Hello, dear readers! I am very excited to welcome back author Amy D’Orazio to Austenesque Reviews today! As you might have seen, Amy D’Orazio has a new release out this month! I so adored Amy’s first book, The Best Part of Love, and the turbulent and emotionally-wrought journey it took me on. I cannot wait to read Amy’s new release, A Short Period of Exquisite Felicity! Amy is here to share a most swoon-worthy scene that was especially written for this blog post! So even if you have already read this book (and I know some of you definitely have!) this may be something new for you to enjoy!
Good morning, Meredith! It’s such a pleasure to be back at Austenesque Reviews to share my first post for the blog tour of my newest release, A Short Period of Exquisite Felicity. This is a little vignette that is not actually in the book. It is referred to in memory by Darcy but we never know how it happened from Elizabeth’s perspective. This is their first engagement, before any of their troubles arose. It takes place when the Gardiners and Elizabeth have gone (as in canon) to Derbyshire and have chanced to meet Darcy at Pemberley. As in canon, Miss Darcy invited them to dine but in this case, they were able to actually do it because Elizabeth chose to delay her reading of Jane’s letters about Lydia.