Thank you so much, Sophie, for welcoming me to ‘Laughing with Lizzie’ to start off the blog tour for my new book, and extra-special thanks for dressing up in all your finery to read out and record the excerpt. You have such a wonderful voice, perfect for Regency novels!
My latest one, as you probably know, is the story of a love triangle.
"All is fair in love and war – or is it? What if Mr. Darcy’s rival for Elizabeth Bennet’s affections is not some inconsequential stranger, but his dearest, closest friend? How is he to reconcile the claims of loyalty and kinship with the urge to pursue his heart’s desire?"
A story not for the faint-hearted, ‘The Unthinkable Triangle’, begins at Rosings, when Mr. Darcy crosses paths with the enchanting Miss Elizabeth Bennet just as he had persuaded himself that he had finally put the past behind him.
Of course, that is nothing but self-delusion. He had not put the past behind him. The lure is as strong as ever, and growing stronger every minute that he spends in such enticing company. So there is nothing to be done about it. He must propose. He must secure her. He is most confident of her acceptance. Supremely confident, in fact – so much so that he even sets the date. The wedding is to be in two weeks’ time. A fortnight, and not one day more, until he would have his heart’s desire. And little does he know that this is nothing but yet another self-delusion, and that his well-laid schemes are to blow spectacularly into pieces. Because, a mere day before Darcy’s planned proposal, Miss Elizabeth Bennet has accepted another offer of marriage. From his best friend and dearest cousin. And, far from being over, Mr. Darcy’s troubles had only just begun.
** GIVEAWAY - ends Thursday 1st October **
I hope you will enjoy listening to the following excerpt from ‘The Unthinkable Triangle’, read out so beautifully by lovely Sophie. There is a giveaway as well, for two Kindle copies, available internationally. Please leave a comment for a chance to win. The giveaway ends on 1st October. Thanks for reading and listening, and the very best of luck!
Thank you again to Joana for this giveaway, and for the brilliant extract - I enjoyed reading it! I wish you all the best with this story and any future stories!
Your affectionate friend,