The Mist of Her Memory – Guest Post & Giveaway

Good Afternoon everyone,

How are you this week? Do you have any plans for your weekend? I’m going to a concert on Saturday and intend on going to the beach on Sunday so I’m really glad that Friday is finally here 🙂 Also, I’ll have some free time to read which is always the best of news 🙂

But before all that I’m welcoming at From Pemberley to Milton an author who is always very creative in  her guest posts, and the one she is bringing us today is no exception.

Please join me in welcoming Suzan Lauder with a very original guest post about the music behind The Mist of Her Memory 🙂

Oh…and if like me you can only see the first video of the play list, just click on the top left corner and choose the other songs 🙂 It is worth it 🙂



What happened that fateful morning in Lambton?

What brutal attacker caused such grievous, near-fatal injuries?

Does she remain in danger? Elizabeth cannot remember!

Sequestered in her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner’s London home, Elizabeth Bennet tries to recover from a devastating incident that stole her memories during their Derbyshire tour. She continues to suffer from strange, angry voices in her head and to recall events that people tell her never happened. Even those who love her refuse to believe her. Elizabeth can barely endure the confusion!

Fitzwilliam Darcy is desperate for any hint of his beloved’s well-being, yet he lacks the information he seeks as her family forbids him contact with Elizabeth. His frustration mounts when he learns that her mental impairment incited taunting and torment in her home village of Meryton.

Which of Elizabeth’s recollections bear the closest resemblance to the truth? And what is the result of her sister Lydia’s elopement with Mr. Wickham? How is Mr. Darcy to rekindle his romance with Elizabeth when her aunt and uncle strictly shield her from him?

Prepare to grip the edge of your seat during this original romantic tale of suspense and mystery, another Pride and Prejudice variation by bestselling author Suzan Lauder.

“Suzan Lauder skillfully weaves a story that submerges you into the plot and doesn’t let go. The Mist of Her Memory’s twists and turns hold a well-guarded secret that keeps you guessing until the very end.”

– Author L. L. Diamond


You can find The Mist of Her Memory at:



The Tunes of The Mist of Her Memory

Many authors use muse-ic for inspiration and just plain enjoyment. I have found in the past that the right mood of songs helps me to maintain the mood of my novel. As a romantic suspense and mystery novel, The Mist of Her Memory deserved a mix of tunes that made the author feel the various dark moods as the story progressed. Hence, a YouTube soundtrack of 22 songs called “Pensive Suspense” came to be.

Where else would you hear classical La Fortuna from Carmina Burana mixed in with such classic hard rock as Jethro Tull’s Locomotive Breath? Or similar vintage Bowie or Elvis Costello juxtaposed with recent adult alternative classics by The Wallflowers or Whitehorse?


In most cases, it’s the muse-ic that inspires, not the lyrics. But in the case of Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles, Elizabeth’s lonely feelings are expressed. Some of the claims in Rosie and the Riveter’s Let ‘Em Talk speak to Darcy’s open admiration of Elizabeth in the ballroom scene. And Supertramp’s Crime of the Century is a classic for a mystery with murderous intentions. There are two Sting songs and two Mark Knopfler songs, as indicative of the author’s artist preferences as the theme she’s tried to capture in this inspirational set of great music.

Of course, the book isn’t all about minor keys and sad scenes. Darcy and Elizabeth get together eventually, as is supposed to happen in a romance, and the feel of Hey Rosetta’s Red Heart shows the cautious optimism about their future after their trials throughout the suspicions in the mystery as thing begin to unfold within the story and the real villain’s identity becomes known.

My apologies to those who can’t see all the videos. That changes from time to time (by country) and I left them in for the benefit of those who can. Enjoy listening and also enjoy reading The Mist of Her Memory with a better feel for the author’s inspiration.

Thanks to Rita for your indulgence in loading videos to your blog, and to Claudine for organizing this blog post for us.



A lover of Jane Austen, Regency period research and costuming, cycling, yoga, blogging, and independent travel, cat mom Suzan Lauder is seldom idle.

Her first effort at a suspense novel, The Mist of her Memory is the fifth time Lauder has been published by Meryton Press. Her earlier works include a mature Regency romance with a mystery twist, Alias Thomas Bennet; a modern short romance Delivery Boy in the holiday anthology Then Comes Winter, the dramatic tension-filled Regency romance Letter from Ramsgate, and the Regency romantic comedy, A Most Handsome Gentleman.

She and Mr. Suze and two rescue cats split their time between a loft condo overlooking the Salish Sea and a 150 year old Spanish colonial home near the sea in Mexico.

Suzan’s lively prose is also available to her readers on her blog, road trips with the redhead, on her facebook author page, on Twitter @suzanlauder, and on Instagram as Suzan Lauder. She is a lifetime member of JASNA.

Author Links:




The blog tour is just beggining, don’t forget to check all the other stops:

May 7 / Just Romantic Suspense / Book Excerpt

May 8 /  Austenesque Reviews / Vignette Post

May 9 / My Jane Austen Book Club / Book Excerpt

May 10 / From Pemberley to Milton / Guest Post

May 11 / More Agreeably Engaged / Guest Post

May 12 / Half Agony, Half Hope / Book Review

May 13 / Babblings of a Bookworm / Character Interview

May 14 / Just Jane 1813 /  Author Interview

May 15 / My Vices and Weaknesses / Book Excerpt

May 16 / Diary of an Eccentric / Book Review






Meryton Press is offering eight eBooks copies of The Mist of Her Memory.

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.

One winner per contest. Each winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter and the giveaway is international and runs until midnight, May 19, 2019.

To enter it, click here.


Good Luck Everyone!


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19 responses to “The Mist of Her Memory – Guest Post & Giveaway

  1. Wonder how Darcy will get to see Elizabeth if he has been banned


  2. Kelly Miller

    For some reason, I was only able to view/hear the Mark Knopfler song, but it was a perfect for this excellent story. It captured the tone of this romantic, creative, and suspenseful novel well!


    • suzanlauder

      We’re working on it, Kelly. It was supposed to be a link to specific songs in the playlist where you could then continue on to the other songs. I don’t know how YouTube changes that, though.


  3. sheilalmajczan

    I would love to read this and plan to either by win or by purchase.


  4. Mary

    Poor Elizabeth,it appears she’s going to have to endure some tough times before she’s united with Darcy. Sounds like an intriguing read!
    Best of luck with your book,Suzan.


  5. Michelle H

    This just sounds crazy good! Tons of angst…which just makes the joy even better. I’m going to go try the music links now.


    • suzanlauder

      I don’t know if I’d categorize it as tons of angst. I think it’s tolerable angst for most readers, but it extends from one end of the book to the other. I hope that’s what you like. I also hope you like my sounds! Let me know what you think about the muse-ic and the book.


  6. I love amnesia stories and like that there is a mystery regarding what happened to Elizabeth.


    • suzanlauder

      Thanks! Some people have said they are tired of amnesia stories, though this one is quite different, and there aren’t that many of them in the first place–and others are quite good too! I hope you enjoy the mystery.


  7. Janet Taylor

    I enjoyed the book and your muse-ic. You have some great songs that set the mood. That must have taken some time to find and set those up to inspire your muse.

    Thanks, Rita, for telling us to click on the upper left corner. When I did, I was able to see and listen to the songs. Thanks also for hosting this post.


    • suzanlauder

      Thanks, Janet. There is quite a mix there. I like them all, and for everyone there will be at least some that they like. Of course, it does portray a mood, and it will help the feel of the book.


  8. Thank you for sharing the tunes and songs that inspire you, Suzan. I listened to a few and I think you have eclectic taste. I’m going back to the playlist and listen to the rest of the songs.


    • suzanlauder

      Thanks, Lúthien! I appreciate your comment. I hope you enjoy the music, but remember, it’s not bright and cheerful. You may need to listen to a lighter mix after this.


  9. Thank you for sharing the music That helped you wrote the book. Very interesting. Thank you for the generous give away


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