Thursday, March 31, 2016

How to Mend a Broken Heart Blog Tour ~ Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Hello, Friends! Today is my turn in the How to Mend a Broken Heart Blog Tour! I'm delighted to have L.S. Parsons visiting us to talk about the men in her book How to Mend a Broken Heart! -Always a good topic, if you ask me! 

Also, Meryton Press is giving away 8 copies of the book! Awesome! 
Details are at the bottom of the page. :)

Thank you, Candy and your readers, for dropping by today to hear a bit about the men of How to Mend a Broken Heart. There are four gentlemen who play a significant role in this story: Charles Bingley, Lord Matlock Edward Fitzwilliam, General Richard Fitzwilliam, and of course Fitzwilliam Darcy.

Most readers believe Charles Bingley a bit of a wimp because of his treatment of Jane Bennet, even though they eventually marry in Pride and Prejudice. In How to Mend a Broken Heart, after Elizabeth Bennet informs Bingley that her sister Jane is married, he goes on a soul-searching journey and emerges with self-confidence and a vow not to let others guide his choices in life. With Jane no longer available, he seeks to find a wife who will allow him to realize his dreams. It does not take long for him to find the young lady he is determined to marry. However, he is not sure of her feelings toward him, so he begins a clandestine courtship to gain her favorable regard and perhaps her hand in marriage. He has learned his lesson with his loss of Jane Bennet and is determined to secure this lady’s affection before he has gained the consent of her family.

Edward Fitzwilliam, the new Earl of Matlock, is the Dowager Lady Matlock’s oldest son, General Fitzwilliam’s brother (yes, Richard has gotten a promotion), and Darcy’s cousin. Edward was a rake before his marriage to his wife Julia. However, after their marriage, he has found he was not only in lust with his wife, but he also loved her. The couple finds it hard to keep their hands off each other and have five children and a sixth is on the way to prove that fact. Julia Fitzwilliam is friends with Virginia Wagstaff, the lady to whom Darcy has become engaged. She knows most of Virginia’s secrets which she has shared with her husband. When Edward is too late to stop Darcy from offering for Virginia, he works hard to find a way out for his cousin for he knows Darcy will not want a woman with Virginia’s peccadillos.

Richard Fitzwilliam is fond of the ladies and has what might be termed a harem of married ladies eager for his company in their bed, so it is safe to say the general rarely sleeps alone. In How to Mend a Broken Heart, we find him recovering from an accident which has left his leg broken and the muscles damaged. Richard, like Edward, is also trying to devise a way to help Darcy out of his engagement. Whether either brother is successful will be revealed when you read How to Mend a Broken Heart.

And last, but certainly not least, is Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the man with a broken heart. Soon after making an offer of marriage to Virginia Wagstaff, an old flame, he encounters his one true love, Elizabeth Bennet, the woman who broke his heart three years prior when she rejected him. Heedless of the fact that he has already pledged himself to Virginia, he embarks on the path of courting Elizabeth in an effort to change her low opinion of him. When Mrs. Wagstaff begins to see Elizabeth as a threat to her upcoming marriage, how will Darcy extricate himself and find the happiness he so longs to have with his true love?

This story is a non-canon variation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and is meant for mature audiences.

Ooh! Sounds exciting! I'm delighted that Edward Fitzwilliam loves his wife! So often he is portrayed as a rake and overall bad person. 

Thank you, Ms. Parson, for this insight to the men of your story! It's a pleasure to have you here! 

Book Blurb: 

Three years after Mr. Darcy’s disastrous marriage proposal to Elizabeth Bennet, they meet again. Due to an unexpected twist of fate, Elizabeth finds herself a guest in the home of the Mr. Darcy’s aunt, the Dowager Lady Matlock. Long believing Elizabeth lost to him, Darcy has recently proposed marriage to an old flame, the widow of his friend. Now newly engaged Darcy encounters Elizabeth again and realizes she still owns his heart.   

Although bound by honour to another, Darcy sets out to improve Elizabeth’s opinion of him. Tension mounts between Darcy and Elizabeth in that pursuit, and Darcy’s betrothed begins to see Elizabeth as a threat to her upcoming marriage. How will Darcy and Elizabeth ever reach their happily ever after?     

How to Mend a Broken Heart is a non-canon variation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and is intended for mature readers.

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 About the Author

L.S. Parsons recently retired from a major computer company where she was employed as an Information Technology Specialist. She lives with her husband of 30 + years in the DFW area of Texas. They have one dog. She has been writing Pride and Prejudice fanfiction for over ten years, mainly as a hobby.

Many thanks to Jakki @ Leatherbound Reviews for organizing this blog tour, and to Meryton Press for this generous giveaway! 

How to Mend a Broken Heart Blog Tour Schedule

3/21: Guest Post & Giveaway at My Jane Austen Book Club 
3/22: Excerpt & Giveaway at Romance Novel Giveaways 
3/23: Review at Margie’s Must Reads
3/24: Excerpt & Giveaway at Best Sellers and Best Stellars 
3/25: Guest Post & Giveaway at Skipping Midnight 
3/26: Review at From Milton to Pemberley
3/26: Excerpt & Giveaway at Liz’s Reading Life 
3/27: Guest Post & Giveaway at Babblings of A Bookworm 
3/28: Excerpt & Giveaway at More Agreeably Engaged 
3/29: Review at Half Agony, Half Hope 
3/30: Review at Just Jane 1813
3/31: Guest Post & Giveaway at So Little Time… 
4/1: Guest Post & Giveaway at Austenesque Reviews 
4/1: Review at Tomorrow is Another Day
4/3: Excerpt & Giveaway at Jennifer Vido 
4/4: Review at Diary of an Eccentric

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It's giveaway time!! Meryton Press is doing a group giveaway! There are FOUR paperbacks and FOUR e-copies up for grabs, and EIGHT different people will win! Giveaway is open Internationally! To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter below and leave a comment.

  • Only one copy of How to Mend a Broken Heart per winner.
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Again, many thanks to L.S. Parsons for visiting with us today! I'm very intrigued and I look forward to reading How to Mend a Broken Heart. I just hope I can take the angst of Darcy being engaged to another woman! How about you? 


  1. Oh, I can't wait to read about this Charles Bingley. And the Brothers Fitzwilliam sound great too. Poor Darcy. Looking forward to see how it all works out.

    1. Hi, Sophia Rose! Yes, this looks like a good one! I'm looking forward to getting to know this Bingley, too! Sad to see Jane has married someone else though.

  2. Good to see the Earl as one of the good guys for a change and that he and Richard have Darcy’s best interests at heart. Also looking forward to finding out who Bingley has his eye on. Most of all though, I NEED to know how Darcy gets out of thos fix!

    1. Hi, Anji! Yes, me too! It's going to drive me crazy - Darcy being engaged to someone else! I love that Richard and the Earl have Darcy's back.

  3. Thank you Candy for hosting me and allowing me to share How to Mend a Broken Heart with your readers. It is much appreciated.

    1. Hello, Lee! It is a pleasure to have you here! I love this post! It sounds like you have some good men there for Darcy.

  4. I love this! I want this story!

  5. Love the plot twist in this story!

    Off topic: Candy are you attending the LA Times Book Festival this year? I'm volunteering on Saturday. :)

    1. Hi, Dung! Yes, me too!

      No, I'm not going to be able to make it to the Book Festival this year. I wish it were a different weekend. But, on a happier note, my daughter is getting married that weekend! Yay! I'm excited about that! We need to get together again, though! Have fun at the Festival!

  6. Glad to read there are more gentlemen in the story. Especially the General.

    1. Hi, Vesper! I'm with you, I love Colonel, or in this case, General Fitzwilliam!


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