When George Darcy returns to Pemberley after many years abroad, the drama and heartbreak of his travels offer a fascinating glimpse into a gentleman's journey of self-discovery and romance."
Review: In previous novels by Sharon Lathan, we've been introduced to George Darcy, and yet we've known very little about his back story. In this stand alone novel, we finally learn about the talented doctor and why he gave Fitzwilliam the advice he gave him in the other books--his life is an obvious collection of love and pain that he tidily tucks away and uses judicially.
As a young doctor, George set off for India to serve there and learn. He is taken on by an amazing Indian doctor and taught local medical practices that go beyond any of his western medical training. Over time, George grew in talent and respect as a doctor, yet love continued to be elusive in a traditional sense. We find that over time, George has almost a series of experiences that we follow with him. He experiences love and loss, along with professional success, and yet stays in India far from his English home until his story intercepts with Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth's and he returns home with an ocean of experiences in his heart. As readers, it now makes perfect sense why he is the person we have read about in previous installments of Lathan's series.
In characteristic, romantic fashion, Lathan has crafted another beautiful tale. In the beginning I was sad for what seemed like continual changes to George's life, but I could see that over the course of the novel how the experiences George had, created the self-assured man that he was in the end. The journey seemed long and painful at times for poor George, but I think that while fictional, he definitely became real to us as readers. Once again, I enjoyed Lathan's tale of the Darcy clan. These are romances with romantic moments, but so worth it for readers.