Tuesday, November 29, 2016

REVIEW: A Very Darcy Christmas by Victoria Kincaid

I received an advanced copy of this book from the author.

Book Blurb: A Pride and Prejudice variation. Elizabeth and Darcy are preparing for their first Christmas at Pemberley when they are suddenly deluged by a flood of uninvited guests. Mrs. Bennet is seeking refuge from the French invasion she believes to be imminent. Lady Catherine brings two suitors for Georgiana’s hand, who cause a bit of mayhem themselves. Lydia’s presence causes bickering—and a couple of small fires—while Wickham has more nefarious plans in mind….The abundance of guests soon puts a strain on her marriage as Elizabeth tries to manage the chaos while ensuring a happy Christmas for all.
 
Meanwhile, Georgiana is finding her suitors—and the prospect of coming out—to be very unappealing. Colonel Fitzwilliam seems to be the only person who understands her fondness for riding astride and shooting pistols. Georgiana realizes she’s beginning to have more than cousinly feelings for him, but does he return them? And what kind of secrets is he hiding?

Romance and merriment abound as everyone gathers to celebrate a Very Darcy Christmas.

My Review: I really enjoyed this story about the Darcy's first Christmas together after they get married. Elizabeth really shouldn't have hung the greenery early as it just caused a heap of trouble for the Darcy's. The characters to me seemed as that would be how they would have acted if put in this situation that they created. Mr. Bennet really should have laid down some ground rules for Mrs. Bennet instead of having her be a basket case about a fictional French invasion. And really they left Kitty and Mary at home and flitted off to Scotland without them at the end of book? They are bad parents I swear.

I know it would have been the height of bad manners to kick them out but if all those people had shown up on my doorstep without being invited I would have told them they had to go. I'm surprised that Lady Catherine didn't bring Anne with her but she wouldn't have driven the plot along anyways.

This book was a pleasure to read and I'll probably enjoy it again before Christmas arrives.

Rating: 4½ stars out of 5

3 comments:

  1. This book sounds delightful!! Oh! To be invaded by everyone,each having their own agenda,and on this,their first Christmas together,as husband and wife!!
    Let the games begin,as they say,and I'm pretty sure they did!
    Great review!

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  2. So glad to see you enjoyed it! I thought it was hilarious!

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