Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays (8)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read

Open to a random page

Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser this week:

"He was so outlandish, standing there in the sun. Water poured from his flattened hair, out of his ears, from his flopping cravat and his wilting collar, from inside his sleeves, from the bottom of his coat, and water sloshed in his boots as he took a step forward."

The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview
p. 91

The Other Mr. Darcy is a Pride and Prejudice spin-off featuring Caroline Bingley and Mr. Darcy's American cousin, Robert Darcy. The two meet at the wedding of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy when Robert finds Caroline sobbing over her heartbreak.

So far I am enjoying this novel mostly because of its humorous scenes although it irritates me when quotes are made that are so similar to the original work. The teaser sentences refer to the appearance of Robert Darcy who has just fallen into a lake while out walking with Caroline Bingley. The scene reminded me of a scene from the BBC film where Colin Firth (as Mr. Darcy) has just been swimming in the lake at Pemberly but the effect is markedly different. Robert Darcy is definitely not like his proud British cousin.

What's your book teaser this week? Please leave a comment. I'd love to know what interesting books you are reading!


  1. There seems to be no end to the long line of books using Jane Austen's work as inspiration. The addition of the American cousin sounds interesting in this one. Good teaser!
    Here's mine.

  2. Oh, my, I can certainly visualize him now!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. Oh, this sounds great! I am definitely adding this to my TBR list!

  4. What an image! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book too. I've been curious about it. :)

  5. Ah yes I remember that BBC P&P scene. That's the reason no actor will ever fill the role of Mr Darcy but Colin Firth. It seems interesting though!

  6. Love anyting having to do with Jane Austin, except those abominations Mish Mash books. I hope that you enjoy your book. Here's mine.

  7. Enjoy your book. Thanks for stopping by my TT.

  8. Nice teaser! I haven't read any Jane Austen spin-off books yet, but I've been seeing them everywhere. Glad you're enjoying this one!

    from Une Parole

  9. Great teaser! I've found that Austen spin-off books are either a hit or a miss...although most of the ones I've picked up have been misses. I'll have to check back for your review

  10. I am just loving what all you are doing with your blog, friend! Thanks for your note on my blog... I need to email or call you soon. We have got to catch up. This week is crazy with Easter and traveling, but I will get in touch soon. Thx for caring!
    My book is at home (I'm at work) but I'll try to remember to post a teaser later. :)


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