First, a little background on the artwork that Joana chose for her cover. It is a portrait called Portrait of Miss Frances Vinicombe painted by John Opie and is currently located at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Without further ado, here it is!
When Colonel Fitzwilliam’s disclosures are interrupted by the bearer of distressing news from Longbourn, Miss Elizabeth Bennet is compelled to consider an offer she would have otherwise dismissed out of hand. An offer of marriage from the all-too-proud Mr Darcy.
Yet how is she to live with a husband she hardly knows and does not love? Would she be trapped in a marriage of convenience while events conspire to divide them? Or would love grow as, day by day and hour after hour, she learns to understand the man she married, before she loses his trust and his heart?
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November 17/ My Jane Austen Book Club/Launch Post & Giveaway
November 18/Pemberley to Milton/Book Review & Giveaway
November 19/Obsessed with Mr. Darcy/ Book Review & Giveaway
November 20/ A Covent Garden Madame Gilflurt's Guide to Life/Guest Post
November 21/ Margie's Must Reads/ Book Review & Giveaway
November 22/ Babblings of a Bookworm/ Book Review & Giveaway
November 23/Diary of an Eccentric/Book Review & Giveaway
November 24/ Happy Thanksgiving
November 25/ So Little Time... So Much to Read/ Excerpt & Giveaway
November 26/ Just Jane 1813/Interview with Joana Starnes
November 27 / My Kids Led Me Back to Pride and Prejudice/ Guest Post & Giveaway
November 28/ More Agreeably Engaged/ Vignette & Giveaway
December 2/ Austenesque Reviews/ Excerpt & Giveaway
* * * COVER REVEAL GIVEAWAY * * *
Joana Starnes is generously having a giveaway for the cover reveal! Woot!
The giveaway is for three winners. One will receive a paperback, and two will receive an ebook of Mr Bennet’s Dutiful Daughter. They will also receive assorted Austen-related mini-gifts. The giveaways are open to international winners.
Also, as a special bonus, all Rafflecopter entrants will receive an exclusive excerpt of the book that will not be included in the Amazon sample. The sample excerpts will be emailed to entrants using their Rafflecopter email address. If you have trouble entering the Rafflecopter, please send me an email, and I'll forward your information onto Claudine @ Just Jane 1813 who was instrumental in organizing this cover reveal!
Did you find the information about the cover art fascinating?