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Longbourn Inheritance by Laraba Kendig – Excerpt & Giveaway

Good Afternoon everyone,

I am hosting for the first time at From Pemberley to Milton Laraba Kendig, an author who has already published 10 Pride & Prejudice variations, but who has only recently come to my attention. This month she released another book in the Pride and Prejudice Variation Series called Longbourn Inheritance and it is already #1 Best Seller in Amazon, so I am really happy that Mrs. Kendig accepted to share an excerpt of it in my blog. 

I hope you join me in congratulating Mr. Kendig for this new release and it’s success 🙂 Don’t forget, there is a giveaway of one ebook copy of Longbourn Inheritance, so make sure you leave a comment to apply to it. 

Thank you for visiting Ms. Kending, I hope this is the first of many visits 🙂


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In London, he was well received by nobles and gentry alike.  But was that because he was an exemplary person, or because everyone knew of his wealth and status?

“What do you think?” Darcy inquired aloud of his companion.  “Am I truly obnoxious and overly proud to those outside my circle?”

Maxwell, the red spaniel, had been trotting around happily, nosing this, nudging that, kicking his heels with sheer delight at being on a walk with a fine human male on a misty morning in November. At these words, however, the beast sat down and lifted a soulful gaze to the man, his eyes glistening with adoration as he proceeded to pant slowly, his feathery tail wagging slowly back and forth along the ground and accruing a new muddy brown coating.

“You think not?” Darcy inquired, dropping his hand to rub the dog’s ears.  “Well, that is a relief, young fellow. I feel certain that your analysis of human behavior is equal to my friend Bingley’s, or perhaps even more reliable.”

Maxwell barked agreeably and wagged his now very dirty tail, slobbering with ardent enthusiasm.

Darcy laughed and rose to his feet, “Well, I am glad that I have made a friend in you, at any rate.  But come, I think we could both use a little more exercise, do you not think?”

Maxwell leaped forward happily at these words and man and dog wandered farther down the trail, growing increasingly wet from the still dripping fronds.

After slogging another half mile or so, Darcy was pleased to come upon the road which ran along the northern edge of Netherfield. He was pleasantly exhausted and wished to return to his room for a bath and a change of clothes.

He smiled to himself and took a few eager strides down the road. There was a sudden rustle across the lane and before Darcy could react, Maxwell lunged in front of him in search of a fragrant bird which had fluttered into smelling distance.

Darcy tripped over the dog, falling hard, and yelped in pain.

 

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Elizabeth Bennet, dressed in a warm pelisse and woolen gown, was enjoying the chill of a sunny November morning when she heard the barking ahead of her on the road.  With a frown, she peered down the road intently, where a fluffy red dot was leaping up and down in the distance.

She spurred Daisy on gently, causing her mare to begin trotting. A second later, the rope in her hand, the one guiding Buttercup, jerked backward slightly. Of course Buttercup, being old and lazy, had no desire to move quickly.

“Come, Buttercup,” Elizabeth commanded, and to the mare’s credit, Buttercup shifted into a sullen jog.

Two minutes later, the red leaping dot had grown into a long legged puppy who was circling around a gentleman who was sitting up cautiously on the side of the road, a man who was …

“Mr. Darcy?!”

Fitzwilliam Darcy looked up, his brow furrowed, his face slightly pale.

“Miss Elizabeth,” he replied tautly.

Elizabeth gazed down at the man with a mixture of bewilderment and embarrassment. The last time she had met Mr. Darcy, she had given him a set down and while she was not ashamed of her words, she felt a little awkward at meeting him in this way, especially since he was apparently not well.

“Are you injured, sir?”

Darcy shifted a little and winced in pain, “I fear so, yes. Maxwell dashed in front of me in pursuit of a bird, and regrettably I tripped over him.”

“Maxwell?” Elizabeth inquired, and then nodded as she carefully swung herself down to the ground. “Oh, the puppy.  I am so sorry.”

“At least Maxwell seems all right,” Darcy commented, running a careful hand down the animal’s furry body.  “I was afraid I might have lamed him in my fall, as I am a big man to fall on a smallish dog.”

Elizabeth’s eyebrows rose at this remarkable statement. Given Mr. Darcy’s lofty behavior, she would not have expected him to be concerned about the beast responsible, however innocently, for injuring him.

“Is anything broken, Mr. Darcy?” she inquired worriedly, glancing around in search of anyone who might be able to help.  Not surprisingly, no one was in sight.  It was still early in the morning, and the only reason Elizabeth was on the road was because she desired to whisk Jane away from Netherfield as soon as possible. She would not have it said that Miss Bennet of Longbourn overstayed her welcome!

“I hope it is merely a sprain,” Darcy said, trying to rise to his feet before sinking back with soft moan of pain. “It may be broken, however.”

“I can ride to Netherfield and send help or, if you like, you can attempt to mount Buttercup. She is a placid horse, but I do not know if you are able to climb onto her with your injured leg.”

Darcy looked up at Elizabeth eagerly, “I would like to try, Miss Elizabeth.  The ground is uncomfortable, and I confess to being wet and increasingly cold.”

 


Elizabeth must oversee Longbourn after a family tragedy. Mr. Darcy is intrigued, Mr. Collins is baffled and Mr. Wickham is enticed.

Matthew Bennet, Lydia’s twin brother, has died. Elizabeth finds herself managing the Longbourn estate, while balancing the needs of her family with her own desires for a happy future.

Mr. Bingley rents Netherfield, and his friend, Mr. Darcy, comes to visit. When Darcy is injured, it is Elizabeth who comes to his rescue, sparking a friendship that surprises them both.

Mr. Collins’s foolishness, Mr. Wickham’s greed and Lady Catherine’s ambition cause the situation to grow far more complicated for our favorite characters. Will Darcy and Elizabeth overcome adversity to find their happily ever after?

 

 

You can find Longbourn Inheritance at:

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

on Kindle Unlimited

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I am a scientist by training, but a writer at heart. I have always loved reading with a passion and turned my hand to fanfiction a few years ago. I write stories similar to the ones I enjoy reading. They are interesting but light, romantic but not steamy. I am a super fan of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and have been having a wonderful time writing P&P variations, exploring how new circumstances affect the beloved characters. So far I have published several novel-length Regency Romance Pride and Prejudice variations via Amazon and Kindle Unlimited. My books include ‘The Banished Uncle’ and ‘A Fortuitous Fall’.


Laraba Kendig is giving away an ebook copy of Longbourn Inheritance to one of my readers. To enter the giveaway please comment on this post and let us know what you thought about this excerpt. The giveaway is internacional and is open until the 10th of April.

Good Luck everyone!

 

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Mr. Darcy’s Persuasion by Cass Grafton & Ada Bright

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When I heard Cass Grafton and Ada Bright were writing a Pride & Prejudice / Persuasion mashup I knew I had to read it. What could be more perfect then the characters from my two favorite Austen novels sharing page time in a new story?

My expectations were high and I was certainly not disappointed. In this story, Anne Elliot is acquainted with Charlotte Lucas and while visiting her in Hertfordshire meets Elizabeth Bennet. The young ladies form a friendship and Elizabeth is invited to stay with Anne at Kellynch Hall for a time. What none of the ladies knows, is that because of Georgiana’s recent health issues, Mr. Darcy is leasing a house on the Estate, which means that Elizabeth will be forced to spend more time then she would have liked with a certain gentleman from Derbyshire.

Mr. Darcy’s Persuasion will therefore take place mainly at Kellynch Hall where the Elliots will present themselves as the main antagonists of Elizabeth, Darcy, Anne and Wentworth. This book is long but very well written, and for that reason, it is engaging and easy to read. I loved many aspects about it, but the ones that I would like to highlight are the setting, Anne and Elizabeth’s friendship, and Captain Wentworth’s character.

Even though this book also tells us the story of Anne and Captain Wentworth, and they share some of the most romantic moments in the book, it is mainly a Darcy and Elizabeth story, and it was very interesting to see it take place at Kellynch. It was the first time I saw this setting in a P&P story, and the fact that these characters spend most of their time at this estate gave the story a cozyness I always appreciate in a book. I could picture all the scenes taking place at Meadowbrook House and the cottage, and at times I even felt I was there with the characters myself. 

Also, because this story takes place at Kellynch, our anti-heros are different from the usual ones. I loved to hate the baronet and his oldest daughter, and it was refreshing to see a different antagonist in the plot, even if Miss Elliot did resemble Caroline Bingley at times. I can’t say much about the secrets that were revealed in the ending, but I wasn’t expecting that revelation which I absolutely loved! I believe most readers will feel Miss Elliot had everything she deserved. 

Anne and Elizabeth’s friendship is also an unexplored plotline and I loved to see how two completely different ladies found common ground in their friendship using their differences to strengthen each other. In Mr. Darcy’s Persuasion, Jane makes a decision that creates friction with Elizabeth, and Anne felt like the perfect replacement for Jane’s calm and sensible personality. Anne had a bit more character though, and even a teasing tone, that made her friendship with Elizabeth much more alive then the one we often see Elizabeth having with Jane. Elizabeth’s devotion to Anne and all the support she gave her was endearing and I can see these two couples spending many pleasurable times together (can you tell I’m begging for a sequel?).

Captain Wentworth was everything I hoped for and even though I would have liked to see him take a more active part in assisting Mr. Darcy solving the conundrum he found himself in, Wentworth was the perfect hero, strong, steady and charming. His scenes with Anne were always electrifying and very emotional. I also enjoyed seeing a bit more of Captain Wentworth’s brother instead of his sister. Most Persuasion novels have Mrs Croft present but say little about Reverend Wentworth and the change in this one was something new and refreshing. 

Summing up, if you like Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion, you should not miss this novel. It is a new and interesting story which takes place in a cozy setting that will captivate you. I recommend it to everyone who likes a good romance 🙂

You can find Mr. Darcy’s Persuasion at:

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

and on Kindle Unlimited

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The Unread Letter by Kara Pleasants – Excerpt & Giveaway

Good Afternoon everyone,

Today I am very pleased to welcome Kara Pleasants to From Pemberley to Milton with an excerpt of The Unread Letter, her recently released novella. Ms. Pleasants first book, Disenchanted, was one of my favorites from last year which means I am very excited about this new novel. I am sure the writting style will be exquisite 🙂

Today’s excerpt is one of Ms. Pleasants favorite scenes in the book, and I can easily understand why, I hope you like it as much as I did 🙂

Thank you so much for visiting Ms Pleasants, and thank you to everyone at Quills & Quartos for the opportunity to be a part of this tour 🙂


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Hi, Rita! 

A huge thank you for having me come and visit as part of my blog tour for The Unread Letter.

This excerpt is one of my favorite places in the novella—a section that I added while reworking an earlier and much shorter version. In this variation, I explore the question of what might happen to Elizabeth and the Bennets if she had never read Mr. Darcy’s letter—and it takes her to Brighton, rather than to Derbyshire.

This new location allowed me to explore Brighton and the surrounding landscape of Sussex. I had a memory of seeing white cliffs on a visit to England as a child, which I was later able to discover were, in fact, the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs.

Elizabeth is drawn to nature, and I always felt a kinship with her because of this (I am also a very good walker). I hope you enjoy this excerpt, where she explores a true gem of the Sussex seaside. 

 

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Nothing could adequately prepare Elizabeth for the sight of the majestic, rolling series of white chalk cliffs that made up the Seven Sisters. Elizabeth gasped at the sight, quickening her pace when she was able to run out to the pebbly beach, strewn with rocks covered in green seaweed and algae. The peaks of the Seven Sisters lay like a shining crown set against the channel. The sheer cliff-face lay broken off as if at the edge of the earth. Elizabeth waited for Jane to catch up before they counted the seven gentle slopes together. Never had she seen such sharp contrasts of colour—the rich azure water against the white cliffs covered with green grass. And above it all, an endless sky streaked by cirrus clouds.

Here, the beach was free of the throngs of tourists and rows of bathing machines, the swarms of seagulls ready to pounce at the slightest morsel. Elizabeth did not miss the crowds, but she did sigh to think that she could not take advantage of the bathing machine to swim out farther into the channel and gaze at the cliffs from the water. She suggested to Jane instead that they take off their shoes to wade. Thus they spent at least an hour walking up and down the rocky beach, looking for seashells and almost falling in once or twice because of the slippery algae. They managed to stay in the water long enough for their toes to wrinkle, but Elizabeth could not help but stay as long as she could. The beautiful pictures of the sea-people that the children imagined had worked their way into her own thoughts—she liked to think that she was a selkie herself, only in need of her seal skin to let her explore the deep secrets of the ocean.

When the shadows grew longer, Mrs Gardiner called for them from the place where she and Mr Gardiner had been resting on a weathered log. “Will you be ready to go, dears, in half an hour? Though I wish we could stay to see the sunset, we do have a journey back to Brighton, and there is still the walk back to Seaford.”

“Nearly ready!” Elizabeth called back and turned conspiratorially to Jane. “Just this last time, we shall walk East towards the Seven Sisters before we turn back.”

“We may start our slow return to Seaford now,” Mr Gardiner said. “Our legs do not carry us as rapidly as yours.”

Elizabeth and Jane waved them off and decided that it would be better to put back on their shoes. They started walking together along the shoreline, until Jane fell a bit behind.

“Oh, Lizzy, you will never want to leave this place, will you?” she teased with a smile. “But I do think we should rejoin our aunt and uncle!”

“You go, I will catch up,” Elizabeth insisted, “I promise. As much as I wish I could walk from here all the way to Beachy Head, I will content myself with a final glimpse.”

She closed her eyes and breathed in deeply, the salt of the sea in her nostrils and the wind caressing her face. She waved solemnly to the Seven Sisters and then turned back with reluctance, her sister some distance away. Presently, she paused at the sight of a glinting white conical shell amongst the seaweed just ahead. She bent down to retrieve it, marveling at its smooth lines and delicate curve, when she felt her foot lose its grip on the rocks slick with algae and she let out a short exclamation of dismay as she fell backwards onto the beach. 

Imagine her surprise to hear a similar cry of alarm just behind her and the sound of rushing footsteps coming towards her. 

“Are you quite all right?” came the trembling voice of a young girl. 

Elizabeth looked up sheepishly from her place amid the wet seaweed. “I think I am all right, the only thing permanently injured is my pride.”

The girl, who was tall and must have been about sixteen, offered her a hand, which Elizabeth eagerly took. The girl pulled, and Elizabeth struggled to find a footing until she was sure—for a moment—that she was back on her feet, when they both slipped at the same time and found themselves sitting opposite each other. 

“Well, I am no help at all!” the girl cried.

Elizabeth burst into laughter. “What a disaster! I think we had better try to stand independently of one another—however ungraceful our appearance may be.” She saw that Jane had heard their distress and was now approaching. “Wait, wait!” Elizabeth called out to her, “We cannot have you falling into the seaweed, too!” She turned her attention back to her newfound companion, “Oh dear, now I have ruined your fine dress! Are you hurt at all?”

They both scrambled to their feet at the same moment, and Elizabeth tried to assist the girl by brushing her dress. 

Jane arrived out of breath. “Are you well, Lizzy?”

“Yes, Jane, but I have injured this beautiful creature.” Elizabeth took both of their hands to lead them away from the treacherous patch of rocks. 

“I am well,” the girl said, smiling shyly to reassure them.

“Are you quite sure?” Elizabeth tried again to brush off her dress.

“Where is your companion?” Jane enquired, “You are not here alone!”

“No, no,” the girl replied, seeming to draw herself in. “Here is my brother now.”

Elizabeth and Jane turned in the direction the girl indicated and discerned the familiar figure of a tall gentleman walking towards them, concern marking his features. Elizabeth’s mouth dropped open in shock.

“Georgiana, are you well?” the gentleman said, not looking at first towards anyone other than his sister “I am sorry to have let you stray so far. I saw you fall and—” He stopped short as his eyes turned and connected with Elizabeth’s. “Miss Elizabeth!”

“Mr Darcy!” 


For every one of his smiles, she thought of his letter and blushed with shame of what she had done. Oh, that she might have just looked at it!

After rejecting Mr Darcy’s proposal at Hunsford, Elizabeth Bennet is surprised when he finds her walking the next day and hands her a letter. Without any expectation of pleasure—but with the strongest curiosity—she begins to open the letter, fully intending to read it.

It really was an accident—at first. Her shaking hands broke the seal and somehow tore the pages in two. Oh, what pleasure she then felt in tearing the pages again and again! A glorious release of anger and indignation directed towards the man who had insulted her and courted her in the same breath. She did feel remorse, but what could she do? The letter was destroyed, and Elizabeth expected that she would never see Mr Darcy again. 

Home at Longbourn, she discovers that her youngest sisters are consumed by a scheme to go to Brighton—and Elizabeth finds herself drawn to the idea of a visit to the sea. But the surprises of Brighton are many, beginning with a chance meeting on the beach and ending in unexpected romance all around. 

 

 

 

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You can find The Unread Letter at:

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

on Kindle Unlimited

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Kara Pleasants lives in a lovely hamlet called Darlington in Maryland, where she and her husband are restoring an 18th century farm in Susquehanna State Park. They have two beautiful and vivacious daughters, Nora and Lina. A Maryland native, Kara spent a great deal of her childhood travelling with her family, including six years living in Siberia, as well as five years in Montana, before finally making her way back home to attend the University of Maryland. 

Kara is an English teacher and Department Chair at West Nottingham Academy. She has taught at the secondary and collegiate level at several different schools in Maryland. Her hobbies include: making scones for the farmer’s market, writing poetry, watching fantasy shows, making quilts, directing choir, and dreaming about writing an epic three-party fantasy series for her daughters.


Quills & Quartos is giving away an ebook copy of The Unread Letter to one of my readers. To enter the giveaway please comment on this post and let us know what you thought about this excerpt.

The drawing will occur  a week after the tour ends and the winner announced shortly after that.

Good Luck everyone!

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A Captain for Caroline Gray by Julie Wright

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A Captain for Caroline Gray is a well written book with strong lead characters placed in a different and interesting setting that I could not have loved more. 

In this novel we are introduced to Caroline Gray, a witty young woman who takes interest in many things that are not usually discussed among society ladies. This characteristic makes her a bluestocking in the eyes of society, and after several seasons without any success in attracting a man who is not afraid or disgusted with her intellect, she is faced with a terrible situation. Her late fathers estate is entailed to a distant cousin who has recently married, which means both she and her mother need to vacate their home. Without anywhere to go, or relatives able to assist both her and her mother, she accepts a proposal made to her by an acquaintance. She will pay for Caroline’s trip to India if Caroline accepts to have dinner with her son who is stationed there. The purpose is obviously for Caroline to marry him, but she is not obliged to do so if she doesn’t like the gentleman. This is not a prospect that pleases an independent mind like Caroline, but without any other options in front of her, she has to accept that travelling to India may be the only chance she has to get married and not be a burden to her family. 

Aboard the HMS Persistence, Caroline Gray meets several ladies who are also travelling to India with hopes of finding husbands, and many different crew members, but the most memorable one is Captain Scott. 

Captain Scott is the perfect romantic hero. He is strong, intelligent, honorable and is not afraid of a lady who can think and speak her mind, so when Miss Caroline Gray starts speaking, unlike the other man she has met until that moment, he is fascinated by her. 

When the growing attraction and affection between Caroline Gray and Captain Scott can no longer be denied, what will she do about the Captain waiting for her in India?

I loved everything about this book, but I believe I can sum it up to : the writing; the characters and the setting. 

The writing of this book is enticing and addictive. Once I started reading this story I could not put it down. The pace of the novel is ideal with a perfect balance of page time between the secondary characters and the main ones, with some adventure and small problems being intertwined with romantic scenes, and the intensity of the romance and dialogues between Caroline and Captain Gray is prodigious. I kept highlighting passages of this book, and during chapter 17 I literally held my breath because I was afraid that even my own breathing would interfere with the intense and overwhelming moment I was witnessing. I felt transported into Persistence and even if for a long time the story takes place in a ship, I never felt the narrative was taking place in a confined space. There were always different things happening in the ship and many different places inside it to where the author takes us to making it always an adventure. I kept imagining where Caroline would go next to make her drawings. This was the first book I’ve read from Julie Wright, but I am now convinced I must read more of her works. 

The main characters are both perfect! If you love Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, you will love Caroline Gray and Captain Thomas Scott. She is intelligent, interesting and outspoken, and he is honorable, blunt and with a strength of character that is charming. I loved them both and they seem to me like the perfect romantic couple. The secondary characters were also very interesting and definitely a plus to the story. From the ladies travelling on the Persistence to Lieutenant Peterson, Black and young Tom, I never felt they were less important in the progression of the story, and they all played important parts in it.

The setting was also something I adored because this ship is not the usual military ship I am used to seeing in regency stories, so we are able to see different interactions between characters during the dinner time and to visit many places we don’t usually see in ships. But the story also moves along to India, and it was also very nice to see the author characterize Mumbai and its inhabitants. That was something completely new to me and I loved it very much, even if it was not a big part of the book. 

Summing up, A Captain for Caroline Gray is a novel that should not be missed! Its characters are unforgettable, the romance is intense and captivating, and the plot is full of adventures. The only quibble I had with this book was that the ending scene seemed a bit abrupt and I would have liked to either see it extended or to have an epilogue giving us more insight into the lives of Caroline, Captain Scott and even young Tom. Nevertheless, this is a book I highly recommend to everyone!

 

A Captain for Caroline Gray at:

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

and on Audible

 


NEW author bio

Julie Wright wrote her first book when she was fifteen and has written over twenty novels since then. She is a Whitney Awards winner for best romance with her books Cross My Heart and Lies Jane Austen Told Me, and she is a Crown Heart recipient for the novel The Fortune Café.
She has one husband, three kids, one dog, and a varying amount of fish, frogs, and salamanders (depending on attrition). She loves writing, reading, hiking, playing with her kids, and watching her husband make dinner.
She hates mayonnaise.

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You can contact her through the following media: 

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Mr. Darcy’s Persuasion Giveaway Winners

Good Afternoon everyone,

I was very honored to interview Cass Grafton and Ada Bright on the release day of Mr. Darcy’s Persuasion, a book I have been reading for the last couple of days and that continues to captivate me 🙂 During the interview I learned many things about this book as well as the writing process involving more than one author, and I would like to thank Cass and Ada for their patience with me, and for answering all my questions:)

I would also like to thank them for their generosity because they brought with them  2 ebook copies of Mr. Darcy’s Persuasion to giveaway to my readers, along with 2 goodie bags! Isn’t that awesome? 

Now the time has come to announce the winners, so without further ado, here they are: 

Mr. Darcy’s Persuasion

*** Charlotte***

*** Jennifer Redlarczyk***

Goodie Bags

*** Jen D. ***

*** Glynis***

Congratulations ladies! As always, can you please contact me throught e-mail ritaluzdeodato at gmail dot com so your prize may be sent to you? Please provide me with the email address to which the book may be sent to you, and the Amazon store in which you have an account. For the Goodie bags, can you please send me your address?

Happy Reading everyone!

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Darcy Interrupted by Demi Monde

I don’t usually read novels that are categorised as sensual or steamy, but I got a free copy of the Darcy Interrupted audiobook, and because it is such a short story, I thought I could listen to it. I was pleasantly surprised to see that this story is not as the other two or three I’ve read, in the sense that it doesn’t solely focus on the sexual life of the newly married couple, but it adds some back story to it.

In this small novella, shortly after the newlyweds Darcy and Elizabeth arrive at Pemberley, Lady Catherine makes an appearance and throughout the entire novel keeps interrupting the moment Darcy has been waiting for since marrying Elizabeth. Her interruptions and their reactions to them are very funny, especially her last appearance. This humorous side of the story was the decisive factor for me to enjoy Darcy Interrupted.

I wasn’t expecting it, but I did enjoy this novella very much. It was short but funny, and the intimate scenes between Darcy and Elizabeth are not too explicit.

However, as the title says, it is a sensual story and it does have some intimate scenes between Darcy and Elizabeth, so I would only advise this to readers who do not mind reading about it. As I mentioned before, I don’t usually like this type of stories, but this one was somehow different because of Lady Catherine’s presence, so maybe, if you’re not completely against it, you’ll like it just like I did. 

Summing up, Darcy Interrupted is a very short story with some intimate scenes between Darcy and Elizabeth, but not too explicit and with very funny moments that made me laugh out loud.

Audiobook Narration:

Elizabeth Bennet’s Level

This book is very short and easy to narrate, but the Piers Ryman voice is enchanting and addictive! I could listen to that voice the entire day without tiring. Highly recommend him as narrator.

You can find Darcy Interrupted at:

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

on Audible

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Dangerous Magic by Monica Fairview

Dangerous Magic is not the typical book I would eagerly wait to read because I am not much into magic, however, everything in it is so perfect, that after reading it, I am now eagerly anticipating the sequel to be transported into this this magical realm once more.

I’ve read a few books that have magic elements in it, but Dangerous Magic is in a completely different league and stands out from all others. Unlike other books, the magic element in Dangerous Magic is not something that is simply added to a Darcy and Elizabeth story, it is the story itself, which makes the plot much more interesting and compelling in my perspective. I can easily see this book becoming part of a long term series, and I can see the resemblance it has to the appeal Harry Potter generated in millions of readers.

In Dangerous Magic the war between England and France is not fought by the usual military soldiers, it is fought by their best mages, and England is losing ground being almost dependent on Mr. Darcy, one of its strongest mages. However, he is a Janus Mage, which means that for him to be at his best, he must be paired with a “twin” mage. With only a few other mages compatible with Mr. Darcy’s magic, and being Elizabeth Bennet his best match, she is called to serve her country. However, she is not just required to fight the French, she is required to marry Mr. Darcy, a man she never met before.

Even though the story starts out with a forced marriage scenario, it doesn’t follow the usual plot lines we are used to. First, the main focus is not the marriage itself, but the bonding that needs to be created between Elizabeth and Darcy for them to be ready for the war against France. Secondly, instead of having one of them resenting the other because of the marriage, we see Elizabeth and Darcy joining forces to achieve a common goal. They have different views on how magic can be used, but their love for their country and their sense of duty, will bring them together, and slowly, they start seeing how their opposite views will make them stronger. I loved to see how resilient Elizabeth and Darcy’s connection was and how their love slowly grew into something bigger then themselves. I felt they could conquer everything as long as they were working together.

Most scenes in this book are placed at Founder’s Hall, where the most talented mages of the country are training to be ready for battle, and I loved everything about that place. I loved the existing rules and habits, the different rooms of the Hall, which were vivid in my mind due to Monica Fairview’s excellent writing, and most of all, I loved getting to know the different types of mages that exist. It made perfect sense for some mages to be specialised on attack, others to specialise on defensive spells, and also for healers to be around to care for the ones fighting in the front lines. This entire magic background made the book enthralling.

Another aspect I loved in Dangerous Magic was how Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth’s personalities were so well adjusted to the type of magic they practised. It was only logical that Mr. Darcy practises an academic magic, which follows the rules and requires a lot of study to memorize spells, while Elizabeth’s magic is more self-governed and based on instinct. Their strength and worthiness was proved in the final battle, and were it not for their divergent yet compatible gifts, all would be lost. I felt transported into this world and I was fighting alongside Darcy and Elizabeth on that last battle. Not every book can make me feel inside the story, but Dangerous Magic did that from the first word to the last one.

Darcy was in essentials the same we see in canon, except that in this book he is probably the only Mage who can save England from Napolean, giving him an additional charm that will certainly appeal to all readers. And Elizabeth’s character was pure perfection. I loved everything about her, but especially her resilience and ability to adapt to new and trying situations.

Dangerous Magic is a book that transports its readers into a wonderful new realm full of excitement. It is so well written that each scene is vivid and appears to be happening right in front of us. The magic element, the Hall, the war with Napolean and Elizabeth and Darcy’s romance all blend into an engaging story that I could not put down. I read this book non-stop and when I finished reading it, I felt the immediate need to either re-read it or read a sequel. I wanted to keep fighting the French mages with Darcy and Elizabeth, and even though it is a standalone, I wanted to know if they will win the war, if Elizabeth will form a friendship with Miss Bingley, if Lady Alice will receive her rightful punishment and how the Darcy’s will bring their magic into battle. Luckily, I know a sequel is in the works, and I can only hope it is released very shortly, because I am eager to read it.

Summing up, Dangerous Magic is a book no one should miss! It is a well written and engrossing story that creates a universe difficult to forget. It is one of my favourite books this year and I highly recommend it to everyone! If you love books around magic, you’ll be hooked with this one, and if you don’t, well…let’s just say that is about to change 🙂

Dangerous Magic was released today and you can find at:

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Amazon.co.uk

and on Kindle Unlimited

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Fearful Symmetry by Gailie Ruth Caress – Deleted Scene & Giveaway

Good Afternoon everyone,

Today I am very pleased to welcome Gailie Ruth Caress at From Pemberley to Milton for the first time.

It is always a great joy to welcome new authors to this blog and particularly to the genre, especially when they are like minded people as Gailie seems to be 🙂 I found someone else with whom to discuss Gaskell’s work and that is always a reason for joy 🙂 But she is not here to talk about Margaret and John, she will share with you a deleted scene of her book Fearful Symmetry, a very interesting take on Pride and Prejudice. I hope you enjoy the deleted scene and the book 🙂

Thank you for visiting Gailie, and thank you to everyone at Quills & Quartos for the opportunity to be a part of this tour 🙂


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Thank you for having me here to visit today, Rita! 

I’m thrilled to introduce Fearful Symmetry to your readers in particular because so many of them are like me: they love reading Elizabeth Gaskell in near-equal measure to Jane Austen!

In immersing into the world of Pride & Prejudice to write my own novel variation, I’m aware that that I consciously chose to pull out and emphasize certain dynamics that resemble elements in North & South that I think readers of Gaskell will recognize and love, including: 

– a heroine (Elizabeth) who showcases her grit in the face of hard circumstances and difficult family dynamics;

– a hero (Darcy) who is unafraid of the circumstances surrounding his beloved, and instead admires her for her grace under such pressure. (And don’t we love him for it!)

Today I wanted to share a deleted scene featuring our favorite couple that builds some playfulness into my tale of hardship. Let me set the scene a little.

 

DELETED SCENE: INTERLUDE BEFORE A WALK WITH MR DARCY (AND HIS DOG)

Upon discovering Elizabeth on the point of going out to walk Netherfield’s grounds with his playful hound Caesar, Darcy offers to escort her. Elizabeth, surprised but delighted, rushes to make good on his offer. This scene included just a bit of humor from the other Bennet girls towards the end that was later cut but still makes me smile.

“Caesar, you must stay here. Stay!” [Elizabeth] urged him, putting out her hand. Caesar licked it.

“No, boy. Here—sit. Sit!” When he complied, Elizabeth nodded. “Good boy. Stay!”

Examining the hound and finding Caesar was somewhat calmer, Elizabeth began to climb the steps to gather her things. As she progressed, her suspicions were stirred when she heard movement behind her echoing on the marble landing below.

“No, boy! Stay!” she commanded, whirling around on the step.

“If you insist, Miss Elizabeth,” said a surprised Mr Darcy, putting up his hands in surrender and arresting his progress below her.

“Oh! Forgive me, sir,” Elizabeth apologized, her colour rising at once. “I was speaking to Caesar.”

“I believe you will find him obeying my orders and lying down, as I have found he has never shown the will to master the command to ‘stay’.”

“Ah,” said Elizabeth, peering beyond and below Mr Darcy to where the dog was lying belly-down upon the cool marble of the foyer and peering up at both of them curiously. She bit back a smile. “I cannot much blame him. I have never mastered that particular command myself. I was going for a walk, and I hoped to take Caesar with me.”

Mr Darcy nodded and ascended to the step below Elizabeth’s, bringing his gaze nearly level to her own. His eyes searched her face. “If you are indeed well enough for such an excursion, I am certain Caesar would welcome the exercise.” He looked back at the hound that returned his master’s regard with raised ears and a thump of the tail. “As would I. May I accompany you, and perhaps keep your companion from running off into the next county?”

Elizabeth hid her astonishment. “You may, but if only if you will indulge me and explain why you think poor Caesar would ever feel the need to run away from me.”

“Quite simply, madam, it is because you are not as challenging to catch as a rabbit, which has always proven a temptation to Caesar above all other things.”

“You have never seen me run in open country, sir,” she challenged. “I may be every bit as swift as a hare.”

Mr Darcy smiled. “I shall expect you to be quick, then, as you gather your things.”

“I shall bound away soon enough, but I may be detained by one more errand,” Elizabeth replied around a smile as she brought her letter up between their faces. She fluttered her fresh missive teasingly in the air before her as though fanning her cheeks as she finished, “—I must first post my letter to your sister, if she is to receive it by Saturday night.”

The intensity of Mr Darcy’s gaze increased. Before she had time to react, he caught her hand by the wrist with a gentle but firm grasp. While Elizabeth was shocked into stillness, he neatly plucked the note from her fingers.

Mr Darcy grinned in triumph as he released her. “I shall post it now,” he said lightly, saluting her with his prize. “Bingley’s man is presently in the foyer.”

She gave him her curtsey. “You had best be about it, then, before I return,” she said pertly, as she turned and sprinted up the stairs.

From below, she heard Mr Darcy’s quiet chuckle. She felt color fly into her cheeks, but she continued upward with a determined step, finding herself too fascinated by his sudden attentions to waste time questioning them. 

On the landing above, Elizabeth nearly ran poor Kitty down, and she squeaked a hasty apology to her. 

“Gracious me! Elizabeth, did you see a ghost?” Kitty gasped, before she coughed and pressed a hand to her chest. 

“Not a ghost, Kitty! Only a dog!” Elizabeth called over her shoulder.

“A what?” Kitty hollered back.

“I cannot explain now! I have to be away—as swift as a hare!” Unwilling to share her plans with her little sister, Elizabeth made haste her object. She nearly dove into the dormitory she shared with Jane, ready to pillage their scant belongings for the articles she needed for her walk with Mr Darcy.

Kitty still had her mouth agape in the hallway when Lydia emerged from their mother’s room to discover the source of the shouting. 

“Lud, Kitty, what was that all about?” Lydia asked. 

Kitty shrugged. “Lizzy has lost her senses! She ran up the stairs spouting all sorts of nonsense. I cannot make it out. Dogs and hares indeed!”

Lydia snorted in laughter. “Are you certain she is not running away from Mr Collins again? If he were pursuing me, I might sprint a whole staircase and shout nonsense, too.”

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This story was a joy to write—especially these moments of humour that sweeten the seriousness of the tale.  Thank you for reading along and getting a little taste of Fearful Symmetry!


Darcy had never known such a woman, one who could rush into an inferno and emerge as bold and brilliant as burnished brass, bright as any mirror.

Fitzwilliam Darcy had planned to leave Netherfield Park and all thoughts of the enchanting Miss Elizabeth Bennet behind him—until one night when he saw smoke rising from Longbourn and realised she was imperiled. 

Elizabeth Bennet found Mr Darcy arrogant and insufferable right up until he became her hero, pulling her and her sister from the fire that devastated their home, and could have claimed both of their lives. Seeing how he put his own life at risk to pull her from the fire, how could she help but change her opinion of him?

Thrown together again in the refuge offered at Netherfield, Darcy and Elizabeth’s unexpected bond gains strength. But disapproval, debts, and doubts all arise when the costs in time and expense involved in rebuilding Longbourn threaten to widen the gulf in standing between Elizabeth and Darcy in the eyes of society. Amidst these perplexities of destruction and decorum, can love’s courage overcome calamity?

 

 

 

 

You can find Fearful Symmetry at:

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

on Kindle Unlimited

and on Audible!

 

 

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Gailie Ruth Caress, author of Fearful Symmetry, never dreamed of writing a debut novel in her own pleasure-reading genre when she was a no-nonsense, 4.0-chasing English major who won prizes for her academic essays at Hanover College in her home state of Indiana. Forced to readily adapt after a pivotal loss in early adulthood, she became a dabbler in many forms of expression and relationship-building—from opera and ballroom dance to nonprofit education and mentoring. And yet, she committed mid-Pandemic to the challenge of completing the manuscript of the story that kept her up at night, driven by a need to borrow from the courageous vulnerability of her favorite Jane Austen couple in a landscape transformed by disaster.

Her everyday life continues to hold unexpected adventures. Her two small boys and a duo of sassy tabby cats run wild on the Illinois prairie around a parsonage, where they keep her busy alongside rural community and ministry work with her pastor-husband. Learn more about Gailie Ruth at gailieruthwrites.com.


Quills & Quartos is giving away an ebook copy of Fearful Symmetry to one of my readers. To enter the giveaway please comment on this post and let us know what you thought about this excerpt.

The drawing will occur  a week after the tour ends—March 19, 2021 and the winner announced shortly after that.

Good Luck everyone!

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Mr. Darcy’s Persuasion – An Interview with Cass Grafton & Ada Bright with giveaway

Good Morning everyone, 

It’s release day for Mr. Darcy’s Persuasion and I am extremely honored to have its authors here with me to celebrate this special day 🙂

When I heard this book was coming out, I immediately added it to my TBR because what could be more perfect then a Pride & Prejudice and Persuasion mash up? This book brings together my two favorite Austen novels and my two favorite male heros, so my expectations are really high! Plus, A Fair Prospect from Cassandra Grafton remains to this day one of my all time favorite books, so I believe the writing will be to my liking. But I definitely wanted to know more about this book, so I decided to ask Cassandra and Ada Bright some questions about it. I hope you like the interview, but if there is something you’d like to know and that I forgot to ask, please do not hesitate to ask it in the comments, I’m sure they’ll be delighted to answer all yours questions 🙂 

Thank you so much for choosing From Pemberley to Milton to celebrate release day Cass and Ada! It was a true pleasure to welcome you here today, and best of luck with this new novel 🙂


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Can you tell us what inspired you to mash up Pride and Prejudice with Persuasion?

These are our two favourite Jane Austen novels and, as is so often the case when creating stories around characters we love, we wanted to find a challenging but fun way to move them around on the page. 

Cass had the idea of how the connection might come about (explained in the short Prologue) a long time ago, and the plot flowed from there. It did evolve as the book was written, because as always, the characters took over at times and dragged us where we didn’t think we were going, but we managed to rein them in at the end!

Should readers expect two romance stories in this book, or will the book focus mainly on Darcy and Elizabeth?

Readers can definitely expect more than one romance in this book. Darcy and Elizabeth’s is the backbone, but there will be romance in the air for certain other characters. 

Which character was easiest for you to write? And the most difficult?

Ada: As always when we collaborate on a writing project, we both write all the characters, but I found Anne the easier voice to produce because, though she is reserved, she has so much going on underneath the surface. The most difficult voice for me to write was Mary, because I kept wanting to turn her into a cartoon character! 

Cass: I find writing the male characters more natural, and I always have particular fun with the colonel, because he just flows onto the page with great ease! There aren’t any I found difficult, exactly, but there were a couple I really didn’t enjoy writing! 

It is curious to see none of you mentioned either Wentworth of Darcy, what can readers expect from these two characters in Mr. Darcy’s Persuasion?

Ada: They are two of the most romantic men out there, and we hope you will feel the longing that they both represent for our female heroines. We meet Mr Darcy at a time in Pride & Prejudice before he has understood the depth of his own pride, so unfortunately for him, he will still have to learn the lessons that Jane Austen laid out for him in our story as well, albeit in different circumstances. 

Cass: The story is set in the winter of 1811, which is three years before the timeline of Persuasion. Anne Elliot is therefore only 24 and is closer in age to Lizzy than readers might expect. As a result of the timing, Captain Wentworth is away at sea…well, at first. We can’t say much more than that, other than we think people will enjoy—er, well, some of what we have in store for both gentlemen! 

It is true, normally I would have said I found Darcy the easiest to write, but that’s because in previous stories, I have started either with a Darcy in shock from being rejected or one who is already changing. Staring as we have, after the Netherfield ball, I found it less appealing to write a Darcy who has some opinions I’m not too fond of. Thankfully, it didn’t last too long!

You are now publishing a variation of Austen’s stories, but you’ve also published original stories with original characters, which challenges you more? Original characters or JAFF? Why?

Ada: Oh, that is a good question! They each pose different challenges, as you might expect, but for us, because we are writing together but apart, particularly when we are creating original characters, we have to have a very specific—and identical—image in each of our minds. Therefore, to me, it feels the same. Either I’m trying to write “in character” using a beloved, established character or I’m trying to write “in character” using the framework Cass and I have agreed upon for our original characters. 

Cass: Yes, when we sat down to co-write the time-travel adventures with Jane Austen, we spent a very enjoyable few hours on Google images, picking actors for each character, which was essential to ensure we were picturing the same features, build etc, when working separately on a scene.

I was a bit Poldark-obsessed when we plotted the first book in the series, so it was a natural step for Aidan Turner to be ‘cast’ as Aiden Trevellyan (did you see what we did with the initial thing there?), and therefore, Eleanor Tomlinson (with Demelza Poldark’s auburn curls) became Rose!

I find writing JAFF characters more challenging than original ones, mainly because you want them to remain true to the characters Jane Austen gave them whilst presenting them with different situations.

I believe people don’t often think or appreciate how difficult it is to write JAFF precisely because, as Cass mentioned, you want the characters to be true to Austen, but I also believe JAFF readers have now created their own version of Austen’s characters, which adds another difficulty for authors. How do you feel about that?

Ada: Just like the characters in our time travel romance books, Cass and I are no strangers to deeply invested fandoms where this sort of thing happens, and we love the communities we’ve been involved with. If there’s a spot to add a beloved fan reference, we will, but on the whole we do our best to keep our characterizations close to canon. Usually, anything we add is there not just because it suits the plot, but because Cass has researched and found that the winter in this specific year was particularly harsh and moved farther south than normal or that spoons didn’t exist yet (I’m joking about the spoons, but not about the weather!). 

Cass: I think it’s fantastic to have readers so invested in these amazing characters created by Jane Austen, that they expect certain things from them. I do remember someone once complaining they had read a story where the colonel was called Colin or Anthony or something like that, and they just didn’t enjoy his character because to them, he should always be Richard! This is funny in itself, because Jane Austen was never very complimentary about Richards in her novels.

 How is it like to write a book in collaboration with someone else? Can you tell us how different the process is?

Ada: It is an absolute joy, and don’t let Cass tell you different!! Writing with another person should only be undertaken with someone that you can trust and have humility with because that person is going to see your writing in its rawest form, and you have to hope that they will not run screaming for the hills. 

The biggest difference between writing together and writing individually is that we always have someone else to help lighten the load of work or the pressure of making a decision. When one of us is weak, the other is often strong. When one of us is stuck, the other can at least make both of us laugh until a solution presents itself. 

Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead characters from Mr. Darcy’s Persuasion?

Oh, another good question. Because there are beloved adaptations of both novels, we wanted readers to make their own decisions up to a point on how the leads looked, so we don’t specify too much detail.

Ada: Right, I really let my mind merge different parts of each of the actors we’ve already seen play the leads as I wrote. 

Cass: I once longed to see Richard Armitage as Captain Wentworth, but he’s a bit too old for the role now, and I definitely wasn’t thinking of him as we wrote. I think Ada has the perfect answer for this.

I loved to see Richard Armitage in your list, and that leads me to a very important question! Will you ever consider writing a North and South variation?

Ada will have to watch it first (covers her face in shame). 

Cass: I’m laughing! Ada, as you can probably tell, has never seen or read it. Much as I love both the book and the adaptation, I don’t think I know the characters well enough to attempt it, though I will own up to having pictured Richard Armitage for Oliver Seymour in my contemporary Cornwall romance. There’s even a scene in the book, which is an homage to one in North & South (the one where John Thornton falls asleep at his desk from exhaustion) only it’s not Oliver’s mother who discovers him!

How would you rate this book in terms of angst?

We do not feel like we write angst specifically—we just write to a plot that we have to resolve. That said, when re-reading the entire thing, Ada, who co-wrote this book, got very stressed even though she knew what was coming and had co-written it. 

So, we have to be honest, and admit this story is not exactly angst free. However, both of us are strong believers in happy endings, and we can promise you more than one of those!


Two of Jane Austen’s classics collide in this intriguing tale of pride, prejudice and persuasion, set in England’s beautiful West Country.

In the aftermath of the Netherfield Ball, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet are determined to find respite—Darcy from the allure of the lady and the feelings she evokes in him, and Elizabeth from the drama unfolding at Longbourn.

Fate is not done with them, however, as they both—unbeknownst to the other—take refuge on the Kellynch estate in Somersetshire, home to Sir Walter Elliot and two of his daughters. 

Whilst Elizabeth takes solace from her friendship with Anne Elliot, Darcy finds little comfort in his reacquaintance with the woman fast taking hold of his heart—or, indeed, in the eldest Miss Elliot’s company, whose fluttering eyelashes make her intentions plain.

As for Anne, it is five long years since she last laid eyes upon Frederick Wentworth, and though her regret lingers, she has found some contentment in life… until distressing news of the captain arrives.

When hints of deep secrets emerge—some recently stolen, others harboured for decades—the mystery begins to wrap tendrils around Darcy as he struggles to free himself from its ever-tightening bonds.

Can Darcy discover the truth before it is too late? Will Elizabeth even care if he does? And just what has become of Captain Wentworth?If you enjoy Austen-inspired variations, then you’ll love Mr Darcy’s Persuasion—a tale of romance, friendship and mystery from award-winning writing duo, Cass Grafton and Ada Bright.

 

 

 

 

You can find  at:

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Cass and Ada would like to offer my readers two ebook copies of Mr. Darcy’s Persuasion, plus two different giveaway bundles as shown in the below pictures. The giveaway is international and all you have to do to apply is to leave a comment on this post. The giveaway is open until the 12th of March and the winners will be announced shortly after that.

Good Luck Everyone!

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Interrupted Plans – Guest Post with Brigid Huey & Giveaway

Good Afternoon everyone, 

Today I am welcoming Brigit Huey who is sharing with us a little of her writing process. She decided to show us the dresses that inspired her characters in Interrupted Plans, her most recent release, and I have to say I fell in love with the formal one she pictured for Elizabeth. I would love to be able to wear that dress one day, it is sooooo beautiful, don’t you think? But I am getting ahead of myself, first you’ll need to read her guest post, and only then can you share your opinion with me 🙂 So I’ll leave you to it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Thank you for visiting Brigid, and thank you for organizing the tour Janet 🙂


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Thank you so much, Rita, for hosting me today! I’m so happy to be here to share more about my writing process. When I’m in the creative stage of a new work in progress, I always find it helpful to picture what my characters are wearing. It helps me really get into a scene and I often pull images from online databases and websites to help me visualize things. Let me tell you, this is a rabbit hole I would gladly get lost in! I sift through picture after picture of Regency Era gowns and dream about how I’m going to sew my own someday.

I thought I might share the inspiration behind some of the gowns described in Interrupted Plans. At one point, we meet the nefarious Miss Caroline Bingley at a ball. She is wearing something that clearly telegraphs her wealth and status. Because she is at a ball, Caroline would have been in what is called “full dress.” Her gown is one of green silk, something like the following:

She would, of course, have all the requisite accessories such as elegant gloves, fine jewelry, and an elaborate headdress.

Elizabeth would have been wearing something simpler, and more elegant. I found this picture, and it stuck in my mind. Although I think Lizzy’s train might have been shorter, I can easily picture her wearing something beautiful like this.

At one point in the story, Elizabeth is traveling and is described as wearing a traveling gown. This would have been considered a “day dress” and might have been a walking or carriage gown. I liked the look of this one:

Image courtesy of wearing-history.com

 

I picture Elizabeth wearing a spencer over this for traveling. Or, on cold days, a fur-line wool pelisse of the witzchoura style. No, I didn’t just make that word up! A true witzchoura has a high waist and is fully lined and trimmed with fur. It is believed to have been fashionable in Russia and Poland during this time. Pelisses modeled after these elaborate, warm garments were popular in England during the Regency Era. (I am deeply indebted to The Quintessential Clothespin for her research and documentation of witzchouras.) 


Suppose Elizabeth Bennet never visited Pemberley…

It is October of 1812. Elizabeth Bennet and her family have seen dramatic changes in the past few months—none of them welcome. Her sister Jane needs a fresh start, and Elizabeth is no less eager to leave behind the pain and confusion of not accepting Mr. Darcy’s proposal.

Fitzwilliam Darcy has not seen Elizabeth since he offered for her—and she adamantly refused him. When she appears in London, he is determined to gain her friendship and make amends. When a carriage mishap throws them together, Darcy does all he can to demonstrate his changed behavior.

Though their renewed acquaintance seems to be growing into a genuine friendship, a family secret constrains Elizabeth. As she falls deeper in love with the man she rejected, does she dare tell him the truth?

You can find Interrupted Plans at:

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

and on Kindle Unlimited

 


 

Brigid Huey has been in love with Jane Austen since first seeing the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice as a young girl. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two kids and spends her free time reading and writing. She also has an assortment of birds, including five chickens and too many parakeets. She dreams of living on a farm where she can raise as many chickens, ducks, and goats as she likes and write romance novels in an airy study overlooking the wildflowers.

You can contact her throught the following links:

Website

Facebook Author Page

Email

Instagram:  @brigidhueywrites 

Twitter


The blog tour has just started, so you still have plenty of time to find more information about this book:

March 4 My Jane Austen Book Club

March 5 So little time…

March 8 From Pemberley to Milton

March 9 My Vices and Weaknesses

March 10 Diary of an Eccentric

March 11 Savvy Verse & Wit

March 12 Austenesque Reviews

March 15 Babblings of a Bookworm


Meryton Press is giving away 8 eBooks of Brigid Huey’s Interrupted Plans, and the giveaway is international. To apply to it all you have to do is click on the following Rafflecopter link.

Good Luck Everyone!

 

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