Amanda Grange is a popular author of historical fiction in the U.K. She specializes in creative interpretations of classic novels and historic events, including Jane Austen's novels and the Titanic shipwreck. Her novels include Lord Deverill's Secret, Mr. Knightley's Diary and Titanic Affair. She lives in England.
As is proper, Grange doesn't attempt the impossible task of
competing with the Divine Jane, but tells Darcy's story in her own
style, with charm and a gentle wit. While her characters are true
to Austen's creations, a couple of surprises lurk, only adding to
the reader's pleasure. . . Fortunately, there are plenty of
entirely fresh scenes...in which Grange's own humor and warmth
shine, making this an amusing and diverting read for Austen
--Susan Higginbotham, author of The Traitor's Wife: A Novel of the Reign of Edward II
Any fans of Pride and Prejudice know half of the path that our hero and heroine follow to reach each other, but Grange provides a really intriguing possibility as to what may have been going on in Darcy's head throughout it all. He's not the only one that we get a different perspective of-the personalities of Caroline Bingley, Charles Bingley and Georgiana Darcy are also interesting to see from another's eyes. Mr. Darcy kept much different company from the Bennets, for the most part, so it's almost as though an entirely different story is presented. Much is parallel, but so much is new as well.
Mr. Darcy's Diary is a nice addition for all who enjoy Jane Austen's love stories.