winner. This book is self-published and super awesome. Can’t wait to read the next one.

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  • Jo Linsdell

    You had me at Darcy. I love that cover too. I need this!

    Reply to Jo Linsdell
    • Post authorKate

      It was such a sweet, fun read. I hope you check it out!

      Reply to Kate
  • Tasha

    I need to read this one. I enjoyed the book but Colin Firth and lake! I have re-watched that series several times.

    Reply to Tasha
    • Post authorKate

      OMG, there are so many references to the lake scene in this one. 😉

      Reply to Kate
  • Whispering Stories

    I really like the sound of this book. Love that cover too. Great review.

    Reply to Whispering Stories
    • Post authorKate

      Thanks! Isn’t it the cutest cover?

      Reply to Kate
  • DJ Sakata

    This looks delightful – love your post!

    Reply to DJ Sakata
    • Post authorKate

      Thank you! 💕

      Reply to Kate
  • Aparna Prabhu

    Sounds like a fun book. Cute cover too. Your review makes me want to read it.

    Reply to Aparna Prabhu
    • Post authorKate

      I’m glad. 😊

      Reply to Kate
    • Post authorKate

      Thank you 💕

      Reply to Kate
  • Jennifer

    You take great photos. I’m not sure I would like this, as I’m more into thrillers and horrors

    Reply to Jennifer
    • Post authorKate

      Thank you! If you’re every in the mood for romance, check it out. 😊

      Reply to Kate
    • Post authorKate

      Thank you!

      Reply to Kate
  • Eline

    This sounds amazing! Wonderful review <3

    Reply to Eline
  • Vidya Tiru

    Yes.!! Loved your post, loved those bookstagrams and am sure will love this book that i will be adding to my TBR

    Reply to Vidya Tiru
    • Post authorKate

      Thanks! I hope you read and enjoy it soon. If you want to discuss it after, you know where to find me. 😉

      Reply to Kate
  • Katiria Rodriguez

    Great review, Bingo I absolutely love indie authors and working with them on my indie book blog there are some great indie authors out there and this book looks and sounds absolutely amazing and really cute. I must check it out one day, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

    Reply to Katiria Rodriguez
    • Post authorKate

      Thank you!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

      Reply to Kate
  • Finitha Jose

    Such a delightful fun filled review. I want to read this now.

    Reply to Finitha Jose
    • Post authorKate

      I hope you read and enjoy it ASAP 💝

      Reply to Kate

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