Saturday, July 7, 2018

And the winners are...Proof of Love

Good news! I have some winners to announce!

Three lucky readers have been randomly selected to receive
Brenda J. Webb's newest release, Proof of Love!


Congratulations to each of you!

 Signed Paperback Winner: KateB!

Two eBook winners:
Maria
Mary

Thank you, Brenda J. Webb, for your generous giveaway.
All of the winners were super excited to have won! 

Thank you to all who commented. I appreciate
your support more than you know!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

My share in the conversation...The Darcy Legacy

Available on Amazon
Joana Starnes is such a sweet person and promoter
of all things Austen. I feel it an honor to call her a friend.
I have been following her writing career from the beginning
and love all her books. I was extremely excited when I heard she
had another book almost ready to release! I could hardly wait
to get my hands on it and READ! Here I am today, taking part
in the blog tour for The Darcy Legacy, Joana's latest. It is a book
that I highly recommend. My review of the book is below under
"My share in the conversation..." Thank you for joining me today.
I would love to hear your thoughts on my review or on the book,
if you have read it or plan to read it.

Joana has a fabulous giveaway. There are going to be some
very lucky winners. Thank you, Joana, for your generosity.

Before getting to my review, I posted the book description,
the author links, and author biography.

*****

Book Description:


‘Pemberley’s ancient halls harbour many secrets. Which one will affect Fitzwilliam Darcy
and the love of his life? How is Mr Bennet to enjoy the comforts of a well-stocked library,
when his wife’s premature demise had left him with the task of finding suitable matches
for their daughters? What of a misleading encounter on a muddy lane in Hertfordshire,
that renders a country-town assembly rather more tolerable than some might have thought?


Shades of mystery, meddlesome relations – not least a drenched Adonis – raillery, old errors
and a very recent union make for a challenging courtship when Fitzwilliam Darcy is not
on his own ground. Yet when love is the reward, challenges make it more worth the earning.
“A fraught courtship? So, let it be fraught,” Colonel Fitzwilliam said with a nonchalant flourish
of his hand. “A good challenge never hurt anyone.”’


Author Links






Author Biography


Joana Starnes lives in the south of England with her family.
Over the years, she has swapped several hats – physician,
lecturer, clinical data analyst – but feels most comfortable
in a bonnet. She has been living in Georgian England
for decades in her imagination and plans to continue
in that vein till she lays hands on a time machine.


She is the author of eight Austen-inspired novels:
From This Day Forward ~ The Darcys of Pemberley,
The Subsequent Proposal, The Second Chance,
The Falmouth Connection, The Unthinkable Triangle,
Miss Darcy’s Companion, Mr Bennet’s Dutiful Daughter
and The Darcy Legacy, and one of the contributing authors to The Darcy Monologues,
Dangerous to Know and the upcoming Rational Creatures (due in October 2018).
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My share in the conversation...

The Darcy Legacy is an utterly delightful novel. It is a fresh, unique approach, and different from anything I’ve previously read by Joana Starnes. She still tortures Darcy, just a little, but not with her usual vigor! Of course, she gives him his HEA, but he still has to earn it.

The book begins at Pemberley in 1806, shortly after the elder Mr. Darcy’s death. We get a glimpse of life there before Fitzwilliam Darcy makes the fateful trip to meet Mr. Bingley at Netherfield. Strange happenings are afoot at Pemberley. Objects are moved, ink is repeatedly spilled on the desk, and papers are scattered. What can be the meaning of this? Is there truly a ghost haunting the estate. According to the servants, yes, there is!

Move forward to 1811 when Darcy is going to Hertfordshire at Bingley’s invitation. While trying to find Netherfield, he comes across Elizabeth. This meeting, of sorts, is priceless. I laughed out loud, but I laughed even more when he glimpsed her at the Meryton Assembly. Did the Fitzwilliam Darcy just deliver a Mr. Collins action? I believe he did! That was so unexpected and well done. Different from canon, Darcy and Lizzy do dance, and it is rather pleasant. In the days that follow, they get better acquainted, getting on quite well.

When Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam travel to Kent, there is a different group at Rosings. This makes for some fun reading and happenings. Elizabeth is there but not as Charlotte’s guest. Darcy eventually attempts his proposal, and as usual is making quite a mess of it. As he blunders along, he has unexpected outside help. He thinks he’s losing his mind, and he very well may be. Oh, how I adored this! Although it had some comical moments, it ended up being quite touching.

All the characters in the book are engaging. Colonel Fitzwilliam is hilarious and is the perfect counterpart to Darcy. Mr. Bennet’s actions were a big surprise, but were to my liking. Anne deBourgh was a nice and agreeable person who had a few surprises of her own. I even “kind of” liked Lady Catherine, well, only part of the time. She had her moments.

Joana Starnes never fails to deliver. Her writing is so good and makes me live everything with her characters. I experience what they are experiencing. I get totally absorbed in Joana’s books. I enjoyed every aspect of The Darcy Legacy and will be reading it again. The book begins with a bang and comes full circle at the end. It is such a tender and loving ending, and gave me a feeling of complete satisfaction. I loved it!

Thank you, Joana Starnes, for such a well-written story full of twists and turns, a fun and awesome read.

Giveaways


Joana is offering 10 copies of The Darcy Legacy for your readers, 20 audiobook codes,
each one is good for one of her audiobooks and a $25.00 Amazon gift card.
Thank you for your support with these giveaways. The giveaway runs until midnight, July 16, 2018.





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Blog Tour Schedule


July 2 / Austenesque Reviews/Excerpt Post & Giveaway
July 3 / Diary of an Eccentric/ Guest Post & Giveaway
July 4 / More Agreeably Engaged/ Book Review & Giveaway
July 5 / Of Pens & Pages / Guest Post & Giveaway
July 6 / So Little Time... So Much to Read/ Guest Post & Giveaway
July 7 / My Love for Jane Austen / Excerpt Post & Giveaway
July 8 / Babblings of a Bookworm/ Book Review & Giveaway
July 9 / My Vices and Weaknesses/ Book Review & Giveaway
July 10/ Obsessed with Mr. Darcy/ Book Review & Giveaway
July 11 / Pemberley to Milton/Book Review & Giveaway
July 12 / Just Jane 1813/ Tour Finale & Giveaway


Be sure to stop by all the blogs participating in the tour. Joana Starnes is sure to have some fantastic posts for us. I, for one, am looking forward to each one. Thank you, Claudine Pepe, for inviting me to participate in the blog tour. Thank you, Joana, for giving us another awesome book. I'm sure it will be a huge success.


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

And the winner is...True Love Comes to Delaford

It is almost July 4th and the celebration
of independence here in the US.
Happy Fourth to all my readers, friends, and family! 

Since we are about to be celebrating, I have a winner to announce! She is getting to celebrate the win of a book
she was looking forward to reading! :)

Vesper Meikle is the eBook winner of
True Love Comes to Delaford by Virginia Kohl


Congratulations! 

Thank you, Virginia, for visiting my blog
and for hosting the giveaway. 

Thank you, Vesper, for your continued support of my blog!
Enjoy your read!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Proof of Love...Brenda J. Webb

Available at Amazon
Good morning to all of my readers! You are in for a treat! I am thrilled to welcome Brenda J. Webb back to More Agreeably Engaged. Brenda last visited on June 11, 2014, with her release of Darcy and Elizabeth: A Most Unlikely Couple. To read our interview for that post, click here

It has been too long since you last visited, Brenda. We will have to make sure you stop by more often. You are welcome any time.

Brenda is sharing an excerpt with us and it is intriguing. I love Brenda's writing and this new book sounds like it will be excellent, too. There is also a generous giveaway! :)

Take it away, Brenda!

*****




I am very excited to be visiting with my friend and fellow animal lover, Janet Taylor. When I thought about who I wanted to share my newest release with, you came to mind and you were gracious enough to work me into your schedule.


Proof of Love – A Pemberley Tale is a tale about a much younger Darcy and Lizzy than I have written before. In this book I wanted to show how they mature during the course of the story and I hope I accomplished that. Thank you for allowing me to share the cover, the blurb and an excerpt, and to give away a few copies to your lovely readers.

Blurb:

During his second year at Cambridge, a young Fitzwilliam Darcy accompanies a classmate to Lucas Lodge in Meryton for the holidays. Whilst there, he encounters a girl of sixteen who instantly captures his attention and soon after, his heart. Yet, because Elizabeth Bennet could never meet his relations’ expectations and he cannot abide her distasteful family, he returns to the university vowing to forget her.

Two years later, they are thrown into each other’s company and forced to spend several days together unchaperoned. Once they are discovered, Darcy suppresses his reservations about marriage to Elizabeth and does his duty in order to save her from ruin.

Will a young, headstrong and prejudiced Elizabeth realize how mistaken she has been about her husband’s character? Likewise, will a prideful, intractable but highly principled Fitzwilliam Darcy acknowledge his faults before their marriage is destroyed?

Excerpt from Chapter 6

Mr. Gardiner’s study
Before the wedding

Expecting Elizabeth, when Mr. Gardiner entered the study instead of his intended, William was taken aback.

“Mr. Darcy, since Lizzy is not ready yet, I have seized this opportunity to ask you about a matter of great importance. Last night I received a letter from my niece, Jane Bennet, and—”

“Has Elizabeth’s father taken a turn for the worse?”

“Quite the contrary! According to Jane, the new physician has been a godsend, working wonders with new medicines and procedures. She allows that her father is doing quite well, given the severity of his injury.”

As he watched William relax, Mr. Gardiner continued. “It is the physician who concerns me. Dr. Graham arrived in Meryton days ago, telling the family that he was sent from London to direct my brother’s care. Moreover, when asked who sent him, it seems he implied that I did.”

William looked uncomfortable. “Forgive me. That was my doing. I meant to tell you before now, but with plans for the wedding and meetings with my solicitor, I completely forgot.”

“That is understandable.”

“Dr. Graham is my personal physician, and it was I who asked him to manage Mr. Bennet’s care. It is my understanding that once Elizabeth’s father shows improvement, he will leave one of his associates in charge at Longbourn and return to London. Graham will, however, stay in touch with the assistant and continue to supervise every aspect of his recovery.”

“That cannot be inexpensive, so why was I given credit?”

“I do not want Elizabeth to learn of my part in it.”

“Why ever not? It might change her attitude towards you.”

William glanced away. “It is not gratitude that I seek from Elizabeth.”

“You wish her to feel love, not obligation.”

Embarrassed to be discussing something so personal, William merely nodded.

“I understand completely, but what if she learns of your intervention later?”

A pained smile crossed William’s face. “Perhaps by then she will have decided that marriage to me is not a horrible sentence, after all.”

Touched, Mr. Gardiner clamped a reassuring hand on the young man’s shoulder. “If it means anything, you must know that Madeline and I believe you are far and away the best man for Lizzy. She is not an average woman, and we feared she would never meet a man who would appreciate her uniqueness. My brother never had a son, you see, so he taught her everything he would have taught his heir about estate management. Moreover, he passed along his passion for reading a variety of books: histories, novels, plays and poetry, some in Italian and French. It has been my experience that most men, especially those of the ton, are intimidated by any woman who thinks for herself. They want a beauty with no brains for a wife, and whilst Lizzy is beautiful, it is her intelligence that sets her apart. Because of her intellect, she does not suffer fools easily.”

“We are alike in that.”

“However, I must warn you that Lizzy does possess one glaring fault.” William’s brows furrowed. “She leads with her heart. This means that at times she is apt to act before thinking—ergo, the need for your hasty marriage. She is still so young that I like to believe she will outgrow that flaw.”

At the anxious look on his soon-to-be nephew’s face, he added, “Just remember one thing, and you shall fare well. If a marriage is to succeed, both of you must work at it. Giving, as well as taking, is the key.”

That very second there was a knock on the door, and as it opened, Madeline Gardiner stuck in her head. “Elizabeth is here to speak with Mr. Darcy.”

“Give us just another minute, my dear.”

As the door closed again, Mr. Gardiner leaned in to whisper. “Jane warned me that her mother is still livid with Lizzy for rejecting Mr. Collins. She allows it might be best if her sister does not return to Longbourn until Fanny has calmed down. By the way, I did not inform either of Lizzy’s parents of your impending marriage. I believe that is your business.”

“I am relieved to know that Elizabeth’s father is doing well. I cannot leave for Pemberley until I finish some business in Town and that will likely be the end of this week. Perhaps by then Mr. Bennet will be on the mend, and Mrs. Bennet’s temper will have cooled.”

“I pray that is so. Now, let me leave you young people alone so you may talk.”

As Mr. Gardiner hurried from the room, he passed Elizabeth, who was right behind his wife. Giving her a fatherly smile, he patted her on the back before Mrs. Gardiner waved her into the study and closed the door.

Dressed in a simple blue satin gown trimmed with Chantilly lace at the bosom and the hem, Elizabeth looked stunning. A bonnet featuring a few white roses covered her dark hair. Moreover, the remedy her aunt had administered right before she came downstairs had calmed her persistent cough, so William saw no evidence that she was still sick. Unable to recall what he wished to say, he stared at her in amazement.

Self-conscious under his gaze, Elizabeth coloured and looked down. Seeing her discomfort, William came to his senses and hurried to explain.

“Elizabeth.” Her head came up. “I want you to know the wedding ring I chose for you was my mother’s favourite.”

Pulling a small velvet box from his pocket, he opened it to reveal a delicate, gold filigree band, featuring small diamonds and rubies set in a random pattern around the circumference. He was unwilling to burden her with the fact that this, a few more of his mother’s rings and a pearl necklace and matching earrings were the only jewellery not tendered as collateral against the new loan. “If it does not suit, you have only to tell me. There are several rings from which to choose, and you may discover you like another one better.”

“Mr. Darcy, I assure you this ring is perfect,” Elizabeth answered, giving him a fleeting smile.

“Is it not time to call me something less formal?” When Elizabeth did not reply, he ventured, “My mother called me William to distinguish between me and my cousin, Richard Fitzwilliam, who often stayed with us when I was a boy.”

“William,” she repeated just as a soft knock announced yet another interruption.

Mrs. Gardiner opened the door. “I hate to intrude, but the bishop is ready to proceed with the ceremony. Mr. Darcy, if you will accompany me, Edward will escort Elizabeth as soon as the music begins.”

As his wife walked back to the parlour with William on her heels, Edward Gardiner slipped into the study. Seeing the trepidation in Elizabeth’s face, he said, “I like your young man, Lizzy. Please give him a chance to win your heart.”

She smiled wanly. “What choice do I have, Uncle?”

“You have a much better choice than you realise, my dear.”

*****

I can't wait to read this book. I simply adore stories where Darcy and Lizzy have an arranged or forced marriage. Proof of Love sounds so good, and I already feel strongly for Darcy! What a place you left us! That is quite the teaser, Brenda!  I wish you much success with your new new release. Thank you for visiting with me and my readers. It's an honor that you thought of stopping here.  By the way, your cover is lovely!

In the next few days, I hope to post my review of one of Brenda's other books, Darcy and Elizabeth: A Promise Kept. I love that book! If you haven't read it, I hope you will soon. I highly recommend it.

As Brenda mentioned above, we share a love of animals and both have several rescue dogs. Brenda was very supportive when I posted a couple of years ago about the special pair of rescues I was fostering, Duke and Duchess. They are still with me, no longer fosters but fully integrated into my family! 

Giveaway:

Thank you, Brenda J. Webb, for the generous giveaway you are having for my readers. Brenda is giving away 2 eBooks internationally to those readers who can accept Amazon.com gift books. She is also giving away one signed paperback to readers in the US and Canada! That's awesome and we appreciate you giving everyone the opportunity to win and read your new release! The giveaway will end at 11:59 P.M. on the 3rd of July! Good luck to all of you! Please leave a comment to enter and don't forget your contact info, especially if you are new to my blog. 

Monday, June 11, 2018

True Love Comes to Delaford...Virginia Kohl

Available on Amazon
Happy Monday to everyone! Did you have a good weekend? Do you have lots planned for this week? I'm going to catch up on some things that need doing around my house and yard. Maybe 'catch up' is a bit strong and optimistic. I should be saying that I plan to make a dent on all that needs doing!

This morning I welcome a first time guest to More Agreeably Engaged and I couldn't be more pleased. Virginia Kohl is the author of the novel, True Love Comes to Delaford, which was released eight months ago today. Virginia is a decades long Regency enthusiast who loves Colonel Brandon. Good choice, Virginia. I think he is rather dreamy myself! :)

Congratulations on your debut novel and welcome. I've been looking forward to your visit!

                   
                                        *****


My introduction to Jane Austen and the Regency era was through her first novel Sense and Sensibility. From the beginning, my favorite characters were Colonel Brandon and Elinor Dashwood. I loved the genuine respect and esteem they had for one another. It was easy to imagine this devoted friendship developing into a lasting love match. True Love Comes to Delaford is their story.

Book Excerpt:

Elinor asked a question she had been wondering about since the night of their first meeting.

“Your Christian name would not happen to be Lucas by any chance, would it?”

Upon hearing the name, his expression turned into a deep-set frown, and his eyes darkened with an unreadable emotion.

“No, it is not.”

Miss Dashwood was momentarily taken aback by his reaction.

“I apologize, Colonel. It is evident your disdain for the name equals, if not exceeds, my own. I did not mean for my inquiry to cause you any unease. A previous encounter with a despicable cad has caused me to be quite wary. I have vowed to never even form a passing acquaintance with a man of that name,” she explained in a whisper.

 “You have nothing to apologize for. On the contrary, I must ask for your forgiveness. My own association with the moniker has been unfavorable to say the least. The accompanying memories are not welcome ones.”

After shaking his head in a moment of quiet reflection, he looked up with a warm smile.

“To answer your question, it is Christopher. Although, nobody ever refers to me as such.”

She considered the name.

“That seems to suit you well—much better than Lucas.”

He replied with a small laugh, “I am quite pleased my Christian name is not Lucas. Especially, since it appears you would never talk to me again if it were.”

When the two stood to join the others, Elinor had to crane her neck, given their height difference. She playfully smiled up at him.

“That would be most inconvenient, because I would also have to swear to loathe you for all eternity.”

Their banter was interrupted as squawking could be heard coming from the hallway. The sound continued to increase in volume and suddenly a large, scarlet macaw flew into the room. The guests stared, as if transfixed by the creature.

“So Shiny! So Shiny!”

Elinor’s head was turned towards the door. With its sharp beak rapidly opening and closing, the creature was headed directly for her.

Knowing the parrot could not veer off its flight path during the rapid descent, Colonel Brandon quickly grabbed Miss Dashwood around the waist, pulling her towards himself. She instinctively hugged him the moment the bird came to a crashing halt behind her. Startled, she looked up, still in the soldier’s arms. Elinor had never embraced another man besides her father. Her cheeks flushed at the warmth and security she felt; the sensations were unexpected, yet not at all unwelcome.


If you enjoyed this excerpt, True Love Comes to Delaford is available in both Kindle and trade paperback.

Author Bio:

Virginia Kohl has been fascinated with the regency era since discovering Jane Austen’s works at the age of eleven. While others dreamt of Willoughby, it was Colonel Brandon who stole Virginia’s heart from the very beginning.

Originally from Germany, Virginia Kohl shares her Texas home with her illustrator mother and faithful rescue dog. When not passing her love of learning on to her students, this college math professor enjoys reading, writing, and being an active member of her local writer’s guild.

Virginia Kohl can be reached at her website and on Facebook.

Her debut novel can be found on Amazon and Goodreads.

The accompanying tea blend can be found by clicking here.  

*****

It's been great having you visit, Ms. Kohl. By reading your bio, I find we have much in common. I live in Texas, have several rescue dogs, and taught high school college preparatory math for about thirteen years! I just don't write but I do draw! :)

The excerpt you shared has me hooked. I'm intrigued by Colonel Brandon and Elinor as a pair. Interesting, indeed. Then to have the scarlet macaw coming flying in directly at Elinor, well, I can't wait to know what is coming next! Thank you again, for stopping by and sharing with us. Best wishes with your debut book and Happy Eighth Month Anniversary!

Giveaway details J
Readers can post a comment to qualify for the drawing. One winner will receive a kindle copy of True Love Comes to Delaford (open to international readers). Giveaway will end at 11:59 PM on the 16th of June. Good luck to all. 

Monday, June 4, 2018

And the winners are...

It's winner announcement time! Yay! I love giving the names of the winners of books. It is so much fun to be a winner and almost as much fun to announce them.

Congratulations to the winners of the eBooks by Nicole Clarkston and Maria Grace!

London Holiday
by Nicole Clarkston


eBook winner:  Pamela Hunter 



Netherfield: Rogue Dragon
by Maria Grace


eBook winner:  BeckyC 

Thank you to all the readers for stopping by and commenting and to the authors for visiting and writing books and guest posts to share with us. 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Catherine...Sue Barr

Today I am hosting an author spotlight for Sue Barr, whose novel, Catherine, was recently released. It is great to have Sue visit and allow us to learn a bit more about her as a person.  I love her willingness to share with readers, some of her personal experiences through her story about Catherine. That takes courage and I admire her for it. 

Thank you to Sue and Claudine for allowing me to host this spotlight. 


Purchase Links: CATHERINE is available exclusively on Amazon. You can purchase your copy HERE. This book is also available through Amazon’s KindleUnlimited

Author Spotlight ~ Sue Barr

If it weren’t for my very own Top Gun, (aka Dear Hubby), I might never have started writing. He always said I should write a book and I’d shake my head, wondering where in the world did he come up with that idea. I guess he knew more than me (again) because in early 2009 I came home from work and began writing. As simple as that. December 2010, I sold my first manuscript to Turquoise Morning Press under a pen name, Madison J. Edwards, and from there had one full length novel, four novellas, one collection and two boxed sets published. I was basically dumped into the deep end of the publishing pool and had to learn how to tread water or drown.

In 2014 I had all my rights reverted and began self-publishing under my own name. Since 2015 I’ve published three contemporary romances as well as my first #JAFF book - CAROLINE: Pride & Prejudice continued… Book One. Not once have I regretted this choice. I’m having a blast. I’m meeting wonderful new people every day and the #JAFF reading/writing community is warm and inviting.

I retired in 2015 and write semi-full-time. I say semi because for me, writing is fun and I’m pretty busy as the full-time care giver for our grandson. Also, hubby’s work takes him out of country so when he’s home I like to spend time with him. After thirty-five years of marriage we still like one another’s company. In some ways this is a blessing and at other times a detriment because when it comes to finishing the book I need a fire lit beneath my keester. I’m not a procrastinator, per se, I just finish things… later.

CATHERINE was an interesting story for me to write for two things. First off, I hated that she’s always thought of as a silly girl. Sometimes we behave in ways because it’s expected and I wanted to round out her personality a bit more than what we’ve read in canon. The second reason came about after I’d started her story.

We know, from the tag line that Catherine has a deep dark secret which she believes makes her unmarriageable. As I plotted out the story line, (gasp from all my friends who know me to be a true-blue pantser), I struggled with what would make her think she could never marry. Early on I decided on a course of action. Without giving away the reason, I can tell you that I drew from personal experience. What Catherine experienced and thought are things I’ve experienced and thought and these actions/reactions mold your character. Like Catherine, it made me stronger. Like Catherine, it made me have great empathy for others who have struggled with this. And, like Catherine, I became more guarded with who I allowed close. My husband, who I based Lord George on, was persistent and refused to let me ‘get away’. How I love that man.

Thank you for joining me in Catherine’s launch. I hope you buy (win?) a copy and let me know what you think.

BLURB:

Catherine Bennet, known as Kitty to close friends and family, knows this better than anyone. She also knows that she will never marry and it never bothered her before she met Lord George Kerr at Elizabeth and Darcy’s wedding. He’s determined to breach the walls of defense she’d carefully constructed around her heart, and she’s just as determined to stay the course.

Some secrets cannot be shared
Lord George Kerr knows this better than anyone. For five years, as a spy for His Majesty the King, he played the part of a Rake, concealing his espionage activities beneath a blanket of brothels, drink and loose women. Even though he’s forced to resume his regular life within London’s finest society, he still must keep some things hidden.
One thing he does not hide is his attraction to Miss Catherine Bennet of Longbourn. Enraptured by her beauty and warmth of character, he plunges headlong into winning her heart, only to find it carefully guarded and she’s unwilling to give him even a small pinch of hope.

Some things are beyond your control
When circumstances bring Kitty’s secret into the open, she fears the tenuous bonds of friendship she’s forged with Lord George will be lost forever along with whatever love he proclaims to have for her. With the very lives of England’s vast network of spies working undercover in Bonaparte’s France hanging in the balance, she’s forced to face her worst nightmare.
Her secret is laid bare, can he love her enough to overcome what he learns?

For more information about Sue and her books, check out her website:


From there you can follow her on Facebook or Twitter or hop on over to her blog and find out how boring her life really is…. While there, don’t forget to sign up for her announcement only newsletter. No spam. Pinky promise.

CATHERINE is available exclusively on Amazon. You can purchase your copy HERE:

Author Biography:

Sue Barr, transplanted Prairie Girl, now lives in beautiful Southwestern Ontario, Canada with her retired Air Force hubby, close to their two sons and families. When not busy writing she loves to read and bake, watch cooking shows and Survivor (don’t judge).
She’s also an indentured servant to three cats and has been known to rescue a kitten
or two, or three…in an attempt to keep her ‘cat-lady-in-training’ status current. Although, she has
deviated from appointed path and rescued a few dogs as well.

Sue is a member of Romance Writers of America and their affiliate chapter, Love, Hope and Faith
as well as American Christian Fiction Writers.

When Sue retired in 2015 from the London Police Service, she re-discovered #JAFF. Prior to that she’d read Pamela Aiden’s trilogy and, like all of us here, watched every movie ever made of Jane Austen’s books, as well as the spin-offs. Her favorite is Lost in Austen.

About that time, her childhood friend (Suzan Lauder) introduced her to A Happy Assembly. It wasn’t too long before the plot bunnies escaped and Sue began to wonder ‘whatever happened to Caroline Bingley after Charles and Mr. Darcy became engaged to the Bennet sisters?’ From that, CAROLINE was born, followed by CATHERINE which we are talking about today. In the works is GEORGIANA and who knows what else will follow….

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Blog Tour Schedule

May 28 / My Jane Austen Book Club/ Launch Post & Giveaway
May 29 / From Pemberley to Milton/ Excerpt Post & Giveaway
May 30 / Just Jane 1813/ Guest Post & Giveaway
May 31 / More Agreeably Engaged/ Author Spotlight & Giveaway
June 1 /  So Little Time… / Excerpt Post & Giveaway
June 2 / Liz’s Reading Life / Book Review & Giveaway
June 4 / Diary of an Eccentric /Book Review & Giveaway
June 5 / My Vices and Weaknesses / Book Review & Giveaway
June 6 / Savvy Verse & Wit / Guest Post & Giveaway
June 7 / Margie’s Must Reads/Book Review Post & Giveaway
June 8 /  Obsessed with Mr. Darcy / Book Review & Giveaway
June 9 / My Love for Jane Austen / Excerpt Post & Giveaway
June 10 /  Babblings of a Bookworm / Excerpt Post & Giveaway
June 11 /  Austenesque Reviews/ Guest Post & Giveaway

Giveaways

Three winners will receive a copy of Catherine. Two winners will receive eBooks
and one winner will receive an autographed paperback book of “Catherine.”
All giveaways are open to international winners. 

Terms and conditions:
Readers may enter the drawing by tweeting once each day and by commenting daily on a blog
post or review that has a giveaway attached to this tour. Entrants must provide the name
of the blog where they commented.

Each winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter and the giveaway is international.
Each entrant is eligible to win one eBook or paperback book.

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Congratulations on your new release, Sue. I wish you much success. Please come back anytime.