The 26th of November Review & Giveaway

Good Afternoon everyone,

I am very pleased to open today the blog tour of 26th of November, Elizabeth Adam’s latest release.  Elizabeth Adams is not only a remarkable author but also a friend and when she told me about the premise of this book I was immediately captivated by it. I personally love this premise, and I think she could not have picked a better timing in the story’s narrative to develop it, so it is with great joy that I tell you today what I love the most about it! But first, I’ll share with you the book blurb, and hopefully you’ll get as excited as I was when I first heard about it.

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The Netherfield Ball: Classic. Predictable. Immortalized.

But, what if Elizabeth were forced to relive it over and over and over again? Night after night after night?

Elizabeth: Clever. Witty. Confident.

Suddenly, her confusion and desperation make her question things she long thought she knew.

Mr. Darcy: Proud. Unapproachable. Bad tempered.

In this world where nothing is as it seems, Elizabeth must learn to see through new eyes.

Including a man she thought she hated.

Let the hilarity ensue.


As you may have guessed by now this book is a bit of a mashup of Groundhog Day with Pride and Prejudice with Elizabeth reliving the day of the Netherfield Ball over and over again.

As I mentioned earlier, I can think of no better time for this particular premise to take place because not only the day is full of events that make it interesting to read, but also it has numerous variables that will allow the chain of events to change which will make your reading experience exciting and unexpected despite the repetition of events.

I loved seeing Elizabeth going through a state of confusion, trying to understand how to stop this event from happening, attempting to change the course of the day, and finally relaxing and just trying to enjoy herself on the way to a self discovery path she never imagined she would go through. After all, there is nothing more liberating that being able to do what one wants without any consequence coming out of it is it?

After some time I started desiring that she would change everything, prevent Lydia from making a fool of herself, make Mary more desirable, get Mr. Collins attention to shift to someone else, controlling Mrs Bennet tongue, getting Mr Bingley to see Jane loved him, making Darcy realise how much he loved her etc, but if that were to happen, it wouldn’t be Pride and Prejudice would it? So Elizabeth Adams did the smart thing and stopped this day from repeating itself precisely when there wasn’t a big change in it except one very significant detail…which I will not reveal as it would be a major spoiler! Sorry, you’ll have to read the book to know what it was that could have stopped this madness.

This premise, and Elizabeth Adams writing, allowed us to see Elizabeth getting to know Darcy with each passing day, after all, he always asked for the fourth set and they must have some conversation. It was endearing to see how her own behaviour could make him share more of himself, and there was a point where I could not wait for another day to occur to see what would happen next and what they would talk about. Even though Darcy’s personality remained pretty much the same he did surprise me with a few stories.

As always Elizabeth Adams wrote something completely different from her previous works. That’s one of the things I love about her, she always comes up with different ideas and we never have a feeling we have read that before. This book is much smaller than her previous works and can be read in one afternoon, but I guarantee it will be a very entertaining afternoon as the 26th of November is incredibly funny and fast paced. I laughed out loud with some scenes but the book also made me sight with the tenderness of others. Above all I found this to be a page turner book! I could not wait to see what would happen next.

If you are looking for a light comedy romance, I highly recommend this book! You will not regret reading it, and be prepared for an unexpected and loving ending 🙂

 

You can find the 26th of November at:

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk


 

This is just the first post of the blog tour, so please do not forget to follow it for more reviews, guest posts, excerpts and a chance to win one of the many prizes Elizabeth Adams is offering 🙂

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July 9 / From Pemberley to Milton / Book Review & Giveaway

July 13 / From Pemberley to Milton / Guest Post & Giveaway

July 19 / Of Pens & Pages / Book Review & Giveaway

July 20 / Babblings of a Bookworm / Book Review & Giveaway

July 21 / My Love for Jane Austen / Character Interview & Giveaway

July 25 / More Agreeably Engaged / Book Review & Giveaway

July 28 / Just Jane 1813 / Book Review & Giveaway

August 2 / Diary of an Eccentric / Book Review & Giveaway

August 6 / Austenesque Reviews / Excerpt Post & Giveaway

August 8 / My Vices and Weaknesses / Book Review & Giveaway

August 9 / Margie’s Must Reads / Book Review & Giveaway


 

 

Elizabeth Adams is offering five copies of The 26th of November, 5 audiobook codes, each one is good for one of her audiobooks and two autographed paperback copies of one of her books, readers’ choice from her catalog.

Readers may enter the drawing by tweeting once a day and daily commenting on a blog post or a review that has a giveaway attached for the tour. Entrants must provide the name of the blog where they commented. If an entrant does not do so, that entry will be disqualified.

Each winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter and the giveaway is international, to enter it, click here.

Good luck everyone!

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28 Comments

Filed under 4.5 stars, Pride and Prejudice

28 responses to “The 26th of November Review & Giveaway

  1. I can’t wait to start reading this for the tour soon. I’m glad to see you liked it!

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  2. Sophia Rose

    What a fun premise and setting for several re-dos. I can see why you loved it, Rita.

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  3. Lu

    I love Groundhog Day and this book appears to be great! Thanks for the review and advise Rita 🙂

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  4. I am a huge fan of this type of story so this is at the very top of my wishlist. Thanks for sharing your review with us.

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  5. Poor anybody who has to repeatedly dance with Collins

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  6. Ginna

    I’ve read a few JAFFs that include a ‘Groundhog Day’-like premise, and I’ve enjoyed them all. In the movie, Bill Murray had “I Got You Babe” to immediately know that a new day has not arrived. Without a radio, how does Elizabeth figure it out every day? I look forward to seeing all the tricks she attempts, and then what she does to have fun with the situation.

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  7. caroleincanada

    Lovely review Rita! I also love the cover! Looking forward to reading this one!

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  8. Ria

    This sounds like a fun one…

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  9. Claire Ferguson

    Sounds great! My life feels like Groundhog Day atm lol! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Ha! Great question, Ginna!! Mrs. Bennet is some radio, lol!!

    Lovely review, Rita!! Once again, Elizabeth Adams has written a story I will read again not only for the story, but for the romance and the humor!! Thanks for joining the tour and for all of your support!!

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  11. J. W. Garrett

    Thanks for hosting Rita… What fun to kick off a blog tour. Excellent review. Congratulations to our author Elizabeth Adams and… just saying… I love that cover. I also like the concept of the Groundhog Day for Lizzy. Yep, she needs to see things in a totally different manner. Well done. Best of luck to everyone in the drawing. Thanks to our author and the publisher for the generous give-a-way. I don’t do audio books but I would love a copy of this story. Blessings on the success of this launch.

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  12. Thanks for the review, Rita! And thank you everyone for commenting! It’s so fun to read everyone’s responses. 🙂

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  13. Mary Preston

    Such a fun and clever concept.

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  14. Mary

    Rita,

    Loved reading your thoughts on this book,your enthusiasm for it is infectious!!
    A friend read this and her review was so full of positive attributes
    that I actually treated myself to it and am currently reading it!
    Happy reading,Rita!

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  15. evamedmonds

    Thank you for the review. I have enjoyed all of Elizabeth Adams’ books and look forward to reading or listening to this one. Sounds interesting.

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  16. Maria

    Fun premise! Look forward to reading it!

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  17. Agnes

    I’m not sure whether I’m living a Groundhog Day myself – I was so sure I have already commented on this blog tour post… I look forward to reading many versions of the Netherfield Ball!

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  18. Janet Taylor

    Great review, as usual, Rita! I always enjoy reading your thoughts. I’m going to start reading the book this week! I can’t wait! It sounds fascinating!

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  19. KateB

    wonderful review Rita. congratulation on the release of this great book.

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  20. Kim P.

    This book sounds like a lot of fun. I can’t wait to read it!

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  21. Reblogged this on elizabethadamswrites and commented:
    The first review! Check it out and enter the giveaway!

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  22. Loren Dushku

    Thank you for your review Rita! I like this plot, actually the Netherfield ball is one of the turning point of the entire novel so it will be funny to see how it could have been if Elizabeth have acted differently!
    Good luck everyone and happy blog tour!

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  23. Dung

    Can’t wait to read how Elizabeth deals with her situations. Love the plot idea. Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

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  24. KateB

    I forgot to add that I loved Elizabeth doing naughty things and telling people the truth, because she didn’t have to consider rules of propriety for a short time. It was fun. Though sometimes she went a bit far. 😉

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  25. Thank you for sharing your opinion on Elizabeth Adams’s latest release. The premise sounds like it would be a fun, pleasant and light read which I would definitely enjoy. And I am curious as to what significant event occur that will break this repetitive cycle.

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  26. Thanks for a lovely review, Rita. Having just finished listening to the audio of On Equal Ground (yes, there were tears!), this sound so different. I love Groundhog Day as a film and to see it from Elizabeth’s POV rather than Darcy’s definitely makes it more than a litttle different. Looking forward to it!

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