Sunday, August 09, 2015

Mr. Darcy to the Rescue by Victoria Kincaid: Review + Giveaway

Received a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Book Blurb: When the irritating Mr. Collins proposes marriage, Elizabeth Bennet is prepared to refuse him, but then she learns that her father is ill. If Mr. Bennet dies, Collins will inherit Longbourn and her family will have nowhere to go. Elizabeth accepts the proposal, telling herself she can be content as long as her family is secure. If only she weren’t dreading the approaching wedding day…

Ever since leaving Hertfordshire, Mr. Darcy has been trying to forget his inconvenient attraction to Elizabeth. News of her betrothal forces him to realize how devastating it would be to lose her. He arrives at Longbourn intending to prevent the marriage, but discovers Elizabeth’s real opinion about his character. Then Darcy recognizes his true dilemma…

How can he rescue her when she doesn’t want him to?


My Review: This book is a welcome change from the majority of Pride and Prejudice variations out there. In this book Elizabeth actually accepts Mr. Collins' proposal to save her family from poverty after Mr. Bennet dies in the future. When Darcy hears about the engagement he travels to Meryton to change her mind and get her marry him instead. Hilarity ensues from Darcy's scheme to break off their betrothal (which sort of backfires by the way) to people's own reaction to his own engagement to Lizzy. This book had me laughing through the majority of it. I just wish that the book was a little longer. Towards the end it did seem a little rushed to me. But I did enjoy this book and I hope to see more titles in the future from Ms. Kincaid.

Rating: 4½ stars out 5

Victoria Kincaid is generously letting me give away ONE copy of her new book in either ebook or print format. To enter please leave a comment down and please tell me what format you would like the book in if you win. Please leave your email in your comment down below so we can contact you if you win and remember to replace the @ symbol with (at) so that you don't get spammed. The contest runs from today August 9th to August 16th at 11;59 pm EST. Good luck.

32 comments:

  1. I would love it in Kindle format.

    tgruy at netscape dot net.

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  2. I am open to both e-book and paperback edition but I'm leaning more towards e-book since I'm running out of shelves to house my books. Tina, this is fast. I'm in awe of you for you have time to read so many titles and post your reviews.

    Congrats on the third release of your book, Victoria. Thanks for the generous giveaway too. I wish you success in your sales.

    evangelineace2020(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for your interest! I'm amazed at how fast Tina is as well! The book only came out on Thursday. Good luck!

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  3. I'm a big fan of Victoria's work. I can't wait to read this tale.

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    1. Hi Rhonda! Thanks for being a fan! Good luck with the giveaway!

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  4. I’ve always wondered what would happen if Lizzy felt more immediate financial pressure to marry…
    Thanks for offering this giveaway! With such a great cover, I’d love to add the printed book to my Jane Austen bookshelf :) .

    NovEllaandBanannabelle (at) Gmail (dot) com

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    1. Yes, I'm sometimes amazed she's not more worried about her future. I think I would be in her place. Thank you for complimenting the cover! Good luck!

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  5. Having enjoyed Victoria's other books, this automatically goes in the TBR list. I must say that the idea of Elizabeth accepting Collins gives me an eewwwww moment. I look forward to reading. Thank you for the giveaway! Congratulations!
    Cherringtonmb at sbcglobal dot net

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    1. Hi Becky, Yeah, it makes me go "ew" as well! Thanks for your interest and good luck!

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    2. kindle is preferred or paperback

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  6. Thank you for the review, Tina! I'm glad it made you laugh. I didn't set out to write something humorous, but Mr. Collins so funny, it just happened....

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  7. Elizabeth engaged to mr Collins! Yuck! :)
    Sounds intriguing. Definitely adding to my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Lumee23 at gmail dot come

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    1. Hi Shannon, Elizabeth and Collins definitely leads to some interesting situations! Good luck!

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  8. I love a P& P story that gets me laughing throughout it. Looking forward to reading this one.

    Thank you for the giveaway. I would love either versions but prefer paperback. My email address is tdungnvu (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Hi Dung, This is the first variation I've written that was quite so humorous and I'm glad people are laughing at it. Good luck!

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  9. Looking forward to finding out how Elizabeth gets out of this situation.
    I would prefer the print format.
    Email - meikleblog at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Vesper, Thanks for your interest! Good luck!

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  10. nice review
    print

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  11. I am looking forward to see how Darcy gets Lizzie out of this situation. I would love to receive this book in paperback. skamper25 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. I would love to win a paperback, thanks! But Lizzy and Mr. Collins, aargh! I really hope Darcy does a swift attempt to the rescue!
    arjanne.boneschanscher (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thanks for your interest and good luck in the giveaway!

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  13. Hi. This book sounds like fun and I dearly love to laugh. Would love to read how Darcy plans to thwart Collins' desire to marry Lizzy.Sounds intriguing. Happy thought indeed. marydoyle7777(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Mary, As Tina says, Darcy's initial plan backfires a bit, but there's a happy ending in store for Darcy and Elizabeth! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  14. Would dearly love to find out how Darcy plans to thwart Collins' desire to marry Lizzy. Sounds like a great great peppered with fine much needed fun! Happy thought indeed.
    marydoyle7777(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. I look forward to reading this different perspective. I have not read many stories where E even considers accepting Mr C. Breaking an established engagement could not have been a pleasant endeavor, so I'll enjoy seeing how that plays out. Thank you, Victoria and Tina, for this giveaway. I have no preference for the format. GinnaSaisQuoi at verizon dot net

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    1. Ginna, Yes, I haven't seen a lot of stories with this premise either and I thought it was an intriguing avenue to explore. Good luck with the giveaway!

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  16. Congratulations on your new release,Victoria!
    Elizabeth engaged to Mr Collins?? No,this cannot be!!
    I would love prefer paperback but I am italian I do know if the giveaway is open internationally.
    chiarapiccirilla(at)hotmail(dot)it

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    1. Hi Chiara, Yes, international is fine. Thanks for your interest and good luck!

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  17. Perfectly timed for #AusteninAugust , I've added it to the BOOK'D pinterest board and look forward to celebrating your writing, Victoria! well done :)
    Faithhopecherrytea at [gmail.] com
    Thanks for the generous offer - pb for me plz if chosen <3

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