Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas with Mr Darcy by Victoria Connelly

Christmas with Mr Darcy - Victoria Connelly

Victoria Connelly collects up the leading characters from her Jane Austen Addicts Series and takes them all back to Purley Hall the home of Dame Pamela and her Butler Higgins.

This year she is hosting her first Christmas Austen Convention in her grand home.

As all the usual characters turn up the snow is falling fast and some guests are more welcome than others as the black sheep of the family shows up.

Everyone is set for a sumptuous Christmas but not everything is going quite to plan from the drunken Angel who will not sit straight on top of the Christmas tree to the terrible shock that finds the air ambulance on the snowy lawns of Purley Hall, there is never a dull moment, romance and skullduggery included,

The story becomes a real country home who dunnit and I can tell you it definitely was not the Butler Higgins. You could grab this book electronically and still read it for Christmas.

While on the subjects of who dunnits, I would like to mention a book by another beloved Austen author: Mary Lydon Simonsen. A Killing in Kensington although this is not an Austen adaption it is a good detective story with plenty to keep you guessing and some really vile characters. I enjoyed it greatly especially as it was set in an area I lived in for many years.

Merry Christmas to you all.