Dixie Darr

My Literary Advent Calendar, Day Twenty

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2016 at 5:52 pm


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Friday, December 16, 2016

Jane Austen and the Mistletoe Kiss

Today is Jane Austen’s birthday, so a story written in her style and even featuring the inimitable lady herself seems appropriate. Written by Jo Beverly, Jane Austen and the Mistletoe Kiss features some very familiar themes.

A widow loses her home and livelihood when her husband dies without a son and heir. The impoverished Elinor and her three daughters move to a cottage on the estate of the handsome Sir Nicholas, a distant coverage of her late husband. The lovely Amy, her eldest daughter, seems to have set her sights on Sir Nicholas, and while Elinor thinks such a match is far-fetched, she comes to believe that maybe, just maybe a miracle could happen.

The ladies set out to find some mistletoe and meet Jane Austen on the road. She encourages the mission and reminds Elinor that she believes in magical romance. Elinor most assuredly does not. Instead, she thinks,Reality was foolish husbands, inadequate jointures, and daughters with a bleak future.”

In the orchard, they are surprised by Sir Nicholas himself and his younger brother, Captain Danvers.

I’ll let you guess the ending or find the story at http://www.jobev.com/tc1816.html and read it for yourself.

Christmas is the time for miracles. Happy birthday, Jane.

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