Hello friends! I’m really excited to spotlight Ginger Monette and her new release, Darcy’s Hope, today! I love when an author takes us to a significant period of time in our world’s history, don’t you? Whether it is the Civil War, Great Depression, or the Battle of Waterloo – I love when Austenesque stories have a historical bent to them! In Ginger Monette’s new series she transports readers back to 1916 and The Great War!
Darcy’s Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes,
A WW1 Pride & Prejudice Variation
~ Book Trailer ~
~ Book Blurb ~
Escape to the era of Downton Abbey and experience all the drama of World War 1 alongside literature’s iconic Elizabeth Bennet & Fitzwilliam Darcy. You’ll watch their tender love unfold as they learn to work together and reconcile their differences amidst the carnage of war.
Her father is dead and her home destroyed. Never again will Elizabeth depend on a man to secure her future!
But when an opportunity arises to advance her dreams of becoming a doctor, she is elated—until he arrives….
Heartbroken. Devastated. Captain Fitzwilliam Darcy is left rejected by the woman he loved and reeling from the slaughter of his men on the battlefield. “Enough!” Darcy vows. “No more sentimental attachments!”
But arriving at a field hospital to pursue a covert investigation, Darcy discovers his beloved Elizabeth training with a dashing American doctor and embroiled in an espionage conspiracy.
With only a few months to expose the plot, Darcy is forced to grapple with his feelings for Elizabeth while uncovering the truth. Is she indeed innocent? Darcy can only hope….
•Cameo appearance by John Thornton (of Gaskill’s North & South).
•Rated PG. Clean romance, mild language, some war scenes.
• Darcy’s Hope has a happy ending but will continue in Darcy’s Hope at Donwell Abbey, coming in February 2017. In the sequel, readers will experience the full resolution of the mystery, and our beloved couple’s love will face a new, tragic test.
~ Trivia Quiz ~
See how much you know about World War I. (Answers are at the bottom of post!)
1. Which role was closed to British women during WW1?
A. Agriculture worker
C. Streetcar driver
D. Munitions factory worker
E. Ambulance driver
2. Women commonly served in medical facilities close to the Front.
3. All of the medical advances below were developed or made significant headway during the war EXCEPT:
A. Orthopedic surgery
C. Plastic surgery
D. Blood transfusion
Thank you so much, Ginger, for putting together all these incredible ways to celebrate your new release! Since there is no new season of Downton Abbey this year, I’m really excited to have the opportunity to visit this time period in your novel! I cannot wait to read Darcy’s Hope!!!
Connect with Ginger
In celebration of her new release, Ginger is offering a special Downton Abbey themed giveaway during the Darcy’s Hope Blog Tour! Included in the giveaway are 7 Downton Abbey ornaments (open to US residents) and 1 lovely Downton Abbey mug (open to UK residents). Woot woot!!
To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter entry and comment above!
- This giveaway is open to US (ornaments) and UK (mug) residents . Thank you, Ginger!
- This giveaway ends November 24th!
Check out the other stops of the tour by clicking the image above!
~ Trivia Answers ~
1B. Pilot. British women took over jobs vacated by soldiers but were not permitted in combat-related roles. The success of women in these roles was a huge factor in convincing men that women were capable and efficient workers. It no doubt helped British women win the right to vote in 1918.
2B. False. Casualty clearing station field hospitals, some four to fifteen miles from the Front, were the closest medical facilities to employ nurses. And then it was generally only seven professional nurses who, during an influx, could serve 200-1000 men per day. The remainder of the staff included medical officers, orderlies, and other army personnel.
3B. Antibiotics. It wasn’t until 1928 that Dr. Alexander Fleming discovered that Penicillium mold inhibited bacterial growth, and not until 1942 that Anne Miller was successfully treated with penicillin.
Did you get all 3 correct?