Friday, March 24, 2017

Caroline Blog Tour ~ Excerpt & Giveaway!

Hello, Friends! I'm delighted to have Sue Barr here with and excerpt from her new book, Caroline! I hope you enjoy! And be sure to read to the bottom of the post for giveaway details!

Good morning, Candy, and thank you for hosting this excerpt post for my latest release, Caroline, Pride & Prejudice Continued… Book One. I am here today to share an excerpt where we get to see the Kerr brothers interact with each other as Nathan searches the room for the red haired beauty that has caught his latest attentions. I hope your readers look forward to getting to know Lord Nathan Kerr and his brother too!

     From an archway, Nathan surveyed the ballroom, searching for Miss Bingley’s face. The room slowly filled with guests and soon the cacophony of voices rose in tandem with the heat of many bodies. His brother joined him and they stood together, nodding politely at those who wished them well.

     “I see you are much distracted.” Max murmured quietly. “Could it be you wait for a certain red haired beauty to arrive?”

     “There is not much I can hide from you, is there?”

     “No little brother. To me, you are an open book. Ah, I see Darcy. I’ll speak with you later.”

     Max left his side and Nathan glanced back toward the main entrance and there she stood. Her gown, overlaid by a thin gossamer sheath dotted with diamonds, shimmered with her every movement beneath the glow of the chandeliers. Aphrodite had deigned to come down amongst mankind. Her hair had been skillfully woven with tiny crystals and one lock curled around her neck to caress her shoulder. Desire to follow the length of that lock with his lips hit him with swift precision.

     He noticed her glance about the room and hesitate and was struck with clarity of thought that she had nowhere to go. Her brother, surrounded by his fiancĂ©, her family and Darcy’s family, had his back to her and was completely unaware of her entrance. The sister, Mrs. Hurst stood beside her husband, deep in conversation with one of the other guests, and given the fact she’d basically thrown Miss Bingley from her home, he doubted she would be inclined to approach them.

     He wasted no time and cleaved his way through the crowd. He was about ten feet from her when she finally spied him approaching. For one brief moment he held her gaze and was startled by the stark loneliness in her eyes. She snapped open her gold lace fan and brought it up to her face, creating an effective barrier from his scrutiny. The pomander she always wore swung back and forth with each frantic flick of the wrist.

     Strangely pleased that he caused her some discomfort, he stopped by the refreshment table and filled two punch glasses with lemonade. He liked the thought that she was just as off balance in his presence as he was in hers. Emerald eyes, filled with wariness, watched him approach.

     “Good evening, Miss Bingley,” he said with a polite bow.

     “Good evening, Lord Nathan,” she replied and lowered the fan to give him a slight curtsy.

Book Description: 

Whatever happened to Caroline Bingley after her brother and unrequited love interest married a Bennet sister? Join me in this story of redemptive love and the healing of broken dreams. 

Caroline Bingley, beyond frustrated with her brother, Charles and Mr. Darcy both proposing to the Bennet sisters, dreads their upcoming nuptials. For three years, her sole focus has been on attaining a marriage proposal from one Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley, only to be foiled by a country miss with ‘fine eyes’. Adrift and not sure of her place in life, she meets the mysterious and devastatingly handsome Lord Nathan, who equally vexes and intrigues her. 

Lord Nathan Kerr, third in line to a Dukedom, had a well-earned reputation as a Rake. He cast all that and his noble title aside to become Mr. Darcy’s vicar in Kympton, finding contentment in leading his small flock and doing the Lord’s work. His plan for a quiet, country life is thrown into upheaval when he meets the fiery Miss Bingley. Can he reconcile his rising desire for the spoiled miss with how a vicar’s wife ‘should’ behave?

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About the Author

Sue Barr resides in beautiful Southwestern Ontario with her retired Air Force hubby, two sons and their families. She’s also an indentured servant to three cats and has been known to rescue a kitten or two, or three…in an attempt to keep her ‘cat-lady-in-training’ status current. Although, she has deviated from appointed path and rescued a few dogs as well.
Sue is a member of Romance Writers of America and their affiliate chapter, Love, Hope and Faith as well as American Christian Fiction Writers.

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Blog Tour Schedule

March 12 / My Jane Austen Book Club/Launch Post & Giveaway 
March 13/ From Pemberley to Milton/ Book Review & Excerpt & Giveaway
March 14/ More Agreeably Engaged/Author Spotlight & Giveaway 
March 16/ Just Jane 1813/ Guest Post & Giveaway 
March 17/ Babblings of a Bookworm/ Vignette Post & Giveaway 
March 18/ My Love for Jane Austen/ Excerpt Post & Giveaway 
March 19/ Margie’s Must Reads /Excerpt Post & Giveaway
March 20/ Austenesque Reviews/ Guest Post & Giveaway
March 21/ My Vices and Weaknesses/ Book Review & Giveaway
March 22 / Savvy Verse & Wit/ Guest Post & Giveaway 
March 23 /Diary of an Eccentric/Book Review & Giveaway
March 24/ So Little Time…/ Excerpt Post & Giveaway 
March 25/ Obsessed with Mr. Darcy/ Book Review & Giveaway
March 26/ Of Pens & Pages/ Book Review & Giveaway

* * * GIVEAWAY * * *

It's giveaway time!! As part of her blog tour, Sue Barr is generously giving away three paperbacks of Caroline & Jane Austen Journal and three e-copies of Caroline

  • 3 winners will receive a paperback of Caroline & a Jane Austen Journal!
  • 3 separate winners will receive an e-copy of Caroline!
  • All giveaways are open to international winners!
  • This is a blog tour group giveaway.
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Many thanks to Sue Barr for stopping by today! And thanks to Claudine Pepe of JustJane1813 for organizing this blog tour! 

Oh! Dare I say, "poor Caroline!"? Awkwardly standing there, not sure where to go. But it looks like she has a hero in Lord Nathan! 

What did you think of the excerpt?


  1. Getting to like this caroline

  2. Wonderful excerpt. I love the idea of Caroline changing her ways and getting her HEA. Is it to be?

    1. Yes. Even perceived villains deserve a happy ending. Especially if they've changed for the better.

  3. Thanks for the excerpt. I enjoyed the description of Caroline standing alone, unsure of what to do until she is rescued by Lord Nathan. I also like this from the back cover. "His plan for a quiet, country life is thrown into upheaval when he meets the fiery Miss Bingley".
    Thanks for this giveaway.
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  4. Thanks for another intriguing excerpt, Sue. The part I like best is "and one lock curled around her neck to caress her shoulder. Desire to follow the length of that lock with his lips hit him with swift precision.". He sees and experiences that, yet also recognises her loneliness, too.

  5. Great excerpt, Sue. And I love the part Anji mentioned very much.
    Thanks for the giveaway. :)


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