Friday, November 25, 2016

Friday Memes: The Elizabeth Papers by Jenetta James

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December 25, 1817, Pemberley

It is Christmas night, and I have been looking forward to this moment all day. My mind has been racing, and my fingers have been itching to pick up my pen and write.
Friday 56:
He concurs with the story and recalls that Hannah, who was delirious at the time, pleading with him to assist in "getting rid of it for Mrs. Darcy." 
This week I am reading The Elizabeth Papers by Jenetta James. I received this one from the author. Here is the description from Amazon:
"It is settled between us already, that we are to be the happiest couple in the world," said Elizabeth Bennet at the conclusion of Pride & Prejudice--but was it true?

Charlie Haywood is a London-based private investigator who has made his own fortune--on his own terms. Charming, cynical, and promiscuous, he never expected to be attracted to Evie Pemberton, an independent-minded artist living with the aftermath of tragedy. But when he is hired to investigate her claims to a one hundred fifty-year-old trust belonging to the eminent Darcy family, he is captivated.

Together they become entwined in a Regency tale of love, loss, and mystery tracing back to the grand estate of Pemberley, home to Evie's nineteenth century ancestors, Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy. As if travelling back in time, another story unfolds within theirs. All was not as it seemed in the private lives of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy, but how can they ever uncover the whole truth?

How could they know that in 1817 Elizabeth Darcy began a secret journal? What started as an account of a blissful life came to reflect a growing unease. Was the Darcy marriage perfect, or was there betrayal and deception at its heart?

Can Evie and Charlie unearth the truth in the letters of Fitzwilliam Darcy or within the walls of present-day Pemberley? What are the elusive "Elizabeth papers," and why did Elizabeth herself want them destroyed?

The Elizabeth Papers is a tale of romance and intrigue, spanning the Regency and modern eras, reminding us how the passions of the past may inspire those in the present.


  1. Sounds interesting. Thanks for visiting my blog

  2. This sounds really good. I always love the P&P books.

  3. Oh, I love the sound of this one! Who doesn't love finding out the secrets in a "perfect" marriage? Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  4. Happy reading and have a great weekend.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  5. Sounds really interesting. I love Pride & Prejudice, though, and am not sure I'd be able to handle the intrigue. Happy reading!

    -eli @ the (book) supplier
    My Friday 56/Book Beginnings

  6. I love the Pride & Prejudice connection! I'd want to reread P&P before starting this one, just to refresh my memory on the details. I enjoy books with parallel stories, and this sounds like a good one.
    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog today.
    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

  7. I'd love to read this. Pride & Prejudice is my all time favorite book and anything to do with Darcy and/or Elisabeth is a must read for me!

    My Friday 56 from The Nature Of Balance

  8. I haven't actually read Pride & Prejudice yet, but I've heard and endless amount of praise for it. This book sounds interesting. Thanks for mentioning it. I'm going to add this one to my goodreads TBR.

  9. OH. MY. Penguins! How have I not heard of this book yet?!?! I'm running to goodreads to add it to my "want to read" pile right now--seriously, I need to add this to my collection of P&P themed reads! Thank you SO much for sharing!

    Happy book-ing to you in the near future! Here's my Friday 56 if you're interested in checking it out; no pressure or worries if you're not, though! Stay rockin', and happy Friday!

  10. This sounds really good! I hope your readers will check out mine...

  11. Sounds lovely. I love P & P stories. Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

  12. Hmm, I may need to add this to my tbr. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me


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