Hello dear readers,
How are you? Today is a national holiday in Portugal so instead of going to the office I got to go to the beach. On normal circumstances I would say that is a preferable option, but it was just as painful because there were literally millions of people at the beach today. I ended up staying for about an hour and read a little but I confess the highlight of my day was seeing A Lady’s Reputation plot on Friends screenshots! Have you ever seen anything like that? This is probably the most creative guest post I have ever hosted and I am very honored that Amy D’Orazio created it for From Pemberley to Milton. Oh, yeah, did I failed to mention that today’s post is part of the Blog Tour for A Lady’s Reputation? It is in fact the last stop in the tour and I’m sure you’ll find this stop worth it 🙂 Enjoy!
Darcy doesn’t actually propose but a bunch of gossip goes around saying that he did.
And Elizabeth doesn’t care. She’s not marrying him, no matter what
But then Lord Saye and Colonel Fitzwilliam convince Darcy to find a way to get her to Pemberley for the summer
And Elizabeth decides to give it a shot
There’s some dancing
And people play games
Of course, its never smooth sailing… someone always comes along to throw a wrench in things
But in the end everything works out
“Mr. Darcy, I am eager to hear your explanation for the fact that quite a few people believe we are engaged.”
It starts with a bit of well-meant advice. Colonel Fitzwilliam suggests to his cousin Darcy that, before he proposes to Elizabeth Bennet in Kent, perhaps he ought to discuss his plans with their families first.
What neither man could have predicted however was that Lord Matlock would write the news to his sister or Viscount Saye would overhear, and tell his friends, or that his friends might slip a little and let their friends know as well. The news spreads just as quickly through Hertfordshire once Mrs Bennet opens the express Mr Bennet receives from Mr Darcy, and in a matter of days, it seems like everyone knows that Mr Darcy has proposed marriage to Elizabeth Bennet.
Everyone, that is, except Elizabeth herself.
Her refusal is quick and definite—until matters of reputation, hers as well as Jane’s, are considered. Then Mr Darcy makes another offer: summer at Pemberley, so that Jane can be reunited with Mr Bingley and so that he can prove to Elizabeth he is not what she thinks of him. Falling in love with him is naturally impossible…but once she knows the man he truly is, will she be able to help herself?
You can find A Lady’s Reputation at:
Today is the last stop of Amy D’Orazio’s blog tour for A Lady’s Reputation, but you can still go back and read the other posts. Here is the schedule if you are interested 🙂
Amy D’Orazio is a long-time devotee of Jane Austen and fiction related to her characters. She began writing her own little stories to amuse herself during hours spent at sports practices and the like and soon discovered a passion for it. By far, however, the thing she loves most is the connections she has made with readers and other writers of Austenesque fiction.
Amy’s other releases include “A Short Period of Exquisite Felicity” and the “The Best Part of Love,” a Readers Choice Gold Medal Winner for 2017. She has also contributed short stories to “Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues,” “Rational Creatures: Stirrings of Feminism in the Hearts of Jane Austen’s Fine Ladies” and “Yuletide: A Jane Austen-inspired Collection of Stories.”
You are encouraged to visit all the stops on the blog tour and comment. Quills & Quartos Publishing will be giving away one $50 Amazon gift card to one enthusiastic follower! You get one point for every blog stop you visit and leave a comment. Good luck!
Good Luck everyone!