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Definitely Not Mr. Darcy
By Karen Doornebos
Read the First Chapter Here
Author Events HERE
Let’s get this party started Regency style shall we? First on the list of awesome features for the Fall Fab Giveaway I’m beyond thrilled to introduce a debut author and close friend of mine: Karen Doornebos, and her book, Definitely Not Mr. Darcy.
Karen and I met through a friend I connected with at Romance Writers of America and we formed a small critique group. She was in the midst of writing her novel when we met and we spent about a year working and writing together … and here it is, DEBUT TIME!
I am so thrilled for her and her successes!
I’ve told her from the very beginning that I KNOW NOTHING about Jane Austen, that Darcy dude, the charm of hiding in hedges and drinking tea with your pinky up or feigning to be demure and unaware of one’s sexual prowess.
I have no idea what any of that stuff is all about, I never read Pride and Prenup … haha. I know nothing about Regency times except everyone looks a bit uncomfortable in their clothes, and the women have really prominent boobs, they faint quite a bit, and the men gallop on horses a lot.
Yet, when I read Karen's first pages, I knew I would love what she had written! Definitely Not Mr. Darcy is about divorced mother Chloe who goes to England thinking she will be participating in a documentary in the Regency times only to discover she’s actually going to be a contestant on a Regency Reality Show. Chloe must woo the ‘bachelor’ to win the $100,000 prize, which she needs to be able to afford her failing business and keep custody of her daughter.
The premise was attractive because not only is Bachelor Mr. Wrightman a hottie, his younger brother is thrown into the mix and he is a quite gallant chap himself! (ooh, that sounds like such a regal regency phrase, does it not? The book rubbed off on me!)
I loved learning about the quirkiness of the times, like how the women wore their gowns, how they didn’t bathe but once a week, what they used for deodorant, what they DIDN’T use for underwear, how they tied up their busts, what "fanology" was, and the hobbies they participated in. It has all made me very thankful for the comforts of our times!
I loved Karen’s quick-witted writing, and found myself longing to jump back into the book many times. You’ll find that after you read Definitely Not Mr. Darcy, you’ll look around at the men in your life and think, “Seriously, chivalry IS TOTALLY DEAD!”
And on THAT note, in order to be entered to win DEFINITELY NOT MR. DARCY, tell me something kind or sweet that a man (ANY MAN) in your life does or has done for you that’s unusual or unexpected. Here’s a couple from me. My husband ALWAYS kisses me on an escalator. He also always “butters” my toothbrush for me before we go to bed (or if I go to bed first, I do it for him). Also, not to be forgotten, my son, AJ, is fast becoming a chivalrous young man, and I noticed this just today. He ALWAYS holds the door open for me.
So tell me about your chivalrous guy, and remember to use an IDENTIFYING username throughout the whole Fall Fab giveaway so I will know who you are throughout the promotion!
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