Monday, September 05, 2016
Giveaway: Darcy By Any Other Name
Posted by JaneGS
I don't read much Austenesque fiction these days, but when I heard that Laura Hile (who wrote the fabulous Mercy's Embrace 3-parter) was coming out with a P&P-inspired work, I knew that I had to read it because:
1) It would be funny and sweet and interesting.
2) It would be well-written and carefully crafted.
3) It would be unique.
Darcy By Any Other Name delivers on all three counts, and it was a fun way to spend the last week of August. And, if you comment below and provide me with your email address and I randomly select you, you can enjoy a e-book version, courtesy of Laura herself!
So here's the basic idea--think Freaky Friday and/or A Christmas Carol ala Austen. Mr. Darcy and Mr. Collins are caught in a ferocious thunderstorm during the Netherfield Ball. Lightning (or Providence) makes them switch bodies and they get the opportunity to stare down their biggest flaws and recognize their true heart's desire and uncover their true characters.
Since Darcy is in the title, you are right in assuming that the bulk of the story is really about his coming to terms with his flaws, desires, and character, and I must say that I quite liked him as an earnest clergyman. I guess when you have the right stuff, it really doesn't matter the physical trappings!
So, if you're looking for a wonderful romp in Austen land, guided by a true Janeite who doesn't mind playing around with the canon, then definitely give this novel a whirl.
And if you want a chance at the e-book, leave me a comment below. I'll randomly select the author at 8 pm (MT) on Friday, September 9. Since we're talking e-book, the giveaway is open internationally.