Friday, November 30, 2012
A Darcy Christmas ~ A Holiday Tribute To Jane Austen
As the book blurb goes: "Share in the magic of the season in these three warm and wonderful holiday novellas from bestselling authors".
If you need a little nudge to get you in the christmas mood, here is a good push in that direction.
Three christmas themed stories in one book, starting with:
Mr Darcy's Christmas Carol by Carolyn Eberhart
Where a remake of Dickens Christmas Carol meets Pride and Prejudice in quite a clever blend.
Staying with Austen's characters Darcy is visited by Ghosts and Christmas Spirits in an effort to show him how badly his life will turn out if he does not get off of his high horse and go and propose to the woman he loves.
The spirit of Christmas past shows him he was not always such a prideful and judgemental man and the ghost of Christmas future shows him such a bleak future with no Elizabeth in it that he is galvanised into action.
A fun mash up of two classics.
The second story is:
Christmas Present by Amanda Grange
Mr Darcy receives the most welcome christmas present of all, an heir for Pemberley.
In this heart warming story Jane has already pipped Lizzy to the post and given birth to a lovely baby boy and Charles is besotted.
Lizzy in the latter stages of her pregnancy persuades Darcy to let her go and see Jane and the baby and spend christmas with her family.
Caroline is ruling the roost while Jane is recovering and has organised a ball. Lizzy cant help but want to dance, resulting in labours onset.
This is a warm uplifting story with a full cast brought together over christmas.
and finally we have:
A Darcy Christmas by Sharon Lathan
If you are a fan of Sharon Lathan's books you will love this collection of glimpses into the Christmas's through the years as the Darcy family increases and new arrivals join the loving family, some come through marriage some through birth and of course some leave them through death.
The stories sweet or sad are all heart warming and full of love.
Romance is Sharon Lathan's forte and this collection of christmas stories delivers plenty.
I always enjoy her character Dr Darcy, he is a real splash of colour on the page.