Wednesday, July 25, 2018

My share in the conversation...The 26th of November

It is such a pleasure for me to be part of the blog tour for Elizabeth Adams' latest, The 26th of November. I loved her first book, The Houseguest. It has always been one of my favorites, so I was eager to read the newest book. I was not disappointed. My part in the blog tour is a review, and I will get to that a little later.

Thanks to Claudine Pepe for organizing the blog tour, and to both ladies for including me. Elizabeth, I hope you are enjoying the blog tour and I wish the best with The 26th of November. I love your cover and the statement on the front. Clever!

Book Title: The 26th of November
Authors: Elizabeth Adams
Tour Dates: July 9 – August 9, 2018
Genre: Fiction-Romance,
British-Classics and Fiction-Historical
Purchase link: Amazon
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Book Description

The Netherfield Ball: Classic. Predictable. Immortalized.
But, what if Elizabeth were forced to relive it over and over and over again? Night after night after night?

Elizabeth: Clever. Witty. Confident.
Suddenly, her confusion and desperation make her question things she long thought she knew.

Mr. Darcy: Proud. Unapproachable. Bad tempered.
In this world where nothing is as it seems, Elizabeth must learn to see through new eyes.
Including a man she thought she hated.

Let the hilarity ensue.
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Author Biography
Elizabeth Adams is a book-loving, tango-dancing, Austen enthusiast. She loves old houses and thinks birthdays should be celebrated with trips - as should most occasions. She can often be found by a sunny window with a cup of hot tea and a book in her hand. 

She writes romantic comedy and comedic drama in both historic and modern settings.

She is the author of The Houseguest, Unwilling, On Equal Ground, and Meryton Vignettes: Tales of Pride and Prejudice, and the modern comedy Green Card

You can find more information, short stories, and outtakes at elizabethadamswrites.wordpress.com
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My share in the conversation...

The story beings after the Netherfield Ball. In Elizabeth’s eyes, the ball was a disaster. She was embarrassed and disgusted with the behavior of her relations. The day after the ball, found Elizabeth once again in an embarrassing and awful situation, all thanks to Mr. Collins. Thursday morning dawned “bright and clear,” and Elizabeth was hopeful that this day would be uneventful. It was not to be. This time the pain was Jane’s, and Lizzy felt her family was partly to blame. As Lizzy lay in bed that night, she wished her family had behaved better, at least in public. With that wish the cycle of a repeated day begins.

There are many things about this book that I loved. In fact, I cannot think of anything that I did not like. One of the first things that impressed me was the way the author handled the reliving of the same day over and over. She didn’t recount exact details of each day. She kept the plot moving along. The day might be repeating but Ms. Adams telling of it was not. She kept it lively and varied. I found that refreshing, as each day held something new and fun. When Elizabeth realized she could do or say anything and no one would remember – until “he” did – it made for some great and well-deserved conversations and actions. Superb job, Elizabeth Adams. 

As usual for Ms. Adams, her writing was good and her story telling, excellent. I laughed and I sighed. There were many really good scenes with Darcy, and some hilarious scenes with other characters. The story was well done and made me feel happy. That brings me to another thing I loved, which was the ending. I wasn’t ready for it to end, but when it did, the ending left me feeling good and warm inside. I want a book to leave me feeling satisfied, and this one did. Thank you, Elizabeth Adams, for another novel well done. The first book I read by Ms. Adams, The Houseguest, was awesome. I loved her Mr. Darcy in it and I loved him in this last one, The 26th of November, another awesome book. I highly recommend it.
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Blog Tour Schedule


July 9 / From Pemberley to Milton / Book Review & Giveaway
July 13 / From Pemberley to Milton / Guest Post & Giveaway
July 19 / Of Pens & Pages / Book Review & Giveaway
July 20 / Babblings of a Bookworm / Book Review & Giveaway
July 21 / My Love for Jane Austen / Character Interview & Giveaway
July 25 / More Agreeably Engaged / Book Review & Giveaway
July 28 / Just Jane 1813 / Book Review & Giveaway
August 2 / Diary of an Eccentric / Book Review & Giveaway
August 6 / Austenesque Reviews / Excerpt Post & Giveaway
August 8 / My Vices and Weaknesses / Book Review & Giveaway
August 9 / Margie’s Must Reads / Book Review & Giveaway


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Giveaways


Elizabeth Adams is offering five copies of The 26th of November for your readers,
5 audiobook codes, each one is good for one of her audiobooks



and two autographed paperback copies of one of her books, readers’ choice from her catalog.



The giveaway runs until midnight, August 11, 2018.

Terms and Conditions:

Readers may enter the drawing by tweeting once a day and daily commenting
on a blog post or a review that has a giveaway attached for the tour.
Entrants must provide the name of the blog where they commented.
If an entrant does not do so, that entry will be disqualified. 

One winner per contest. Each winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter
and the giveaway is international.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

30 comments:

  1. Apart from Elizabeth's abehaviour improving I wonder who else will benefit

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    1. You will find it interesting and fun to find out!

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  2. I have been avidly followed this tour as I am really excited about this release. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on it and for the chance to win a copy.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Good luck in the giveaway.

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  3. Hi Janet, I've been absent for longer than I would wish, I'm sad to say but thankful I'm able to catch up with this latest blog tour for now. I love the 'Groundhog Day' premise in any genre (and indeed it was actually showing on TV here a few nights ago whilst I was reading some of the earlier posts on the tour. Spooky or what?). In fact, just to put my sci-fi geek hat on for a moment, one of my favourite episodes of Stargate SG-1 is Window of Opportunity (a repeating time loop) and a Doctor Who episode from a couple of years ago was a virtually single-handed tour-de-force by Peter Capaldi in Heaven Sent (not actually a time loop, but the same circumstances repeating over and over again). This is the first time I've seen it in an Austenesque story from Elizabeth's POV and it aounds like a lot of fun!

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    1. That is spooky! By the way, you can put your sci-fi geek hat on around me. Shhh - I'm one too! LOL I LOVE Stargate SG-1 and I now the episode you mention!This was the first Austenesque story from Elizabeth's POV about this that I have read too. I loved it! Hope you get to read it too. I've missed seeing you around so glad you are back!

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  4. Thank you so much, Janet! I'm so happy you liked the book.

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    1. You are welcome, Elizabeth. I loved the book! It was so good and kept me smiling a lot.

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  5. I love the little disclaimer on the cover 😂

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    1. Me too! That was the perfect touch! The complete cover is lovely but that was the icing on the cake!

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    2. That was one of my favorite parts! I think this might be my favorite cover out of all of mine. I had several ideas for subtitles and asked my graphic designer if she could come up with a way to have more than one. She exceeded my expectations with the disclaimer. :-)

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  6. Carole in CanadaJuly 25, 2018 at 5:52 PM

    It said my comment was published, but it's not showing so I will write it again:

    Loved your review Janet. There is nothing like a warm and fuzzy feeling after reading a good book. Elizabeth Adams has done that for me in all her books that I have read so far...I think I have only one other left to read beside this one! Congratulations and enjoy the blog tour!

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    1. Thank you, Carole. I agree completely. That is the perfect feeling to have after completely a really good story. You know it was worth your time reading. I hope you get to read this one soon.

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  7. I dearly love a laugh, so this book sounds like it will fit the bill!

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    1. Yes, it will. You will laugh quite often and other times, have a feeling of...they so deserved that!

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  8. It’s on my kindle next to me read!

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    1. I hope you get to read it soon, Christina.

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  9. Lovely review! I hope to read this soon!

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    1. Thanks, Maria. I hope you can read it soon too. It is such fun!

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  10. A great review as always, Janet. It really tempt me to put this story ahead of other books that I want to read. I wonder how Elizabeth manage to break the cycle and everything goes back to normal. Perhaps not normal but speed up the romance between Jane & Bingley and Elizabeth & Darcy.

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    1. What's neat is that she breaks it in the most unexpected way! It was awesome. I would recommend moving it forward if you want a really fun and enjoyable read.

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  11. Thanks for the lovely review, Janet, and thanks Elizabeth for writing this book!

    I'm reading it now and having such a great time with it! I love that about the book too, Janet, that there are no repetitions of 'The Netherfield Ball: Classic. Predictable. Immortalized.', and instead we're treated to the new things happening. I love the lively pace, the author's bubbly style, the tweaks Lizzy keeps making at the events in the hope she'll make a difference. And every time I think 'She's cracked it now!' Lizzy wakes up and it's the day of the ball again :D

    Can't wait to see what makes Lizzy escape from her Groundhog Day loop and so glad that it left you with a warm fuzzy feeling, Janet :)

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    1. You're welcome, Joana. I'm happy you stopped by and had your share in the conversation. I loved your thoughts on the book. Everything you said about it is perfect and I agree completely. You will love how she make the escape from her loop! Yes, that warm fuzzy feeling is a great way to end. Your last one left me feeling the same! :)

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  12. Loving the blog tour! Looking forward to reading it!

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    1. It is such a good story. I hope you get to read it soon.

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  13. This premise sounds really fun!

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    1. It is, Ria. I laughed out loud several times.It has its touching and sweet moments, too.

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  14. This sounds like a lot of fun. Definitely on the TBR pile.

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  15. Great review Janet, and I agree with you. There is not much in this book, that I don't love. Congratulations Elizabeth.

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