Hi dear friends! So, almost a year ago to the date we were here hosting a special Cover Reveal/Release Day Announcement for Brenda J. Webb’s Proof Of Love – a imaginative and epic romance that we adored! And now, Brenda is back with another new release! I cannot tell you how excited I am that Brenda has a new book coming out today – go Brenda!! Her new release, Taking Another Chance, sounds wonderful – such a creative premise!
Today, Brenda is sharing the full cover of her new release, Taking Another Chance, and a tempting excerpt in celebration of this book’s release!!
~ From the Author ~
Thank you for allowing me to reveal the cover for my latest book on your lovely site Meredith. It is always a joy visiting with you and your readers. As a way of introduction to this story, I have always wanted to write a story where an older Darcy and Elizabeth find each other again and TAKING ANOTHER CHANCE is the result.
The blurb sets the stage for my story; however, for those who hate stories where Darcy is married to someone before Elizabeth, allow me to hint that the marriage began with deception and was of short duration. Those who read my books know that I never have ODC in love with anyone but each other. After all, Some Loves Are Meant To Be!
Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet have suffered profound heartache in the fourteen years since parting in Lambton when word of Lydia’s folly reached her family.
At the age of forty, Darcy is now a widower raising a teenage daughter, whilst Elizabeth, a spinster, has spent the intervening years in service.
Unexpectedly thrown into each other’s company by circumstances not of their making, has time stood still when it comes to matters of the heart?
Can their timeless love survive the newest obstacles to happiness?
And without further ado….here is the big reveal!!!
I love that this story will feature a mature Darcy and Elizabeth – which a unique avenue to explore (especially as Proof of Love started with them both younger!)
This older Mr. Darcy is definitely swoon-worthy!! 😍
Purple! A new color for Brenda’s books (I really admire that her covers share a similar motif and style!)
Darcy as dad, Elizabeth as a governess…I cannot wait to see both of them in these new roles!
Love the tagline of “some loves are meant to be.” It makes me think of the line in “Can’t Help Falling in Love” which is Mr. Bingley’s and my wedding song. 🥰
What do you think, friends?
EXCERPT FROM TAKING ANOTHER CHANCE
To set the stage for this excerpt, Richard Fitzwilliam is Lord Matlock now and Lady Gordon is his wife’s mother. She was taking care of Richard and Isabelle’s three youngest children whilst they were taking a holiday in Brighton. A stomach ailment began spreading throughout that area, however, forcing them to return to London early.
Lady Gordon had just sat down to enjoy the peace and quiet of her library and to finish reading the book she began yesterday when her housekeeper appeared in the doorway.
“Lord Matlock, madam,” Mrs. James announced.
Barely had the words left her mouth than Richard walked past her into the room. Seeing his wife’s mother rise from her position on the sofa nearest the windows, he walked in that direction. Lady Gordon’s face had gone pale, and her hand was now over her heart.
“Has something happened to my Isabelle?”
“No. No. Nothing of the sort, Mother Gordon. I apologise for frightening you,” Richard said, grasping her hands and placing a gentle kiss on her forehead. “We had to return from Brighton sooner than expected, and I have come for the children.” He went on to explain what had precipitated their early return.
“My heavens! I am so pleased you brought Isabelle and Marjorie back to London so swiftly. One can never be too cautious in regard to these diseases, especially a woman in Isabelle’s delicate condition.”
“I am in complete agreement,” he said, motioning to the sofa. “Please sit down.”
After she had done so, Richard took a seat across from her on the matching chair. He smiled. “Now. What is this you wrote about a new governess?”
“Oh, my boy, you will never believe how fortunate I was to find this young woman. She took the children under her wing the very first day, and by the end of the week, they were hurrying through breakfast to get to the classroom. Seldom have I seen them so eager to learn.”
“We both know that Ellen is not one to show her approval; she had rather show disapproval. Still, she has not once led her sisters to hide since the new governess took charge.”
“Pray tell, who is this paragon of virtue.”
“Miss Elizabeth Bennet.”
Richard’s face reflected his shock, causing Lady Gordon to recall what Elizabeth said. “Oh, I forgot! Miss Bennet mentioned that you and she had met before.”
The matron began to explain what Elizabeth had said, and as she droned on and on, a picture of Darcy lying in bed, delirious with fever and calling that woman’s name came to mind. Quickly determining he would shield his cousin from any more heartbreak from that source, Richard was preparing to reject Elizabeth when a still, small voice stopped him cold.
What if Elizabeth Bennet holds the key to repairing your cousin’s heart?
Jarred from his reverie, he murmured, “I was thinking how odd it is that we should meet again after all these years.”
“As I always like to say,” Lady Gordon replied, “there are no accidents. All things happen for a reason.” She walked over to pull a cord. “I shall ask Miss Bennet to join us. I am certain you will be just as impressed with her as I am.”
In conjunction with her lovely reveal and announcement post Brenda Webb is generously giving away some chances to win a copy of Taking Another Chance! Her prizes include: 4 Kindle copies (open to US and Canada residents)! Woot woot!
To enter this giveaway leave a comment, a question, or some love for Brenda!!
- This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents. Thank you, Brenda!
- This giveaway ends June 19th
Taking Another Chance is currently available for purchase as a Kindle ebook, but soon will be available in paperback !