Welcome to my stop for the Darcy by Any Other Name Celebrate Lit tour and Giveaway. I am eager for you to learn about this book and author. Please enter the giveaway at the end for a $25 Amazon gift card.
Author Laura Hile has penned an interesting version of Pride and Prejudice in Darcy by Any Other Name. This Christian Regency Romance novel is exceptionally written. It captured my attention and had me turning pages wanting to see what would happen next.
I enjoyed the author’s writing style. Her prose was easy to read and flowed smoothly. Twists made the story riveting. Descriptive writing took me back in time and over to England where I made many new friends.
The characters were spot on. Very like their Pride and Prejudice predecessors they were well rounded, complete with flaws. Some were downright eccentric.
The author has a brilliant imagination to produce this whimsical tale. It easily could be a Hallmark movie. Due to an accident Mr. Darcy and Mr. Collins exchange bodies. Let the chaos begin!
The switch was done exemplary and made for a fascinating tale. I kept wanting to skip to the end to see how or if they switched back. My interest was piqued and held steady throughout this extraordinary book.
Whether you are a tried and true P&P fan or a never before read it person, this book will delight and amuse you. You will find history, life lessons, faith, inspiration, prejudice, greed, and love. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Anyone will enjoy this treasure.
I highly recommend this book. It receives a 5 out of 5 stars from me. A copy was provided by Celebrate Lit but these are my honest words.
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About the Book
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.
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About the Author
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.
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To celebrate her tour, Laura is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!
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