Yuletide: A Jane Austen-Collection of Stories Audiobook
By: Joana Starnes, Caitlin Williams, Elizabeth Adams, J. Marier Croft, Anngela Schroeder, Lona Manning, Amy D’orazio
Narrated by: Harry Frost
Published by The Quill Ink, LLC 10/28/2019
The Quill Collective #4
5 hrs and 50 mins
Yuletide: A Jane Austen- Inspired Collection of Stories Audiobook Sample
Yuletide: A Jane Austen Inspired Collection of Stories Audiobook
What could be more deliciously, heartwarming than a collection of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice-inspired stories set around the Christmas holiday? Seven authors give us an engaging variety of stories from historical to modern, variation to sequel, and a bit of holiday magic to bring a cozy feeling and smile to reader’s faces. And, it was sheer delight to have the fabulous Harry Frost doing the narration work.
The first story asks ‘What if Darcy returns to Netherfield, the weather keeps him stranded, and he spends that fateful Christmas with the Bennets instead of in London? Snowed in situation might help untangle a few misunderstandings.
Then, we fast forward a decade to visit Pemberley at Christmas for a reunion as witnessed from sweet Georgiana’s point of view. Georgie has her own special surprise to share with her husband against the backdrop of heartwarming tradition and extended family antics.
A modern story with a magical wishing ornament shows Darcy a future happiness that he never knew to wish for and wants beyond anything now. It aids him getting past that unsuccessful first meet and the inevitable misunderstandings.
A sequel story has Darcy and Elizabeth visiting Rosings over the holidays and Elizabeth determinedly sets out to make Anne De Bourgh a friend to surprising results. Their love is stronger than ever.
A romantic comedy for a modern Darcy and Elizabeth during a New England snow storm involving a Homespun gift, a quirky family, and much laughter. This modern Darcy Scrooge learns the meaning of Christmas and love.
Jane and Lizzy have a Yorkshire Christmas visit they will not soon forget when they encounter a certain Colonel Fitzwilliam who gives Lizzy perspective on her perceived wrongs from Mr. Darcy. A matchmaking twinkle-eyed Colonel was just the thing.
Oh my, the hijinks ensue when the relatives come for a Pemberley Christmas and Elizabeth discovers that Darcy might have one or two family embarrassments of his own. This family Christmas bring interesting results.
Generally, I enjoy some over others when it comes to anthology collections, but that was not the case here. Each story was fabulous in its own unique way. I smiled, laughed, and felt my heart flutter and felt the spirit of Christmas through and through. I do believe there will be a little something for everyone who enjoys holiday romance inspired by a classic.
Yuletide: A Jane Austen Inspired Collection of Stories Audiobook Narration
This was not my first encounter with Harry Frost’s work. He has great versatility with historical and modern time, gender, age, class, and accents. He caught the tone so well of each story whether humor or drama. I would definitely listen to more of his work.
Christina Boyd wears many hats as she is a great reader, an editor at The Quill Ink, a contributor to Austenprose, and a ceramicist. A life member of Jane Austen Society of North America, Christina lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her dear Mr. B, two busy teenagers, and a retriever named BiBi. Visiting Jane Austen’s England was made possible by actor Henry Cavill when she won the Omaze experience to meet him in the spring of 2017 on the London Eye. True story.