“A Wilful Misunderstanding” by Amy D’Orazio, review and giveaway

The moment he saw her at the assembly in Meryton, he knew he loved her.

My heart melted… ooooooh! However, keep reading!!

WHEN FITZWILLIAM DARCY MEETS ELIZABETH BENNET in the fateful autumn of 1811, their mutual infatuation is immediate and undeniable. Within months, they are married and spend a blissful winter at Pemberley, falling more deeply in love with each other than either might have imagined possible. But spring in London proves more challenging to them. Accident and artifice join to devastating effect for the young couple, destroying their felicity and creating an outcome neither might have imagined. 

TWO YEARS LATER, happenstance reunites them. Sorrow and anger have built walls between them but the love they once shared still remains. Will it be enough to conquer the sins of the past? Is the love they still hold within them strong enough to prevail over the anger and mistrust that tore them apart?

I think Amy D’Orazio has been far too good with this blurb because: how dare he?? How dare CB?? But again, mainly: how dare HE!!!!???


Hello! Welcome back to My Vices and Weaknesses… Yes, I am trying to start in a civilised manner but it cannot be. Amy D’Orazio is bringing her latest book A Wilful Misunderstanding and I have quite a lot to tell you about this book.

Let me (re)introduce you to Amy, a great writer, even on the “worst” moments!

Amy D’Orazio is a long time devotee of Jane Austen and fiction related to her characters. She began writing her own little stories to amuse herself during hours spent at sports practices and the like and soon discovered a passion for it. By far, however, the thing she loves most is the connections she has made with readers and other writers of Austenesque fiction.

Amy currently lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and daughters, as well as three Jack Russell terriers who often make appearances (in a human form) in her book. 

A Wilful Misunderstanding is Amy’s sixth book.

Would you like to follow what Amy is writing and what she is doing?

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A Wilful Misunderstanding has a short but awesome tour, check the stops that are coming after this one but do not forget to check yesterday’s post at My Jane Austen Book Club, you will enjoy a lovely deleted scene.


How can I describe my feelings towards A Wilful Misunderstanding? Do I hate it? Do I love it? Am I indifferent? Nope, indifferent cannot work.

I have enjoyed very much this story even if I have hated somebody during that time. No, it is not Amy I have hated but one of the characters (even if Amy wrote this character). However…

Spoiler alert!!





That character redeems himself/herself (No, I am not telling you who the character is)

As it looks like I am a bit on the “no” side in this review, let me tell you a few things:

No, you do not do that to somebody who loves you.

No, you do not lie to cover yourself.

No, you do not think you are above everybody else.

Reviewing Amy’s latest book is not an easy feat because there is so much to tell that could spoil it.

I will let you know that love at first sight is real and our beloved Elizabeth and Darcy feel it. They simply know it even if people around them may not be happy about it. However, pure love can be rough and dangerous too.

In this story you can find that forgiving is not easy but trying to forgive can bring happiness.

Characters: apart from the one that I hate, although actually I could hate two and dislike another one very much, I have enjoyed some new characters that appear throughout the story, new friends, family, and servants too (Mrs Reynolds for instance, even if she is not new). Just in case you thought I was talking about Wickham as the character I hate, no, he is not the one but I dislike him anyway in this story!

All in all, I have enjoyed very much even if there were moments I was in tension to know what was happening next. I recommend the story although perhaps some people may not like the reason for them to be separated for two years. It is a bit difficult to “digest” but it is the main twist.

Would you like to buy A Wilful Misunderstanding? You could do it here:

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One ebook for one winner. Comment on this post, ask a question to Amy, give us your opinion about the book if you have already read it, and then you will be on the draw to win the ebook copy. Good luck!

15 thoughts on ““A Wilful Misunderstanding” by Amy D’Orazio, review and giveaway”

  1. I’m still trying to decide if I can stand the angst in this book? I love Amy’s writing so I desperately want to read it but I’m afraid! I’m waiting to see what people who know me say about it!
    I mean, I may just have to bite the bullet and read it anyway. I loved the start when they married and spent time at Pemberley but in London they were at the mercy of others who wished to tear them apart (and seemed to succeed?) Can I cope? Hmmmm!

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    1. The angst is very intense in this book, I am not going to lie but I kind of like it. i have not given my normal spoiler alert, but if you remember, you know which one it is!


  2. A book that stirs such a passionate review is a book worth reading.
    I have no problem with angst (on the contrary!) but I wonder (while biting my nails) can Darcy be the person that evoked such hatred in you?
    I recently read (“tormented myself with” might be the more accurate description) a story where the leading man was a person I would wish to exist in real life so that I could insult, humiliate and ridicule as much as he deserves (to get an idea even though he saved a woman from compromise he regarded her potential rapist as her “lover” and he didn’t want his future bride to have “known” other men, and that is only one of his sins.)
    That is not an experience I want to live any time soon.
    Anyway, I understand you not wanting to give away any spoilers. (hints maybe?)
    Thank you both ladies for the giveaway!

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  3. Poor jealous Mr. Darcy! Bless his heart. If he loved her any less, I supposed he might be able to think and act more rationally. I’m glad my marriage is tame in comparison—even if it would make for a rather tiresome novel 🤣

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  4. I’m late to the party but I am glad to see you loved this one just as much as I did. I am a bit of an angst addict so this one was just perfect for me 🙂 It is hard to imagine how they will overcome those two years isn’t it? But Amy did it 🙂

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