A Meryton Mystery Series- Character Interview and Giveaway

Hello dear readers,

How are you today? Spring is finally here and today was sunny and warm in my part of the world but I didn’t go exploring the outside as I did last weekend, today, I decided to stay home with one of my favourite book series: A Meryton Mystery.

That’s right, Jennifer Joy released another book in this series called The Remarkable Miss Darcy, and even if these are great news, I am sad to inform this will be the last book in the series.

A Meryton Mystery series started with The Honorable Mr. Darcy, a romance full of mystery where Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth establish an incredible bond in the pursuit of the truth about a murder that occurred in Meryton.  It is currently FREE in Amazon to celebrate he release of The Remarkable Miss Darcy, so I suggest grabbing a copy to see for yourselves what I am talking about. There is also an excerpt available in the launch post we did here 3 years ago if you prefer to have a taste of it first.

I read it as soon as it came out and truly loved it. It was what Jennifer Joy does best, a clean romance spiced with adventure and mystery, what I didn’t know was that this would only be the first of many books I would devour!

After this book was released we had a sequel called The Indomitable Miss Elizabeth, and guess what? This book is also on sale for o,99$, so again, I would grab it if I were you 😉 In this one, the bond between Darcy and Elizabeth grows bigger, and the romance is accentuated 🙂 The thing is, this is not the last one, and after reading the first two books, I know you’ll want to read the third one which is called The Inseparable Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. In this book another murder will take place and Darcy and Elizabeth who are now closer than ever will have to join forces once more to uncover the murderer.

One would think that this series would be a trilogy, after all we had Darcy, Elizabeth and now both of them named in the title, so who could be next? The answer is Mr. Tanner! In what was actually my favourite book in the series, Jennifer Joy takes a risk by writing a book whose main character is an original one. Of course Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth are still in it, but Mr. Tanner will take a lead on the fourth novel called The Immovable Mr. Tanner. I say this is a risk because we all know most readers prefer to read novels about Darcy and Elizabeth, so they are usually more profitable, but trust my words, this one is not one bit less exciting than the others! I absolutely loved Tanner! If you read my review, you’ll know why 🙂

I loved him so much that I invited him and Mr. Darcy for a little conversation, I hope you like it!



I’ve grown rather attached to the Darcy in The Meryton Mystery Series and his older brother, Tanner. Since the series’ finale went live this week, I invited them to my writing studio for one last chat.


So, guys, are you as sad as I am that the series is over?

Tanner and Darcy exchange a look, and then burst into laughter.

Tanner: Are you kidding? Now I can devote my time to my family and the inn without you sending me off to chase after another murderous lunatic.

Darcy: I’ve never slept better. You won’t hear me complaining.


Oh. I’ll admit that wasn’t quite the reaction I’d expected, but I’m happy you’re enjoying your Happily-Ever-Afters. They were hard-earned and well-deserved.

Would you like to tell readers what your favorite scene in the book was?

Darcy: The one with Ben and Nanny Kelly. You have no idea how difficult it was for me not to laugh aloud.


Me too! I always enjoy calling when the whole family is present. You are a lively bunch. However, it is not common for children to be present during social calls. How do you manage Society’s disapproval?

(Darcy gives me such a haughty look as to remind me with whom I’m speaking.)

Darcy: I care not for Society’s opinion. My family is more important to me than they could ever be.


Great answer. What about you, Tanner? Do you have a favorite scene?

Tanner: For me, it’s bittersweet, but I was never prouder of Georgiana than when she spoke with us in the study. It was then I knew she could stand on her own.

Darcy: Without us.

Tanner: (glares at Darcy) Don’t you start. I said I was proud of her, not that I was happy about her leaving us.

Darcy: Then why did you mention that scene? Isn’t breaking down doors and clobbering villains more to your liking? Why could you not choose the rescue scene?

Tanner: You make me sound like a heartless brute.

Darcy: No, that’s her. (looks at me) Have you no heart? Did you really have to put us through all that turmoil?


(Now, this, I had expected.) Don’t you think Georgiana deserves her own happy ending? Besides, you gained another brother.


Darcy: (grumbles because while he wishes Georgiana would stay a little girl forever, he really does like Michael)

Tanner: We could not have let her go for a lesser man.


(At this point, I decide it best to change the topic.) Since you’ve been so generous as to share your favorite scenes, I’ll share mine. Since I can’t pick just one, I’ll share two. First is the one with the curtain.


Tanner: That one was nice, even you have to admit, Darcy.

Darcy: I shall never look at draperies the same.


(Ignoring his sarcasm, I continue.) Second is the whole peacock kerfuffle.


Darcy: Only Lydia could scheme such a thing. You know, she expects you to write a complete novel with her as the main heroine. Her sudden popularity has gone to her head.

Tanner: She will make the most of it. As she always does. And we will make the most of our retirement. If you’ll excuse us, we must get back to our families.

(Darcy and Tanner rise to their feet, signaling the end of our discussion and leaving me to appreciate the strength of their family ties. They’re whole now, and I wish them happy together… ever after.)




Darcy sees a little girl. Tanner sees a princess. He sees a remarkable woman.

Georgiana Darcy has grown up — and she has two older brothers who take her protection so seriously, she fears she is doomed for a life of dull solitude. However, one chance encounter with a young man from her past could set her on a path of adventure and romance … if only her dear family would let her.

Michael Nelson is everything Georgiana remembers him to be: hard-working, honest, and handsome. He fills his days chasing after criminals and uniting divided families. Anything to avoid feeling the void of loneliness and his lack of family.

When Georgiana’s dearest friend is kidnapped at a crowded ball, Michael and Georgiana become partners in the search to find her and restore peace to Darcy House. But before calm, there comes a storm, and their discoveries do not go unnoticed by their unknown enemy…

The Darcys face the greatest test to their family bond yet in this fifth and final book in The Meryton Mystery Series, a sweet romance-suspense variation of Jane Austen’s timeless classic, Pride and Prejudice.



You can find The Remarkable Miss Darcy at:



and on Kindle Unlimited





Jennifer Joy would like to offer four ebook copies of The Remarkable Miss Darcy to readers. The giveaway is international and will end on the 27th of March. To enter it all you have to do is comment on this post. You know the drill, share your opinion with us and have fun! The winners will be announced here shortly after, so don’t forget to stop by to see if you were the lucky winner.

Good Luck everyone!


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30 responses to “A Meryton Mystery Series- Character Interview and Giveaway

  1. Oh my! Loved the interview 😀
    I hadn’t noticed I had missed one book in the series and need to have that remedied right away…!!! Especially to get to this new adventure!
    I have a soft spot for Georgiana and really love when she comes into her own, so I think this book will be just perfect for me!

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  2. Maria Thomas

    I love Jennifer Joy books


  3. Great interview, ladies and gentlemen! Like Darcy, I love the scene with young Ben and his nanny, but all of the ones mentioned are pretty darned good, too. This is a fantastic and fitting finale to Jennifer’s series (depending on whether or not Lydia gets her way!) and introduces us to another wonderful original hero, though I think Jonathan Tanner is my personal favourite.

    No need to enter me in the giveaway!


  4. Glynis

    I love this interview Rita, thank you so much for sharing!
    I have loved this series even Tanner’s story and you know I much prefer Darcy and Elizabeth stories usually.
    Now I’m keen to read Georgiana’s story – especially as I believe the Darcy children are featured 🙂
    Thank you (and yes after the torrential rain and gales of last weekend it’s been warm and sunny today 🙂


    • The Darcy children were so much fun to write! Darcy and Elizabeth will have plenty to do now that they’re officially retired from this series 😀
      Thank you for stopping by, Glynis! Best wishes!


  5. Marie Jones

    See these tears. So sad it’s the end of the series. However I’m looking forward to more good reads. Love this author (really)


  6. Ginna

    That was a cute little interview. I wish it had been longer though, just so that I could enjoy it even more.
    I’m looking forward to reading this final book. I’m waiting to read all of them together.


  7. virginiakohl

    An intriguing premise and lovely cover.

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy.


  8. Loved the interview. I have the first two in the series so it looks like I have some catching up to do. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the latest release.


  9. Patricia Finnegan

    Just got first book in series today and can’t wait to read it!!


  10. Baudelia Aguilar

    I already said this in another giveaway, but this is one of the best Pride & Prejudice variations series I have ever read! I would love, love, LOVE to win a copy of the final installment.


  11. Loved reading the first three and I do enjoy Tanner in the series. Would love to win the last one. Anyway, congratulations on a great series and good luck in future writings.


    • Thank you, MaryAnn! I’m going to miss these characters, but I’m so excited to share the other stories I’ve been planning with you! There will be more mysteries and adventure 😀


  12. Erika Messer

    Love the cover, and I always love stories about Georgiana, I always thought she was such an intriguing character but never really got enough time in P&P. Thank you for the interview and blurb, I can’t wait to read the series, I haven’t read any of them yet!


  13. I am one of those readers who prefer to read jaff books that are not about Darcy and Elizabeth, so I suspect the last 2 in the series will be my favourites


    • There’s a lot more freedom in writing about the lesser known characters and, of course, the original ones. I hope you enjoy reading about Tanner and this Georgiana as much as I loved writing about them. Best wishes, Vesper!

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  14. caroleincanada

    Wonderful interview! I must say the drapery and ‘dancing toads’ are some of my favourite scenes from this book. I absolutely loved it!!! Hmmm…I like the idea of a book on Lydia. After her performance, I do think she deserves it too! Hint…hint…nudge…nudge… No need to enter me in the giveaway as I own it!!


  15. Sorry for coming late to the party. The series sounds like my type of favourite genre to read as I enjoy historical fiction and a bit of intrigue. Now that the series is completed, I can start reading the first book. Btw, lovely interview, Jennifer.


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