Book Review: Finding Mr. Darcy, Erin Butler

Welcome back! Today I have a really fabulous book for you: Not only is there plenty of Pride and Prejudice feels which I adore, but lots of sweet, fun, lovely story to boot! Read on to find out more about Erin Butler’s Finding Mr. Darcy.

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Finding Mr. Darcy- High School Edition by Erin Butler (2)The Book: Sixteen-year-old Liza Johnson takes fangirl to a whole new level of crazy when she decides to take dating advice from her literary hero: Jane Austen.

With the help of her best friends, Liza sheds her ancient-speak and complete Austen wardrobe for something a bit more modern in an attempt at finding her very own Mr. Darcy.

Enter Will, the new kid and Liza’s Darcy incarnate. Add her BFF’s ex to mix and the sexy Brit who kisses with an accent, and Liza is in trouble.

So, what’s a girl to do? Without her mom to go to relationship advice, Liza turns to the only person she can truly trust with matters of the heart via her mother’s copy of COMPLETED WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN.

It’s too bad Austen’s heroines have never played Spin the Bottle or Seven Minutes in Heaven. Liza’s determined to find her true Austen-esque happy ending, but if she can’t trust herself instead of books, she just might end up in her own tragic love story.

My review: Finding Mr. Darcy: High school edition, is a fun, delightful story that just wormed it’s way into my heart. As a lifelong Jane Austen lover and someone who can indeed easily become obsessed enough to know all the little details no one else would care about (hint: I still have a book I believe I borrowed from my cousin and then never gave back on the customs of Jane Austen’s day (sorry Katie! You will get it back one day I promise!)) I enjoyed the story of someone trying to find that balance between loving something and even taking advice from stories to help her, but staying in her own time and place and figuring out who she is when she’s not being someone else. The romance was fun and sweet and the development of the relationships interesting. At times it felt the story skewed a bit young, but overall it was still enjoyable. I recommend for fellow Jane Austen fans and lovers of sweet romances.

erin butler (2)About the Author: Erin Butler is lucky enough to have two jobs she truly loves. As a librarian, she gets to work with books all day long, and as an author, Erin uses her active imagination to write the kinds of books she loves to read. Young Adult and New Adult books are her favorites, but she especially fangirls over a sigh-worthy romance.

She lives in Central New York with her very understanding husband, a stepson, and doggie BFF, Maxie. Preferring to spend her time indoors reading or writing, she’ll only willingly go outside for chocolate and sunshine—in that order.

Erin is the author of BLOOD HEX, a YA paranormal novel, and the forthcoming contemporary romance titles, HOW WE LIVED and FINDING MR. DARCY: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION. You can visit her online at www.erinbutlerbooks.com.

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