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3 Darcy Stories by Different Authors.
on 2 January 2014
This book contains 3 Darcy stories by different authors:
Christmas Present by Amanda Grange
A Darcy Christmas by Sharon Lathan
Mr. Darcy's Christmas Carol by Carolyn Eberhart
Out of the three , Amanda Grange's story is the best one. She appears to have kept to the original characterisations by Jane Austen and has written a really lovely piece in the style of Jane Austen. As I have read quite a few books by Amanda Grange all very good this doesn't surprise me.
As for the other stories - one appeared to be written in the style of Scrooge with a spirit from the past, present and future appearing before Darcy. This didn't appeal and the story was not easy to follow as the scenes changed so rapidly it was sometimes hard to keep up. The other story is written in the form of different consecutive Christmases with Darcy and Elizabeth and the children as they appear. As each chapter represented only one christmas, you only touched the surface of the new characters as they appeared and the other thing was it was all sexed up and a bit racier then any Jane Austen admirer would probably have liked.
I am not sure what the appeal is of writing all these Darcy based novels, I was happy just to read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice but for some reason there seems to be no end to the Darcy based obsession out there just by looking at the number of these spin off novels on sale. I downloaded this book because it was a freebie on Amazon, Amanda Grange was one of the authors and it had a Xmas theme attached but otherwise I don't think I would have read it.
The only upside to this book is Amanda Grange's little story! for which I would have given a higher rating if it had been a standalone novella.