Christmas at Pemberley: A Pride and Prejudice Christmas Sequel

Christmas at Pemberley: A Pride and Prejudice Christmas Sequel

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by Regina Jeffers
     
 

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THE DARCYS AND THE BENNETS CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY: A PRIDE&PREJUDICE HOLIDAY SEQUEL

Darcy has invited the Bennets and the Bingleys to spend the Christmastide’s festive days at Pemberley. But as he and Elizabeth journey to their estate to join the gathered families, a blizzard blankets the English countryside. The Darcys

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THE DARCYS AND THE BENNETS CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY: A PRIDE&PREJUDICE HOLIDAY SEQUEL

Darcy has invited the Bennets and the Bingleys to spend the Christmastide’s festive days at Pemberley. But as he and Elizabeth journey to their estate to join the gathered families, a blizzard blankets the English countryside. The Darcys find themselves stranded at a small inn while Pemberley is inundated with refugees seeking shelter from the storm.

Without her brother’s strong presence, Georgiana Darcy tries desperately to manage the chaos surrounding the arrival of six invited guests and eleven unscheduled visitors. But bitter feuds, old jealousies and intimate secrets quickly rise to the surface. Has Lady Catherine returned to Pemberley for forgiveness or revenge? Will the manipulative Caroline Bingley find a soul mate? Shall Kitty Bennet and Georgiana know happiness?

Written in Regency style and including Austen’s romantic entanglements and sardonic humor, Christmas at Pemberley places Jane Austen’s most beloved characters in an exciting yuletide story that speaks to the love, the family spirit and the generosity that remain as the heart of Christmas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612430133
Publisher:
Ulysses Press
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
833,971
File size:
897 KB

Meet the Author

Regina Jeffers is a veteran of the English classroom and Jane Austen enthusiast. A Time Warner Star Teacher and Martha Holden Jennings Scholar, Jeffers often serves as a language arts consultant.

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Christmas at Pemberley 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
MPivesso More than 1 year ago
I'm always looking forward to reading Regina's new stories. This was no exception! It is always lovely to fall into Elisabeth and Fitzwilliam's adventures. Their relationship is quirky and fun, even for the times it is set in. The bonus, with Regina's stories we get to explore the other Austin characters, see where they might have ended up if Austin had written her own sequels. See how they grow, develop and how surprisingly they can change. I think this is another book to add to your collection, it's certainly part of mine, to revisit again and again in future holidays, to get that warm feeling of times gone by. Worth wile read for sure.
2PointySticks More than 1 year ago
Would you like a little Darcy with your sermon? This was a pretty good story bogged down by interminable religious exposition. If you're a fan of the "Christian fiction" genre, you may enjoy this P&P sequel, but if you aren't, it's really not worth slogging through the theology.
Marcie77 More than 1 year ago
Christmas at Pemberley by Regina Jeffers is a sequel to the ever popular Pride and Prejudice. This book, as the title suggests, takes place at Christmas time a few years after the Darcy's have been married. However it's not the happily ever after as we hoped it would be. Elizabeth still hasn't produced an heir. The stress of daily life and disappointment has taken it's toll on the happy couple. Darcy in hopes of lifting Elizabeth's spirits has asked that she accompany him on a business trip before Christmas. The first part of this book has two major story lines going on. The first story line is Elizabeth and Darcy as they are trapped by a sudden snow storm. They take shelter in an inn. Elizabeth is anxious to get back to Pemberley but the weather keeps them grounded. The inn quickly fills up leaving a late arriving couple without accommodation. Elizabeth quickly takes a liking to the young couple, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph. Elizabeth realized that Mrs. Mary Joseph is very pregnant and makes it her mission to help the couple as much as possible. If you put two and two together you can see what's going to happen in this part of the story. However Regina Jeffers gives a fresh and interesting prospective that is enjoyable to read. The second story line takes place at Pemberley. Georgiana has been left in charge. In the original Pride and Prejudice, Georgiana is a shy unassuming girl. So for her to be hostess to a gathering of people is a big deal. While Darcy and Elizabeth are away chaos ensues. The small gathering they were expecting multiplies. When the likes of Lady Catherine, Caroline Bingley, Mrs. Bennett and Mr. Collins all gather under one roof it would try even Mother Theresa's patience. Georgiana has to deal with a lot. I like both of these story lines. Darcy and Elizabeth's was more sentimental. The author deals with themes such as overcoming a loss and finding your inner strength. Georgiana and Pemberley had humor, scandal and intrigue. I thought Regina Jeffers did a fantastic job with the characters. If you're looking for a great book to read during the holidays or you just need your daily Darcy fix, you should read this book. I enjoyed it from cover to cover. I have read a few books by Regina Jeffers and she always entertains me.
Monica_P More than 1 year ago
This story is wonderful and encompasses all the things I wish to find in a Christmas story - love and family (even those that drive us a bit crazy), compassion and generosity, and the hope and reflection the season brings - along with a bit of mystery and intrigue and my favorite literary characters. There are essentially two separate stories occurring simultaneously. Mr and Mrs Darcy, on what is supposed to be a relaxing, restorative vacation following her two miscarriages,become stranded at a country inn due to the weather and while they are anxious to get home for Christmas, they make the most of the time they can spend alone together. They make the acquaintance of a Mr Joseph and his very pregnant wife, who are informed that there is literally no room in the inn for them. Elizabeth Darcy refuses to allow the Josephs to be turned away and is determined to find a solution. Darcy is determined to give his wife whatever will make her happy and give her purpose again and relents to put Elizabeth's plan in motion, but will Mr Joseph overcome his pride enough to accept? During their stay, Elizabeth and Darcy both come to terms with her melancholy and sense of failure, and his feelings of inadequacy to help her. With the help of Mrs Joseph, and the love of the devoted and supportive Darcy, Elizabeth accepts what she cannot change and begins to have hope that things will get better and they will soon be blessed with a child of their own. She also comes to understand that God puts people into our lives for a reason, at the time we most need them, according to His plan, not ours. One of my favorite parts was the letters from Darcy to his wife, which she carries with her on the trip, two of which he wrote after their losses. While this Darcy is wonderful at expressing his love and devotion for Elizabeth verbally, there are some emotions too strong for him which he is better able to express on paper. They are not long and flowing and filled with frilly words, but are gripping and emotional, and allow Elizabeth to see the grief and fear, along with the love, that is in his heart. Ms Jeffers writes a Mr and Mrs Darcy that are very romantic yet the intimate scenes are subtle and done behind closed doors. Theirs is a true partnership in every way. Darcy respects and nurtures her intelligence and wit, and she provides him that soft place to fall where he can be completely open and vulnerable. They are strong individually and challenge each other, yet provide a foundation for the other, which is how I love to see them. Meanwhile at Pemberley, Elizabeth's Christmas surprise from Darcy (in the form of eight of her family members) awaits...along with Georgiana Darcy and ten uninvited guests! Some end up there because of the weather and some have ulterior motives all their own. Poor Georgiana has no choice but to accommodate them, and this part of the story could have been completely overdone and raucous but it wasn't. I kept waiting for the Christmas pudding to hit the fan but instead you get this sense of bubbling excitement and anticipation of wondering what everyone will do next. Will Lady Catherine and exploit Elizabeth's weakness to prove she is an unfit Mistress of Pemberley? What is her real reason for coming to Pemberley where she knows she is not welcome? Will Anne grow a personality? What's up with the Colonel's friends? What will Darcy do when he finally gets h
RunningShoeGirl More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable follow-up to P&P. I enjoyed the back stories and the plots that were interwoven into the characters that we all know so well. One of the beauties is that a couple of the characters got the endings that I thought they should and that made it fun for me. Very well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great book to read during Christmas! And a great spin off for Pride and Prejudice! Reading this book gave me great pleasure, taking me back in time to a wonderful Era with many of my favorite characters in literature.
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Enjoyed the read and the continuing life of the other characters. I always enjoy Christmas stories.
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