Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Present

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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7 responses to “Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Present

  1. Yes, I read both books and was not aware of the sequel until I bemoaned the lack of such in my review and Claudine found the sequel for me….LOVE it. Thanks for sharing.


  2. J. W. Garrett

    Thank you Rita for hosting today. I also want to thank Alexa for writing a sequel to ‘The Madness of Mr. Darcy’ so everyone could have that time with our dear couple and their HEA. I so look forward to reading this. However, I have to read madness first. So, I need to finish what I have on my plate and get to it.

    Blessings on the launch and success of this book. Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate. For those who don’t, join us in a time of reflection and thankfulness. I am thankful for our bloggers and our JAFF authors who create such amazing stories for us. Blessings everyone.


  3. Mary


    Having read and loved the first book,I was intrigued to discover that there was a sequel! Sheila very kindly sent me a copy and I was delighted to find that all was well for everyone concerned!! 😊
    Like you,I thought it apt that Darcy’s character remain largely unchanged and that he still experienced ‘grey’ days.
    Loved reading your thoughts!


  4. caroleincanada

    Lovely review and one I am looking forward to reading. I read the first book before I wrote reviews a while back, so will re-read again. I just remember how heartbreaking it was.


  5. Thanks so much for the lovely review, RIta! I’m so honored you loved Madness so much.


  6. What a wonderful review! Congrats for releasing this lovely sequel, Alexa.


  7. Loved the madness, Now on to the present!


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