A Very Darcy Christmas Review & Giveaway

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Hello everyone,

I was very happy to know that Victoria Kincaid was releasing a holidays vagary. I had been wanting to read something from her for a while and this was the perfect timing to do it.

I have been reading several P&P books that occur during the Christmas periods and A Very Darcy Christmas from Victoria Kincaid was one of my favorites. It is a very light, fast paced book filled with humor but also romance from a quarter we would not expect.

After their marriage Darcy and Elizabeth didn’t have many opportunities to spend quality time together, so they are eager to spend the Christmas season alone at Pemberley while Georgiana is visiting Lady Catherine. All they wanted was some peace and quiet, but that is very far from what they will get.

While Darcy is out on estate business Elizabeth sees herself welcoming into her home guest after guest after guest who seem to think Pemberley is the perfect refuge for the holiday season. Hanging the greenery so soon might not have been a good idea after all, and in the blink of an eye Elizabeth is opening Pemberley’s doors to Georgiana who ran away from Lady Catherine’s matchmaking plots, the Lady herself who brings along 2 very different suitors, Mrs. Bennet who is obsessed with the idea of the French invading England and is seeking refuge in the north of the country, Mr. Bennet who has no choice but to follow his wife and try to minimize her hysterics, Lydia and George Wickham, and finally Colonel Fitzwilliam. Now, can you imagine what it would be like to have all these characters in one single house? Pemberley is big, but they do have to dine together, and the result of their social encounters is a never-ending laugh for us readers.

I’ve heard many people say that Mrs. Bennet’s obsession with the French made them laugh out loud several times, but even if Mr. Bennet’s method to calm his wife was just hysterical, and the results comical, I confess that for me the most humorous character was Lydia! I absolutely loved her character. She is Lydia in all her splendor, so you can imagine what kind of silly things she can do and say, but as if that is not enough, she actually manages to set Pemberley on fire not once, but twice!! The second time she does it is just marvelous with Darcy seeing it all happening in front of him but not being able to stop it. In fact, Darcy’s desperation throughout the entire book is just adorable, well, at least for us… Elizabeth will not think his black moods are so adorable…

But as I said this book is not just humorous, it also has a romance that I absolutely loved! I know that some people are not particularly fond of the couple Mrs. Kincaid decided to explore in this book, but I am. I love when authors choose to pair these characters, and Mrs. Kincaid did it extremely well! I loved the passion, the jealousy and the tender moments between these characters who developed a trust in one another that is absolutely superb.

This is a very entertaining book full of laughter and holiday spirit but it can be read at any other time of the year. It is funny, romantic and up to the standards Mrs. Kincaid already got us used to. She marvels at adding humor to her stories and yet keeping true to Jane Austen’s characters, and A Very Darcy Christmas is vivid proof of her proficiency in this type of stories.

You can find this book at:

Amazon.com – A Very Darcy Christmas

Amazon.co.uk – A Very Darcy Christmas

 

*** It’s giveaway time***

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Victoria Kincaid brings her own Christmas gift to the readers at From Pemberley to Milton. She would like to offer one ebook copy of A Very Darcy Christmas to a randomly chosen reader who comments on this post. To increase the chances of winning, comment on the Guest Post that was published on the 3rd of December, comments on both posts will be considered for the giveaway.

The giveaway is international and ill end on the 15th of December, with the winner being announced shortly after.

Good luck everyone!

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32 Comments

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32 responses to “A Very Darcy Christmas Review & Giveaway

  1. KateB

    It looks like another winner from Victoria Kincaid. : 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway.

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  2. This sounds like the kind of story I really enjoy. Great review and thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. Looks great – love books set at Christmas time and centered on the Darcys and Pemberley? Oh yeah 😀 Thanks! hopefuldelights1 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  4. Sophia Rose

    I’ve got this one for review, too, so I’ll have to drop back by for your book thoughts on it soon. Yay, glad to see the rating. 🙂

    Please don’t enter me, Rita!

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  5. This seems like it’s going to be a winner. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. Mary

    Rita,this sounds like such a funny,sweet and endearing read!

    Can just imagine snuggling down by the fire,at this time of year and
    being so thoroughly entertained by the numerous surprise visitors to
    Pemberley!

    A lovely review,I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

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  7. Oh lovely review with plenty of mystery, thanks for not giving away who the couple is! Please don’t enter me, as I’m about to buy it on your recommendation 🙂

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  8. Really want to read this book and am so ready for Christmas! Thanks for the review and giveaway 🙂

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  10. Hi Rita, Thank you for the lovely review! I’m so glad you enjoyed the book!

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  11. Lovely review, Rita. Just how I found Victoria’s latest book to be myself, but you’ve expressed it so much better. Lydia’s “arson” at Pemberley, especially the second one, definitely count in the top laugh out loud moments. Don’t put my name in the hat for the giveaway, please.

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  12. Glynis

    I think this sounds like ideal Christmas reading although I do really feel sorry for poor Darcy and Elizabeth. I hope they manage to find at least a bit of alone time and that they do finally get rid of their unwanted ‘guests’. What a nerve Lady Catherine has trying to foist her choices of suitor on poor Georgiana. Thanks for the offer of a giveaway. This would be a lovely Christmas gift (hint hint!)

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  13. Ginna

    What I have been reading about this book has me very eager to get my hands on it. I’m very much looking forward to enjoying reading about Mrs. Bennet and the French invasion!
    Don’t we all need more laughs in our lives?

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  14. Sheila L. Majczan

    This is one I have not yet read so would love to do so especially with its seasonal setting. Interesting review.

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  15. Pam Hunter

    Wonderful review! It sounds like a great Christmas read.

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  16. Patricia Finnegan

    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity !

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  17. this sounds like a fun variation and perfect for the season

    denise

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  18. Theresa Jean

    Love Christmas theme stories with Darcy & Elizabeth, can’t wait to read more! Thank you for this offering.

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  19. Thanks for the lovely review, Rita! Wow, this really does look like another winner from Victoria! I can’t wait to read this roller-coaster of a story.

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  20. This sounds funny – I can’t wait to read the whole book! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  21. sounds wonderful for this xmas

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  22. So glad to see you enjoyed it! I thought Lydia was hilarious, too, and I also enjoy when those characters are paired together. 😉 No need to enter me.

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  23. Dung

    Yay, congrats on another release! I’m looking forward to reading this one too!

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