To celebrate today’s release of MR. DARCY’S CHALLENGE, I have a wonderful surprise for you. Instead of an excerpt, you are invited to view the charming Sophie Andrews, decked out in her lovely Regency outfit (with my favorite blue spencer and a feather), who will be reading Chapter Two for you.
If you’ve missed the earlier chapters, you can still catch up. You might want to read them first so the scene will make sense (although Sophie does introduce it). Here are the links: Prologue, Chapter One
To celebrate the publication of MR. DARCY’S CHALLENGE, I am giving away
Four e-book copies (anywhere) and two paperback copies (USA and UK only)
What was your reaction to Chapter Two? Please leave a comment about that, about Sophia’s reading, or anything to do with Mr. Darcy’s Pledge or Challenge for a chance to win. Prizes to be announced December 3rd.
In this humorous Pride and Prejudice Variation, Mr. Darcy is determined to win Elizabeth Bennet’s hand in spite of her rejection and he has a strategy worked out. He will rescue Lydia Bennet from Wickham and will return to Longbourn to convince Elizabeth to marry him. But when a chance encounter prompts Darcy to propose once again to Elizabeth before he has rescued Lydia, his plans go horribly wrong.
Broken hearted, disillusioned and bitterly regretting his impulsive action, Darcy sees no point in assisting Miss Bennet. After all, rescuing Lydia might save Elizabeth’s reputation, but why should he care when they have no future together? His code of gentlemanly conduct, however, demands that he fulfill the terms of his promise to her. Once again, Darcy finds himself faced with impossible choices: helping Elizabeth when she is certain to marry someone else, or holding onto his dignity by turning his back on the Bennets once and for all.
Pride and love are at loggerheads as he struggles to choose between his mind … and his heart.
Volume Two of The Darcy Novels continues the story began in Mr. Darcy’s Pledge but can be read as an independent book as well.