Launch Day is Here! Remember the Past by Maria Grace — 51 Comments

  1. Congratulations, Maria!

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this as It Only Stands to Reason on your blog. I’ve yet to read the advance copy I received as part of the Chawton House Charity Raffle. Are there many changes between IOSTR and Remember the Past?

    • Thanks, Anji,
      its kind of hard to answer that question. The plot is essentially the same as what was on the blog. But it is the difference between a rough draft and a polished manuscript. The vast majority of the words have been tinkered with and polished. Since you asked, I’ll post something on my site soon about what the degree of change is.

      Essentially the finished book reads much cleaner than the ARC from the raffle and has the typos polished out. Does that make sense?

  2. Congratulations and best wishes, Maria Grace. The excerpt is lovely. It is a challenge for me to wrap my mind around Darcy having been married before, especially to his cousin Anne. Like Anji, I received an advanced copy from the charity raffle. It is towards the top of my to be read pile.

    One of the things that I look forward to the most with your stories is the different spin you give to the characters of Pride and Prejudice. I have not once been disappointed. So, even though Fitzwilliam Darcy is now a widower with two sons, I can honestly say that I am looking forward to reading this.

    Confetti, champagne, and chocolate cake!!!

    • Thanks, I hope you enjoy. One of the changes I considered making from the rough draft was making Fitzwilliam Anne’s husband and father of the boys, but the story just didn’t work as well that way.

  3. I loved It Only Stands to Reason & even though I have the PDF of Remember the Past I am purchasing it. Hopefully will readmit tonight. I was going to wait for the NOOK version bit will buy the Amazon (with a gift card from Joy) and will get the NOOK version as soon as itbis released. I know I’m obsessed with books. Have many duplicates & triplicates. What are your plans for an audio book release? Thank you for another great story Maria.

    • Thanks, Deborah. I submitted the NOOK last night, but when I checked a few minutes ago, it was still in process. The Kobo version, submitted an hour later is already up for sale. it’s hard to predict the vagaries of these things. I will be putting the book up for audition on Audible in the next couple of days. Depending on how long it takes to get a narrator, the audiobook could be done sometime in the fall. I will definitely let you know how that progressed. Thanks!

  4. I am looking forward to this. I have one more on my TBR list. Most of my reading is happening at 3:00 AM right now so the Nook version should be available by then. The excerpt has me anxious to get started. Congratulations on a new book!

    • Thanks, Maggie! I’ll post as soon as NOOK is ready. I uploaded it an hour after the Kindle version and an hour before the KOBO version, but I guess their system is a little slower.

  5. It Only Stands to Reason is one of my favorite stories — I wish you great success with your launch. I am certain it will be well loved.

  6. Thanks, RMorrel I appreciate it. I hope you enjoy the properly polished version as well. No major plot changes, just much prettier!

  7. I did read this on line but now have it on my wish list so that I can have the polished version. Loved it then and am sure I will love it again on my kindle. Congratulations on the launch. And thanks for sharing the excerpts…I was really tempted to continue reading it again but have 3 books on kindle that need to be read before I start anything new…or again.

  8. I really enjoyed this in the ARC so I’m going to go see if I can find that Nook version! Congrats on the launch!!

  9. I am excited to read it…..I really love the audio versions too. I will normally read the book then “re-read” through audio when I am on the move. I always catch something I missed when I hear it!

  10. Congratulations! I will definitely be picking up a copy of this story. I, too, have read the online version and LOVED it. If I remember correctly, I think I actually liked Lady C and Mr. Bennet in this one. (A pleasant change from how I feel about them in Wholly Unconnected. 🙂 ) Looking forward to reading the “polished” version.

  11. Oh, this is wonderful! I read the story a short time back online and so hoped you would publish it. I’ll go shopping tonight! Yay!

  12. Congratulations, Grace!

    I love this story, and I love this excerpt – so many surprises. Lady C channelling Mrs B is just perfect, and the Colonel is in sparkling form! Love him!

    Good luck with the new release!

    • I just loved the way Col Fitzwilliam turned out in this story, he was just plain fun. Lady Catherine turned out to be a real gem as well, which wasn’t exactly what I was expected when I started with it either. I really liked the characters in this one. Thanks, Cassandra!

  13. I read the story for the first time yesterday and I have to say I was stunned to read a P&P variation with a likable Lady C. I know that is a first for me. It was a wonderful story, very different twist to the characters but I very much enjoyed it congrats on the release!

    • Glad you enjoyed that little twist. It was rather fun to write something so off the beaten path. Thanks, Ann!

  14. Sorry, late for the party. My sincerest congratulations on the official publication of the novel, Maria. I have not read IOSTR when it was posted serially on you blog. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the excerpt above and love how you twist P&P into your story. I look forward to reading the e-book that you had sent to me.

  15. Looking forward to getting this book on my Kindle! Love the fact that Lady C has Admiral Bennet in her ‘sights’! Congratulations on this launch and juggling all your other stories and life in general!

  16. I commented last week about putting this on my TBR. Not it is on my re-read list. What a wonderful story!. The altered Lady Cathy was wonderful. I was so happy with her and her relationship with all the “men” in this story, even the little ones. I can see Francis and the look in his eyes….reminded me of my granddaughter, fondly known as “The menace” . But so loveable. Anyway thank you for the great book. This was the first I had read of yours and now I have just added 2 more to my Nook library. Thanks again!

  17. Congratulations! I enjoyed reading this on my kindle. Have to say I thought your excision of the testing-the-competence-of-the-maid scene was a good idea. In the original it was unpleasant for the poor girl to be subjected to the admiral’s ‘training’. Better that he was trained by Lady Cat’s binders in the new version. lol

    cheers to your Muse!

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