A Little Jane for the Holidays: Pemberley Celebrations — 29 Comments

  1. This was a very sweet beginning to the marriage with a really neat back story. Thanks so much for sharing. Looking forward to reading these stories.

    I already own Twelfth Night. It is a completely different take on a new love story.


  2. That was lovely, thank you for sharing that lovely excerpt helping us to get in the festive mood.

    I too already own Twelfth Night.

    Merry Christmas to all.

  3. Very sweet excerpt! I already have Mr. Darcy’s Proposal and What Would Mr. Darcy Do, but I’d love one of the other books, especially a holiday one!

    I’m in the US.

  4. What a delightful yet poignant story! I would love to read the entire collection!! I’m here in the States, and I just read Twelfth Night at Longbourn, fortunately immediately after reading Given Good Principles on 🙂

    I would adore a copy of any of the other books. Thank you!! 🙂

  5. That was beautiful. I enjoyed that story the first time I read it and have enjoyed it again even though it brought back some sad feelings as well. First thing in the morning on our 10th wedding anniversary we received a phone call that my husband’s dad died, so even though it’s more than 15 years ago, there is still a pang of sadness on that happy day. Thank you for sharing, Kara.

  6. Great excerpt! Definitely was nervous about Darcy’s initial reaction to the tree in the sitting room. I love that Georgiana is going to be apart of a family tradition that was stopped when she was a baby.

  7. What a sweet excerpt! The holidays are difficult after the death of a loved one. Elizabeth will breath a sense of renewal to Pemberly and children will only add more. I look forward to seeing it all play out!

  8. Good Morning everyone, yes I like Celebrations Christmas, all the gifts I got so lovely by my family, I wish I can get Jane Austen’s first love book in this Christmas gift. I like to read how Jane Austen celebrated their Christmas.

  9. thanks for the excerpt.Eventhough you kindly shared some part of the story, I was one of the persons who never read samples. Beacause when I started reading, I read until the end of the book without stopping. I look forward to read your story with anticipation.

  10. Lovely. I own this book and everything else except Plains of Chalmette and Jane Austen Said it Best. How did I miss those?

  11. This is a wonderful story! I can certainly understand the elder Mr. Darcy being too pained by the loss of his wife to put a tree in the sitting room, but there is a new Mistress of Pemberley who is very much alive and who can resurrect the joy of the season again.

  12. This was lovely and sweet. A very gentle interaction between Darcy and Elizabeth. The references to the elder Mr. Darcy were so tender. I haven’t read this book so will put it on my list. Thanks for the lovely excerpt

  13. Hi Kara! Thank you for the excerpt. I so loved this story! I bought the e-book when you all offered your stories in August for sale and read it on vacation in September! Again, thank you all for your generosity…the gifts are amazing.

  14. Lovely excerpt – thanks for sharing! I’d love to have copies of Pemberley Celebrations, Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Calendar, or Mr. Darcy’s Challenge… though all of the prizes sound amazing! Thanks for organizing such a wonderful giveaway!

  15. I really loved this excerpt of Lizzie’s first
    Christmas at Pemberley!
    ( I am in the US and would love any
    of the giveaways, although I enjoy
    a paper book rather than an eBook!)

  16. I enjoyed reading this heartwarming excerpt. You did a great job of communicating the feeling of pain that can be associated with holidays when there has been a loss. It’s nice to think of Lizzy bringing back some of the joy! Thanks for putting together this wonderful giveaway! I am in the States. I have already read Twelfth Night at Longbourn and Mr. Darcy’s Pledge. I am especially interested in reading Pemberley Celebrations, The Persuasion of Miss Jane Austen, or Mr. Darcy’s Challenge, or receiving the Austen-themed items.

  17. Oh, sigh and swoon! Please do not enter me as I greedily have almost all of the goodies and will undoubtedly purchase Jack’s book as soon as it is available. I do not do the holidays, but I cherish the thought of families drawing close and tender moments between a couple that are deeply in love. You are an exquisite writer, Kara, and I thank you for any excerpt that you post.

  18. Thank you so much for this excerpt. Like you, I have experienced a sudden and tragic loss around Christmas. I also had difficulty enduring Christmas for several years, and sometimes it really surprises me when I remember just what my family and I went through that one year. What struck me is that while your chapter was really about a different era, to me, it highlighted how Christmas can be about sharing special traditions with your loved ones which is what Elizabeth was bringing back to Darcy. (Good to know that it’s not just about Cyber Monday, or the Regency equivalent!)

  19. First of all thank you to all our beloved writers for their generosity. Please enter me, if possible, for an e-book of The Plains of Chalmette or Mr. Darcy Pledge vol. 2 because I own the almost all the other books and live outside the USA.

    Merry Christimas everybody 🙂

  20. Ah, I love the excerpt and it was just as good now as the first time I read Kara’s story. Thanks for sharing!

    As to the prizes…Please enter me for any of the non-book prizes, Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Calendar, Plains of Chalmette, Mr. Darcy’s Proposal audio, Persuasion of Miss Austen, and Jane Austen Christmas.

    Thanks so much for generous giveaway opportunity.
    US resident

  21. Love the story! It’s one I haven’t encountered before, so I was delighted to preview it here. 🙂 Thanks so much for the read. Merry Christmas!

    US resident

  22. This is a really good excerpt, Kara. Initially I was sad that Darcy’s mother passed away on Christmas day which cast a gloom over Pemberley’s holiday celebration for many years. It’s very touching and memorable to that he is able to find joy again with his wife.

    I believe I have already mentioned my preference on which gift I would like to be entered. My first choice is Jane Odiwe’s Mr Darcy’s Christmas Calendar followed by The Persuasion of Miss Jane Austen and Mr. Darcy’s Challenge. Thank you for the generous donations, ladies and gentleman.

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