Jun 212019

What If Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Kept Missing and Misunderstanding Each Other?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: Begins around seven months after the Hunsford Proposal

SYNOPSIS: With Mr. Darcy coming home to Pemberley one day later and purposely avoiding Mr. Bingley’s and Jane Bennet’s nuptials, our dear couple has not crossed paths for quite some time. Both have reflected much on what took place that day in Hunsford Parsonage and both feel have had some moments of despondency and dread. But due to a coincidentally coinciding visit to Kent, unexpected delays, and a threatening snowstorm Darcy and Elizabeth once again cross paths at a coaching inn, and Mr. Darcy gallantly comes to Elizabeth’s aid (read: forces her to begrudgingly accept his aid). But even after after some time together (and some delicious moments alone) Darcy and Elizabeth continue to misconstrue each others’ feelings… Continue reading »

Nov 192018

Happy Monday, friends!! What better way to start your week than meeting a brand new Austenesque author and learning about her new Pride and Prejudice inspired release!?! I am so excited to welcome Jennifer Altman to Austenesque Reviews today! She is here to share about her debut novel, To Conquer Pride – which sounds fantastic and is available for preorder now! We hope you enjoy this special reveal and introduction to Jennifer and her debut release!

Hi Meredith! Thanks so much for hosting the cover reveal for my debut novel, To Conquer Pride.

I stumbled across my first Pride and Prejudice retelling several years ago when I was browsing through a bookstore—and while I don’t remember the title, I know that once I read it, I was immediately hooked. After purchasing everything I could find in print form, I got myself an e-reader and was soon devouring Austen-related fiction at the rate of a couple of books per week. I still remember the thrill of discovering a great debut, or the rush of happy anticipation when a favorite author released a new book. But all too soon, I began to run out of variations to read. The authors writing in the genre simply weren’t publishing fast enough to keep up with my growing addiction. So, to keep myself entertained, I decided to write my own!

~ Book Description ~

The course of true love never did run smooth…

When Fitzwilliam Darcy departs Hunsford after his disastrous proposal to Elizabeth Bennet, he does not expect their paths to cross again. Indeed, knowing the lady’s true feelings for him, he makes every effort to see that they do not. But when a chance encounter leaves him stranded in an abandoned cottage with the one woman he can never have, Darcy quickly realizes there is more at risk than just Elizabeth’s reputation.

Elizabeth Bennet knows Mr. Darcy is the last man in the world whom she could ever be prevailed on to marry. Until the morning he hands her a letter, his countenance as dark and forbidding as the windswept sky. Now, trapped in a snowstorm with the one person she was certain she despised, Elizabeth is startled to discover that her feelings are not at all what she expected.

But is one night alone together enough to alter the course of their future?

Can any man as proud as Mr. Darcy be expected to offer for the same woman a second time?

In this tale of serendipity and second chances, the world’s unlikeliest couple must conquer pride, prejudice, and faulty first impressions in the elusive quest for their own happily ever after. Continue reading »