Happy New Year! I hope you rang the New Year in whatever way suited your fancy.
I spent the evening at home with my family and spent some time thinking about my reading plans for this year. Did you spend some time making any reading goals or plans? I don’t usually set an exact number; I just hope I will have the time to read all of the JAFF that entices me throughout the year.
This month, I certainly recommend putting Anngela Schroeder’s upcoming release, “A Lie Universally Hidden” on your TBR list. The premise is intriguing and the writing really shines as a result of the teamwork between Anngela and her editor, Christina Boyd!
Here’s a description of the book to get your reading mojo going:
“The engagement between them is of a peculiar kind. From their infancy, they have been intended for each other. It was the favorite wish of his mother…” —Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
Fitzwilliam Darcy was raised to never stray from the path set before him: ensure the continued prosperity of his estate, Pemberley, protect and educate his sister to become an accomplished woman, and marry the woman his mother chose for him—his cousin Anne de Bourgh. With a letter bearing his late mother’s signature, Darcy presumes his fate is sealed and prepares to wed one he does not love. However, his destiny begins to unravel when he glimpses a pair of fine eyes on a quiet, country road.
Elizabeth Bennet is the second daughter of a respectable though insignificant gentleman. She is flattered to have captured the attention of a local squire, a childhood friend, and everyone believes her path is secure—until a handsome, rich gentleman arrives at a neighboring estate. Happenstance begets the unlikely pair together, bridging a forbidden love long past a mere friendship.
In “A Lie Universally Hidden”, two of literature’s most beloved romance characters are destined to marry for fortune and obligation rather than love. How will Darcy and Elizabeth fulfill their true destiny under such circumstances? Shall honor, decorum, prudence—nay, a signed letter from the grave—forbid it?
“A Lie Universally Hidden” is a Regency Romance suitable for most audiences, teen and up.
I love stories that take us through the journey of Darcy and Anne’s peculiar engagement. Not only does this story have Darcy engaged to his cousin, we soon learn that Elizabeth has an eligible suitor in her life as well. Will a detour in their plans help them find a way to one another or will the expectations of their family become the ultimate deciding factors in their lives?
The cover of this book does a wonderful job tying this story together and I hope it gets you in the mood to read this story too!
Isn’t the cover beautiful? It’s the creation of Shari Ryan and I think she did a wonderful job.
Here’s a look at the back cover too.
Anngela is so excited about her new book, and she wants to share an exclusive excerpt with all of you. Yes, that means everyone who enters the Rafflecopter below will receive an exclusive excerpt emailed to his/her inbox, from this story that’s not found anywhere else. Plus, there’s also a giveaway for an ebook of this new story when you enter the Rafflecopter too. Thank you, Anngela!
To be a winner today, enter our Rafflecopter below by January 7th, and you will receive an exclusive excerpt from this story that can’t be found anywhere else online, not even on Amazon! If you can’t get the Rafflecopter to work for you, send me an email at email@example.com, and leave a comment on this blog. We will send your exclusive excerpt to you. Doesn’t that sound like a great way to start the New Year? The ebook winner will be announced on this blog on January 8, 2017.
The blog tour schedule is posted below and to start the fun we wanted to request questions from my readers to help us shape our blog tour launch post on January 16. Our very own Anne deBourgh and James Hamilton will be joining us at My Jane Austen Book Club on January 16 for a one-of-a-kind interview and we want to ask them both the questions that you would like answered from them. Can we get them to reveal their innermost thoughts, hopes, and fears regarding their future lives with one of England’s most sought-after bachelors and the “Jewel of Hertfordshire?”
Please leave us your questions below this post and Anngela will get to work asking these questions when she sits down with them for this interview? We look forward to seeing your questions in the comments below!
The book will also be available for pre-orderer today at Amazon and the publication date is set for January 11, 2017. This book will also be available through KindleUnlimited.
Meet Anngela Schroeder
Anngela Schroeder lives in California with her husband of 16 years and her three rambunctious sons. She has a degree in English with a concentration in British Literature and a Masters of Education. She has a mild obsession with Jane Austen, and enjoys traveling, baking and making her family’s world a magical place.
January 16/ My Jane Austen Book Club/Launch Post & Giveaway
January 17/ From Pemberley to Milton/ Book Review & Giveaway
January 18/ A Covent Garden Madame Gilflurt’s Guide to Life/Guest Post
January 19/ So Little Time…/ Excerpt Post & Giveaway
January 20/ My Vices and Weaknesses/ Book Review & Giveaway
January 21/ Babblings of a Bookworm/ Book Review
January 22/ Just Jane 1813/ Excerpt Post
January 23/Austenesque Reviews/ Author Spotlight & Giveaway
January 24/ Obsessed with Mr. Darcy/ Book Review & Giveaway
January 25/ Every Savage Can Dance/Book Review & Giveaway
January 26 / Diary of an Eccentric/Book Review & Giveaway
January 27 / Austenesque Reviews/ Book Review & Giveaway
January 28/ My Kids Led Me Back to Pride and Prejudice/ Excerpt & Giveaway
January 29/ Savvy Verse & Wit/ Guest Post & Giveaway
I’d like to thank all of the bloggers who are joining this tour!
Thank you for leaving your questions for Anne deBourgh and James Hamilton in the comments below.