Thursday, December 3, 2009

Longbourn's Unexpected Matchmaker

Longbourn's Unexpected Matchmaker
by. Emma Hox

(copied from the publisher's website)
Would Pride and Prejudice have been different if Colonel Fitzwilliam had accompanied Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy to Netherfield?
What would happen if Mr. Darcy made friends with a mysterious member of the Meryton neighborhood who refuses an introduction but who has a close relationship with the Bennet household?
Elizabeth Bennet, the second of five daughters to Mr. Thomas Bennet has caught the attention of the rich and handsome Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy almost from the moment he laid eyes on her, but when he purposefully misinterprets her families expectation of her marrying well and slights her in a way unknown to those who have always loved Jane Austen's acclaimed Pride and Prejudice, he must leave forever or make amends. Sulking in the library he determines to leave the place and give her up, but is waylaid by a member of the Meryton neighborhood who claims an intimate acquaintance with the Bennet family and offers up advice on how to win Elizabeth's heart.
Longbourn's Unexpected Matchmaker puts a spin on Pride and Prejudice that no one would ever expect as Colonel Fitzwilliam attends Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy to Netherfield, Elizabeth Bennet is witty enough to detect the motives of Mr. Darcy's long time enemy Lieutenant Wickham and Georgiana Darcy is bold enough to defy her brother and cousin and comes to Meryton in the midst of a storm. Not to mention Caroline Bingley, Lieutenant Wickham and Lady Catherine are all working against our hero and heroine ever finding their own happily ever after.

Doesn't this sound thrilling?

My first experience with Jane Austen's novels occurred over 15 years ago and I've been a fan ever since. It all started with the book 'Emma' and the next thing I knew, I was hooked!
So imagine my surprise and excitement when I received an email from author, Emma Hox, asking me to review her book, Longbourn's Unexpected Matchmaker, on my blog!

Of course I said YES!

There are no words to describe how much I look forward to reading this intriguing version of Pride And Prejudice and I can hardly wait to let you know how I enjoyed it!

In the meantime, you can get your own copy at or directly through Rhemalda Publishing! Better yet, if you happen to live in the area, Emma Hox is debuting her new novel personally with a book signing at the Wenatchee Hastings: Friday, December 4 at 1:00 PM!
Address is: 315 North 9th St., Wenatchee, WA 98801.

If you can't make it to the Wenatchee Hastings on December 4th, but would like a signed copy, order yours directly from Rhemalda Publishing and be sure to note on your order that you are requesting a signature from the author!

Happy Reading!

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