Making Christmas Memorable!
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
A few of you may remember that several months ago I mentioned my affection for a precocious young knight named Ben Carlton (an original character of P. O. Dixon’s). For those of you not yet acquainted with Ben, he is Elizabeth’s fatherless son in Ms. Dixon’s remarkable Pride and Prejudicealternate path, He Taught Me to Hope – and he will melt your heart! In this Christmas-inspired sequel vignette, young Ben (a.k.a. Sir Lancelot) is on a mission to make this upcoming Christmas the most memorable of his young life. Recruiting Georgiana Darcy and Mrs. Reynolds to help accomplish his secret mission, Ben sets out determined to fulfill everyone’s dearest wish for Christmas this year. What will Elizabeth, Darcy, and Anne say when they discover the unexpected surprises this young knight has orchestrated.
Unlike Mr. Knightley, I do approve of surprises – planning a special event or gift for someone I love always brings me such joy and pleasure. I loved seeing sweet little Ben work so diligently on giving his mother and beloved new father this special Christmas gift. His gift was more than the granting of wishes – it was a gift of reconciliation, forgiveness, and family. What a pleasant sight it was to see all the Bennets, Collinses, Darcys, Fitzwilliams, and Lady Catherine all assembled together at Pemberley – especially since there was much tension and discord between many of them at the close of He Taught Me to Hope! I only wish we saw more of what took place on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as the descriptions were brief on those days and the conclusion seemed to come about so quickly. Nonetheless, I heartily enjoyed the half hour I spent with this merry knight and his thoughtful Christmas mission! I definitely recommend this vignette to admirers of P. O. Dixon, Pride and Prejudice alternate paths, and adorable children!
GIVEAWAY TIME!!! Since I enjoyed this sweet Christmas tale so much I’d like to host a giveaway of The Mission in conjunction with my review! This vignette is only available in ebook, and I’ll choose one lucky winner to receive this story in their preferred ebook format (i.e. kindle, nook, epub).
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