Still need a few Christmas gift ideas?
(It is December 14th, for crying out loud! What are you waiting for?)
I have a few Pride and Prejudice spin off books I would like to suggest for the Pride and Prejudice fanatic obsessed reader in your life:
If she loves Pride and Prejudice but has never read a spin off or "what happened next" book I suggest:
Pride and Prejudice retold from Mr. Darcy's point of view. Very true to the original story.
A Darcy Christmas by Grange, Lathan & Eberhart
3 separate stories of Darcy and Elizabeth during Christmas.
A great way to try out several authors at once and see if she would like to read more.
Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife by Lina Berdoll.
A very passionate telling of what happened after they were married.
If she loved the 2005 Kiera Knightley / Matthew Macfadyen movie version of Pride and Prejudice
and she likes a good book series:
The Two Shall Become One is the first in a series of books by Sharon Lathan inspired by this movie version.
If she is a a fan of vampire inspired love stories:
Mr. Darcy, Vampire by Amanda Grange.
I enjoyed the characterization in this book a great deal.
Vampire Darcy's Desire by Regina Jeffers.
I have only read it but not reviewed it yet. I found the plot to be very good.
If she likes mysteries:
The Phantom of Pemberley by Regina Jeffers.
I have only read it, no review yet. I enjoyed the plot and characterization quite a bit.
If she really enjoys repeatedly watching the BBC/A&E 1995 Colin Firth / Jennifer Ehle Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice:
The Making of Pride and Prejudice by Birtwistle & Conklin.
Lots of photos and inside information about the movie. Perfect for the type of person who also enjoys the extra features on DVD's with interviews and behind the scenes information. I only wish it were a hardback book instead of paper.
(Not yet reviewed)
If she enjoys literary analysis:
Mostly really great short articles. Perfect for the person who is constantly whispering to you during movies because they think that explaining the imagery or social implications of an action will enhance your movie watching enjoyment. Also, great for the people who likes to talk about a movie or book for days after having seen it.
(Not yet reviewed, just read.)
If she likes sweet, romantic stories:
An Arranged Marriage by Jan Hahn.
Did she like You've Got Mail? Romantic without being rated R.
For the person who has everything already:
Pride and Prejudice: An Annotated Edition edited by Spacks.
A really nice, hardback book with the whole Pride and Prejudice story, notes and pictures explaining the language and historical implications. On sale on Amazon, you'll get extra points for getting this 5 pounder book vs. the flimsy paper back.
(Read it, not reviewed yet....what am I doing wiht all my time??)
For the mom who hopes to pass on her love for Pride and Prejudice to her daughter:
Little Miss Austen Pride and Prejudice by Jennifer Adams.
A board book for children, but will totally melt her grown up heart. Mega brownie points because it is new and she might not even know this exists yet.
Amazon ships quickly and lots of these titles are on sale right now.
Barnes and Noble can usually get in books to their stores withing a few days.