Monday, November 16, 2015

REVIEW: Once Upon A December by Rose Fairbanks

Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Book Blurb: Indulge in sweet romance that brings holiday cheer.

Re-imagine Jane Austen’s beloved Pride and Prejudice. The well-known story changes seven times when snowfalls and the Christmas messages of goodwill and love to all warms and transforms hearts. Discover the magic and wonder of true love, first kisses, and forgiveness with Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth, Jane, and Mr. Bingley in Once Upon a December.

A Sleigh Ride for Two: Darcy returns to Hertfordshire armed with a sleigh and a plan to clear his good name.

Thawed Hearts: Inspired by In the Bleak Midwinter by Christina Rossetti, Darcy seeks happiness in a world of cold memories.

Fitzy the Snowman: The Gardiners’ youngest daughter witnesses love spark between Darcy and Elizabeth during a day of snow games.

The Force of Love: Relatives present logical reasons for Darcy and Elizabeth to reconsider their understanding of themselves, but true change is born of love.

Home with You: Jane knows her heart belongs with Mr. Bingley, but despairs of ever feeling at home again.

Fortune Favours the Bold: Regency era propriety dictates letters between unwed ladies and men taboo. Sometimes, breaking the rules is worth the risk.

Winter Walks: A walk in the snow covered lanes near Longbourn adds romance and magic to Darcy and Elizabeth’s engagement.

My Review: Reading this novella of short stories right after reading Then Comes Winter was a delight. I finally got my regency Lizzy and Darcy fix plus we get some Jane and Bingley thrown in too. I would have liked to see most of the stories be just a bit longer. If you are craving a collection of holiday stories to read during the holiday season this is the book.

Rating: 4½ stars out of 5


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