As mentioned in my last post, the muse can be a funny thing. My quirky story “Hide & Seek” morphed into “Lost & Found” a serious look at phobias. (Think For Pemberley without the assault). Here’s the blurb:
TIMELESS ROMANCE FOR THE BUSY READER
When he lost his heart to her, he found happiness.
Miss Elizabeth Bennet is missing—vanishing without a trace from the library at Rosings Park. Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy vows to find her but doing so leads to unexpected consequences for the both of them.
Mr. Darcy is her sworn enemy. Yet, when trapped with him for hours, each layer of his personality is stripped away until the man underneath the stoic countenance is revealed as one worthy of admiration.
In this sweet Regency variation of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, will Mr. Darcy’s arrogant pride keep him from finding the most intriguing woman of his acquaintance? Will her prejudice withstand trials so a man worthy of her affection will not be lost?
Enjoy this sweet Regency novella of about 100 pages in length, as our dear couple overcome all odds to find a love for the ages, or do they?
Lost and Found is appropriate for all readers.
Since this story is now available on Amazon, I needed to take it offline in case I decide to be exclusive. Here is the link: Lost & Found
Here is the newest cover.
Now that reaches around all the corners of one’s heart. Thank you!
What a lovely thing to say, Carole. Thank you very much.
Thank you, thank you, thank you . I absolutely loved this story. What a treat. This is one of my favourite type of stories, where Darcy and Elizabeth are in a situation that forces them to sort out their differences. I loved how they each dealt with the other’s phobias. I’m not sure if I would have wanted the petticoat back although I suppose it is a memento of sorts . I will definitely be buying this when it is released as it really needs to be read again and again. In case I didn’t mention it may I say thank you.
I’m grateful you told me, Glynis. I, too, enjoy our dear couple being made to talk. Can you believe I included a bathroom scene? I felt it necessary with all the tea. It should be available later this week.
Loved this story. Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful stories with us
How kind of you to let me know. Thank you. I’m a bit partial to it as well and can’t wait to hold a copy in my hands. Soon! Editing is already 1/3 done.
Thank you for this gift. I too will purchase when available. There are definitely times when a short read is all there is time for. I greatly enjoyed it.
You are very welcome, Patricia. I’m tickled you “greatly” enjoyed it. Boy did that make me grin.
Thanks for such a lovely story, Joy. Although some folk might go “Yuck” regarding the bathroom break, I think it’s great that you included something so “real life” in your story, as it seems to me that people in novels just don’t seem to have the same biological needs as ordinary people! Dealing with phobias and trauma is another of those “real life” things you do so well.
I love all of your Christie Capps covers and this one is no exception.
Once again, many thanks. I’ll be putting this one and “Elizabeth” on my Wish List for sure.
In all honesty, Anji, I wonder about physical comfort when an author has Darcy and Lizzy in a carriage for hours without stopping at an inn or being stuck in a library all day or night. Perhaps it’s because I’m older and have those biological needs quite regularly, I don’t know. However, it rather evened the playing field for the couple after she helped with his fear. He was able to suggest a practical solution to help her as well. Since he was suffering the need for relief too, it equalized them. At least that was my thinking when I wrote the scene. My Mom was shocked. (Tee-Hee!)
I had wanted to use this cover for a Christie Capps story I would have called “Fire & Ice”. The premise is Darcy is a hot shot hockey player and she is a figure skater who are forced to share the same skating rink. I had too much new terminology to learn to write the story but it’s simmering somewhere in the deep recesses of my brain. Perhaps later.
Lol re the biological needs, Joy! I know exactly where you’re coming from with that.
Coincidentally, on the ice skating front, I read a couple of Austenesque pieces on fanfiction.net when the Winter Olympics were on. They were set in the ice dance discipline of skating and were called “Kiss and Cry” and its sequel “Just Kiss Me”. I can’t remember the author’s pseudonym, though.
That’s wonderful, Anji. I’ll have to check them out. The figure skating portion was fairly familiar to me but ice hockey? I know nothing.