Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Wish You a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Capitalizing on the popularity of Jane Austen sequels, three novelists put Mr. Darcy in a holiday mood. In Grange's "Christmas Present," the Darcys' holiday festivities are interrupted by the arrival of a very special guest. Carolyn Eberhart's "Mr. Darcy's Christmas Carol" mashes up Dickens with Austen, and Sharon Lathan's "A Darcy Christmas" finds Darcy and Elizabeth looking back on many years of marriage. Sure to be a hit with Austen and romance fans. [For Austenites who can't enough tribute fiction, see also the Reader's Shelf column "No Persuasion Necessary: The Eternal Appeal of Jane Austen".