I loved this book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, a retelling of Pride and Prejudice from Darcy's point of view.The style and characters are true to Jane Austen, and it was written by an English author, so there are no Americanisms.
I had a lot of trouble getting hold of the book as I kept being told it was unavailable, but then I found out that it was only unavailable because it was reprinting, so I just kept ordering it until I got it. I'm glad to say it was well worth the trouble.
I read the book in one sitting and then I read it again. The style is so direct that I felt Darcy was talking to me, telling me his thoughts and feelings as events unfolded.
Favourite moments for me were the scene after the first proposal, when Darcy had to go back to Rosings and pretend that nothing was wrong, but really he was in turmoil over Elizabeth's rejection. I loved the second proposal, and how nervous Darcy was when he went back to Longbourne to see Elizabeth, not knowing if her feelings had changed towards him. I really felt for him, and I loved it when Elizabeth said yes. You could really feel his joy.
I also really enjoyed the scenes that Jane Austen didn't put in the book, which Amanda Grange has added, for example the scenes in London with Wickham, which were very well realised and rang entirely true, with Darcy tracking down Wickham and then making him marry Lydia. I absolutely loved the scenes after the marriage, when Darcy and Elizabeth held a house party at Pemberley. Mrs Bennet was hilarious, in fact all the characters were true to form, and it was like a present to find out that there was more to read after the wedding. I should say here that there are no sex scenes, as there are in some of the other Pride and Prejudice spin-offs. The wedding and after-marriage scenes were like they would have been if Jane Austen had written them.
Another thing that I really liked was the way Amanda Grange filled in Anne de Bourgh's background. I won't say any more here because I don't want to spoil it but it was another bonus to this book.
All in all, I loved Darcy's Diary. There are a lot of unexpected bonuses, but the main focus is on Darcy and Elizabeth. If you can't get enough of Pride and Prejudice, then Darcy's Diary is for you.