Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Secrets of Pemberley...Rose Fairbanks

It's so good to have Rose Fairbanks visit my blog again. It has been some time since she was last here. Today she stops by during her blog tour for The Secrets of Pemberley and shares another video entry of Elizbeth's diary. I think this is such a neat idea. I hope you all enjoy this vignette. Be sure to check out the giveaway too.


Vignette: Outtake, Elizabeth Bennet’s Diary #4 Shopping with the Darcys

Thanks so much for hosting me, Janet! The Secrets of Pemberley is told entirely from Mr. Darcy’s perspective. In the book, Elizabeth’s diary becomes important, and as a long-time fan of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, I decided to do video entries for each diary entry I’ll be sharing on the blog tour. I hope you enjoy as we get a bit of insight on what Elizabeth Bennet felt when she gets a few moments of privacy with Mr. Darcy after his ill-fated proposal and letter.

Links to previous diary entries:

#1—After the proposal:

#2—After the Letter:

#3—Meeting Darcy in London:

Book Blurb

To the world, Fitzwilliam Darcy has it all. He’s the young master to one of the kingdom’s oldest and wealthiest Norman families. Through his mother, he is related to a powerful line of earls. Beneath the perfect façade lies the truth: he’s the product of his mother’s affair and the heir George Darcy never wanted.

At twenty-eight, Darcy has fought hard to put to rest the pains of the past and earn his place in Society. But can he resist the allure of ending his loneliness with the unsuitable woman who has tugged at his heartstrings? Will he tell her his secret and if he does, will she keep it? Or will someone else from the past destroy everything Darcy has worked for?

Prepare for another page-gripping read from Rose Fairbanks as she unfolds a Darcy and Elizabeth story unlike you have ever read before. For the first time ever, Ms. Fairbanks is offering a new novel release in Kindle Unlimited. Pre-order today!

Author bio

Born in the wrong era, Rose Fairbanks has read nineteenth-century novels since childhood. Although she studied history, her transcript also contains every course in which she could discuss Jane Austen. Never having given up all-nighters for reading, Rose discovered her love for Historical Romance after reading Christi Caldwell’s Heart of a Duke Series.

After a financial downturn and her husband’s unemployment had threatened her ability to stay at home with their special needs child, Rose began writing the kinds of stories she had loved to read for so many years. Now, a best-selling author of Jane Austen-inspired stories, she also writes Regency Romance, Historical Fiction, Paranormal Romance, and Historical Fantasy.

Having completed a BA in history in 2008, she plans to finish her master’s studies someday. When not reading or writing, Rose runs after her two young children, ignores housework, and profusely thanks her husband for doing all the dishes and laundry. She is a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America and Romance Writers of America.

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Giveaway: One ebook copy of The Secrets of Pemberley. Entries close April 23, 2018.

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Thank you, Rose, for letting me be a part of your blog tour. I wish you much success with your new release. If it is like your other books, it will be a good one. Readers, tell us what you think of the diary entries? Do you just love these videos? I think they are a great and fun idea.

Rose, I hope to see you back for another visit soon. 


  1. I think it's a first for me to watch you on video, Rose. You seemed confident to be on camera and a bit shy at the same time (I'm referring to the part where you look down most of the time). Is it the angle where you web cam is located or was there another reason? I'm taking The Lizzy Bennet Diaries as my guide because Lizzy definitely look straight at the camera most of the time.

    Anyway, I enjoyed the diary series. Hope you will include a transcript of the video entries too for those who prefer to read rather than watch.

    1. When I would lower my whole head or look away, I was going with Elizabeth's feelings, as though she were writing in a private diary. I love The Lizzie Bennet Diaries but that Lizzie is aware that she is putting something public out and you'll notice she starts to really measure her words once she's starting to feel differently about Darcy. She has other things to talk about too, which I think helps. This Lizzy was only writing about her feelings--some of which she didn't want to think too much about or admit what they really are. But in general, it was hard for me to remember to keep my eyes up where the camera was and not on the phone where I could see myself, lol. Maybe next time I do these I'll turn it around so I can't see myself!

  2. Love the diary videos! Congrats on your new book, can’t wait to read it!! :)

  3. Rose,

    Correct me of I'm wrong but didn't I read an excerpt/snapshot of a scene where Darcy and his mom are cruelly seperated by none other than her husband??

    It was penned by your good self and it,along with another scene,received a very heartfelt, if somewhat heated response,(due to the contents on the other scene).

    Am I correct in thinking that these formed the basis for this book and are included in it???

    I'm looking forward to reading this book and wish you the best of luck with it!!!

    1. Yes, that is the opening scene. You probably read excerpts on Austen Authors. These videos are not in the book at all. The book is entirely from Darcy's point of view. Those who read the rough draft asked for outtakes of Elizabeth's point of view and her diary is important in the story, at one point, so I thought making diary entries would be a good way to convey her feelings. As a big fan of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, I wanted to try videos. I shared a lot of excerpts on Austen Authors and thought doing these videos might whet readers' appetites in a different way. You get hints of some of the things that happen in the book but not much information. I hope you'll give the book a try. I think you'll enjoy it!

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    1. You are welcome, as always. It was my pleasure.

  5. Thoughtful blog, thanks for posting.