Sunday, November 28, 2010
Seeing as how I love all things Darcy, I could not wait to read this!!!!
Curled up under the covers on a cold, gray and windy day, I started with one of my favorite soundtracks (Pride & and Prejudice....Jean-Yves Thibaduet) and my new Darcy Christmas book.....sigh.....I am so glad I decided not to wait until it was closer to Christmas. As I started the first story "Mr Darcy's Christmas Carol" by Carolyn Eberhart, I was hooked!!!! I have always loved the B&W version of A Christmas Carol (with Alastair Sim) and in the place of Ebeneezer I put the handsome and dashing Mr. Darcy and went on the midnight journey with him.....a very cozy entertaining look at one of literature's most beloved characters with a Christmas twist!
After a quick break and a freshly poured cup of hot coffee I was once again enraptured with the Darcy's. Amanda Grange pours me into the world of the Darcy's and Bingleys in the second story "Christmas Present". We get a charming little look into the lives of our Pride & Prejudice characters as they all celebrate Christmas together with the Bingley family. To end the story with a tiny Darcy bundle was wonderful!
Settling in further, well into the evening now, I enter the breathless world of my favorite couple with Sharon Lathan's "A Darcy Christmas".....as I traveled from Christmas to Christmas with these two passionate lovers, I looked into the world of the Darcy's with breathlessness.....tears.....happiness.....and all around satisfaction. I loved how Miss Lathan took us across the years with the Darcy's and looking at their Holidays spent with one another and how they grew as a couple and a family.
Much applause to these three wonderful authors for creating such a wonderful book! I believe Miss Austen would have loved this!
I have now officially added this book to my books that I read every holiday season....A new tradition is born....Thank you ladies!
Wow, it's been a while since I posted and I apologize to the handful of people who follow my little cozy blog here. Sorry about that but work and life has been quite demanding but hopefully I am back on top of things for a while.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Mine was quaint and uneventful and that was WONDERFUL!
I am so ready for the holiday season! I have already read my first holiday book and I will be reviewing that on here later.....I must warn you all though that I am veering away from YA for a while. I still love my YA books but I just need something different. Every once in a while I get on a spurt where I cannot get enough of one author. This time (again) it is Jane Austen! I am a HUGE fan of Pride and Prejudice and when gobbling up all I can in literature I also watch the movies
So as it is, my following book reviews will reflect my current phase for the next few weeks! Happy Holidays everyone and please feel free to share your own book reviews in comments and such!