The Madness of Mr. Darcy is one of my all-time favorite books, and even though it had the perfect ending, and in line with the entire mood of the book, deep down I always wished I could see the characters living their happily ever after. I got so attached to them that the book wasn’t enough for me, I wanted more and I felt they deserved more, so when I heard Alexa Adams was publishing a short story which was the continuation of The Madness of Mr. Darcy, I went crazy! Well…not really, but I had to read it immediately.
In Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Present we will have an opportunity to experience ODC’s happily ever after, and what’s amazing about the story is that this happens without changing the characters, their disposition or circumstances. There is no dramatic change between the style of The Madness of Mr. Darcy and this small sequel, in fact, the mood with which it starts reminded me immediately of its predecessor and I loved seeing that despite the fact that we are seeing a happy couple, Mr. Darcy is still a tormented man overcoming his psychological issues with the help of his loving wife. But this is clearly a lighter story that was meant to transmit a happy atmosphere and answer the reader’s pleas for a brighter and longer ending, so I assure you that you will love this story.
Apart from Darcy and Elizabeth, who are obviously the main characters, we are also presented with a glimpse of all the other key characters of the previous book, and we get to know what happened to them and how they are living. I particularly liked seeing Wickham in this sequel, it was interesting to see how his relationship with Darcy evolved and how he changed as well.
The ending was exactly what I had wanted to read even thought I would have like it to be a bit longer.
Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Present was the best Christmas gift Alexa Adams could have given me. She gave me a loving novella where all the characters I wanted to see again are present to give me closure to one of the most intense and amazing books I have ever read. (If you haven’t read The Madness of Mr. Darcy yet, I highly recommend it).
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