L.L. Diamond

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Happy Thursday, everyone! It’s been a crazy week. We find out we’re moving… AGAIN! And, Agony and Hope is released! I’d like to thank everyone who helped get my book baby out: Carol, who edited it, Debbie and Brenna for proofreading, my ARC readers, and then everyone who has purchased and reviewed it. What a roller coaster!

This book started in my head years ago with the scene of Jane showing up at Darcy’s door. The scenario flitted back into my mind from time to time. I would let it play out but I never sat down to start writing it out until late last year. The injury to my back slowed my writing down a lot and created a lot of inconsistencies that I had to go back and fix once I’d written the entire thing. I’d changed names and all sorts of problems. The ending was also longer. I have a scene that was cut that I will rework and post later. The ending was changed in editing, so I’ll have to do a bit of tweaking to it so I don’t contradict the published story.

Anyway, I will see what I can spruce up from my original manuscript to give you a bit more over the next couple of weeks. I’m trying to flesh out a new story, so we’ll see when and what I can come up with.

In the meantime, thank you for all of your kind words on Agony and Hope, and if you haven’t read it yet, what are you waiting for? Go read!!

12 thoughts on “Agony and Hope is live!

  1. Marie H says:

    Oh I’d love to see a cut scene! I don’t envy you having to move again so soon. Hopefully something might happen so it doesn’t happen.


  2. sheilalmajczan says:

    Read and loved this story. Highly recommend it to JAFF lovers. My heart went out to Darcy as he learned “Elizabeth Bennet was dead”.


    1. Thank you so much, Sheila!


  3. Glynis says:

    Sorry your move has been confirmed! Fingers crossed it’s somewhere you want to be 🤞🏻.
    I can’t wait to read scenes that didn’t make it into this fabulous book! 🥰. I so love this besotted, determined, absolutely loveable Darcy! How on Earth could anyone resist him? 🥰❤️🥰. I’ve already read it twice 😘

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    1. The move has its ups and downs, but hopefully (fingers and toes crossed), we’ll land on our feet! As for Darcy, how can Elizabeth resist him? I think I would have given up my principles and just caved. If he was willing to deal with the fallout, then why not! Thanks, Glynis!


  4. excitedreader says:

    Hi Leslie

    A bluestocking cat 🤩

    I am looking forward to your newest book. I loved all your books, thank you for the good moments 😊

    Happy moving….. and stay healthy and happy


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you!! I am thrilled my books have provided happiness 🙂


  5. darcybennett says:

    Congrats on the release!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Happy release day! Sorry to hear you are moving again but, maybe to somewhere nice? I would love to read some some scenes that were cut from the story.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I set up two scenes for next week. I hope you enjoy them. Thanks, Shelley!


  7. 👍🥰🥰💗💞💝🥰🥰🤝


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