Monday, July 8, 2019

Taking Another Chance...Brenda J. Webb

Brenda J. Webb is back at More Agreeably Engaged today, and is sharing an excerpt with us from her new release, Taking Another Chance. This sounds like such a good book, and it is on my TBR list. Readers, what do you think? Have any of you read Taking Another Chance yet? 

Thanks for stopping by, Brenda, and sharing with us. My readers and I welcome you.


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Janet, I am so proud to be visiting More Agreeably Engaged again to share an excerpt of my newest book TAKING ANOTHER CHANCE. I always enjoy visiting with your readers and I am giving away four Kindle E-book copies to those who comment and can accept books from Amazon.com.

As to this story, I have always wanted to write a tale where an older Darcy and Elizabeth find each other again and TAKING ANOTHER CHANCE is the result. The blurb which follows sets the stage for the story; however, for those who hate stories where Darcy is married to someone before Elizabeth, allow me to hint that the marriage began with deception and was of short duration.

Those who read my books know that I never have ODC in love with anyone but each other. After all, Some Loves Are Meant To Be! 

~The Blurb~

Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet have suffered profound heartache in the fourteen years since parting in Lambton when word of Lydia’s folly reached her family.
At the age of forty, Darcy is now a widower raising a teenage daughter, whilst Elizabeth, a spinster, has spent the intervening years in service.
Unexpectedly thrown into each other’s company by circumstances not of their making, has time stood still when it comes to matters of the heart?
Can their timeless love survive the newest obstacles to happiness?

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~The Excerpt~

To understand this excerpt, be advised that Colonel Fitzwilliam is now Lord Matlock, Isabelle is his wife, Amy is Isabelle’s sister, Marjorie is Lord Matlock’s oldest child and Marianne is Darcy’s (step) daughter.
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Lady Matlock’s sitting room

Once they were alone, Isabelle asked Richard about the governess, and he related all that Lady Gordon had said about Elizabeth’s abilities. He also explained that she had asked to begin her employment with them on Monday.

“You forgot to mention her name.”

“I did?”

Richard’s courtship of Isabelle began directly after William’s accident, so she was aware that her husband’s cousin was hurt in the service of a friend, whose sister, Lydia, had eloped with a cad who grew up at Pemberley—thus explaining William’s reason for getting involved in the matter.

Richard hoped against hope she would not recall Lydia’s last name. “Miss Elizabeth Bennet.”

“Bennet? Bennet? Where have I heard that name before?”

“I have met many Bennets in my lifetime, so I could not say. Rest assured, however, that this Bennet has been able to impress your mother in a short period of time, and that is no small feat.”

“Indeed, it is not.”

“According to your mother, Miss Bennet has breathed new life into our girls’ thirst for education.”

“I cannot fathom anything so grand, but I am willing to be proven wrong.”

“All I know is that our girls talked of nothing save their new governess on the way home. So much so, that Marianne asked them to find another subject.”

“Speaking of Marianne, I am pleased she agreed to come. I do not think I could stand another day of watching Marjorie sulk.”

Richard was relieved that Isabelle had changed the subject. “Then you will also be pleased to know that Darcy agreed to let her travel to Derbyshire with us and stay for several weeks.”

“It does please me, but I have to ask—what about the ball? If he does not attend, Amy will be devastated.”

“He agreed to attend the ball, but I feel I must warn you again that my cousin is not interested in your sister.”

“I know that Amy can be a bit giddy, but that can be reined in. Moreover, she is still young enough to give him an heir, and she is wealthy. What else could he ask for?”

“Darcy was never drawn to beauty alone; he values intelligence. Besides, he told me that he is not worried about producing an heir since Georgiana can inherit Pemberley.”

“Nonsense! Darcy is still young enough for children. He may be forty, but he does not look a day over thirty.”

“What about the silver in his hair?”

“It only serves to make him more devastatingly handsome.”

“If I did not know you so well, I believe I would be jealous of my cousin.”

Isabelle grabbed her husband’s hand, pulling him down beside her on the sofa. Framing Richard’s face with her hands, she kissed him soundly.

“I am not blind to Darcy’s attributes, but I only have eyes for you.”

A more passionate kiss followed before Richard pulled back. “You always know just what to say to make me love you even more, my sweet.”

“I am glad, for rest assured you are the love of my life, Richard Fitzwilliam.”

Consequently, the Matlocks were not in communication with the rest of the house until dinner was announced hours later. 

You can buy Taking Another Chance at:

Amazon.com US

Amazon UK

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Thank you, Brenda! It's so good to have you here again. I loved reading your delightful excerpt, and it was intriguing. You definitely have piqued my interest! I can't wait to have a little time so I can dive into Taking Another Chance. Thank you for sharing your stories with us. I loved reading your last two sentences in the intro to the post, "Those who read my books know that I never have ODC in love with anyone but each other. After all, Some Loves Are Meant To Be! "

It is giveaway time. Brenda has an impressive and generous giveaway. She is giving away 4 eBooks, and the giveaway is open to anyone who can accept eBooks from Amazon.com. Leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway. As always, be sure I can reach you should you be the winner. The giveaway ends the 13th of July at 11:59 P.M. Good luck to all.

47 comments:

  1. This scene hints to a particularly angsty story, and definitly makes me interested in knowing more! Thank you, Janet & Brenda. I enjoyed the excerpt.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed, Kelly. I agree with you that it hints at an angsty story. Brenda writes good stories. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  2. Thanks Janet for featuring Brenda's new book here. It's a wonderful story of second chances for two of our favorite characters and I know readers will LOVE it! Good luck to everyone in the giveaway. "Taking Another Chance" is an awesome read! ♫

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    1. Thanks, Jen. It is always such a pleasure to have Brenda on my blog. This book sounds wonderful. I will be reading it soon.

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  3. Such a beautiful story. I find myself in wonderment at the vision of the quintessential manly man raising two young ladies. Such a way to demonstrate goodness of a man.

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Peggy. I enjoyed reading your thoughts.

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  4. I love second chances, and I love Brenda's books! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    pamh5230@yahoo.com

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    1. I agree on both, too, Pam. Brenda's books are always good.

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  5. Once again, Brenda, I look forward to your new book. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Betty. We are both looking forward to reading this one! :)

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  6. Intriguing excerpt! Looking forward to reading this story! Laurie McClain

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    1. Hi Laurie. I agree, it is intriguing. Glad to hear from you.

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  7. I have this book and it is awesome.

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    1. Thank you for letting us know your thoughts!

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  8. Hi Janet, I've read this book by Brenda on her website and it is worth having .

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    1. That's great to know, Maria. I'm so anxious to get started on it!

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  9. I bought this book last month but haven't had a chance to read it yet. I love Brenda's books and have six. When she says she's giving away ebooks, are they only of this particular book or can we add to our collection of her books we already have? Great give-away!

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    1. I believe it the giveaway is only for this book, but if Brenda says otherwise, I'll let you know. I hope you get to read it soon.

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    2. You can always choose another of my books if you wish Beatrice! Thanks for asking. I was out of town this morning and returned to see all of your comments. They made me smile. Thanks to all of you for taking the time! Hugs,

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  10. Thanks Janet for hosting. Don't include me in the giveaway as I have already won a copy and have it downloaded and ready to go. I am looking forward to reading it. I stopped by to see the excerpt and to say HI. Congratulations, Brenda on the launch of this work. I wish you much success. Blessings!!

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    1. I'm happy you stopped to comment and read the excerpt. That is especially nice since you already have the book. I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts after you've read it.

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  11. Enjoyed getting that scene. Love Col Fitz! Thanks for sharing, Janet (and Brenda).

    Please do not enter me, Janet!

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    1. I love Colonel Fitzwilliam too, and am quite intrigued that he is already the Earl. Thanks for stopping by, Sophia Rose.

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  12. Enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Michele. Good luck in the giveaway.

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  13. I love this book by Brenda. Love never dies and strong people survive to find it. Brenda is such a beautiful story teller and her characters reach out and grab the reader from the page or screen. Please keep on writing Brenda.

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    1. What a lovely comment! Thanks for stopping by and sharing those thoughts with us. I know that will make Brenda happy. I agree with you.

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  14. Lovely scene there, thank you for sharing it with us. Amongst other things with this story, I'm intrigued as to how Richard eventually inherited the Matlock title. I'm very pleased to see also that his is a love match. Isabelle won't have any luck trying to throw her sister at Darcy at the ball, that much is certain!

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    1. Isn't it a lovely scene! You and I have one of the same intrigues. I'm eager to know how Richard is now the Earl of Matlock. No, Isabelle is out of luck on that one, thank goodness!!!

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  15. I already have this book which I originally read on the forum and really enjoyed it so would recommend it to others.

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    1. How nice you are to stop by and recommend the book. Thank you for doing that.

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  16. What a beautiful story!! I absolutely loved it! Good luck with sales.

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    1. Hi Amy Z. It is so nice of you to stop by with well wishes and to let other know how much you loved the book. Thank you.

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  17. Thank you again to all who have taken the time to come over and read the excerpt and taken time to comment. I am so proud to see all your smiling faces here to support me. Hugs.

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    1. Isn't it nice how many are coming out to comment! I believe your book is well loved already! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for having such a generous giveaway.

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  18. Enjoyed reading the excerpt. Hope to read the whole story

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. If you should win, I need a way to contact you. :)

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    2. Just thought to stop by and see if the winners list was published. Thanks Janet for messaging me. I can be reached at prejpri@gmail.com

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  19. Like all Brenda's books I loved this story, it showed a more mature Darcy and Elizabeth and how they arrived at their eventual Happy Ending.

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    1. Glad to hear you loved this story. Thank you for stopping by.

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  20. A beautiful excerpt and story from Brenda. I love all her stories. Jlbpoak21 at yahoo dot com

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  21. Thank you so much for giving me the heads-up to come here and take my shot at another of your wonderful stories, Brenda. I absolutely loved "Passings", which I won some time ago in another contest, and look forward to one day reading all your books!

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  22. I love Brenda's stories and I am looking forward to reading this one. Thank you for The give away.

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    1. As well as sharing this interesting excerpt.

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  23. I agree with Janet. The excerpt is sweet and wonderful. Thank you for giving us a short introduction on who is who before it begins. That way, I can keep track of the changes in this variation. And also for the generous prizes. Hope I win.

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  24. Thanks to everyone for taking time to comment. I wish all of you could win! And thank you Janet for hosting me. Hugs.

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