Monday, October 7, 2019

"Darcy by Any Other Name" by Laura Hile Book Tour and Give Away

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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
Darcy By Any Other Name - Ebook coverDiscover 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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"Darcy by Any Other Name"  by Laura Hile is a book that I am surprised that I liked. I don't usually like books based on Jane's Austin's novels.

This story is about 2 characters, Mr. Darcy and Mr. Collins who after being hit by lightening switch bodies. 

What follows is quite a tale.  Both of these characters end up with a change of attitude and personality. 

This book is sure to delight fans of Jane Austin. The only negative thing is the book is quite large, in fact it is 646 pages.  But, I don't feel like words were added to make the book longer like some books, I feel like all the scenes make the book a better read. But , I don't recommend reading the book in one setting like I did.

This is the first book that I have read by Laua Hile, but it won't be the last.

I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.



About the Author
laura-hile-2My 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 Prejudicebody-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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Sara Jane Jacobs, October 3
Mary Hake, October 4
Remembrancy, October 5
Emily Yager, October 5
Bigreadersite, October 6
Rebecca Tews, October 6
Creating Romance, October 8
janicesbookreviews, October 9
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.

5 comments:

James Robert said...

I really appreciate getting to read about your book since I have so man in my family who are huge readers. Thanks for sharing  and for the giveaway.

kim hansen said...

Sounds good.

Melissa W said...

Looking forward to reading it!

Caryl Kane said...

Wonderful review!

Laura Hile said...

Debbie, thank you for reading and reviewing Darcy By Any Other Name. I'm glad you enjoyed this book, and I'm also very grateful for the time you spent to share with your blog followers.

Sincerely,

Laura