Blinded by Prejudice by Karalynne Mackrory – Review & Giveaway

Blinded by Prejudice cover4.5 stars

Blinded by Prejudice has one of the most powerful and gripping beginnings I’ve ever seen in a book. Written in the first person, this book immediately transports the reader into an unknown situation and, without even knowing who is narrating the story, all there is left for him is to feel everything the character is feeling. If a book was ever able to make a reader forget he is reading a story, and believe he is actually living it, Blinded by Prejudice is that book.

When Mr. Darcy, the Bingley’s, the Bennet sisters and Mr. Collins are visiting an old ruin site near Longbourn an earthquake strikes the grounds, and the consequences will change everyone’s lives forever.

The first part of the book will see Elizabeth Bennet forced to accept an engagement with Mr. Darcy, while Miss Bingley is also forced to accept Mr. Collins’s hand. However, these two engagements couldn’t be more different. Elizabeth and Darcy’s relationship will take the center of the stage in the book, and we see them come closer to one another and discover the real person behind all the prejudices. Their romance is slow and angst free so the reader will witness many endearing moments between them, and after Mr. Darcy’s heroic actions, and his demonstration of strength and calm, he proves to be a patient and romantic man, which I am sure will captivate most readers.

Miss Bingley and Mr. Collins will take a minor part in the story, but their relationship will, as the reader may already have guessed, be a humorous one. Their actions will shock some characters in the book, but make the reader laugh out loud. The old Colonel will also be present in the story, and he will also bring some humor to it.

I cannot say I had a quibble with this book, but I did feel the first half of the book was much more engrossing than the last part and, because of that, it felt a little anticlimactic. Nevertheless, I do believe most readers will love this book. The first part has some angst to it, while the second part is full of romance as our characters get to spend more time together. Because of these two conditions, the book has enough diversity to appeal to a wide range of readers.  

Blinded by Prejudice is one of those books the reader will hardly forget. The story is very interesting, and it slowly develops a relationship between the main characters that is endearing and passionate. Some secondary characters bring some humour to the story, which is a refreshing pause from the more serious tone we find in the main plot, and all these factors combined make it a remarkable book. I also enjoyed the writing style in Blinded by Prejudice and I highly recommend this book.

You can find Blinded by Prejudice at:

on Kindle Unlimited and on Audible

NEW book blurb

Into what kind of hell had I emerged from under those ruins?

Elizabeth Bennet anticipated nothing more than a pleasant day among friends and relations when the pleasure trip to the ruins of Bodden chapel commenced. But what began as mere diversion turns frightening when the walls of the ancient church tumble down around them, endangering lives, demolishing pride and propriety, and bringing a hero into focus. 

As the earth begins to tremble, Fitzwilliam Darcy sees Elizabeth Bennet is in mortal danger and acts on instinct to save her. But when the dust settles, there are unforeseen consequences to his actions, including a serious injury to his eyesight.

I could not be married to a man who could need me the rest of his life, but never love me.

Bound together under the most strained circumstances, Darcy and Elizabeth embark on a future neither one of them saw coming. Time can heal all wounds but will time allow them to see through hearts made clear and eyes no longer blinded by prejudice?

NEW author bio

KaraLynne began writing horrible poetry as an angst filled youth. It was a means to express the exhilaration and devastation she felt every time her adolescent heart was newly in love with “the one” and then broken every other week. As her frontal lobe developed, she grew more discerning of both men and writing. She has been married to her own dreamboat of a best friend, Andrew, almost 20 years. Together they have the migraine inducing responsibility of raising five children to not be dirt bags (fingers crossed), pick of up their socks (still a work in progress), not fight with each other (impossible task) and become generally good people (there’s hope). She loves escaping into a book, her feather babies (the regal hens of Cluckingham Palace), and laughter.

She has written five books, a novella and participated in many anthologies. Her works include: Falling For Mr. Darcy; Bluebells in the Mourning; Haunting Mr. Darcy: A Spirited Courtship; Yours Forevermore, Darcy; BeSwitched; The Darcy Monologues; Rational Creatures; & Sun-Kissed: Effusions of Summer.


NEW giveaaway time

Quills and Quartos is offering one of my readers one ebook copy of Blinded by Prejudice. The giveaway is international, and to apply, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post.

Winners will be announced at the Quills and Quartos Facebook and Instagram pages a week after the blog tour is over. 

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25 responses to “Blinded by Prejudice by Karalynne Mackrory – Review & Giveaway

  1. writinglynda

    This sounds very different from any variation I have previously read–so I simply must have it! Thanks for the review and for bringing it to my attention.

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    • I wouldn’t say the premise is very different from others, even if I’ve never read anything with this exact premise, but I think it is more the writing style that creates that effect when we are reading it. This book is wonderfully written and I highly recommend it Lynda. I hope you like it as much I did 🙂


  2. Joy

    Your review makes want to definitely read Karalynne’s book. Can’t wait to see how the HEA works out for Darcy & Elizabeth. Thanks for this review and all of them that you do for us.

    Liked by 1 person

    • I’m glad this review made you curious Joy, and I hope you do get a chance to read it because it is truly good. I believe the path to HEA is interesting in this one because these characters will have to work on getting to know one another and accept their feelings, but the opening chapters were definitely what I loved the most in this book 🙂


  3. cyndyhenry

    I love a brand new idea for a book! This is the first I’ve seen of this plot line and I’m looking forward to reading this!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Sophia Rose

    I finished this book just today and I am in book hangover mood. Loved seeing your thoughts and how much you loved it, too, Rita!

    Please do not enter me in the giveaway.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Kim P.

    I read an eARC of this book and loved it so much that I read it again a few days later. It’s an amazing story.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. sheilalmajczan

    I read and loved this story. I have enjoyed all of this author’s books. Don’t include me in the giveaway…obviously.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. okmackrory

    Thank you for the review! I am pleased you enjoyed it and that you caught the essence of the book!


  9. Kate

    Thank you for sharing your review! I look forward to reading it! I have a feeling it will become a favorite!


  10. The book outline I have read so far has me hooked and I cant wait for a chance to read this book.


  11. Glynis

    Great review! Thank you Rita. I’ve read all KaraLynne’s books several times and love them so I’m definitely certain I will love this one. I absolutely love a romantic Darcy 🥰!


  12. alexandrariverstories

    Even though I’m a die-hard angst lover (and I thought there would be plenty of it with an accident at the beginning and all its complications!) I’m surprised to see there’s not much angst.
    STILL, I’m not so obsessed as to not enjoy a romantic story if that is what follows.
    Thank you, all, for the giveaway!
    (Caroline and Mr. Collins??? 😉 :-O 😛 )


  13. Lois

    Was going to read for the E/D storyline, but now I’m imagining Caroline & Collins too. Not sure I’ve seen that pairing explored.


  14. evamedmonds

    I cannot wait to read about Caroline Bingley and Mr. Collins. What a wonderful pairing. Thank you for the giveaway.


  15. TC

    This book sounds fascinating. Thank you for reviewing it.


  16. buturot

    Thanks for the review. Looking forward to the angst, romance and the humor in the story. (Really curious who brings about the humor)


  17. What a beautiful cover!

    (No need to count me for the win)



  18. Jennifer Redlarczyk

    This sounds so good. Looking forward to the read. Congratulations on another release.


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