Author Karey White
Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist.
She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.
I was sixteen when I read Pride and Prejudice for my high school English class. Mom had read it several times and had been encouraging me to read it for a few years. She said I’d love it and she was right. I did. To wrap up the Pride and Prejudice unit, we watched the Lawrence Olivier and Greer Garson movie. It had been made in 1940 and was overdramatic in the way old movies are, but I still loved it.
In college I wrote a paper on the relationships of Pride and Prejudice—Mr. and Mr. Bennet, Lydia and Wickham, Charlotte and Mr. Collins, Jane and Bingley and of course, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. It was a fun paper to write and I best of all, I got an A.
In 1997, after Thanksgiving dinner, my husband took my two oldest children to a matinee. I was eight months pregnant and the thought of the theater seats was more than my aching back could handle. A few of us, including my dad and mom, watched the miniseries. When my husband returned from the movie, he kindly entertained the young ones for a few more hours so we could finish watching Colin Firth’s Mr. Darcy.
In late 2004, I saw a preview for Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightley and Matthew MacFadyen. I couldn’t wait. I went to the movie with my parents, my husband, my daughters, and a couple of my sisters. The movie was sweeping and beautiful and I didn’t want it to end. Matthew MacFadyen blew me away as Mr. Darcy and the 45 seconds that we watched him walk across the meadow was cinematic genius.
I’ve watched that 2005 version about a dozen times since 2005. Lucky for me, when my husband could no longer be persuaded to join me, I had two daughters who would. I’ve watched the meadow scene countless times and every time Mr. Darcy professes his love in that lovely sunrise, it takes my breath away.
So of course I had to write a book about him, because don’t we all dream of having a Mr. Darcy? My Own Mr. Darcy is my contribution to the world of Jane Austen-inspired novels. I hope you enjoy it.
After being dragged to the 2005 movie Pride and Prejudice by her mother, sixteen-year-old Elizabeth’s life changes when Matthew Macfadyen’s Mr. Darcy appears on the screen. Lizzie falls hard and makes a promise to herself that she will settle for nothing less than her own Mr. Darcy. This ill-advised pledge threatens to ruin any chance of finding true love. During the six intervening years, she has refused to give any interested suitors a chance. They weren’t Mr. Darcy enough.
Coerced by her roommate, Elizabeth agrees to give the next interested guy ten dates before she dumps him. That guy is Chad, a kind and thoughtful science teacher and swim coach. While she’s dating Chad, her dream comes true in the form of a wealthy bookstore owner named Matt Dawson, who looks and acts like her Mr. Darcy. Of course she has to follow her dream. But as Elizabeth simultaneously dates a regular guy and the dazzling Mr. Dawson, she’s forced to re-evaluate what it was she loved about Mr. Darcy in the first place.
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