The Blog Tour for Yours Forevermore, Darcy, makes it stop here today. The author, KaraLynne Mackrory shares some insight into the intimacy of letters over the spoken word. What do you think? Are letters much more intimate than speaking your thoughts? Tell us in your comments below. There is a giveaway and you do not want to miss a chance on winning this one! Thanks KaraLynne for giving us another new novel and for taking time to visit More Agreeably Engaged! I have purchased your book and am eagerly anticipating time to read!
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Why are letters so much more intimate then words spoken aloud?
It may just be my opinion, in which case I will still just assume everyone feels the same, but letters are often more intimate, more romantic than words spoken aloud. When I first read Pride and Prejudice, one of my favorite parts was the letter from Darcy. Likewise, I think we can all agree that Captain Wentworth’s letter in Persuasion is pretty amazing too. So what is it about letters that draw that extra ounce of romance?
I think it is because they come with the expectation that the writer, by necessity of writing it, was required to think about the recipient, consider their words carefully and ultimately commit to them. So the letter comes as proof that the person sending it spent time thinking about you. That is pretty great. It also implies that any words written were pondered and considered before written. This to me makes it seem that when the words “I love you” are committed to paper, they were meant. Anyone can say the words; have them slip from their mouths in a moment of excitement or passion. But when you commit them to paper you declare them as truth.
In Yours Forevermore, Darcy – our beloved hero writes many letters to Elizabeth. He writes them when he is full of emotions he can’t process or doesn’t want to accept. Yet, by writing down his feelings he solidifies them even more. While that was not his intention, it was the end result.
For myself, I received a number of love letters from my hubby while we were dating. He would hide them in my textbooks, or amongst my belongings for me to find. I still come across some of those old letters and they still hold the same powerful effect. So letters come with a bit of permanence to them. Words drift away in breeze, letters are tangible and last through the ages.
My inspiration for this book came in part from the letters I received from my dreamboat. I imagined that Elizabeth would have to be made of stone to ignore and be unaffected by receiving page after page of declared admiration and love. What better way to soften a heart then through words from the heart?
Conclusion – letters are super romantic. So get the book and be moved by Darcy’s letters as well…then go and write a loved one a letter.
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy has a secret.
The letter he presents to Miss Elizabeth Bennet after his ghastly proposal is not the only epistle he has written her. In this tale of longing, misadventure, and love—readapted from Jane Austen’s dearly loved Pride & Prejudice—our hero finds a powerful way of coping with his attraction to Miss Bennet. He writes her unsent letters.
The misguided suitor has declared himself, and Elizabeth Bennet has refused him, most painfully. Without intending for these letters to become known to another soul, Mr. Darcy relies on his secret for coping once again. However, these letters, should they fall into the wrong hands, could create untold scandal, embarrassment, and possibly heartbreak. But what happens if they fall into the right hands?
KaraLynne is an amazing mother who never makes mistakes, never gets upset with her children and never ever has a dirty house. Ever. She always has her dishes done and the floors spotless and dinner is always prepared and ready on time. Her kids are always clean, polite, respectful and loving, especially to each other. She never gets irritated with her husband when he doesn’t turn his socks right side out for the laundry and they always agree on everything. She delights in nothing else but to serve her family and never wants or needs time for herself. She takes great care to shower every day and put make up on so that she is always beautiful and presentable. She never wears her pajamas all day or for days in a row and she is the epitome of womanhood. Most of all, she has a great sense of humor and loves to write.
Okay, in all honesty – KaraLynne Mackrory is no newbie to the writing world. She made her debut as an author at the tender age of 13 when she wrote her first set of bad poetry. Angsty and emotional – teenage-drama filled – they were unbelievable disasters. Such contributions to the literary world were deemed so terrible that today they are kept behind lock and key to protect others from their awfulness. As a young adult she steered clear of soap opera drama inspired works and achieved a degree in Social Work. It was not until her late twenties that she returned to her roots in writing. Since then she has published three Austen inspired novels so full of romantic sensibilities as to give you a toothache and a grin and hopefully a few contented sighs. She is thrilled to report that Falling For Mr. Darcy, Bluebells in the Mourning and Haunting Mr. Darcy: A Spirited Courtship are a mite better than the bad poetry.
Blog Tour Schedule:
9/7: Guest Post & Giveaway at My Jane Austen Book Club
9/8: Review at Babblings of a Bookworm
9/9: Excerpt & Giveaway at Laughing with Lizzie
9/10: Review at Half Agony, Half Hope
9/11: Guest Post & Giveaway at Babblings of a Bookworm
9/12: Review at My Kids Led Me Back to Pride and Prejudice
9/13: Excerpt & Giveaway at My Love for Jane Austen
9/14: Guest Post & Giveaway at More Agreeably Engaged
9/15: Review at Wings of Paper
9/16: Review at Margie’s Must Reads
9/17: Guest Post & Giveaway at Songs and Stories
9/18: Guest Post & Giveaway at So Little Time…
9/19: Excerpt & Giveaway at Best Sellers and Best Stellars
9/21: Review at Austenprose
I love your author bio picture! It is captivating! It could be a good modern day Darcy and Lizzy picture! :)
I totally agree with your thoughts on letters, I enjoyed the book blurb and I love the idea of this book! Can't wait to read it! Thanks so much for stopping by on your busy blog tour schedule. It is always such a pleasure having you visit and I wish you much success with this latest release. One thing we as readers can depend on, with the book written by you, it will be a good one!
Thanks to Meryton Press and Michele Reed, we do have an eBook of Yours Forevermore, Darcy, up for grabs and it is an international giveaway. Please leave a comment and your contact info to be entered. The giveaway will end at 11:59 P.M., 20 September, 2015. Good luck to all!