I hope you are doing well and looking forward to this interview! Victoria Kincaid is sharing her latest book: When Charlotte Became Romantic. Yes, Charlotte Lucas. Was she romantic after all?
In the original Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet’s friend, Charlotte Lucas marries the silly and obsequious clergyman, Mr. Collins. But what if fate—and love—intervened?
Desperate to escape her parents’ constant criticism, Charlotte has accepted a proposal from Mr. Collins despite recognizing his stupid and selfish nature. But when a mysterious man from her past visits Meryton for the Christmas season, he arouses long-buried feelings and causes her to doubt her decision.
James Sinclair’s mistakes cost him a chance with Charlotte three years ago, and he is devastated to find her engaged to another man. Honor demands that he step aside, but his heart will not allow him to leave Meryton. Their mutual attraction deepens; however, breaking an engagement is not a simple matter and scandal looms. If they are to be happy, they must face her parents’ opposition, Lady Catherine’s disapproval, dangerous figures from James’s past…and Charlotte’s nagging feeling that maybe she should just marry Mr. Collins.
Charlotte had forsworn romance years ago; is it possible for her to become romantic again?
Wait a minute… James Sinclair, who is him? What do you mean “cost him a chance with Charlotte”? I am bit stressed now. Let’s see if Charlotte can solve this mystery about Mr Sinclair. Enjoy the interview!
Q. Hello, Charlotte, it’s nice to meet you and congratulations on your engagement to Mr. Collins.
A. Thank you.
Q. Are you looking forward to moving to Kent and becoming a parson’s wife?
A. Of course. I am looking forward to establishing my own home and I hope to have many children.
Q. You’re not worried about how far Hunsford is from Lucas Lodge?
A. The distance is rather an advantage than otherwise.
Q. Interesting. And, tell me, how did Mr. Collins propose?
A. With a lot of words. He has quite a way with words.
Q. That’s one way to put it.Did he express his love and admiration?
A. Yes, of course.I believe he called me his petunia blossom.
Q. And do you love him?
A. (After a pause.) I greatly admire and esteem him. I’m not romantic, you know.
Q. That’s an interesting claim. I was doing some research about your visit to Bath three years ago and I heard that there was a time in your life when you were quite romantic.
A. I do not know what you mean.
Q. I learned from a reputable source that you were once in love with a mysterious young man and accepted an offer of—
A. (Standing.) I will not answer that question!
Q. Will you just confirm or deny that—?
A. I was unaware that this was to be such a shockingly personal interview. You must write for a very disreputable publication.
Q. I’m sorry.I didn’t mean to offend you. I simply wanted to know the truth about that visit to Bath three years—
A. This interview is at an end.(Gets up and leaves the room).
WOW! What has just happened? She just left the interview! She was not really receptive and pretty upset she went.
What do you think? Is she romantic after all? I know I already asked that question but I want to know more and the only way is reading When Charlotte Became Romantic.
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For you to know Victoria a bit more, read the biography from her website:
Victoria Kincaid is the author of several popular Jane Austen variations, including The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth, Pride & Proposals, Mr. Darcy to the Rescue, When Mary Met the Colonel, and Darcy vs. Bennet.All of her books have been listed in Amazon’s Top 20 Bestselling Regency Romances. The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth was nominated for a Rone award and Pride and Proposals was recognized as a top Austenesque novel for 2015 by Austenesque Reviews.
Victoria has a Ph.D. in English literature and has taught composition to unwilling college students. Today she teaches business writing to willing office professionals and tries to give voice to the demanding cast of characters in her head.
She lives in Virginia with an overly affectionate cat, an excessively energetic dog, two children who love to read, and a husband who fortunately is not jealous of Mr. Darcy. A lifelong Austen fan, Victoria has read more Jane Austen variations and sequels than she can count – and confesses to an extreme partiality for the Colin Firth miniseries version of Pride and Prejudice.
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Victoria is kindly given an ebook copy of When Charlotte Became Romantic to a winner. This giveaway is international. To participate you need to comment on this post and you can get an extra point for each share in a different social media. The giveaway will end on the 8th of December at 11:59pm (CET). Good luck!