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.
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.
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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:
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
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!