Welcome to Mailbox Monday, the weekly meme where book lovers share the titles they received for review, purchased, or otherwise obtained over the past week. It is now being hosted at the Mailbox Monday blog.
Here’s what I added to the shelves over the past week:
Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Calendar by Jane Odiwe — from the author
Lizzy Benson visits Jane Austen’s house in Chawton and buys a special advent calendar in the gift shop, but strange things start to happen when she opens up the first door and finds herself back in time with all the beloved characters from her favourite book, Pride and Prejudice. As she finds herself increasingly drawn into an alternate reality, Lizzy discovers not only is Mr Darcy missing from the plot, but Jane Austen has never heard of him. All Lizzy can hope is that she can help to get the story and her own complicated love life back on track before Christmas is over! (publisher’s summary)
To Refine Like Silver by Jeanna Ellsworth — from the author
If Mr. Darcy had met Elizabeth Bennet in his beloved Derbyshire, would he have recognized her as the love of his life instead of dismissing her as someone “not handsome enough to tempt” him? This alteration of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice adds a little spirit, flirtation, and charm to everyone’s favorite characters.
Early in the summer of 1811, Elizabeth Bennet travels to Derbyshire to help her aunt and uncle settle in as new owners of Saphrinbrooke. Elizabeth is soon introduced to the estate’s nearest neighbors: Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy and his sister, Georgiana, who is suffering the results of a fateful trip to Ramsgate. Having endured several life tragedies herself, Elizabeth reaches out to the young lady of Pemberley. Under her radiant influence, both Darcy and Georgiana begin to look for help outside of themselves.
To Refine Like Silver is a romantic and spiritual journey where more than one of our favorite Regency characters must learn to fully rely on God. Their trials bring depth to the beloved story, and Mr. Darcy ultimately learns that our trials do not define us; rather, they refine us. (publisher’s summary)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Special Edition Pop-Up Book) by Lisa Marsoli and Keith A. Finch — from Media Masters Publicity
The most beloved holiday television special of all time comes alive in this special edition pop-up book. Dash away with Rudolph on his adventures as he meets an unforgettable cast of characters: the elf/aspiring dentist Hermey, the affable miner Yukon Cornelius, the Abominable Snow Monster, and a legion of misfit toys. This heartfelt Christmas classic has been enjoyed for generations. Delight young readers with the magic of the holiday season and the tale of how one remarkable reindeer saved Christmas on one foggy night. (publisher’s summary)
What books did you add to your shelves recently?
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