A Very Darcy Christmas
by Victoria Kincaid
Genre: Historical Romance
Formats available: Print and Electronic
Pub Date: 11.27.16 | Pages: 164
REVIEWER: Sophia Rose
Ebook provided by author for review. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.
Goodreads book info:
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.https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33134583-a-very-darcy-christmas
A quiet, private Christmas at home for Mr. Darcy and his Elizabeth is not to be.
In the style of a Christmas comedy, the plans of Darcy and Lizzy are overturned by the arrival of several of their most colorful relations. This was a quick, engaging romp exaggerating the folly of the Darcy’s relations to draw some laughs while providing a heartwarming story of what has come after the happily ever after for them and a sweet romance for Georgiana.
I enjoyed all the antics. There are four main narrators who share two main plot threads. I found them both engaging and easy to follow. There was some excitement surrounding Colonel Fitzwilliam and also Wickham that balanced out the story between comedy and drama.
The audience for this story would be those who already are familiar with the Pride and Prejudice story and want to see what comes after. Possessing an enjoyment for the absurd and lighter stories will really make this one a treat. I know I had a good time and enjoyed A Very Darcy Christmas.