First is Carolyn Eberhart's Mr. Darcy's Christmas Carol, a retelling of Charles Dickens's classic story. While deliberating whether he should marry the unsuitable
Amanda Grange's Christmas Present follows Darcy and a very pregnant Elizabeth as they visit Jane, Bingley and the couple's infant son in their new house for Christmas. In a microcosm of Pride and Prejudice, most of that novel's players, whether by design or accident, show up. What starts out as a quiet celebration rapidly devolves into a free-for-all as the old family dynamics come into play. Not to be missed are the arrival of Lady Catherine de Bourgh and her pet clergyman, Mr. Collins. And Mr. Collins has a brother? And a handsome one at that? What is the world coming to? Amid the strained relations, Darcy and Elizabeth receive the best gift of all on Christmas Day. A very effective presentation of the Pride and Prejudice pantheon in a Christmas setting.
The books' title story, Sharon Lathan's A Darcy Christmas, consists of a series of short vignettes that chronicle Darcy's and Elizabeth's long and happy marriage through succeeding Christmases. This tour de force, lush with detailed descriptions and dripping with love of all kinds, provides a fascinating preview of her saga. I liked the first story the best. On the Christmas Eve before he marries her, a desperately lonely and confused Darcy dreams of the unacceptable
Merry Christmas to all Pride and Prejudice fans everywhere.
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A Darcy ChristmasMr. and Mrs. Darcy Wish You a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Share in the magic of the season in these three warm and wonderful holiday novellas from bestselling authors.
by Amanda Grange
A Darcy Christmas
by Sharon Lathan
Mr. Darcy's Christmas Carol
by Carolyn Eberhart
Praise for Amanda Grange:
"Amanda Grange is a writer who tells an engaging, thoroughly enjoyable story!"—Romance Reader at Heart
"Amanda Grange seems to have really got under Darcy's skin and retells the story with great feeling and sensitivity."—Romance Reader at Heart
Praise for Sharon Lathan:
"I defy anyone not to fall further in love with Darcy after reading this book."—Once Upon a Romance
"The everlasting love between Darcy and Lizzy will leave more than one reader swooning."—A Bibliophile's Bookshelf
A man who sees mistletoe everywhere is mad--or in love.
Charles sees mistletoe. Not surprising, since he's spending Christmas at Mistletoe Manor. But why does no one else see it? And why does it always appear above Penelope, the despised lady who jilted him after their last meeting?
Penelope wants nothing to do with the faithless Charles, the man who cried off after she accepted his marriage proposal. But he still stirs her heart--and he stares at her all the time. Or rather, he stares at the empty ceiling over her head…What does he see?
According to folklore, mistletoe is the plant of peace. Can Penelope and Charles, so full of hurt and anger, heed the mistletoe's message and make peace?