Wednesday, February 17, 2016

BLOG TOUR: REVIEW ~ A Little Whimsical in His Civilities by J. Marie Croft

I received a copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review.

Book Blurb: Told entirely from Fitzwilliam Darcy’s point of view, J. Marie Croft’s humorous novella, A Little Whimsical in His Civilities spans one moonlit, autumnal night upon the gentleman’s return to Hertfordshire in pursuit of Elizabeth Bennet.

“We take the turning which places us on Meryton’s main road, and—oh, gad! There it is—the base-court building which passes for an assembly hall in this godforsaken place. For me, the venue shall be either a heaven or a hell tonight. My palms grow clammy, my gut churns, and I regret that second helping of onion-laden vegetable pie forced on me before we left.”

Accompany Darcy as he, intent on reversing the disastrous first impression he made there, braves another Meryton assembly and seeks to win his heart’s desire.

My Review: I swear J. Marie Croft must love to incorporate humor into her stories because this is the second one of her's that has had me laughing through the majority of it. Really the only bad point of this book was that I think that he wouldn't say those things about others even if it was only in his mind. I mean while the things he said were true he's to much of a gentleman to even acknowledge them. Plus he seemed like he was on the edge of a nervous breakdown through most of the novella.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Author Bio: J. Marie Croft is a self-proclaimed word nerd and adherent of Jane Austen’s quote “Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery”. Her light-hearted novel, Love at First Slight (Meryton Press, 2013), her humorous short story, Spyglasses and Sunburns, in the Sun-Kissed: Effusions of Summer anthology (Meryton Press, 2015), and her novella, A Little Whimsical in His Civilities (Meryton Press, 2016) bear witness to Joanne’s fondness for Pride and Prejudice, wordplay, and laughter.

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4 comments:

  1. Agreed--an amusing read! Totally entertaining.

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  2. Yeah, I think her goal is to attempt to put as much humor as possible in her stories, and then hide around the corner to watch how much we laugh.

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  3. Tina, thank you for reading, laughing, and reviewing … and a belated happy birthday!

    I do, you know, "Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery."

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    1. I really enjoyed the novella. And thanks for the birthday wishes.

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