I am so pleased to have the lovely Monica Fairview as a guest today! Her latest novel, Mr. Darcy's Pledge, is the first volume in the series. I cannot wait to begin this series! From the book blurb and reviews I have read, Mr. Darcy's Pledge sounds like a diverting read.
Keep reading for a chance to win your own paperback copy of Mr. Darcy's Pledge!!
From the publisher:
between his heart and his mind… Mr. Darcy must make a choice.
Darcy has always been able to keep his emotions under control. That is, until
he falls under the spell of Elizabeth Bennet and surprises himself by blurting
out a proposal to her like a moonstruck youth. Stung to the quick by her
rejection, his pride in tatters, and left with no possibility that she will ever
return his regard, Darcy determines to put all thoughts of Elizabeth behind
him. But not even Town with its boundless opportunities for amusement can keep
the image of Elizabeth Bennet from pursuing him everywhere he goes.
time Darcy leaves Town to travel up to Pemberley, he has learned one thing. There
is only one way of overcoming Miss Bennet’s bewitching hold over him and Darcy
is desperate enough to try it. The solution is to get married. And this time,
he is not going to choose a wife by allowing his emotions to lead him by the
choice will be entirely rational…
I of this Pride and Prejudice variation, Monica Fairview traces Mr. Darcy’s
journey as he struggles to come to terms with the upheaval Elizabeth Bennet has
caused in his life…and his heart.
It was a
warm, sticky night, one of those summer nights when, even with the windows
open, it was difficult to breathe. When
Darcy finally managed to drift off, after what seemed like hours of waiting in
vain for sleep to overcome him, a thunderclap roused him. He trudged to the
windows to close them. The rain provided no relief from the heat; quite the
opposite. With the windows closed, the room grew even more oppressive.
periods of slumber were flooded with torrid dreams that ended in disappointment.
In one particularly vivid dream, he thought Elizabeth was running towards him,
but as he reached out to embrace her, he realized she was looking behind him at
Wickham. In the dream, he was compelled to look on as Wickham came forward to
seize her and plant his lips on hers.
up in his bed and ran his hands over his face in despair. Now both Wickham and
Elizabeth were invading his dreams. Even if he was able to control his thoughts
in the daytime, he could not control them at night.
would not do. Something had to be done about it before long or he feared for
The only way he would be able to forget Elizabeth was to
replace her with a real-life bride. The problem was he did not wish to be hasty
in his choice. He could not allow himself to be ruled either by passion or
desperation. He wanted to choose calmly and rationally.
What then was he waiting for?
The sooner he decided what an ideal bride for Pemberley
should be like, the sooner he could begin his search.
Full of determination, he rose and dressed without the
assistance of his valet. Sequestering himself in the library, he sat at his
desk, sharpened a quill, and began to write.
List of Requirements
for a Wife
Monica Fairview is kindly giving away ONE (1) paperback copy of Mr. Darcy's Pledge!! Thank you, Monica! =)
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Giveaway ends May 17, 2014!
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