Launch of Conceit & Concealment! — 119 Comments

  1. I have purchased it already and it is on my reading list Looking forward to sitting down and having a very satisfying time

    always great value Ms Reynolds (I a dance with Mr Darcy had me from the very first line)

  2. I’ve read the excerpts with great interest, and look forward to reading the book. This sounds like a very original variation. One has to wonder what the world would be today had Napoleon actually conquered England.

    • I’ve wondered about it, too. I think Napoleon would have eventually fallen in any case, but the effects of being conquered would have been substantial, and it would definitely have changed the course of the British Empire.

  3. I had this on pre-order as I was hooked when you first posted the chapters here. This is a unique setting and I am so excited by it. What creativity you’ve shown. Sadly, I am at work today so will have to wait for this evening to check my Kindle and start reading, I foresee a late night ahead!

  4. I’ve been waiting for this one with great anticipation! I must find out how Darcy gets out of his predicament from the sixth excerpt and whether we’ll ever see the real Georgiana! And…oh my gosh. o.O Your kitten is adorable. Thanks for the read, Abigail!

  5. Thoroughly enjoyed all seven chapters so far. I am particularly fond of alternative histories and an England conquered by Napaleon makes for some interesting scanrios. Ccombined with my favourite characters and your wonderful writing it has been added to my ‘must have’ list.

  6. I am looking forward to reading this! The first chapters were fascinating and left me curious for the rest of the story

  7. Oh wow, I love war-time/post-war romances!! Would so love to read this book. And look at those gorgeous stamps! Thanks for the fab giveaway!

  8. I have enjoyed reading the first chapters of this story. I’d love to have it in my collection. Thanks for sharing the excerpts with us!

  9. I nearly bought this yesterday but now I will wait to see if I’m lucky enough to win a copy. I have read all the chapters and am so eager to see what on earth Elizabeth can do next. I hope Darcy is able to find her and help soon. I look forward to seeing how this all works out.
    All your other books have a happy ending for ODC so I am having to assume this will too? Thanks for sharing Abigail and good luck with this book.

    • I can’t wait to add the actual book to my collection of Abigail Reynolds’s fabulous variations. Would love to win the ebook in the meantime. Congrats on a very inventive concept. The chapters you have revealed have me hooked. Now on to chapter 7.

  10. This is a different take on all your books. I can’t wait to read it. I have all your books and have enjoyed them all. Thank you for writing these amazing books.

  11. Can’t wait start reading. Thank you for the chance to win prizes too. Your kitty 🐱 is adorable!

  12. Congratulations on the release of the book, it sounds intriguing. 🙂 Such an unexpected setting. I haven’t read the excerpts, your books are so good that they need to be read in one go. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway, It’s already on my to buy list.
    And I adore your kitten. Is she a Maine Coon? I have a black and white one, and they are adorable. 🙂

  13. Got my pre-ordered copy, but am at my work place, so 7 hours to wait before I get home and start reading….

  14. I wasn’t too sure about the concept at first, but now I’m hooked! Can’t wait to find out what happens. Thank you for the chance to win a copy! And congratulations on the release!

  15. Abigail, you definitely win the prize for most unusual variation idea ever! Give yourself some J.A. stamps.
    I can hardly wait to read this one (but I will, because I’d love to win a copy, too). I’ve very much enjoyed the excerpts. Looking forward to reading the whole thing – and it will be in one shot, because I can already tell that I won’t want to stop, once I start!

  16. Congratulations Abigail, on the new release and kitty! Your new release looks exciting and can’t wait to read it!

  17. Congratulations on the book launch!! Haven’t read the newest excerpt yet but can’t wait to read it and the full book! (I already have it ordered so I don’t need a copy of the book, but I’d love to be entered to win the stamps). Congratulations! And have you decided on a name for the new kitten yet?

  18. Congratulations, Abigail, on the new release!!! I was hooked from the very first chapter!! I mean, who wouldn’t fall in love with a man who loves puppies and calls one “Queen Titania”? 😉

    I wish you wonderful success with this release! I think it’s your best book yet! (And yes, I’m fairly sure that I’ve read them all!) 😀

    Susanne 🙂

  19. I am so excited about the released of this book. It has such a unique concept. Absolutely looking forward to reading this book. Thank you for the super generous go e away.

  20. I’ll be reading it as soon as I finish editing for a couple of other top P&P authors. I certainly would like to win those stamps. Thanks for years and years of reading pleasure. P&P variations are pretty much all I can read, and I devour the good ones, such as yours.

  21. I can’t wait for the paper back. I love all your books. Just finished the one I got for my birthday. Those stamps though are beautiful I would love to win those.

  22. I just bought the eBook and can’t wait to get further than the chapters you posted here. Kitty is ADORABLE!!!!!!

  23. I have been looking forward to this one! Can’t wait to read the adventure/roller coaster you take us on in this book.

  24. So exciting! I love the premise for this book and am really looking forward to reading it.

    I love your kitty, she’s so gorgeous! I hope she’s settling in well.

  25. Nice! Darcy seems like a traitor but I am betting he is really not. Cannot wait to see what happens! And your new kitten is beautiful – I just got a new one 11 days ago, she’s just 8 weeks old! Erika Messer hopefuldelights1 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  26. woo-hoo a new book – you never disappoint and this one certainly doesn’t! Anxious to read the rest.
    Congratulations on your launch and your new precious ball of fluff!

  27. Wowzers! Oh Abigail, I see a PBS Masterpiece Theatre miniseries here. I have always enjoyed your writing, but this shows some real growth and creativity. I can’t imagine how much research went into this, let alone plot and dialogue. I am really looking forward to dropping all my responsibilities so I can read the whole thing in a deliciously long sitting. Congratulations!

  28. Congratulations on your new book (which I have been waiting with baited breath for) and the new fluffy addition to your family.

  29. WOW
    I can’t wait to ready this! Love Abigail Reynolds, all of her books. I stumbled across her books years ago while working st Borders and can’t get enough.

  30. i can’t stand it – I’m so excited! I love all your books, and it looks like you have another winner (how lucky are we?).


  31. Ohh looking forward to reading more of this, intrigued by the blurb, pity I have to pack up my house! May need to make a nest in the packing boxes and hide away for a bit to read.

  32. These excerpts have been really intriguing. So much more than “just” a romance. (Though I’ve certainly enjoyed your other variations as well) and your new kitty is adorable!

  33. Tweaking history! I like it! Please tell me it is coming out in paperback as well?! You know I have to read an actual book.

  34. This sounds fantastic and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! Thanks for the giveaway and for the excerpts.

  35. Abigail, I found your books last December and, since then, I have read all. I was expecting this one very anxious. Even my husband was asking me when would be out, because he knew I was anxious. Please, continue writing a lot! I just wished the book was available for Google Books, at the Google store. Thank you!

  36. Happy Launch Day! I’m so, so excited for you and to see this fabulous book out and about. 🙂 Congratulations!

  37. You have drawn me in! I cannot wait to read the rest. This is a wonderful and compelling story.
    Is it a spoiler to be surprised that Lizzy didn’t stop for Jane? But of course that would have caused more complications.
    I once read an alternate-universe short story in which Napoleon had conquered England, but Jane Austen met Daniel Boone at a party on Napoleon’s Royal yacht and together they conspired to rid the country of its new ruler. They blew up the Royal ship with Napoleon in it, then they escaped down the Thames to start a new life together in America.

  38. Congratulations, Abigail. From the blurb, I am guessing that Darcy is so mysterious that he reminds me of the Scarlet Pimpernel. I am off to read the excerpts now. Thank you for the giveaway.

  39. Sorry I am late to your party! Congratulations and I can’t wait to read this in the near future! I loved following the chapters on line. Since I will be getting the book, I would love to have a chance at the stamps! Thank you for the generous giveaway!

  40. Can’t wait to snuggle up with Bella to read this next chapter of Elizabeth and Darcy…..Congrats to whomever wins those stamps…I treasure a stamp and coin commemorative of Jane’s bicentenary I found in a antique shop in Lyndhurst, Hampshire a few years ago

  41. Oh my goodness! So excited to finish the rest of this story. The excerpt so far has been excellent. Hoping to finish the story soon!!! Rewatching the BBC series with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. All the feels…

  42. Congratulations on a wonderful book.I loved all the history and the romance. I devoured it and have been rather tired since then! So very well done. Thank you for the enjoyment.

    • Also, my great, great, great, I forget how many greats, Uncle was on board The Victory with Nelson so I thought of him a couple of times!

  43. Congratulations! I’m glad you’re excited because I’m definitely excited Conceit & Concealment has been released. I’ve just downloaded I and hope to find enough time to finish reading it this weekend (I’m expecting lots of twists and turns and that I won’t want to put it down).

    PS Those stamps look amazing. I didn’t know there were any from the 1970s.

  44. I did not read the spoiler! I have been following your excerpts and am quite fascinated with this very different variation. Thank you for the giveaways.

  45. I read the excerpts in winter and was looking forward to reading the whole story as soon as possible. Today I had a day off, and I just kept on reading until I finished. It is interesting, romantic and full of suprises. It makes me think about surfaces, sacrifices and enemies in a new light.
    Thank you, Abigail!

  46. I had pre-ordered this so I read it and posted my review (5 stars). I think this is your best book yet, Abigail. I will be rereading it for sure. Congratulations on this launch.

  47. I’ve read and loved all your books. Would be awesome to win a copy of your new book. With my 2 y/o around that grants me so much down time, I should have the book finished in about a year if I start now, lol. I am sure it is very good as all your prior works have been.

  48. I own all Abigail’s books and read them every year at least once. It is a pleasure to read al the amazing books! Thank you for bringing all the Jane Austen characters to life.

  49. Oooh! Great plot! I, too, think it sounds very original and am intrigued. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Those stamps are awesome.

  50. I am looking forward to reading your new book!!
    It definitely looks like one I would enjoy! How could it not be, with a name like Darcy😀😀😀
    Thank you for a fun drawing!

  51. I’m new to this page, but a long time Austen lover! I’m so excited to see what journey your books will take me on!!

  52. Sounds like a wonderful plot- I love the idea of a further ‘French’ invasion 💛 Sounds like a must read!

    Off to read the excerpt now…

  53. Love to win a copy of that e-book lady, your novels are always a great read! I think this is the only one of your books I don’t have. 😊

  54. It looks so interesting, I can’t wait until my book come. I couldn’t order via my own country so I ask my aunt who lives in Washington to buy it and send it to Indonesia. No matter how hard or long way to achieve the book, I believe it will be worth the time and the effort because I have already read all of your books and ALL of them are SO GREAAT! I’m so excited!!! 😍

    • I think my aunt had sent me the ebook, now its on my mail. I really can’t wait to finish it, and somehow I really wish to have the paperback too! Thanks Abigail Reynolds. Jane Austen must be proud of you and your works!

  55. This book is on my reading list, I’m secretly hoping my husband will pull it off my list as a pre-birthday gift. I think your cover is gorgeous and the photo with your new kitten is adorable. Thank you for writing and keeping the world of Lizzy and Darcy alive in whole new ways.

  56. Currently enthralled by Mr. Darcy’s Journey. I love the Luddite rebellion storyline. Having trouble putting it down! I have been reading every ebook variation from Ms. Reynolds I can get.

  57. Not sure if I’m in time for the giveaway, as I’m a bit behind in reading my blog emails. Anyway, just had to pop in to say “Good luck!” with the launch, Abigail. It’s been a glorious spring for bluebells in the woods around where I live in Yorkshire and I’ve been reminded of a certain scene from Conceit and Concealment every time I’ve seen them. Hence the large number of bluebell photos on my Facebook page recently!

    I already have a set of the 2013 stamps – they’re mounted in a frame which stands on the bookcase in my study, and they look wonderful. A great addition to any Janeite’s collection of Austen memorabilia.

    The first six chapters of C & C were amazing and I’m off to read chapter 7 right now!

  58. Wow! What a unique story line… Can’t wait to finish! Loved meeting you in Boston at the Retreat 2 years ago! You are an amazing author and I have many of your books in paperback, ebook, and asudible form!!

  59. I can’t wait to get this next week when I get paid. I have taught English at the high school and college level for 30 years. Jane Austen has always been my favorite author. These stamps would look awesome framed on my wall. Thank you for giving! <3

  60. I love all your books! I can’t wait to start reading this one. Thank you for all the wonderful stories😊

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