Wednesday, December 21, 2011

12 Days of a Jane Austen Christmas


We have Winners!

Winner of the book set is: Max

Winner of the Mrs. Darcy Mug is: Michelle @ The True Book Addict

Please email your mailing address to:
Newroyalreviews at yahoo dot com

Many of you may know that Pride & Prejudice is my absolute favorite Jane Austen novel. There is something about Lizzy, Darcy, and even wicked Wickham that calls out me making me want to read the novel over and over again. I  constantly find myself randomly quoting bits from the novel and I eagerly devour adaptations, spin-offs, add-ons, and retellings.

Although surprisingly Pride & Prejudice is not my favorite novel, Jane Eyre is. When comparing the two I constantly refer to Newton’s Law: Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. In the case of Pride & Prejudice vs. Jane Eyre it seems that Mr. Rochester is Mr. Darcy’s opposite reaction. Which leads me to wonder what P&P would have been like if Mr. Rochester would have been the leading man.

So, I ask you Dear Readers, what would have happened in Pride & Prejudice if Mr. Edward Rochester replaced Mr. Darcy? 

To feed your Pride & Prejudice craving I have three books to giveaway. 2 Copies of Misconceptions by Doris Nieves and 1 copy of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star by Heather Lynn Rigaud.

I have two more giveaways today!

First Giveaway is

Misconceptions by Doris Nieves


Thanks to the generosity of Doris Nieves, I have two copies to giveaway. One copy is Worldwide & the other is US only, so please mark your comment accordingly.

Love and marriage abound as we revisit the delightful world of Pride and Prejudice. Become enchanted once again with familiar beloved characters brought back to life through this lighthearted version of a classic tale. Misconceptions begins where Jane Austen left off, with the undaunted Mrs. Bennet continuing her search to find rich and
refined husbands for her unmarried daughters, Kitty and Mary. Meanwhile, Lady Catherine renews her duty to find a husband for Miss Anne de Bourgh. Will the girls cooperate with their mother’s plans or will their hearts lead them elsewhere?

Second Giveaway:

Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star by Heather Lynn Rigaud.


Mr. Darcy is skin-tight leather pants and no shirt…YES PLEASE!!!!!

Fast music, powerful beats and wild reputations on stage and off have made Slurry the band of the year--and the media's newest bad boys. Described as temperamental by their kindest critics, they've just lost their latest opening act and their red-hot summer tour is on the fast track to disaster.

Fitzwilliam Darcy, Slurry's tall, dark, and enigmatic virtuoso guitarist, knows that this is no time to be picky, but he never expected what was waiting when he, Charles Bingley and Richard Fitzwilliam crashed the Meryton Public House.

Elizabeth Bennet, the fiercely independent and talented lead singer of Long Borne Suffering has serious reservations about joining such a trouble laden tour with the bad boys of Rock and Roll, but the opportunity is just too good to pass up!

On the Slurry tour, the music's hot, but backstage is an inferno.

I would also like to thank Heather for donating this copy!


  1. What would have happened in Pride & Prejudice if Mr. Edward Rochester replaced Mr. Darcy? I think Lizzy would not had marry him! Lizzy isn't a shy girl, and Mr. Rochester isn't a peaceful man! Both of them have like equal character! They do not make a great couple!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  2. I'm in Canada which makes me INT. Thank you for the giveaway!

  3. I'm so happy to have stumbled upon to your blog! Nice to meet a fellow Austen blogger! I look forward to following your blog (added to my blog list).

    I have to admit to Jane Eyer being my all-time favorite novel too! I love P&P though, and to put Edward Rochester in Darcy's shoes sounds sooooo interesting! I think that would make a great P&P vatiation!

  4. Mr Rochester was manipulative and hedged all bets, even threw caution to the wind, to get the woman he wanted. Mr Darcy had quiet fortitude and could only hope to get the girl he loved. I don't believe Lizzy would have been attracted to Mr Rochester because she would have misinterpreted his desperate behavior as conniving, brash and worst of all untrustworthy. this is what she most disliked about Darcy when she thought he treated Wickham as such. In any case, unlike Mr Darcy, who selflessly took action to save the "Bennet reputation", Rochester's actions would not have Lizzy's welfare in mind but selfishly his own. Please, please don't mistake my comments for being a Mr Rochester hater. He was absolutely meant for our sweet innocent Jane while Mr Darcy was clearly destined for the astute judicious Lizzy. It just can't be any other way!
    Also, don't include me in this give away. I just wanted to join the fun.

  5. You know, I read Jane Eyre in High School and did my very first term paper on it. Unfortunately, I remember very little of the story. Fortunately, I did see the recent movie Jane Eyre and enjoyed it quite a bit. It's re-ignited my interest in the book. I was even eyeing a nice hardback copy in Barnes & Noble tonight! Hopefully I'll read it in the near future.

    I'm not sure if I can answer your above question very well, but I can say that I think Edward would be a horrible match to Elizabeth!

    Thanks for the giveaway - I'm in the U.S. and would love to win a copy of Misconceptions!

    Laura Hartness
    CalicoCritic at gmail dot com

  6. Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rockstar sounds like fun!

  7. I own Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star so I wish to enter to win a copy of Misconceptions. Btw, I'm international.

    As I have not read Jane Eyre but I did watch the adaptations of 2006 miniseries and the recent movie. I think that Lizzy will not marry Mr Rochester and we will not have a hero worthy of adoration and to swoon about as Mr Darcy. Consequently, I may not put P&P as my favourite novel (besides Persuasion).

  8. Ladies who do not remember Jane Eyre,
    Do yourself a great service and watch the Timothy Dalton version. Just like Colin firth brought P&P to life, Dalton's portrayal is unprecedented! Yay for all of you who will watch it for the first time. You will LOVE IT! I read and loved Misconceptions too. A really fun read.

  9. I just saw that I won and emailed you my address. Hope it's not too late. Thanks so much! Hope you had a wonderful holiday and many blessings in the new year. =O)