When We Are Married Review & Giveaway

Hello everyone,

From Pemberley to Milton is the final stop of the blog tour for Caitlin Williams’s latest book, When We Are Married. I am very, very honoured to be a part of this blog tour because Caitlin Williams has clearly become one of my favourite authors, so I would like to give a special thank you to Claudine Pepe for inviting me to participate in this tour.

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My Review:

Do you know when you’ve read several stories from an author and you know exactly what to expect? Let me start by saying that’s not what you’ll feel when you read a book penned by Caitlin Williams!

I read Ardently when it got released and it became immediately one of my favourite books. When The Coming of Age of Elizabeth Bennet came out, I was eager to read it, expecting something similar to her debut novel, but the book couldn’t have been more different. When her story opened The Darcy Monologues anthology, the writing style amazed me, it was different from what she had written before, it was intense, powerful and I loved it! And finally this month, When We Are Married came into my hands, and I was once more caught by surprise with Caitlin Williams’s writing! Mark my words, this author will amaze you at every turn! It is incredible how easily she goes from one writing style into another never-failing to capture us to the fullest with each story!

When We Are Married is starts as a light, funny story that couldn’t have been more different from The Coming of Age of Elizabeth Bennet, and will make you laugh out loud with Elizabeth’s thoughts and Maria’s comments throughout the book. I don’t remember laughing so much as I did when, on the home from Darcy’s house, Maria says “the food was very nice” (you’ll find it funny too when you read it in context).

But the book is not merely humorous, it is so much more than that, it is an incredible romance full of electrifying moments between Darcy and Elizabeth. The relationship they develop from the first pages is beautiful, but they will not find it easy to be together. They will have to overcome some obstacles, and the angsty path they take to HEA will only make their reunion even more intense and passionate! In fact, passionate is a good word to describe Darcy in this book. He is romantic, charismatic, charming, funny, interesting, caring… I could go on, and on…This Darcy was unforgettable.  He definitely knows how to make a lady feel loved by him, and will not give up on his love easily. The strength of character he shows by pursuing Elizabeth made me love him at every page. Who can resist a Darcy who will go anywhere for Elizabeth?

One of the things I like the most when reading a JAFF book is to feel that the author sees the characters and their relationships exactly as I do, that always happens with Caitlin Williams and When We Are Married is no exception. Darcy is just as I imagine him to be, and so is Elizabeth. The way the author describes these characters and their relationship follows exactly my thoughts, and I felt this incredible need to underline several passages, such as the one below:

 

“He required a true, honest companion, a partner, someone to share his burdens. Elizabeth was as much capable of ruffling his feathers as she was of soothing them down again. She was imperfectly perfect”

 

Isn’t this sentence perfect? I felt it described exactly what I think of their relationship 🙂

When We Are Married is one of those books you will not be able to put down once you start reading. It will make you laugh and cry, it will make you dream and comfort you. It was the book that gave me more pleasure to read this year, and I can see myself re-reading it in the near future.

If you haven’t read it yet, you must. In it you will find characters with  interesting and unexpected evolutions, the complexity of sisterly relationships, misunderstandings that make it a page turner and an unforgettable romance 🙂 I rate it at 5 because I can not give it a higher rating, this book can not be missed.

You can buy this book on:

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk


 

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Caitlin Williams is the author of two novels, Ardently and the best-selling The Coming of Age of Elizabeth Bennet, both based on the characters from Pride and Prejudice. She’s a lifelong Austen devotee and lover of all things regency.

Originally from South London, Caitlin spent thirteen years as a detective in the Metropolitan Police, but is currently on a break from Scotland Yard so she can spend more time at home with her two children and write.

You can find her on the following media links:

Facebook / Caitlin Williams

Goodreads Author Page / Caitlin Williams

Amazon Author Page

Austen Variations


 

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If you’ve missed the other stops, there is still time to read what everyone is saying about this book 🙂

July 21 Austenesque Reviews / Guest Post Launch & Giveaway

July 22 Of Pens & Pages / Book Review & Giveaway

July 23 Just Jane 1813 / Book Review & Giveaway

July 24 More Agreeably Engaged /  Book Review & Giveaway

July 25 My Vices & Weaknesses / Excerpt Post & Giveaway

July 26 Babblings of a Bookworm / Book Review & Giveaway

July 27 From Pemberley to Milton / Book Review & Giveaway


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Caitlin William would like to give away 1 copy of When We Are Married to one of my readers.

Please comment this post until the 4th of August to be included in the giveaway. The giveaway is international and the winners will be announced shortly after that. Please make sure you follow the blog to guarantee you receive an e-mail advising you if you were the lucky winner 🙂

Good Luck everyone!

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33 responses to “When We Are Married Review & Giveaway

  1. J. W. Garrett

    Don’t include me in the give-a-way as I have the book. I loved this story of the sisters. OMG!! I think this is the first time we’ve ever seen the real Jane Bennet and what was beneath the veneer of her beauty. Great writing and a most excellent idea for a variation. Thanks to Rita for hosting this post and thanks to Caitlin for writing such a delightful [although angst filled] book. Blessings and much success. JWG

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  2. Christina Boyd

    I am so glad you loved this story too. She really does have a gift for tugging at the heart strings and making me sigh in all the right places! LOVED.

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  3. I’ve been slightly nervous about reading WWAM — altho’ curious about how Jane’s plight will figure into the story. Well, I’m comforted by your reference to humour, so I will definitely add it to my Must-Read list. It is also one of my requirements for enjoying a JAFF that I fall in love with Darcy all over again and it sounds like that will definitely happen! I am also a great fan of Coming of Age — a nice long read that touched every emotion. Many thanks for your lovely review and for the generous giveaway.

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  4. Glynis

    Oh yes Rita!!!! My thoughts exactly. As you know I stayed up half the night finishing this fabulous book and then was sorry that it had indeed finished! Loved it, loved this Darcy, loved this Elizabeth and love the quote you chose.
    I will definitely read this again as well as the sequel if Caitlin takes the hints and decides to write one???? Please don’t enter me in the giveaway Rita 😊

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  5. “He required a true, honest companion, a partner, someone to share his burdens. Elizabeth was as much capable of ruffling his feathers as she was of soothing them down again. She was imperfectly perfect” – that’s a lovely quote.

    You could easily reverse the personal pronouns and name and end up with Elizabeth’s view of Darcy! I believe each was the “imperfectly perfect” partner for each other. I’ve already spotted some of the humour in an excerpt elsewhere and what with the sisterly angst that appears to be going on, it sounds like the ideal book for me.

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  6. Rita, I love this review so much, and in particular, the quote you picked out. I cannot write perfect people, because they do not exist.
    There is a lot of angst and introspection in this book, maybe because I am going through a great time of that myself, and so I apologise if some find it too much. I’m glad to have tickled your funny bone too, however:)
    Thanks so much for being part of the blog tour.
    The difference in style you talk about is just me trying to find my voice, learn my trade and aiming to constantly be better. This is all part of a wonderful journey for me, a great rollercoaster, and I’m thankfull every day that people bother to read the stories I write.

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  7. I am curious about a funny Darcy

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  8. Mary

    ‘A page turner and an unforgettable romance’.

    Wow,Rita,what a wonderful thing to say about this book! 😌

    They’re two of the vital ingredients any reader needs to know before departing on this literary journey with these beloved characters!
    So yes,we will encounter angst,worry,misunderstandings and mistakes,yet these burdens and bearable as we know that an unforgettable romance is beautifully interwoven amid the necessary turmoil and disturbance!

    I’ve heard such fantastic things about this book! 📕😊
    I’m really looking forward to reading it and finding out for myself what everyone is raving about!

    Loved reading your thoughts on this one,Rita!
    Caitlin,continued success with your literary efforts!

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  9. KateB

    Great review Rita, you are so right about Caitlin’s books. She will surprise us every time.
    And the quote was ‘perfectly perfect’. 😉 That’s the beauty of D&E, they have their faults, but they are perfect for each other.
    Thanks for the giveaway. Congratulation on the book release. 🙂

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  10. This is such a fun review! I felt like you were right next to me describing this story to me… I love the sentences you highlighted here too because they are a great way to describe the characters in this story and they also represent how Jane Austen felt about the characters that she created herself.

    Thank you so much for supporting this blog tour! Your review is a lovely way to end this tour. 😉

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  11. Love the review. Love the book. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  12. darcybennett

    I am very intrigued by what I am hearing about Darcy and Jane in this story, can’t wait to read for myself.

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  13. Im a Darcy trash hahaha I watched all the P&P versions

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  14. Theresa M

    Jane acting more like Caroline…out of body experience or giving in to Mrs B’s comments about her being more desirable than Lizzie?
    on my TBR lisrt for sure!

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  15. caroleincanada

    Wonderful heartfelt review Rita! I too so loved this book! Please do not enter me in the giveaway as I have it!

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  16. This book is on my wishlist, loved Ardently & hope this story is even better!! Sounds like it is 😀

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  17. Maria

    Lovely review! This sounds like a very intricate but great plot!

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  18. Dung

    Great review Rita, I totally agree with you. Every time you read anything by Caitlin Williams it’s so beautifully written and unique. I just can’t get enough of it!

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  19. Laura C

    Love this review! Love the description of “This Darcy” and can’t wait to read more.

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  20. Beautiful review, Rita! I loved this book so much! Such a novel twist, and so wonderfully written. I hope Caitlin has many more treats in store for us!

    Please don’t enter me in the giveaway, I couldn’t wait to get my mitts on it 😀

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  21. This variation has such a twist. So very interesting. I am eagerly anticipating to reading it. I can’t wait to see HOW we get to the HEA.
    I enjoyed this review.

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  22. evamedmonds

    I agree that Caitlin’s writing is superb and her plots are always so interesting and varied. This Darcy does sound swoon worry (not that he is not always) but there is a difference here. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  23. Patricia Finnegan

    The more reviews and blog posts I’m seeing the more excited I am for this book

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  24. Sally Cline

    Sounds like we have another wonderful book to enjoy!
    Thank you!

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  25. I am reading Ardently soon (two books later from my TBR) and I am excited. And I’m even more excited for this new book!

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  26. I did feel the same way you did about the opening story in the Monologues, Rita! Quite the start to a great collection of stories!
    I do have The Coming of Age in my TBR virtual pile and Ardently in my wishlist right now, so having When We Are Married would make me Williams’ collection almost complete xD
    Much success with the new release, Caitlin! And thank you for the giveaway!
    Rita, another lovely post and another book you made want to read as soon as possible…you destroy my book budget! Keep at it! 😀

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  27. A beautifully written review, Rita. I have not read any of Caitlin’s novels and hope When We Are Married will be my first. Thanks for offering the giveaway, Caitlin.

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  28. Leah Pruett

    I read this novel through KU and it was fabulous!! I sincerely enjoy all of Caitlin’s novels! Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  29. sounds delightful!

    denise

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  30. Michelle Fidler

    I read Ardently recently so I’d love to win and read this one. Great books!

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