But when a tall, dark and dashing stranger crosses her path, will the staid Claire suddenly discover her inner romantic heroine? Her chance meeting with a mysterious woman who claims to have an early version of Austen's Pride and Prejudice- in which Lizzie ends up with someone other than Fitzwilliam Darcy- leads to an astounding discovery about the venerated author's own struggle to find the right hero for Lizzy Bennett. Neil's unexpected arrival in Oxford complicates Claire's surprising - and unwelcome - journey to the truth about her feelings for her longtime fiance.
Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart is the story of a woman who finds that love isn't logical and passion quickly became an obsession, necessitating regular trips to England over the past twenty years. Her most recent journey included a Hampshire pilgrimage to visit many of the sites included in this book. When not dreaming of life 'across the pond,' Beth lives in Nashville with her husband and two children.