Hey-ho Gentle Readers!
The holiday season is quickly approaching with all of its delights. My local radio station started playing Christmas music the day after Veterans Day. Retailers are hanging garland and stocking their tables with gift-giving fare. A friend told me that they are finished with their shopping and have already mailed their gifts. It’s not even Thanksgiving and I am behind!
Desperate to get myself in the seasonal mood I coincidently learned of the new release of the audiobook of Yuletide: A Jane Austen Inspired Collection of Stories. I had read the book last year, so this was a nice surprise. It contains seven Pride and Prejudice-inspired stories set during the holiday season in Regency and modern-day. You can read my review of Yuletide for a summary of the stories and my impressions. Here are the book description and audio excerpts from the publisher.
“I went up to the Great House between three and four, and dawdled away an hour very comfortably….” — Jane Austen
A holiday short story anthology with some favorite Austenesque authors, Yuletide is inspired by Jane Austen, Pride and prejudice, and the spirit of the season. Regency and contemporary alike, each romance was dreamt to spark love, humor, and wonder while you dawdle over a hot cup of tea this Christmas.
- Chapter 1: Opening Credits
- Chapter 2: “The Forfeit” by Caitlin Williams
- Chapter 3: “And Evermore Be Merry” by Joana Starnes
- Chapter 4: “The Wishing Ball” by Amy D’Orazio
- Chapter 5: “By a Lady” by Lona Manning
- Chapter 6: “Homespun for the Holidays” by J. Marie Croft
- Chapter 7: “The Season for Friendly Meetings” by Anngela Schroeder
- Chapter 8: “Mistletoe Management” by Elizabeth Adams
- Chapter 9: Closing Credits
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