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Blame the Mistletoe Paperback – November 20, 2015
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We start with an interaction between Mr Darcy, Georgiana, and Mr Bingley which sends Georgiana into forcing confidences from Mr Darcy. I LOVE GEORGIANA IN THIS STORY!!! She is a breath of fresh air, strong yet vulnerable, caring, insightful, and yet still trying to find herself.
I ADORE MR DARCY IN THIS STORY!!!!! Once he has his eyes opened, Mr Darcy is a force to be reckoned with, oh and I love how he dealt with Mr Wickham and Mr Collins!!! Bravo!!! A memorable part is when the Netherfield party is over at Longbourn assisting with decorating for the party the next day, and Elizabeth apologizes for the foolishness of relations. Mr Darcy's response is excellent: “No, I see a mistress who longs to have her house show just how caring she is of her guests when they arrive tomorrow evening. I daresay I have seen my own mother in such a state over tiny details when she was alive. Perhaps it is just the way of mothers.”
This is a fitting treat to read, and oh to be young again and be caught under a Mistletoe bough!!!! I would highly recommend this book to all JAFFers getting in the festive mood!!!!
Georgiana played a pivotal role in getting Darcy and Bingley back to Netherfield and she came with them [not Caroline this time]. I liked seeing her strength of character and not the wilting, withering, and simpering child she is so often portrayed. She was awesome. Once in Meryton, she wasted no time becoming friends with the ladies at Longbourn. I enjoyed the banter between the girls and loved seeing her become friends with all the Bennet sisters. They were an ordinary gaggle of girls fussing over bonnets, lace and ribbons. Even Darcy was pleased. He had so wanted that for his sister.
The part that gave me pause was when the author allowed Wickham in the same room with Darcy and Georgiana. I did not understand how Darcy could allow Wickham to sit at the same table with Georgiana, let alone allow him to converse with her. This was pretty bold on the part of the author. Elizabeth even opened the dialogue that centered around the affronts the Darcy family wielded against Mr. Wickham. Thus exposing the lies that Wickham had been telling in Meryton.
Why would Wickham dare walk into the same room once he noticed Darcy? How could he agree to sit with them? And…why would Darcy allow it? That whole scene was too much. In P&P Wickham left town in order to avoid Darcy at the Netherfield Ball. Why would he willingly go into a room where Darcy was, let alone Georgiana? This was a puzzle piece that could have been pulled out…redone and placed back into the story. I didn’t like it, especially when Elizabeth noticed the tension between them and continued to support Wickham.
I loved the sleigh rides and races, they were so much fun. Without Caroline’s interference, Bingley was able to win Jane’s hand as Darcy struggled to overcome Elizabeth’s prejudice. Mr. Bennet was so cute as he teased the two suitors. Darcy even made an attempt to understand Mrs. Bennet. That was a good scene.
Collins played the interfering toad. Like in other versions, he felt it was his duty to notify his patroness regarding the activities of her nephew. He wrote to Lacy C and tried to cause trouble. Due to the bad weather she was not able to come to Longbourn and visit Elizabeth, instead sent her a scathing letter. Mr. Bennet read the letter after it upset Elizabeth and was furious with Mr. Collins.
When Darcy arrived, Mr. Bennet gave him the letter. Darcy let Collins know in no uncertain terms that he was not best pleased with his interference. He informed Collins that his power and that of his uncle was far greater than that of Lady Catherine’s. It was suggested that it might be in his best interest if he left Longbourn. Mr. Bennet asked if he wanted to go to the Inn or Lucas Lodge and offered his man to help him pack.
I liked Lydia in this version; that’s a first. She was fun and not the silly rebellious girl chasing after officers. She, Georgiana and Kitty were always hiding mistletoe boughs in unusual places and then she would yell out for unsuspecting couples to kiss when they walked under them…cute.
There are many great reviews. There is no need for me to repeat what they have written. They convinced me that I wanted to read this cute variation. What it boils down to is a chance to relax and simply enjoy a delightful book. There were those propriety and etiquette problems but it was an enjoyable read. I needed a break from outrageous behavior and deep angst.
Enters in the beginning of Desember after the Netherfield party has left.
Georgiana notices the change in Bingley and Darcy's spirit and is resolved to get to the bottom of it. She succeed and they are back in Meryton within a couple of days and in the nick of time as Darcy rescues Elizabeth falling from a tree (swoon).
She is not very receptive to him though and there were a couple of scenes where her conduct grated on me...
Darcy works tirelessly on bettering her opinion of him though and there is a very romantic sleigh ride and ample use of mistletoe...
Ends with a lovely epilogue.
Heartily recommend this book!