Friday, October 11, 2019

"Darcy by Any Other Name"

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About the Book


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Book: Darcy by Any Other Name

Author: Laura Hile

Genre:  Historical Christian Romance, Regency

Release Date: May 13, 2016



Discover the Pride and Prejudice body-swap romance that has readers laughing in surprise and delight.



For most, this is a glorious evening of music and dancing. But out in the garden two men are arguing, while a ferocious rainstorm swirls round. And then the unthinkable happens: a lightning bolt from heaven strikes. In that instant everything changes.



Jane Austen’s heartthrob hero becomes the bumbling Reverend Collins. Shorn of his fortune, his social standing, and his good looks, Mr. Darcy is trapped in Mr. Collins’ body. And Mr. Collins wakes up to discover that he is master of Pemberley.


Could there be anything worse?



But the inner man is still Darcy. He is in love with Elizabeth Bennet. And now he is living in her house.



If you enjoy a smart, sparkling Regency romp in the classic “Heyeresque” style, then you will love Laura Hile’s Darcy By Any Other Name.


My Review:
This is such a fun read that immediately caught my attention as it is quirky, a different story line and characters that are so enjoyable.  Darcy and Collins and their mix-up leads to hilarious conversations and situations, as well as tension of course.  The Regency time period is such a great time period to read books set during as society is so different from today, and yet this book adds an additional twist that amps up the enjoy-ability just a little bit more even. 







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About the Author


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My journey as a writer began with the Internet.  And with Jane Austen.
How is that for an unlikely combination?
I have always loved classic Regency romances. You know the kind – with a dashing, honorable hero and a lovely, intelligent heroine. Delicious banter, unexpected plot twists, humor, and a happy ending. If faith is woven into the story, so much the better.
When I discovered an online forum for Jane Austen-related fiction, I was hooked. With Jane’s characters for inspiration, I began writing and posting serialized Regency stories. To keep readers coming back for more, I developed my signature style: intertwined plots, cliffhangers, and laugh-out-loud humor.
The comedy I come by in my job as a middle school teacher—there’s never a dull moment with teens!
I live in Beaverton, Oregon with my husband.




More from Laura


I see that double-take you just did.  Darcy By Any Other Name is a what? A Pride and Prejudice body-swap romance? Seriously?
Indeed yes. And it’s a really fun read. I blame my sense of humor. And the fact that I think too much.
Here’s the thing: we women are captivated by Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy—we are! Handsome, aloof, and wealthy, he embodies the perfect male. By comparison, the ordinary guy has no chance. (And heaven help the fellow who is plain!)
Yet we know that attraction involves more than good looks and a fat wallet.
I began to play with this thought. Because Mr. Darcy is also honorable, intelligent, kind, and funny—qualities that transform an ugly man and capture a woman’s interest. The shared smile, the twinkle in the eyes, the finishing of her sentences. These are endearing! These are why we women fall in love!
Once the body swap idea showed up, I knew I had struck story gold. Will Darcy-as-Collins capture Elizabeth Bennet’s heart?
No, wait! She cannot fall for him because he’s the wrong man—no, the right man! But he’s in that podgy body! She cannot love Mr. Darcy when he’s—ugly! Can she?
Ah, but of course she can. Now what?
Think of Darcy By Any Other Name as a happy roller coaster ride. And you know what they say about those: “Get in, sit down, and hold on.”
Do leave a comment and enter the giveaway. I think you will enjoy this fun, romantic book.



Blog Stops



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Rebecca Tews, October 6
Creating Romance, October 8
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By The Book, October 10
Moments, October 11
Pause for Tales, October 11
Texas Book-aholic, October 12
A Reader’s Brain, October 12


Giveaway







To celebrate her tour, Laura is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!


Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

4 comments:

  1. This book sounds like a wonderful read.

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  2. Good Morning! Thank you for the book description.These tours are great and we have found some terrific books so thanks so  much.

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  3. Kristie, I'm so glad you enjoyed Darcy By Any Other Name. My goal was to provide an enjoyable reading escape, with something to think about too.

    Thank you for spending your time to read and review my book with your reading friends.

    Sincerely,

    Laura

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  4. I'm looking forward to reading this one!

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