Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The Darcy's Hope Saga by Ginger Monette

Book BlurbEscape to the era of Downton Abbey with Lizzy and Darcy!
Immerse yourself in a sweeping romantic and drama-filled saga that includes two full-length novels—both Darcy’s Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes and Darcy’s Hope at Donwell Abbey.

~Volume I: Darcy’s Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes

Heartbroken. Devastated. WWI Captain Fitzwilliam Darcy was rejected by the woman he loved and vows, “No more sentimental entanglements!”

But an undercover assignment at a field hospital brings him face to face with his beloved Elizabeth—who’s working with a dashing American doctor and a prime suspect in the espionage plot.

Forced to grapple with his feelings for her, Darcy has only a few months build a lasting bridge to her and uncover the truth before she’s condemned to a traitor’s noose.

~Volume II: Darcy’s Hope at Donwell Abbey 

Darcy has won the heart of Elizabeth Bennet. Finally.

Then she vanishes.

Still reeling from the loss, Darcy attempts a heroic feat and only survives by the daring rescue of his faithful batman John Thornton.

But the damage is done. Darcy is plunged into a dark and silent world.

Sent to Donwell Abbey to recover, he’s coaxed back to life by an extraordinary nurse determined to teach him how to live and love again. A woman whose uncanny similarities to Elizabeth invite his admiration and entice his affections.

His heart tells him to hold on to Elizabeth.

His head tells him to take a chance with his nurse.

But a secret at Donwell Abbey just might change everything… 

Praise for Darcy’s Hope

-A 2016 favorite of two blogs: Just Jane 1813 and From Pemberley to Milton

-A Top 10 Retelling ~Austenesque Reviews

- “A tender romance fraught with danger in this exciting and suspenseful novel set in the midst of World War I.” ~ Jan Hahn, author of An Arranged Marriage

-“…. An engrossing read.” ~Jack Caldwell, author of The Three Colonels and The Plains of Chalmette

-“…a stellar example of fine Austenesque literature. …an exceptionally moving story complete with a compelling plot, danger, mystery, action, introspection, vivid detail, and an emotionally wrought romance.” ~Austenesque Reviews


Q: What exactly is the Darcy's Hope Saga?

A: The Saga retells Pride & Prejudice but is set during the era of Downton Abbey. It's a single ebook volume that includes two full-length novels: Darcy's Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes and Darcy's Hope at Donwell Abbey.

Readers can enjoy their beloved characters in a storyline that is familiar, yet very fresh and different.

Q: What inspired you to catapult Jane Austen's famous Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet from the early 1800’s to the early 1900’s?
A: Downton Abbey! It was remarkable to me how little British culture had changed from the Regency Era to the Edwardian Era. Darcy could have dined with Lord Grantham at Downton Abbey with little change in decorum. I was also fascinated at how the war affected everyone's lives and how wealthy English families offered their lavish homes as hospital facilities during WW1.

I began to imagine Darcy and Elizabeth's “explosive” relationship unfolding on the Western Front. Then asked, what if Darcy had his own wartime tragedy that required him to be hospitalized at a country home like Matthew Crawley? I'm thrilled that the resulting Darcy's Hope Saga has been such a big hit among fans of both Pride & Prejudice and Downton Abbey. 

Q: What would you say to romance readers who “don't do war stories?”
I would say the Darcy's Hope saga isn't a war story. It's very much a romance in a wartime setting. Just like Downton Abbey, the war provides a dramatic backdrop against which the romance blooms. The war's fast pace and ever-changing situations meant that nothing was predictable, and things could (and did) change in an instant. Readers have commented that they couldn't predict where either story was going, and much of that is due to the volatile nature of the setting.

Author Bio: Ginger currently writes riveting romances inspired by Downton Abbey and Jane Austen. Her use of compelling plot, vivid historical detail, and deep point of view has earned her stellar reviews for her Darcy's Hope saga and a grand prize for flash fiction. Living in Charlotte, NC, Ginger enjoys Pilates, period and Turkish dramas, public speaking, and reading—a full-length novel every Sunday afternoon.

-Website: www.GingerMonette.com

-Facebook: If you love Period Drama, Downton Abbey, or Jane Austen, join Ginger on Facebook at Ginger Monette Author

Buy Link: Amazon

2 comments:

  1. I was lucky enough to read these books in succession and I must admit that they were simply wonderful!!
    I loved the angst,uncertainty and hoped for a HEA for ODC! I cannot recommend them highly enough!!! 😊

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  2. So glad you enjoyed it, Mary! And thank you Tina for featuring Darcy's Hope!

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