Monday, March 2, 2015

My share in the conversation...Haunting Mr. Darcy

Hello, readers. I have another review for you. I hope you will take a few minutes and look it over. If you haven't read this book by KaraLynne Mackrory, I hope you will consider it. You will not regret it.

A Book Review:  Haunting Mr. Darcy by KaraLynne Mackrory

This variation tends toward the paranormal in that there is a spirit haunting Mr. Darcy, but oh, what a delightful spirit it is. Mr. Darcy thinks he is absolutely losing his mind and Elizabeth is trying to figure out ‘what in the world’ is going on. Why is she at Mr. Darcy’s home in London? Why can’t anyone see her? Why is Mr. Darcy the only one that can hear her? She does not have a clue what is happening but she does know that she is real. All the while Mr. Darcy thinks she is a figment of his imagination, an impertinent figment, at that.

Elizabeth’s spirit is tethered, so to speak, to Mr. Darcy. Since he cannot see her, only hears her, this makes for some very comical and entertaining moments, plus the ‘tethering’ creates lots of ‘togetherness’. It allowed for Elizabeth to be in places with Mr. Darcy that propriety would never have countenanced, under any condition. This permits her to see a side of him that she has never seen. Since he does not think she is real, he says things and does things in front of her that are hysterical…things that are so unlike the Mr. Darcy that she ‘thinks’ she knows. He is much looser and more open with all his thoughts, actions and words. I loved the interplay or repertoire between them. I frequently laughed out loud.

One of my favorite parts in the book involved Georgiana and Colonel Fitzwilliam. Georgiana was worried about her brother’s mental state and sought the help of her cousin and co-guardian. Her concerns, his observations and their conversations were such fun and exceptionally well done.
Although there is a touch of seriousness to parts of the story because of an injury, the darker side was not dwelt upon and the narrative was kept light without diminishing the seriousness of the subject.  The author does give the injury its due but chose to dwell, instead, on the opportunity for Darcy and Elizabeth to get to know one another, especially for Elizabeth to get to know the real Fitzwilliam Darcy.

The concept of this narrative made for fun and exhilarating reading, plus set the stage for many amusing conversations and encounters. Toward the end it became more angst worthy and heart felt, more so for Mr. Darcy, but all is well that ends well and it certainly did end well.

I have read two other published works by KaraLynne Mackrory and they, too, are well researched with good storylines. High on my favorites’s list, this latest one, Haunting Mr. Darcy, is also a superbly written and entertaining novel…a hauntingly delightful tale. I think I had a smile on face throughout most of the book. The parts where I did not, were touchingly tender and tugged at my heart. Thank you, Mrs. Mackrory, and I look forward to much more from you.


If you leave a comment you will be entered in my giveaway for a note pad. It has each of the drawings that were in the 2013 PnP calendar. You may see a close up of them on my website, JT Originals. The giveaway is for the quarter pad, size 4.25" x 5.5". It is the perfect size for a grocery list or a quick note. The giveaway is worldwide and ends midnight, March 9, 2015. Be sure to include your email in the comment.


  1. Excellent review! So glad you enjoyed it.

  2. A wonderful review. KaraLynne's books are excellent. I, unfortunately, did not acquire last year's calendar with its beautiful artwork so the notepads would make a suitable replacement. Thank you for the generous giveaway, Janet.

    1. Sorry, forgot to leave my email....skamper25 (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. I enjoyed this book as well as I did all the other of KaraLynne's

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

  4. This is one book I really want to read and have done ever since the launch last year. Think I'll have to nip off to the Kindle Store after this!


  5. Thank you for the review. I may have to check this one out. saganchilds (a)

  6. Wonderful review. My husband gave me the "oh yes, you are obsessed" subtle eye roll when I put up my calendar. I would enjoy giving him a love note or honeydew list on your note pad.Lol. Thank you for the giveaway.

  7. paranormal so I will want
    to read this. Thank you for the giveaway
    also. (email: ladysusan46(at)yahoo(dot)com)

  8. This looks like a fun ghost story. I haven't read any KaraLynne books yet.

  9. I am currently reading the book and love it! I agree that the conversations are hysterical and Elizabeth is her witty self. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  11. Your review was great and I thought the novel was well written and thought provoking. I read the novel a few months ago.
    Thanks for the review.

  12. This book is a lovely story and a great read. So kuch so that I have read 3 or 4 times already.

  13. A enjoyed this special story very much. What a wonderful review. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  14. Thanks for the review. I would love to use this notepad.
    dez3b at yahoo dot com

  15. OOPS My have to get and read list is getting longer. Thanks for the contest, it's not my fault the review made me do it.