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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

Available Now!

~ 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.


1916. World War I has turned French chateaux into bloody field hospitals, British gentlemenblurb-front-cover-darcys-hope into lice-infested soldiers, and left Elizabeth Bennet’s life in tatters.

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?

1916 canvas on wood frame model used exetnsively by the British & French as well as the American Expeditionary Force in The Great War. Top speed 45mph from a 4 cylinder water cooled engine

A. Agriculture worker

B. Pilot

C. Streetcar driver

D. Munitions factory worker

E. Ambulance driver


2. Women commonly served in medical facilities close to the Front.

A. True

B. False


zz-ww1-image-public-domain-europeana-eu3. All of the medical advances below were developed or made significant headway during the war EXCEPT:

A. Orthopedic surgery

B. Antibiotics

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

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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!!


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  • 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?

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  18 Responses to “Spotlight + Giveaway with Author Ginger Monette!!!”


    This is a great book that I can’t wait to read the sequel for as soon as possible! Thank you for sharing this great spotlight post.


    Thank you, Meredith, for the lovely post!

    I learned SO much while I was researching WW1. The way the British people came together in a common goal and EVERYONE did SOMETHING to contribute to the war effort inspires me to do likewise. It makes me appreciate our great-grandfathers all the more on this Veterans Day/Remembrance Day. : )


      My pleasure, Ginger! I’ve been so excited about your upcoming release (for over a year now!) and I’m very happy to take part in your wonderful tour! I wish you all the best!! 🙂 Thank you for letting me spotlight your book on Veterans Day/Remembrance Day!


    Thanks for this fascinating feature and giveaway. This history is meaningful and important. The hard working individuals, their values, principles and integrity is admirable and wonderful. I enjoyed the photos and this era was profound and unforgettable.


    I was offered a chance to read an ARC of this book and loved it. I am so anxious for the next in the series. And today is Veteran’s Day here in the USA so it is very appropriate that this is spotlighted. Loved the little video about the book. God bless our men and woman in uniform!


    This is an era I have great interest in. My Grand-Uncle died in 1916 on the Western Front. It’s only last year I found out where he is buried in France. He was 21 years old. This sounds like a good read.


    Love the trailer! I had pre-ordered the e-book so it is on my Kindle to read! Looking forward to reading it! I remember reading your first book on DWG and loved it!


    ‘Darcy has to grapple with his feelings while he uncovers the truth….’ This book sounds like a really interesting read. Am looking forward to delving in.


    Loving the premise of this story of history and P&P! Looking forward to reading this book and the sequel out next year!


    Well, I only got two out of three of the questions right. It was number two that caught me out. I guess I thought the nurses served closer to the front than they did. At least I got number three right – as a pharmacist, it would have been a pretty poor show if I’d have got it wrong! Things may have been a lot different if antibiotics had been available to the doctors dealing with the wounded back then. How many soldiers died of infected wounds who might have survived later on?

    Thanks for sharing some more fadcinating info with us Ginger.


    Wow, this sounds so good. Adding it to the TBR list right now!


    Anji, They did have an antibacterial solution called Carrel-Dakin solution that was mixed up and put in what is like a glass IV bottle with a hose that went directly to the open wound and irrigated it with the bacteria-fighting solution. It saved many many limbs and lives. There is an interesting article about it here:


    I’m already anticipating this one. Her book sounds great as does the sequel.

    Two out of three on the quiz. Got stumped with the medical advances. 🙂


    Hi again.

    Thanks for that link Ginger. What a fascinating article it is. Of course, as is the way with the internet, I’ve been clicking on some of the other links in it to find out more, so it’s probably taken me about half an hour to come back to thank you! I’ve even managed to dredge up a vague recollection of learning abour Dakin’s solution at University. We had two compulsory history courses in the first year of our pharmacy degree; History of Pharmacy and History of Medicine, so it was most likely there that I came across it.

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