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Emilie's Pride & Prejudice Christmas List - 2023

'Tis the season for festive reads, and while our podcast can only delve into a handful of Christmas-themed Pride and Prejudice variations this holiday season, the literary world is brimming with enchanting tales waiting to be explored!

This year, some of our go-to authors have gifted us with delightful Christmas stories, as well as some new-to-us authors that are sparking our curiosity. Join us on this yuletide journey as we unwrap the magic of Pride and Prejudice in the holiday spirit!

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Cover of How to Get Caught Under The Mistletoe by Alix James
How to Get Caught Under the Mistletoe by Alix James

While we haven't discussed any Alix James books on the podcast yet, don't worry! We definitely will. Alix James is well known for her "short and sassy" Pride and Prejudice stories, as well as some longer stories that were originally published under the name Nicole Clarkston. Anything by her is an automatic TBR for Emilie!

Brief Summary:

Join Elizabeth Bennet on a holiday mission that takes an unexpected turn when the notorious Mr. Darcy becomes entangled in mistletoe mischief. Amidst party mishaps, plum pudding, and stolen kisses, Elizabeth wonders if she'll find joy and love or end up penning another guide titled 'How to Keep Stubborn Gentlemen From Stealing Your Heart.' A festive frolic where hearts, hopes, and mistletoe hang in the balance.

Cover of Mr. Darcy's Christmas Letters by Melanie Rachel
Mr. Darcy's Christmas Letter by Melanie Rachel

Melanie Rachel, the author of a series of modern variations discussed on the podcast this year, also showcases her skill in writing traditional Regency variations. This novella is part of her Darcy and Elizabeth Happily Ever After series.

Brief Summary:

In this tale of second chances, Fitzwilliam Darcy is determined to make amends with Elizabeth Bennet after a series of mishaps delay his departure from Netherfield. As he retreats to Pemberley, he realizes he has never truly apologized to Elizabeth. So, in true Darcy fashion, he writes a letter. Meanwhile, Elizabeth, unable to forget Mr. Darcy since his departure, decides to follow suit. ‘Tis the season for second chances, meddlesome family, an unwelcome guest, and an approaching snowstorm—all playing a role in rewriting their love story.

Cover of Holiday Machinations by Elizabeth Adams
Holiday Machinations by Elizabeth Adams

Another author we got a glimpse of during our modern variations, Elizabeth Adams has a lot of fun writing romantic comedies and comedic drama—and it shows! A lot of Emilie's go-to reads are Elizabeth Adams, making this new release an exciting addition to the list.

Amazon Summary:

When Elizabeth and Jane Bennet are called to London shortly after the Netherfield ball, things quickly go awry. Miss Bingley’s plans are dashed, Jane’s hopes are rekindled, and Mr. Darcy is in a muddle. Elizabeth, of course, finds it all terribly funny—until it isn’t.

Cover of Sweethearts & Snowflakes by Amelia Westerly
Sweethearts & Snowflakes by Amelia Westerly

This is a new-to-us author, but the high number of positive reviews has us excited! Will this author get added to Emilie's automatic download list? This is also a Pride and Prejudice sequel, not a variation, and we're very interested to see what the Darcy's and Bingley's are up to!

Brief Summary:

A sparkling, lighthearted holiday sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The first Christmas after Mr. Darcy weds Elizabeth Bennet promises to be memorable. As Caroline Bingley and Lady Catherine de Bourgh attempt mischief, Elizabeth plans to relish her first Christmas at Pemberley. Amidst the festive cheer, Mary Bennet discovers unexpected love at Pemberley, making this sweet standalone Pride and Prejudice Variation an ideal choice for readers seeking a clean, low-angst, and low-conflict holiday tale inspired by Elizabeth’s letter to Mrs. Gardiner.

Cover of Longbourn Christmas by Laraba Kendig
Longbourn Christmas by Laraba Kendig

Emilie's been diving into Laraba Kendig's stories, and she's interested to see what's next! With this full novel, Emilie's gearing up for some quality time with Elizabeth and Darcy, and expecting some holiday magic for all.

Brief Summary:

Elizabeth and Darcy come together during the Christmas Season amidst the unraveling of Miss Bingley’s machinations, the blossoming courtship of Jane and Mr. Bingley, and the final resolution of Wickham's troubles. Hindered by unforeseen circumstances, the Netherfield party, including an injured Miss Bingley, is delayed. As every new day reveals Darcy's kindness and responsibility, Elizabeth's heart leans toward him. Can a country gentleman's daughter capture the heart of the handsome and responsible Mr. Darcy, or will pride stand in the way of their love?

Emilie and Alicia can't wait to dive into these heartwarming tales this holiday season. If you've read any of these or have your own favorite Christmas variations, we'd love to hear from you! Drop us a message on social media or here on our website, and who knows, your pick might just make it onto our future reading list. Until then, happy reading, Book Clubbers!


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