Blog Tour of “The Darcy Legacy” by Joana Starnes, review and giveaway.

Dear all,

I am extremely pleased to welcome back, Joana Starnes. One of my favourite JAFF authors, an author who can write so well that it would like to read the unique Jane Austen.

Today, Joana is presenting us: The Darcy Legacy, her latest release. Read the description below about this book:

‘Pemberley’s ancient halls harbour many secrets. Which one will affect Fitzwilliam Darcy and the love of his life? How is Mr Bennet to enjoy the comforts of a well-stocked library, when his wife’s premature demise had left him with the task of finding suitable matches for their daughters? What of a misleading encounter on a muddy lane in Hertfordshire, that renders a country-town assembly rather more tolerable than some might have thought?

Shades of mystery, meddlesome relations – not least a drenched Adonis – raillery, old errors and a very recent union make for a challenging courtship when Fitzwilliam Darcy is not on his own ground. Yet when love is the reward, challenges make it more worth the earning. “A fraught courtship? So, let it be fraught,” Colonel Fitzwilliam said with a nonchalant flourish of his hand. “A good challenge never hurt anyone.”’

Yes, you read it right, Mrs Bennet is dead 😦 You may not be able to enjoy her outburst of happiness when her girls make lovely matches…

I have to say that this descriptions is more intriguing than revealing, it is not easy to be sure of what is going on. I will try to give you a bit more information in my review, but without spoilers 🙂

Let me (re)introduce you to Joana Starnes, a great and awesome novelist.

Joana Starnes lives in the south of England with her family. Over the years, she has swapped several hats – physician, lecturer, clinical data analyst – but feels most comfortable in a bonnet. She has been living in Georgian England for decades in her imagination and plans to continue in that vein till she lays hands on a time machine.js-photo

She is the author of eight Austen-inspired novels: From This Day Forward ~ The Darcys of Pemberley, The Subsequent Proposal, The Second Chance, The Falmouth Connection, The Unthinkable Triangle, Miss Darcy’s Companion,Mr Bennet’s Dutiful Daughterand The Darcy Legacy, and one of the contributing authors to The Darcy Monologues,Dangerous to Knowand the upcoming Rational Creatures (due in October 2018).

To connect with Joana:

Facebook      Website     Facebook – All Roads Lead to Pemberley     Twitter


What would you say to having Lady Anne Darcy and Mr George Darcy as the masters of ceremony in this book? What would you say to a Mr Bennet who, after his wife’s passing, tries to give a better education for his five daughters? What would you say if the afterlife is actually, not that bad? What would you say if Lady Catherine remarries for the sake of Anne? What would you say to a murder at Rosings? What would you say… to me after all these questions?

You may be thinking: what’s wrong with you, Ana?! or, what are you talking about?! I know, I am giving you too many questions to think about and they may seem disconnected and not coherent, but I promise, they have something to do in a way or another with the book.

As usual, I do not know how much you have read about this book when you end up here at My Vices and Weaknesses. That is why, I cannot be free to review without spoilers. You know I do not like to give spoilers away but… I will give you my normal spoiler now







yes, there is an ending that ends happily, a HEA!

I am going to focus mainly on Elizabeth and Darcy and I will mention a few more characters. Just for you to have into account: I do focus on them because there are few spoilers for me to reveal.

Do you remember the Meryton Assembly in Pride and Prejudice? Forget about it (just for a bit) because Joana has created a funnier and more entertaining assembly where Darcy is not as perfect as he normally is… I do not mean the insult to Elizabeth… that comes before the assembly!!! and what an insult/misunderstanding!!! [If you have watched Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and know what happens to Lizzie at the Meryton Assembly, you can have a mini idea of what could go wrong with Darcy in this one.]

Elizabeth and Darcy are separated for a few months after Darcy’s sudden removal of Hertforshire, where they share lovely time and conversation together. He goes away to Pemberley and London as he thinks he will forget his “infatuation” with a dark-eyed lady from Longbourn. He does not. Due to some events, he ends up at Rosings where the Bennet family can be found. As you may imagine, Lady Catherine is obnoxious as usual and keeps telling Darcy to marry Anne, who, by the way, feels better having so many people to pass the time. Both Darcy and Anne are of the same mind they do not want to marry each other. As you know, Darcy wants Elizabeth but he needs a bit of pushing to get to… declare himself? of make a fool of himself? or have a sunstroke? or… I will leave it there.

Who else must be mentioned? Everyone but I will not bother you with too much information in case you can read between lines…

If you are a reader who normally like Mr Bennet, I bet that you may like him a lot more in The Darcy Legacy, his wit and his sixth sense is well-developed and demonstrates great care of his daughters.

Anne de Bourgh, really nice character, we get to know her a little bit better and we understand a lot about her illness through Joana’s words. Anne is a nice friend to Elizabeth and even when her mother goes against her, Anne defends her as much as she can.

Miss Bingley, although her role and appearance in this book is very brief, I love it, mainly what w read about the last time she is mentioned or appears here. I am sorry for what I am writing next if you like Miss Bingley but, generally speaking, I am extremely happy when something not nice happens to her, or something that she deserves happens to her.

I have mentioned a couple of things on this review that may arise a couple of questions from you… I would love to answer them in the comments, just let me know.

4.5out5 stars

If you cannot wait to know if you are a winner on this giveaway, why not buying The Darcy Legacy now?

Amazon US    Amazon UK     Amazon ES     Amazon CA     Amazon FR

Joana, one question, what happened to the second letter?  😉

Blog Tour Schedule

Really good things to discover about The Darcy Legacy on the different stops of the blog tour:

2nd of July / Austenesque Reviews/Excerpt Post & Giveaway

3rd of July / Diary of an Eccentric/ Guest Post & Giveawaybanner-tdl

4th of July / More Agreeably Engaged/ Book Review & Giveaway

5th of July / Of Pens & Pages/ Guest Post & Giveaway

6th of July / So Little Time… So Much to Read/Guest Post & Giveaway

7th of July / My Love for Jane Austen/ Excerpt Post & Giveaway

8th of July / Babblings of a Bookworm/Book Review & Giveaway

9th of July /My Vices and Weaknesses/ Book Review & Giveaway

10th of July / Obsessed with Mr. Darcy/ Book Review & Giveaway

11th of July / Pemberley to Milton/Book Review & Giveaway

12th of July / Just Jane 1813/ Tour Finale & Giveaway


Time to Give Away

What a generous giveaway Joana is doing!

  • 10 kindle copies of The Darcy Legacy
  • 20 audiobook codes (of the audiobooks she already has)
  • 1 Amazon gift card of 25 dollars

As you can read, a lot of winners will be chosen through Rafflecopter, just click the link below and follow instructions:

Rafflecopter of “The Darcy Legacy”

The giveaway runs until midnight, 16th of July 2018.

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34 thoughts on “Blog Tour of “The Darcy Legacy” by Joana Starnes, review and giveaway.”

  1. Ana,
    What a delightful review!! You were obviously very impressed by the storyline,by Mr Bennet’s behaviour and the HEA bestowed on Darcy and Lizzy!!
    I’m looking forward to reading this!
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts!!
    Joana,as always,wishing you continued success in your writing projects. May the Muse continue to sit upon your shoulder whispering inspirational titbits should the need arise! ☘

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    1. Oh dear, how did I miss replying to this one?? Thanks ever so much, Jo’s daughter, I’m so happy you enjoyed the blog tour. Many thanks for following it and hope you’ll like the book too. Best of luck in the giveaway!

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  2. Thanks EVER so much, Anita, for hosting me today and for writing this fabulous review and making such a wonderful job of navigating around spoilers 😀

    I’m SO happy you loved the book so much! Thank you!!!

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  3. Very interesting 🙂 Great news that Caroline only makes a brief appearance and that Mrs Bennet is no more. I do wonder why the Bennets are at Rosings??? Thank goodness Anne is more reasonable than her mother.

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    1. LOL Glynis. I must admit I generally find it tedious to write about Caroline. Like Mr Wickham, she’s sooo predictable. The only way in which either of them would become less predictable is if we step away from canon and redeem them and… nah. I’d rather redeem Lydia Bennet. At least she’s got the excuse that she’s a moody teenager with a mother that doesn’t set her a very good example. As for poor Mrs Bennet and your question, I think Ana was going for a nudge-nudge, wink-wink in her replies 😀 (in fact, I can see the wink). Thanks, Ana!

      I guess there’s not much point in me still being mysterious now that various felines have started to come out of bags in Amazon reviews 😉 but just in case you’d rather not read them to avoid spoilers, for now I’ll just go for the nudge-nudge, wink-wink too :))

      Thanks for stopping by to read Ana’s great review and I hope you’ll like the book!

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    1. Hope you won’t be too disappointed that it happens off the page, DarcyBennet, and another character tells Lizzy what happened (with all the chortles and necessary embellishments :D). It just so happened that Lizzy was too busy elsewhere and didn’t get to witness Miss Bingley’s comeuppance. Thanks for visiting to read Ana’s wonderful review!

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  4. Lovely and intriguing review! Thank you! I’m really curious about the Rosoings part and Anne. I always like a nice Anne de Bourgh!


    1. So glad you’re intrigued, Agnes! I hope you’ll like the Rosings part, and Anne’s cautiously feisty character.
      She’s set on giving her mamma a run for her homey 😉
      Best of luck in the giveaway and thanks for following the blog tour!

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  5. Ana, you have left us so many questions that I demand an answer at once! Just kidding… but for me who hasn’t read The Darcy Legacy yet, I’m intrigued that you mention about a murder in Rosings. Is it really happening or are you getting us interested to pursue that route? I’m curious as to who Lady Catherine’s second husband is. Not Mr Bennet I hope?

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    1. So glad to hear Ana’s great review intrigued you, Sylvia! If you ever get to read the book, I hope you won’t find the premise and the various happenings too shocking. Thanks for reading and commenting, lovely to see you on Ana’s blog!

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    1. Thank YOU, Kate, for still following the blog tour, and especially for the giggle at Just Jane 1813 about what might happen if Miss Bingley decided to prettify her eyes with Belladonna 😀

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