It's Monday! What Are You Reading? - Austen in August

This is a meme hosted by Book Journey.

I'm still listening to Longbourn by Jo Baker, read by Emma Fielding.  I'm so close to being done, and I'm trying to find reasons to be in the car so I can keep listening.  The book is broken into three volumes and I'm in the third and OMG. Things have been hinted at throughout the book and with this section we're finally learning some really great background information on some of the characters.

I'm still reading Mansfield Park. I'm moving kind of slow in my reading, but making good progress.

Here's my review:

A Darcy ChristmasA Darcy Christmas by Sharon Lathan
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

This includes three novellas by three authors.

Mr. Darcy's Christmas Carol by Carolyn Eberhart. -3 Stars
This novella changes the end of P&P so Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth don't get married alongside Bingley and Jane.  Then it follows the basic plot of A Christmas Carol.  It was an okay story. Honestly the reason this got 3 instead of 2 stars was because there was a brief visit with Anne and Frederick!

Christmas Present by Amanda Grange. -4 Stars
This was the only story to stick closely to the characters of P&P.  In this one it's about a year after the end of the novel and something special happens on Christmas.

A Darcy Christmas by Sharon Lathan -1 Star
I haven't read any of Sharon Lathan's books, but I've been told how great they are, and sadly I really didn't see it in these Christmas shorts. This novella, is broken down to all the Christmases that take place during the course of her series and her characterizations didn't work for me. 

What are you reading?

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