Dec 232016

Pemberley is Ambushed by Uninvited Guests!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Eagerly anticipating a peaceful and private first Christmas together, Elizabeth Darcy has the greenery hung around Pemberley a little early, even though is supposedly unlucky to do so. But her ideas of a quiet Christmas season are ruined when a horde of uninvited family members come to avail of themselves of Pemberley’s hospitality!

Mr. and Mrs. Bennet are the first to arrive because Mrs. Bennet is convinced the French will soon attack England, and that the farther north she goes the safer she will be. Georgiana arrives unexpectedly to escape Lady Catherine and her unbearable matchmaking. But that ends up backfiring as the old dragon follows her to Pemberley with two suitors in tow! A concerned Colonel Fitzwilliam travels to Pemberley to ascertain Georgiana’s well-being. And last but not least, the Wickhams descend upon Pemberley, thinking their presence most desired and their welcome assured. What can Darcy and Elizabeth do but try to entertain all these hard-to-please guests and pray that they will depart before Twelfth Night…

This playful holiday sequel novella by Victoria Kincaid is the perfect book to enjoy through the chaotic and bustling holiday season! It is light, fast-paced, and the antics of these characters will definitely make you laugh out loud more than once! Those who’ve read Chaos Comes to Longbourn, know that Victoria Kincaid has a wicked sense of humor and a talent for channeling Jane Austen’s more eccentric and exasperating characters! 🙂 She continues to do that superbly in her latest release!

But what I especially loved about this novella was how Victoria Kincaid intermingled the festivities and comedy of her spirited holiday tale with a bit of drama and romance. I admire and appreciate how seamlessly and skillfully Ms. Kincaid was able to combine and interweave all these different components together. Lady Catherine, Lydia, and Mrs. Bennet, and Mr. Worthy brilliant served as comical reliefs. Drama was infused into the story through Mr. Wickham and his latest unscrupulous scheme, Colonel Fitzwilliam’s mysterious meetings, and the stress and tension between Mr. and Mrs. Darcy as they deal with their families and own personal dilemmas and insecurities.

And the romance, which was a lovely surprise, came from an unsuspecting Georgiana. While one of Lady Catherine’s matches is an epic fail, the other makes Georgiana question what it feels like to fall in love and what kind of marriage she would like to have. But is he the right match for her? Or is there someone else? Oh, I don’t want to give any of the surprises away, but I’ll just say that this storyline was definitely my favorite and I loved seeing these characters realize their true feelings and hope against hope that their love is returned. It was both adorable and tender! 🙂

Just like Pemberley, this holiday novella is jam-packed with lively characters, holiday merriment, bits of drama, and sweet surprises! An excellent choice for Austenesque, Pride and Prejudice, and Mr. Darcy fans this holiday season!!

NOTE: This story is labeled as a Pride and Prejudice Variation, but I kind thought it felt was more like a sequel since it takes place after Darcy and Elizabeth marry.

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In conjunction with my review, Victoria is generously sponsoring a giveaway for ONE copy (paperbook or ebook – winner’s choice!) of her newly released novella, A Very Darcy Christmas, for me to give away to ONE lucky winner!

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment about my review!

  • This giveaway is open worldwide.  Thank you, Victoria!
  • This giveaway ends December 30th!
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  31 Responses to “A Very Darcy Christmas – Victoria Kincaid + GIVEAWAY!!!”


    Great review! It sounds like a wonderful holiday read!

    Thanks for the giveaway!


    What a wonderful holiday read! I”ve long been a fan of Victoria Kincaid’s variations and continuations of Austen’s novels, so I’m especially excited about the giveaway!! Thanks for the thorough review!! 😀

    Susanne 🙂


    Another Givaway! Way too generous, would love to read the story after reading your review.


    A Very Darcy Christmas would be a wonderful treasure which I would enjoy and cherish greatly. Thanks for this wonderful feature and giveaway. Merry Christmas!


    I now have this on my kindle and plan to read it soon. Christmas preparations do get in the way of reading. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year to all.


    Thanks for the giveaway, would love to win!


    Loved the review so I’m pretty sure I love the book too 😀


    This story sounds like my cup of tea!! Love all things Christmas & Darcy. Would be great to be able to read this tale myself!


    Sounds great! I can’t wait to read!


    Yay, another chance to win this book! Thanks! Merry Christmas everyone!


    I love Christmas stories…thanks for the review and the giveaway.
    Merry Christmas!!!


    Lovely review Meredith. I really like the sound of this book, a bit of humour is always appreciated although I do feel sorry for Darcy and Elizabeth. I think they would have liked just the two of them with a lot of kissing balls! I look forward to reading this so hope I get to win a copy .


    On my list to read when I have time. Sounds like a fun read


    Your review totally made me want to read this holiday novella!


    Love your writings of humor along with our favorite Austen characters. Humor brightens the day and love is always in the air with our beloved characters.
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway.
    Merry Christmas and blessings in the new year!


    There is nothing like Mrs. Bennet in a tizzy and Lady Catherine on a mission! Poor Darcy and Elizabeth and Georgiana! Thank you for the lovely review and a chance to win this book! Safe travels and Happy Holidays Meredith!


    I am currently reading this and am enjoying it very much. Love your note on the pleasant surprise of the romance dealing with Georgianna as I like this part of the plot. Kincaid is one of my favorite Austen writers. I too love how she weaves humor, angst and romance.


    I am so looking forward to reading this book. Thank you for your review, Meredith. I appreciate you sharing your impressions.


    Great review! Love Victoria’s stories. Looking forward to reading this one too! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. Looking forward to reading more of your reviews in 2017. Happy reading. Enjoy your holiday and New Year with Mr. Bingley1


    I loved this review, and the story sounds wonderful and perfect for the holidays. Thank you for the blog and the giveaway!


    Great review. I love Mrs Kincaid’s books, and this one looks delightful and funny. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Happy Holidays


    Wonderful review. Love Victoria’s books so this is a must read. Thank you for the giveaway


    Love the review. It gave me a little more clarity of why Mrs. Bennet insisted on going to Pemberley.


    I looooove romantic holiday stories and this book sounds really wonderful. Interested to see what happens for Georgiana!


    Hi Meredith!
    I know this story will be my cup of tea!. I love this novella is set in Christmas and the sense of humour of Victoria Kincaid. Thanks for the giveaway and FELIZ NAVIDAD (Happy Christmas! ) to all of you!. Tonight is the Night!
    Greets from Spain 🙂


    Thank you for a lovely review, Meredith!


    Great review Meredith and thank you for the giveaway! You make a good point about the story seemimgly resembling a sequel more than a variation, I hadn’t thought of that until I read your comment about it. Good catch!


    My, your review entices me to purchase this book. . .unless I’m fortunate enough to win.


    Sounds great! Tks for this amazing giveaway.


    Great review! Sounds like a fun read. The Wickham”s with Darcy, Col. Fitzwilliam and Georgiana all together might be an interesting mix. Thanks for another giveaway chance!


    I like the cover and it sounds like a good book.

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