This is the book that showed up early and missed its own launch party – but hey, let’s go ahead and have one anyway. For me it’s been a strange sort of week, what with the anniversary of Jane’s death. It’s been full of highs and lows, sadness and excitement. It has left me needing an afternoon of fun and silliness – so instead of a long blog post here about this new release, I will be on the Austen Variations Facebook page from 5PM-7PM EST TODAY! Come along, they’ll be chances to win copies of the book and I’ll be hanging around to answer questions, chat, and will be posting some mini-excerpts. Hope you can join me.
No need to RSVP and no dress code (but wear your bonnet if you want to) and bring your own nibbles because it’s been a rough week and my cupboard is bare.
Here’s the blurb….
Two sisters, one man. Someone’s heart is about to get broken.
Elizabeth Bennet quickly realises she has misjudged Mr Darcy. In Kent, she learns first impressions are not always accurate. His proposal is disastrous, insulting even, but when she reads his letter her heart begins to thaw, and her objections and prejudices start to melt away. Elizabeth decides to offer Mr Darcy a sliver of hope, an apology, and a second chance.
Yet when he begins to call at Gracechurch Street, determined to become a better man and humbled by Elizabeth’s reproofs, he unwittingly stirs the romantic hopes of another lady altogether.
Jane Bennet, bereft and confused, rejected by Charles Bingley is fearful of becoming an old maid. She is eager to fall in love with the very first gentleman who takes notice of her, and Mr Darcy’s is, after all, everything her mother has wanted for her, rich and handsome, the perfect suitor.
Through crowded, industrious Cheapside, to the elegant ballrooms of Mayfair, Mr Darcy chases Elizabeth Bennet, unaware that the quiet unassuming girl who smiles too much, is fully intent on chasing him.
Look out for the tour too – coming to a blog near you:
July 21 Austenesque Reviews / Guest Post Launch
July 22 Of Pens & Pages / Book Review
July 23 Just Jane 1813 / Book Review
July 24 More Agreeably Engaged / Book Review
July 25 My Vices & Weaknesses / Excerpt Post
July 26 Babblings of a Bookworm / Book Review
July 27 From Pemberley to Milton / Book Review