Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe

thumbnailIt’s a little late, but I just finished Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz. I really enjoyed this one. At first I wasn’t sure because it started off a little weird, or unusual. I’ve read my share of takes on Pride and Prejudice. Some good and some not so good.

We meet Darcy Fitzwilliam. A woman on a mission. She’s woman, hear her roar. So just by the name, you can tell what role she will play. The version of Elizabeth Bennet? That would be Luke Bennet. I think that’s that what threw me off at first. But, hey. I’m going to stick through it and keep reading.

After a couple chapters it reminded me of a Hallmark movie. In fact, I wouldn’t mind seeing this story on screen.

Darcy comes back to Pemberley, Ohio. It’s been eight years since she’s been back. Despite, her father’s wishes. She moved to New York where she became a success. Coming back to Ohio, she catches up with her best friend Bingley. His love interest? Jim Bennet.

There are Pride and Prejudice plots in the story with more of a modern twist. You have the George Wickham type character, Carl. There is the Collins character. I did find it funny that it was a female version, and the first name was Charlotte.  Instead of sisters for Bennet, there are brothers. Interesting take, which I won’t go into so you don’t get spoiled. Darcy does have her siblings, but that was a little different from the sibling we are used to seeing, aka Georgiana. I don’t want to get into that also due to spoilers.

I gave it four stars. If you are a Hallmark movie fan. You’ll love this. If you are a Jane Austen fan? Maybe, maybe not. It’s hard to say. You have your die hard fans who I could see not caring for it.  Otherwise, I think you should check it out.

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Merry Christmas To Me

Now that I have gotten everyone taken care of. I couldn’t help it and got a few things for myself. Either that, or they were calling my name.

Thanks to Her Universe on this sweater. It was part of the Monday sale. I’ve been wanting it for awhile now. It finally went on sale, which made me happy.

Thanks to Hot Topic for this. I needed new fingerless gloves for work. It’s always cold in our department this time of year. I wanted to have more of a variety. I live in Ohio. I can always use a new hat this time of year. The scarf? Again living in Ohio. These come in handy. It’s thin enough it will be nice for going out.

NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo

There had been high hopes to keep you updated through November on my writing for NaNoWriMo. But, as you can see or shall I say read. That did not happen. Between life, reading, keeping up with shows, podcasts or whatever. The blog got put on the back burner. Any free time I had was writing.

I bet it’s killing you to know if I did it. Well I did it. I wrote 50,000 words! How much of it makes sense? I have no clue. Part of me wants to read it and edit. The other half, not so much. After some thought, I decided to wait a few months and go from there.

There are definitely some scenes I want to add to it. I skipped a lot. I might have 20,000 more words I could add. Of course, that could change in few months. We shall see.

Writing a lot this month took care of some stress that I had. I was able to escape reality. This is definitely a story I want to come back to. That’s a first for me. I have abandoned so many NaNoWriMo novels. The first one I wrote years ago? I couldn’t even tell you where the flash drive is.

When I go back to my haunted house story. It might change from YA to new adult. I really wanted it to be young adult, but it didn’t work out that way. I guess I’ll have to try again or try it another time with another story as young adult. I love YA, so I really hope one day I can write one.  Plus, with all the ones I’ve read. You would think it come to me.

This month and months ahead, I’m hoping I can stay motivated as if there is no tomorrow. Fingers crossed.