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I just want to give a BIG thanks to everyone for participating and helping to make my giveaway a success. I couldn’t do it without you!

What a great way to kick off your summer – with a new book!

Thanks to Emily’s prompting, I’ve decided to host a giveaway of Pride and Prescience (Or A Truth Universally Acknowledged) A Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mystery!!

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Book description: Mr. & Mrs. Darcy, the joyous newlyweds from Pride and Prejudice, have not even left for their honeymoon when they find themselves embroiled in a mystery involving one of their wedding guests. The lovely Caroline Bingley is engaged to marry a rich and charismatic American. Unfortunately this windswept courtship is marred by many strange events such as nocturnal wanderings, spooked horses, carriage accidents, and atypical incidents of mortal consequence. Soon the whole Bingley family seems the target of a sinister plot, with only the Darcys recognizing the danger.

Here’s how you enter:

1. Leave a comment.

2. Blog about it, linking back to this post (then leave me a comment letting me know you did).

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4. Refer a friend who leaves a comment.

Even my UK friends can enter. I’ll be ordering the book and shipping it to the winner through Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk {respectively}.

You have until Friday, June 25 at 5:00PM CST to enter!

You can get up to 4 entries to increase your chances of winning! I’ll be using Random.org to select the winner.

I have a deep love for Jane Austen. Since high school I’ve read and re-read several of her books. Obviously, like most Jane Austen lovers, Pride and Prejudice has been my favorite. So when I was at the library last Friday, this caught my attention:

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Pride and Prescience begins at the wedding of Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy. It weaves a mystery surrounding Elizabeth’s new sister-in-law, Caroline Bingley. Caroline, who gets married right after Elizabeth, is entangled in horrific happenings. If you’ve read the original or seen the movie(s), then you might feel little sympathy for Caroline {who proves to be just as self -centered in this story as the original}. But once the other characters become involved, it draws you in even more. I won’t go into detail about the plot, since I’ve had a least one reader voice their desire to read it and I’d hate to ruin it for them.

Two things I loved about the book were:

1. I already had a “relationship” established with the main characters {Darcy and Elizabeth} making it easy to start the book.

2. It was written in the fashion of Austen, so there was no “inappropriate” scenes.

Since having had the girls, it takes me a good long while to finish any book. But, I devoured all 287 pages in four days {partly due to Friday’s power outage and lack of internet distractions}. I’d say that’s a testament of a good book.

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