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Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite
In Search of Mr. Darcy by Christina Ford chronicles the author's journey from her upbringing in an immigrant family to her tumultuous relationships, career, and the complexities of single parenthood. She marries Brandon, finds professional success post-divorce, and then endures a difficult marriage with Jackson. Next up is John, a relationship that comes with parenting trials, postpartum battles, and infidelity. A tumultuous year follows, and the divorce with John is laden with animosity and financial disputes. Seeking solace in therapy, Christina has a one-night stand with Noah and dips a toe into modern dating. Her involvement with Edward, a British compliance officer, leads to a love affair. As Christina turns fifty, she reshapes her life, facing personal losses, identity discovery, international travel and moves, and even Burning Man.
Christina Ford uses Dickensian metaphors and Austenian promises to breathe literary life into relationships that began with romantic ideals but ended in disillusionment in her book In Search of Mr. Darcy. Christina's memoir provides a candid exploration of dating in later years, and she uses humor to balance some of the difficulties, especially when it comes to re-entering the dating scene each time the last relationship ends. I especially enjoyed Christina's perspective on the changing climate of dating and found her hilarious take on online dating, wherein she describes the art of swiping a “Man Menu," relatable and authentic. As an American woman who packed up and moved to London for a man myself, I was able to connect with Christina uniquely. The writing is conversational and exceptionally well done, and I think this book will resonate with readers who enjoy the likes of Bridget Jones's Diary but with an additional layer of spice that only a true story can deliver. Very highly recommended.