Thursday, 1 December 2016

Planned Reading for December 2016

Well hello-ho-ho to you all! This year has flown by, and now it's December! Apologies to those of you who don't celebrate Christmas for the theme of this post. I am somewhat of a fan of the festive season once I'm organised and I'm in the throes of that at the moment.

Assembly Rooms at Bath
Assembly Rooms at Bath
As part of my Christmas prep I am off to Bath this weekend. I am not looking for Captain Wentworth wielding his umbrella or visiting any of the Austen attractions in Bath this time, unfortunately. Bath is a popular destination for a bit of Christmas shopping for people who live in my neck of the woods. I don't think I need much though I'm looking forward to seeing if there are any delights in the Christmas market that they have each year. If I end up with any nice photos that you might be interested in I'll share them with you :)

I don't have much planned for this month as it's likely that I'll be pretty busy with other things, however, I'd like to try and squeeze in some festive reading, or even catch up on some reads I failed to get to earlier in the year. I really need to win the lottery at some point if I am ever going to really make inroads into my TBR list!

Book Cover: A Very Darcy Christmas by Victoria KincaidI have some visitors stopping by this month. Firstly, I'll be welcoming Victoria Kincaid, who has a new Christmas-themed book out, 'A Very Darcy Christmas', which seems like a fun book looking at the Darcys' first Christmas as a married couple.

Book cover: The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen
Later in the month the blog tour for Julie Klassen's new book, 'The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill' will be stopping by. This sounds like an intriguing read, with a genteel lady having to team up with her less genteel mother in law to take over the running of an inn.

What do you have planned for this month? Do you have any good reading lined up or will you be too busy with your festive events and traditions? I will be wrapping Christmas presents while having my annual watch of 'It's a Wonderful Life' and we'll be making a very poorly decorated gingerbread house, amongst other things!

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Winner of Mr Darcy's Bargain by Regina Jeffers

Book Cover: Mr Darcy's Bargain by Regina Jeffers
Recently Regina Jeffers joined me with a guest post, excerpt and giveaway of her latest book, 'Mr Darcy's Bargain'. The premise of the book is that Mr Bennet has fallen foul of a money making scheme, which is based on a real life con that Regina outlines in the guest post. I chose a winner from amongst the commenters using a random number generator. The winner is...

Sophia Rose!

Sophia, congratulations! I will be in touch. Thank you so much to all of you who came by to read the post and comment. It was a very popular post :) Many thanks to Regina Jeffers, for coming here to share the guest post and giveaway with us.

It's a shame if you didn't win, but on the bright side, this book is available to buy right now, in quite a few different formats. Maybe you should treat yourself to it!


• Amazon US - Paperback / Kindle
• Amazon UK - Paperback / Kindle
• Kobo • CreateSpace •

The Courtship of Edward Gardiner by Nicole Clarkston - Giveaway Winner

Book cover: The Courtship of Edward Gardiner by Nicole ClarkstonRecently I was joined by Nicole Clarkston who shared a scene featuring Lady Catherine that didn't appear in her new book 'The Courtship of Edward Gardiner'. As the title suggests, this book focuses on Mrs Bennet's brother, and how he courted the lady who would become his wife. Nicole was kindly offering to give away a copy of her book to a commenter on the post. A winner has been selected at random, and that person is...


Congratulations to you! I will be in touch. Thank you to everybody who took the time to read the post, and comment, thank you to Rita, the blog tour organiser and of course, thank you to Nicole for the lovely post and providing the giveaway!

If you didn't win this time, maybe it's a sign that you should buy the book instead ;) If you'd like to do that it's available here.:

More info on the book, including the blub, can be found in the giveaway post.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Blog Tour: Mr Bennet’s Dutiful Daughter by Joana Starnes - Review and Giveaway

Blog Tour: Mr Bennet's Dutiful Daughter by Joana Starnes
Today the blog tour for Joana Starnes’ latest novel, ‘Mr Bennet’s Dutiful Daughter’ stops by for me to share my review of the book with you. There’s also a chance for you to win an ebook of the story for yourself! Let me share the book blurb with you:

“When Colonel Fitzwilliam’s disclosures are interrupted by the bearer of distressing news from Longbourn, Miss Elizabeth Bennet is compelled to accept an offer she would have otherwise dismissed out of hand. An offer of marriage from the all-too-proud Mr Darcy.

Yet how is she to live with a husband she hardly knows and does not love? Will she continue to feel trapped in a marriage of convenience while events conspire to divide them? Or would love grow as, day by day and hour after hour, she learns to understand the man she married, before she loses his trust and his heart?”

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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Darcy's Hope - Beauty from Ashes by Ginger Monette - Excerpt and Giveaway

Blog Tour: Darcy's Hope - Beauty from Ashes by Ginger MonetteThe blog tour for 'Darcy's Hope - Beauty from Ashes' drops by today. Author Ginger Monette's book moves 'Pride & Prejudice' to World War I. Read on to find out more about the book, and for a US / UK giveaway opportunity.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Mr Darcy's Bargain by Regina Jeffers - Guest Post, Excerpt and Giveaway

Book cover: Mr Darcy's Bargain by Regina Jeffers
I have such a treat for you today! Regina Jeffers has dropped by with a very interesting guest post about a real-life conman, and how that is linked to her new book, 'Mr Darcy's Bargain'. There is also an excerpt from the book, and a chance to win an ebook of it. It's win, win, win today :) So without further ado, let me pass over to Regina.

Friday, 11 November 2016

The Courtship of Edward Gardiner Blog Tour by Nicole Clarkston - Guest Post and Giveaway

Blog Tour: The Courtship of Edward Gardiner by Nicole Clarkston
 Today I am pleased to welcome author Nicole Clarkston to the blog as part of the blog tour for her new book. The book focuses on Uncle Gardiner and his courtship, which of course takes place before the events of 'Pride & Prejudice', as by the time we meet him he is a married father of four.

I will share the blurb of the book with you and than hand over to Nicole for a wonderful guest post featuring Lady Catherine de Bourgh, and what she did after she left Pemberley and Lambton. Read on for more details and a chance to win a copy of the book!

Friday, 4 November 2016

Mr Bennet's Dutiful Daughter by Joana Starnes Cover Reveal and Giveaway

Cover Reveal: Mr Bennet's Dutiful Daughter by Joana Starnes
Today I am joining with some of my favourite bloggers to reveal the cover of Joana Starnes' latest book, 'Mr Bennet's Dutiful Daughter'. You might wonder from that title which of Mr Bennet's daughters has deserved that monicker and why. Read on to see the cover and find out more about it, read the book description and to see the wonderful giveaway that Joana is offering to celebrate the launch of this book!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Planned Reading for November 2016

Hello everybody! I hope you are well and had a suitably spooky day yesterday. I had such a busy month in October, worst one yet! I started a new job and then promptly got a cold that lingered for ages so I spent many evenings zonked out on the sofa instead of being able to read lovely books.

I really feel the title of this post is a misnomer, because instead of telling you about what I plan to read, instead I am mainly going to tell you about all the lovely visitors I have lined up for November.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Dearest Bloodiest Elizabeth by Colette Saucier - Guest Post and Giveaway

Book Tour: Dearest Bloodiest Elizabeth by Colette Saucier
Today I have the pleasure of bringing you something that you might well be in the mood for in the run up to Halloween. Author Colette Saucier has dropped by to share a guest post with us relating to her series of books that imagines Mr Darcy as a vampire. The first book, 'Pulse and Prejudice' imagines that Austen's Darcy was actually a vampire, and hiding it. 'Dearest Bloodiest Elizabeth' is the sequel, and sees the Darcys settling into married life. I'll share the book blurb with you, and then I'll hand over to Colette for her guest post. There is a giveaway as part of this book tour too, details below!