Good morning, my lovely readers! Today we have two winners to announce; a cover reveal winner and an ebook winner for Robin Helm’s upcoming book, “Understanding Elizabeth.”
Thank you for making this decision so much fun for us! We loved reading your thoughtful comments and hearing your ideas about the story too! It was very clear from your votes that one image really stole the show! Therefore, it’s Robin’s pleasure to say the winning cover image is…
This was my favorite cover from the start and I look forward to reading how you feel about the way it resonates with the story too!
For readers who didn’t see the updated post, I thought I’d share the story behind the cover model; Robin’s daughter, Melanie. I hope you don’t mind me reposting their story again!
Robin mentioned in the last post that she’d love to ask Melanie’s husband, Dylan, to pose for the cover of her next book as Mr. Darcy himself. So, dear readers, we thought it would be fun to share some pictures of Melanie and her Mr. Darcy.
First is a picture of Dylan signing autographs when he was a quarterback for the University of South Carolina. He proposed to her on the fifty-yard line at the Williams Brice Stadium in Columbia.
This is their wedding portrait. They certainly make a stunning couple. I hope Dylan considers Robin’s request to pose as Darcy for her next book, don’t you?
Now, the second winner today will be the recipient of an ebook of “Understanding Elizabeth,” which will be sent to the winner as soon as it’s released. The winner is Carole in Canada! Carole, please send me your email address ay firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the ebook as soon as it’s released.
Thank you to my readers for your enthusiastic support of this cover reveal vote. I hope you enjoy the story too.
“Understanding Elizabeth” is a Regency era story that reimagines what may have happened if Jane Bennet’s illness would have required a lengthier stay at Netherfield for the Bennet sisters:
“Mr. Darcy is tempted beyond what he can endure when Elizabeth Bennet leaves her private journal entries in the parlour of Netherfield. Upon reading her writing, he is appalled to find that she overheard his unflattering remarks at the Meryton Assembly and despises him for his thoughtless comments. He wishes with all his heart that he could undo the damage.
During a restless sleep, he dreams of two powerful beings who can give him his heart’s desire – Elizabeth’s admiration, respect, and love.
Will he take the offer to change the past so that he never makes the offensive statement? Will he make a deal with the Devil, or is the price too dear?
What would you do to get exactly what you want? How much would you be willing to pay?”
Robin Helm taught English, Bible, and music for twenty-five years before she started to write her own books. She began by editing for other authors and publishing her own stories online on four different forums. She is presently employed as the Associate of Music and Music Academy Director for her church, and she teaches private piano lessons and elementary school music classes.
Mrs. Helm is the author of a modern Christian fantasy fiction series, The Guardian Trilogy, which includes Guardian, SoulFire, and Legacy. She has also published the Yours by Design series, a Regency/Modern Romance with a time switch. (What’s better than one Darcy? Two Darcys!) All three books of the series, Accidentally Yours, Sincerely Yours, and Forever Yours, are now available
She shares a blog, Jane Started It, with the other writers of the Crown Hill Writers’ Guild, and is one of the founders and administrators of BeyondAusten.com, a website for readers with common interests.
She and her husband have two married daughters, two granddaughters, and four family dogs.
We would love to hear your thoughts about the winning cover in the comments section below this post!
Thank you again, Robin, for inviting my readers to participate in your final cover reveal selection process for your upcoming book. It’s truly been my pleasure to have you visit Just Jane 1813!