Hello gentle readers! I’m so honored to be able to share this special cover reveal with you all today! And to be honest, I’m beyond excited that this author is soon to release her 6th novel! Her Pride and Prejudice variations are some of the most emotive and romantic in the genre (and I’ll admit I do love her penchant for torturing dear Darcy!) Can you guess who I’m talking about?
It’s Joana Starnes!!! And she is here today to reveal the cover of her upcoming release, Miss Darcy’s Companion!!! A special thanks to Joana Starnes for so wonderfully putting this reveal together!
~ Miss Darcy’s Companion ~
Expected Release Date: End of May 2016
Thank you, Meredith, for ever so kindly hosting the cover reveal for my upcoming book, ‘Miss Darcy’s Companion’.
As some of you would know, this is my sixth foray into the wonderful world of Austen-related fiction. My first, ‘From This Day Forward ~ The Darcys of Pemberley’, is a sequel, while all the others are variations. In a couple of those (‘The Subsequent Proposal’ and ‘The Second Chance’) I toyed with including characters from ‘Persuasion’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility’, but in all of them my heart and allegiance stayed with my first love – with Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy’s beautiful story.
All I write is guided by this: no matter what heartless obstacles are set before them, Elizabeth and Mr Darcy should never end up apart. And lately I have taken this a little further: even as the story progresses and they work to overcome the hurdles, why should they be lovelorn at a distance, when they could be lovelorn at close quarters? So they were at close quarters in Cornwall in ‘The Falmouth Connection’, and even more so in ‘The Unthinkable Triangle’ where for a while, quite unthinkably, Elizabeth seemed about to become part of Darcy’s family not as his wife, but as his cousin.
In my latest there is no such drama. Elizabeth has not pledged herself to Colonel Fitzwilliam, yet has become part of family life at Pemberley nevertheless, as ‘Miss Darcy’s Companion.’
So where does the story go? The blurb on the back cover gives a hint or two:
Miss Georgiana Darcy is need of a companion, and she would much rather not have Mrs Younge. The recently bereaved Miss Elizabeth Bennet is in need of a position. When she accepts the one Mr Darcy offers, she finds herself in his near-constant company and gets to know him at his best. Not as he would present himself to strangers in some remote corner of Hertfordshire, but as his nearest and dearest know him. An excellent brother, landlord, master. A wonderful man, noble, kind – and impossibly handsome.
So who falls in love first? What of Mr Wickham and his dastardly ploys? And how is a lady’s companion ever to have a future with one who could marry into the best houses in the land?
And without further ado….here is the big reveal!!!
I hope it has piqued your interest. If so, please drop Meredith and me a line and take part in the giveaway of two Kindle copies available internationally, which would be sent to the winners as soon as the book is published at the end of May.
Thanks for visiting and thanks again, Meredith, for the wonderful welcome!
Thank you, Joana!! This looks and sounds so fantastic! I can only wonder how the course of Darcy’s and Elizabeth’s relationship will be altered from this different beginning!! I look forward to seeing Georgiana and Elizabeth together and learning how Wickham will interfere now he doesn’t have Mrs. Younge to aid him!!!
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Because she is amazing, Joana Starnes brings with her today TWO kindle EBOOKS of Miss Darcy’s Companion, for me to give away to TWO lucky readers!!!! (Woot woot!)
To enter this giveaway, leave a comment!!
- This giveaway is open worldwide. Thank you, Joana!
- This giveaway ends May 14th!