Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Review: A Darcy Christmas - Amanda Grange, Sharon Lathan, Carol Eberhart

Genre: Historical, romance
Pages: 304
Published: October 2010 Sourcebooks

From two bestselling and a debut author comes heartwarming Christmas tales sure to delight Jane Austen fans

From Amanda Grange, the bestselling author of Mr. Darcy's Diary and Mr. Darcy, Vampyre, Christmas finds the Darcy's celebrating the holiday with preparations for a ball, but the festivities are interrupted by the arrival of a very special gift... Ever sensual and romantic, Sharon Lathan highlights everything that's best and most precious in the celebrations of the holiday season. After a quarter of a century together, Darcy and Elizabeth reminisce... Jane Austen meets Charles Dickens! Carol Eberhart's Mr. Darcy's Christmas Carol finds Darcy encountering ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, who show him his life if pride keeps him from his one true love.

Plot:
There are three stories in this book. Mr Darcy's Christmas Carol by Eberhart is the story where Mr Darcy meets three spirits of Christmas, sounds familiar, well it is. He sees the past, the present, and a future he does not want. He better make amends.

The Christmas Present by Amanda Grange has the couple visiting the Bingley's over Christmas, and Lissy is pregnant and then there is a special gift coming.

A Darcy Christmas by Sharon Lathan portrays the family over many years, always on Christmas.

My thoughts:
Ahh the Christmas feeling is over me now. I will start with the first one because I can so see Mr Darcy as a sort of Scrooge. He is pining for Lizzy and then he sees what he have done. And the future, poor Mr Darcy, he would not want that. It was fun to see the story with Mr Darcy in it. I kind of wish they would make a little Christmas tv show out of it.

The Christmas present was sweet, they truly love each other and it's always heartwarming to see it.

In A Darcy Christmas I meet the characters I know from Lathan's Darcy series, and I especially liked the story where one daughter sets her eyes on the boy she wants when she is 3. No I wonder how many more books there will be in this series of hers, because there are sure a lot to write about with all the kids they get.

This was something sweet before the holidays, Lizzy and Darcy in love and spending Christmas together.

Recommendation and final thoughts:
For those that enjoy the Lathan books then this one should be read too since it's the same Darcy world. But all in all they can all also be read like this. Short stories filled with love, and Mr Darcy. Something fun for the Darcy lover out there. Because that is what they all were, sweet. It gets a 3,25, hard to say more since they all are short, and I felt different about all of them.

Reason for reading: 
I like Austen sequels.

Cover: Ok

Copy from the publisher

20 comments:

  1. I love anything Darcy, and this sounds awesome. Great review, Linda! :)

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  2. I had better add it to my Christmas list of books. I just love the cover.

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  3. Oh this is right up your alley! So glad you liked it, Blodeuedd :)

    What a nice mixture, I have the warm, fuzzy Christmas feeling after reading your review now.

    *Happy sigh*

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  4. I've been seeing this one around and wondered if it was good. I still need to start the Lathan series from the beginning. I do really like the cover on this though.

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  5. "Short stories filled with love, and Mr Darcy."

    What else do you need? LOL

    Sounds like a good one. Thanks for the review.

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  6. OOH, give me some Mr.Darcy! :) I like the sound of this book. Very nice.

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  7. Great review but I am not especially fond of short stories...Christmas stories are even less enticing...er...right. Pass me that newest vampire thriller, Lizzy m'dear. ;)

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  8. This one sounds really good. I especially love the sound of the mash up with the Christmas Carol. That's my fave holiday show. Great review~

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  9. This sounds so good! Your review makes me want to read it.
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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  10. I'm in the mood for a Christmas book and this one sounds pretty darn good!

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  11. Melissa
    Awww Darcy, they really should have darcy xmas specials on telly ;)

    Vivienne
    It makes me think about the holidays :)

    Sassy
    Hihi, I know, I am such an Darcy addict. And it was fun to get into the spirit of the holidays too.

    Chris *waves back*

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  12. Darlene
    I have missed two in the middle, bad me, missed a really good part, but luckily I could just jump back in

    Anna
    I know right, that is all a woman needs.

    Nina
    *Sighs* Mmm oh yes, perhaps I should watch a PP version again

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  13. Ana
    Not a big fan of short stories either, just give me something more, but I do like them now and again...vamp thriller, you know there is a Darcy one ;)

    Melissa
    It was so fun because I just could see it so well, Darcy isn't really the best of men when he first meet him. Or at least so we think

    Naida
    I needed my Darcy fix, next time fix, December ;)

    Amused
    Made me want Xmas right now, lol

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  14. Nice review even though I'm not really a fan of short stories or anthologies. I'll keep this in mind when I start my Christmas reading :)

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  15. I've been wanting to read the Sharan Lathan books, I think I'd enjoy them. I like that you wanted the first story to be a tv show - that's a great recommendation!

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  16. Fantastic review. This sounds Christmas delicious :)

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  17. Teddy
    I am not a big fan either, but they are fun for quick Darcy fix :)

    Patti
    First it would be totally cool, secondly hot brooding Mr darcy *faints*

    JuJu
    It was :D

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  18. I liked reading your thoughts on this one...can't wait to get to it!

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