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Release day is tomorrow! I hope you have preordered your Kindle or ordered your paperback so you can get reading! We have one more small excerpt posting on Austen Variations tomorrow during the release day celebration. If you have missed the previews, you can catch up by clicking for the previous chapters:

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4


“I have endured the deepest agony, only to be shown a hope so bright I cannot but yearn for it.”

Fitzwilliam Darcy is mourning the love he lost—a love that was never allowed to bloom. What will become of him when Georgiana is wed, and he is left by himself? He cannot give away a heart not his own. Must he remain in this mournful existence, anticipating the nights to come, where in his dreams, he can finally be with Elizabeth, a spectre of his once living, breathing beloved. When a surprise visitor brings unexpected news, his hope is breathed back to life. Will he finally obtain his deepest desires? Will Fitzwilliam Darcy be able to leave behind the agony of the past and hope for the future he once thought impossible?

Due to circumstances beyond her control, Elizabeth Bennet’s family is irrevocably altered. Her father is dead, Lydia is missing, and her mother and remaining sisters are to be relegated to a life of poverty. Fitzwilliam Darcy’s behaviour at Pemberley indicates he still loves her, but too much has happened. She can never hope for him to once again make the offer of his hand. Elizabeth’s sole option is to abandon the life she once led and start anew. But what happens when her path once again crosses with the love she thought lost to her? Will Elizabeth choose to protect him with the one option available to her or will she put aside the agony of the past and choose hope?

There are also reviews! One is already posted on Amazon, but you can find all 4 of the early reviews posted on Goodreads 🙂 I hope you’ll also write your review once you’ve read it!

Hey, if you still haven’t preordered it, then do so here!

So, let’s talk specifics… and maybe a few vague hints!

The most common concern when people read the initial chapters is whether there is a HEA. Yes, there is a HEA!

I’ve been asked if there is steam. Yes, there is chemistry and steam, but no sex scenes. Sorry to those who enjoy those, but they didn’t fit with the storyline. For those who prefer stories without that sort of content, this will work for you!

How long is the book? Paperback is 266 pages. It’s just under 70K words.

Do you have a Pinterest inspiration board for this one? Yes! You can find it here.

Will there be a giveaway? Yes! I will have a few ebooks to giveaway tomorrow at Austen Variations!

So, do you have any other questions I can answer? Ask them below, but know that I may choose not to answer 😉


6 thoughts on “Agony and Hope is almost here!

  1. Glynis says:

    I absolutely love this Darcy! I feel so sorry for his devastation at the start of this book! Unable to eat and drinking to help him sleep so he can dream of Elizabeth 😢😢😢😢😢. Luckily there’s a glimmer of hope and this is where he shines with his devotion! Loving it! 🥰🥰

    Liked by 1 person

    1. He was in a pretty bad place. I think it makes him more patient (at some points at least 😉 ) later in the book. Thanks, Glynis!


  2. sheilalmajczan says:

    I agree with everything Glynis said. I read the first chapters on the blog and knew it was one I HAD to read. I highly recommend it. Darcy’s love is heart wrenching as…Glynis said…he only wants to make it through the days so he can join Elizabeth in his dreams.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. If anything, he loves her more. I believe blame is a huge factor too, but that’s something everyone may see differently. Thanks, Sheila!


  3. Marie H says:

    Found this book in my Kindle just waiting for me this morning! Congratulations on another fabulous book! I loved it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yay! This makes my heart happy! Thank you 🙂


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