Wednesday, 17 August 2016


Imagination is everything.

Those three words changed my life in 1995. They brought an amazing and diverse group of people into my orbit and have blessed me with friendships that continue to this day. They brought me a conviction, something solid to believe in. And, finally, importantly they brought me into the world of JAFF.
When I finished P&P2 (1995) and then the book, I wasn’t done with Darcy & Lizzy. Who could be? They were such rich, realized characters. And the story left off just when the story was getting good. Toni Morrison told us to write the story we want to read, so….Challenge accepted.

Jane Austen gave me a world less ordinary.

 Amy George

About the book  

Once, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet were foes, then tenuous friends. After Elizabeth discovers Darcy is engaged to another woman, she flees to Boston to seek solace with her cousin, the brash and worldly Emeline Poston.

When she returns to England after years spent abroad, Elizabeth must face the man who shattered her heart, and she is shocked to find the proud man she once knew drastically altered. Does she have the courage to seek out the man with whom she fell in love—whatever the cost?

Fitzwilliam Darcy has spent his days regretting what might have been and his nights being tormented by the decisions he has made. His life in tatters, he can barely face the once-respectable man in his mirror or the baby girl in Pemberley’s nursery. Now that Elizabeth has returned, will he atone for his mistakes and win her heart for good?

This alternate path reimagining of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice is recommended for adult readers.

About the author

Amy George is a middle-aged woman who hates her "old lady/grown-up" car and refuses to listen to its radio at a reasonable volume, especially when the Beastie Boys or the Violent Femmes are playing. She lives in a town in the middle of the country where the county fair is one of the biggest social events of the season and everything is fried. Her household consists of a dog, a cat, a man, a hermit, and stubborn soap scum.

She has been writing since she was a child and was a frequent contributor to the Hyacinth Gardens, a popular but defunct JAFF site.

Author Links 

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a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Second Impressions Blog Tour Schedule:

8/15: Review at Margie’s Must Reads
8/16: Excerpt & Giveaway at Romance Novel Giveaway
8/17: Guest Post & Giveaway at My Jane Austen Book Club
8/18: Guest Post & Giveaway at Skipping Midnight
8/19: Review at Tomorrow is Another Day
8/20: Review at Liz’s Reading Life
8/22: Excerpt & Giveaway at More Agreeably Engaged
8/23: Review at Half Agony, Half Hope
8/23: Excerpt & Giveaway at So Little Time…
8/25: Guest Post & Giveaway at From Pemberley to Milton
8/26: Review at Diary of an Eccentric
8/27: Review at Just Jane 1813
8/28: Author Interview & Giveaway at Babblings of a Bookworm


Pamela Hunter said...

I love second chance stories. I'd love to win a copy!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Christina Boyd said...

Looking forward to reading it!

Pricilla T said...

Sounds like a book I'd enjoy. Thanks for the giveaway.

Karen M Cox said...

"write the story we want to read" - I had forgotten that Toni Morrison said that. Great post :)

Suzan Lauder said...

I've been a huge fan for ages. Follow this one up with some of your older stuff. I know I'm not the only one who's gobbled up everything you write!

Kirsten said...

Second chances are wonderful, it gives you hope :) This book sounds fun!! Love to read it!

Deborah Ann said...

This story sounds wonderful!

Deborah Ann said...

This story sounds wonderful!

Chiara Lanzi said...

I would like to read this book, it seems really interesting.

Vesper Meikle said...

always looking for new authors to read and this would be the first from this author

oloore said...

I am always eager to try a book by a new JAFF writer! So I am really grateful for this opportunity presented by blog tour and generous giveaways:)

Dung Vu said...

Can't wait to read this story. Beautiful cover!