Aug 062018

Happy Monday, my friends! I am so excited to welcome author Elizabeth Adams to Austenesque Reviews today! I’ve been a longtime fan of Elizabeth Adams’s work and I have especially enjoyed catching up on her wonderful recent releases – Green Card and On Equal Ground – these past months. Elizabeth is here to celebrate her newest release, The 26th of November, which sounds like such an entertaining read since it seems Elizabeth is reliving the day of the Netherfield Ball in a Groundhog Day-like situation! We hope you enjoy this excerpt from The 26th of November!

“Lizzy, Mr. Collins would like to speak with you.” She shoved Elizabeth into the drawing room and closed the door quickly behind her.

Elizabeth looked around the empty room and flinched when she saw her cousin standing by the fireplace. She had forgotten this happened the day after the ball. Oh, well. She would just have to suffer through his insulting proposal and refuse him once again. Then she would think of something to prevent the Netherfield party from leaving the following day.

Mr. Collins began speaking, she knew not what of but it was clearly not a proposal yet. She caught the name of his noble patroness in his rambling speech and decided she would try her newfound talent for changing the course of events on her cousin.

“Mr. Collins,” she interrupted.

He stuttered to a halt and looked at her in surprise, as if he had forgotten she was there.

“Yes, Cousin?”

“It is impressive that you know just how to behave with Lady Catherine. I’m sure I would not know how to speak to such an exalted person.”

“Oh, her nobility will inspire the utmost decorum, I am certain, my dear,” he said condescendingly.

She snorted loudly as she had heard Lydia do. It hurt her nose a bit, but the look on Mr. Collins face was well worth it. “La! What a good joke!” Why had she not thought of imitating Lydia sooner? It was sure to repel any man even mildly respectable. “I’m certain she would find me impertinent and headstrong. You know my mother is always complaining about me.” She rolled her eyes and flopped into a chair, slumping against the seat and stretching her legs in front of her.

Mr. Collins looked appalled. “Cousin Elizabeth! What are you, I, you,” he spluttered and she laughed again.

“Thankfully I shall never meet the grand lady and we shall all be spared the mortification,” she said, in something of her usual tone.

He continued to look at her in shock, as if she were a barn cat who had suddenly begun speaking to him.

“She is much too grand for the likes of me, I am sure,” she said, in case he was too thick-headed to understand her point. “I wonder if she will get along with your wife, whomever she turns out to be. I could never be a vicar’s wife. I would be absolutely horrid at it!” She laughed gaily. “What a joke! Married to a vicar!”

Mr. Collins turned a deep shade of red and she worried for his health for a moment, but then she remembered that he was a young man, and an insulting one besides, and she continued on her chosen path.

Elizabeth rose from the chair and bounded toward the door. “I should like to walk to Meryton and see if there are any officers about. I wouldn’t want them to forget me after last night.” She smiled mischievously and skipped out the door, leaving an open-mouthed Mr. Collins behind her.

Her mother appeared after she had put on her cloak but before she could make it out the front door.

“Well, what did he say?” asked Mrs. Bennet impatiently.

“He only told me about Lady Catherine, Mama. I cannot imagine why you thought he should have anything else to say.”

HAHAHA! What an ingenious plan! I love it! Well played, Miss Elizabeth Bennet! I do think you found the best way to repel Mr. Collins!

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~ About Elizabeth ~

Elizabeth Adams is a book-loving, tango-dancing, Austen enthusiast. She loves old houses and thinks birthdays should be celebrated with trips – as should most occasions. She can often be found by a sunny window with a cup of hot tea and a book in her hand. 

She writes romantic comedy and comedic drama in both historic and modern settings.

She is the author of The Houseguest, UnwillingOn Equal Ground, and Meryton Vignettes: Tales of Pride and Prejudice, and the modern comedy Green Card

You can find more information, short stories, and outtakes at



In conjunction with her lovely blog tour, Elizabeth is generously giving away FIVE ebooks of The 26th of November, FIVE audiobooks (winner’s choice), and TWO signed paperbacks (winner’s choice) from her available catalog!!!! How about a Woot woot?!?!

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  • This giveaway is open worldwide.  Thank you, Elizabeth!
  • This giveaway ends August 11th!

Thank you to Claudine Pepe and Elizabeth Adams for making this blog tour possible!

~ Check out the rest of the blog tour! ~

July 9 ~ From Pemberley to Milton ~ Book Review & Giveaway

July 13 ~ From Pemberley to Milton ~ Guest Post & Giveaway

July 19 ~ Of Pens & Pages ~ Book Review & Giveaway

July 20 ~ Babblings of a Bookworm ~ Book Review & Giveaway

July 21 ~ My Love for Jane Austen ~ Character Interview & Giveaway

July 25 ~ More Agreeably Engaged ~ Book Review & Giveaway

July 28 ~ Just Jane 1813 ~ Book Review & Giveaway

August 2 ~ Diary of an Eccentric ~ Book Review & Giveaway

***August 6 ~ Austenesque Reviews ~ Excerpt Post & Giveaway***

August 8 ~ My Vices and Weaknesses ~ Book Review & Giveaway

August 9 ~ Margie’s Must Reads ~ Book Review & Giveaway

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  68 Responses to “Excerpt + Giveaway with Author Elizabeth Adams!!!”


    I cannot wait to read this book. I’ve love all of her works! Always worth every penny.


    It’s a great excerpt Meredith. I loved it too. 🙂


    I love a scheming Elizabeth. Can’t wait to read it all. The excerpt is fantastic!


    I have this book on my wishlist. Am excited to read it. Thank you for the giveaway.


    Sounded just like Lydia, very crafty of Elizabeth


    This one sounds fun! I loved The House Guest and have reread and listened to it multiple times. A few others on my wish list, darn wish list! Anyway, best of luck Ms. Adams!! And best of luck everyone in the giveaway…..very generous, too.


      I’m glad you liked The Houseguest. I think the audio on that one is actually better than the book. When it was being recorded and my editor asked me how I picked the voice I did, I told her, “She’s telling the same story I’m telling, and she’s telling it better.” Good luck in the give away!


    I have all her books so don’t enter me in the giveaway. I just wanted to jump in and say I love whatever Elizabeth writes and this one was no exception!


    I can’t wait to read this book! I’m halfway through Green Card now and love it. Thank you for the opportunity to win, and for the excerpt!


    That was wonderful for Lizzie to act like Lydia!


    Very different vignette! Elizabeth Adams is such a clever writer, I don’t doubt she’ll have a new approach to this mash-up that will catch the imaginations of her readers. Best of luck on the balance of the blog tour, Elizabeth, and thanks for hosting, Meredith!


    Thank you so much for hosting a stop on the blog tour, Meredith! I hope everyone likes the book! Good luck in the drawing!


    That was brilliant. La, what a wonderful way to repel Mr. Collins.


    Like Lizzy I love a good laugh…that excerpt was brilliant…Look forward to reading this book…Have enjoyed many of your previous books.


    A creative and wonderful novel which I would enjoy greatly.


    Woot woot indeed! Hilarious! A perfect way to foil Mr. Collins’s scheming designs! Sounds like this book is already a winner! I can hardly wait to read it! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy! I would choose a hard copy or an e-book!


    I absolutely loved this part. Shame she didn’t think of it the first time! Thank you Meredith for sharing this excerpt and think you Elizabeth for writing such a funny book and for the generous giveaways.
    If I’m lucky enough to win I would like the paperback please as I have the e-book and don’t do audio.


    LOL! That was greatly played! Well done, Elizabeth [and Elizabeth Adams! ;)] Sounds like a wonderfully entertaining story! Love your books! Thanks for a chance to win a copy!


    Acting like Lydia – genius! That would turn anybody off.


    Given how much I adore Groundhog Day, I am soooooo hoping to win an e-book of The 26th of November!! It looks absolutely hilarious!!!

    Thank you for your most generous giveaway, Elizabeth!! 😀

    Susanne 🙂


    That was a great idea! Just act like Lydia! Loved it!


    Can’t wait to read this!! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂


    This promises to be a hilarious and entertaining variation. Very much appreciate the opportunity you offer us readers!


    I guess I stumbled on this just as it came out, because I’ve already read it and really enjoyed it. I’ve enjoyed everything Elizabeth Adams has written–she’s easily on of my favorite authors. This one was just fun and different. Lizzy got got to try on a different attitude every day. Definitely recommend this one to all!


    I have not yet read this but it has been on my radar for a while. Thanks for the chance to win.


    Haha what a joke indeed! This sounds like so much fun! Thank you for a chance to win it!


    How delightful. What a hoot Elizabeth imitating Lydia. La! What a good joke. Thanks Meredith for hosting and thanks to our author and the publishers for the generous give-a-way. Good luck to everyone in the drawing. Meredith give a special hello and a shout out to Mr. Bingley.


    Wow what a brilliant excerpt and a great start to the book. I absolutely loved The Houseguest, it is one of my favourite books.


    I love this book! Congrats Elizabeth! I’m glad it was on KU.


    An absolutely brilliant response to Mr Collins! Can’t wait to read more.


    What a brilliant plan to imitate Lydia. I’m sure any respectable suitor will be put off by Elizabeth’s frivolous and blatant disregard for propriety. Thank you for sharing this excellent excerpt.


    Loved that Elizabeth imitated Lydia. Very clever!


    Ha! Not even giving Collins a chance to propose and therefore not having to tell her mama that she refused him. Nice twist. Look forward to reading.


    Great excerpt!


    I am really looking forward to reading this book. I hope more books by Ms Adams are released on Audible soon.


    What a funny excerpt! I have never thought Elizabeth would have reason to imitate Lydia, of all things! I do wish to read this book soon!


    I’ve read most of your books, and loved them all. I thought Green Card was well written and a great modern tale.
    And The 26th of November was a hoot! A unique take on a oft done story line. I enjoyed it.

    But I’d love to enjoy them all on audio book too – like speaking to an old friend on the phone when you usually only write. 🙂


    I just read “On Equal Ground” and loved it. I can’t wait to read more!!!


    Loving this blog tour. Can’t wait to read


    SUCH a fun excerpt, and what a wonderful book! Thanks for writing something so insightful and uplifting, Elizabeth, and thanks, Meredith, for hosting this cheerful post!


    Been following this book tour and am enjoying reading all about Elizabeth’s new book! Thanks for the interesting excerpt! Looking forward to reading the book.


    Loved your books. Am looking forward to reading this new one. I know this will be a funny , witty story , having Elizabeth repeat the same day over and over again. Smart how she handles Mr Collins in this segment of the story


    Oh my goodness, that was the best reaction to Mr. Collins!!! He didn’t even know what just happen… I can’t wait to read this book!


    Thank you for this really funny excerpt!!! Can’t wait to read the whole book!


    If the rest of the book is like this excerpt, it’s going to be hilarious!


    So looking forward to reading this book and finding out how ODC find their HEA!

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