Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Goodness of Men Blog Tour ~ Character Interview and #Giveaway!

Hello, my friends! Anngela Schroeder has a new book out, The Goodness of Men! I'm delighted to help her celebrate it's release by being part of her blog tour! 

I hope you enjoy this interview with Mrs. Gardiner! And don't forget to enter to win a copy of the book! Details for the giveaway are at the bottom of the page. 

Interview with Mrs. Gardiner:

Why do you choose to vacation with your two eldest nieces?

Jane and Lizzy are both good girls. They remind me of myself when I was their age. We want our nieces to have opportunities to meet other young people of their own caliber, and Meryton is very limited in that society.

Do you believe Elizabeth is as good a judge of character as she thinks?

I think Lizzy has as much sense as any other young woman. I do believe that she knows a little more than other girls her age, but think she believes herself to be slightly more clever than she is.

What is your opinion of Mr. Darcy?

I have known of the Darcy family since I was a young girl. They are an excellent family, and if the current Mr. Darcy is anything like his father, he is an excellent man as well.

By reputation, how do you see Mr. Darcy/Mr. Wickham?

I believe Mr. Darcy is an honorable man. I have not thought of Mr. Wickham since he was a child, other than what I have been told. I do not wish to disparage someone without proper consideration.

Describe Elizabeth to us.

Elizabeth is like the fireworks at Vauxhall Gardens. She is full of light and sparkle. Her energy is infectious. She is intelligent, clever and witty. She will bring light and life to the man lucky enough to be her husband.

What type of man do you think would most suit Elizabeth?

(she snickers) Well…I think a man who imagines himself more serious than he truly is. Elizabeth needs someone who respects her, values her intelligence and tolerates all her relations.

You walked in on your niece in a most compromising situation with Mr. Darcy. How were you able to remain calm?

I know Elizabeth. And I know the reputation of Mr. Darcy. It was an unfortunate mistake, not a compromise. I am just grateful it was I who walked in on them.

If you could offer one piece of advice to young women, what would it be?

That you must remember who you are, and not settle for what you do not want to please others. However, you must also remember to not be too headstrong when what you seek is right before you all the time.

Book Blurb:

“This will not do,” said Elizabeth. “You never will be able to make both of them good…Take your choice, but you must be satisfied with only one. There is but such a quantity of merit between them; just enough to make one good sort of man…” -Pride and Prejudice  

From her youngest days, Elizabeth Bennet’s ability to accurately judge the character of others has been recognized and noted by those around her in such a consistent manner as to lead her to believe it herself. The misfortune of meeting Mr. Darcy, a wealthy landowner from the north, only solidifies this belief. The memory of his disapproval of her family, proves his character is lacking and sadly unlike his childhood friend’s, the charming and affable Mr. Wickham, who is esteemed by all he meets. Although her opinion once lost is not lost forever, the effort to regain her favor is great.  

With Elizabeth’s youngest sister fortunate to be in company with Mr. Wickham in Brighton since the spring, and her own travels to Kent cancelled, she must await the pleasures of a summer holiday to the North with her aunt and uncle Gardiner. However, it is there that she is once again thrust into Mr. Darcy’s presence and must determine if he is truly the architect of the many wrongs she has laid at his door. 

Fitzwilliam Darcy cannot exorcise Elizabeth Bennet from his thoughts. A chance meeting at the estate of his friend reignites all the flames he has attempted to suppress since their last meeting. Believing in her partiality, he is stunned to overhear her true estimation of him and is determined to change her opinion. Battling with memories and secrets from his past, Darcy must fight against his natural reserve to win the heart of the woman he loves. 

Will the unexpected appearance of a stranger encourage Elizabeth’s change of heart? Might an episode from Mr. Darcy's past force Elizabeth to see the man within? Can one man have all the goodness and the other only the appearance of it?  

Join us for another sweet "Pride and Prejudice" reimagining, suitable for ages teen and up.

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About the Author

I have a degree in English with a concentration in British Literature and a Masters in Education. I love to travel, bake, and watch college football with my husband of 17 years and 3 rambunctious sons. My goal in life is to make not only my children, but also my students feel that they are loved, and to bring magic into everyone's world. My weaknesses are yellow cake with chocolate frosting, French bread with real butter, and my father's Arabic food, namely grape leaves, and falafel. I live in California where I dream of Disney adventures and trips across the pond.

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* * * GIVEAWAY * * * 

It's giveaway time! During this blog tour, Anngela is giving away two Kindle e-copies and one signed hardcopy of The Goodness of Men! Woot! 

  • Two winners will receive one e-copy (Kindle version) of The Goodness of Men - (open internationally)
  • One winner will receive a SIGNED hardcopy of The Goodness of Men - (USA only)
  • One prize per winner.
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Congratulations, Anngela, on the release of The Goodness of Men! Also, many thanks for providing us with this interview with Mrs. Gardiner, and for the generous giveaway! 

That is some excellent advise Mrs. Gardiner is giving young women, don't you think? 


  1. Ahh, Mrs. Gardiner, what a wise woman! I've always thought she was the perfect example for Elizabeth to follow.

    1. Hey, Maria! Yes, she is! She is definitely better than Mrs. Bennet in that department! ;) Best of luck in the giveaway!

  2. I love Mrs Gardiner. She is the good sense Elizabeth needs that she is lacking from the woman figure at home! Wonderful interview. I am quite curious!

    1. Hello, Becky! I agree! I hope you get a chance to read it! Best of luck in the giveaway!

  3. I thoroughly enjoyed the interview with Mrs Gardner and am looking forward to reading this book. It is on my very long TBR.

    1. Hi, Deborah Ann! Me too! I just got my copy in the mail, and it's now sitting in the large stack of books I just recently purchased! Oh, if only I could speed read! LOL! ;) Best of luck in the giveaway!


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