"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers." ~ Charles W. Eliot
"This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook - try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!" ~ Julia Child
"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain." ~ Louisa May Alcott

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Perfect Hero

This book is the second in the Jane Austen trilogy by Victoria Connelly. The Perfect Hero is a modern day romance in true Austen style. I have been melting lately for these light romances while I used to never read them. I think having an Austen connection makes it fun.

Kay has decided to make a total life change after her good friend Peggy passes away and unexpectedly leaves her her estate. She leaves her home and job behind and moves to Lyme Regis where she uses the money she has inherited to buy a run down B&B which she plans to renovate and use for an income. Her choice of Lyme Regis is not by chance. Her favorite Jane Austen novel is Persuasion and when the cast of the latest film version of this novel show up on her doorstep, she suddenly is pulled into their life. She tries to play Emma and do a little matchmaking while daydreaming about a life with the actor of the role of Captain Wentworth. But is Oli a perfect hero?

I will not give away too much about this book but it is a wonderful light summer read. Victoria Connelly has once again captured the spirit of Janites around the world.

Note: This book was released in the US under the title Dreaming of Mr. Darcy.

Happy reading!


Nancy said...

That sounds like a fun little book, maybe I will check it out on my nook. I am reading one now by Susan Mallory. It also is a very light read. Chasing Perfect is the name of it. It was a daily find for $1.99. Everyday they suggest a title for a reduced price.
Have fun reading whatever is next.
Love you, Mom

Susan in SC said...

Sounds like a good summer read! I love Jame Austen!

Elizabethd said...

I have seen this book advertised and wondered about it, sop now I shall be tempted to buy it!

Rosie said...

Sounds good! Anything set in Lyme Regis and with the added bonus of Jane Austen influences would interest me. It would be a perfect 'deckchair in the garden' book to read:)

busybusybeejay said...

Snap!I'm a Persephone fan too!Just popped over to say "Hello".