I hope you are all well and ready for the weekend. In case you need some reading to do and you are not deciding what to read, I am glad to introduce you to Bronwen Chisholm’s latest release: As a Proper Lady Would. Let me give you the blurb in case you want to know more apart from the author and the title 🙂 Just to let you know that this is the first book of Defying Propriety Series (I love the title of the series!)
We are formed by experiences of our childhood. Family and friends influence our character. Decisions, wise and foolish, direct our path. Through chance encounters and early introductions, our beloved Pride and Prejudice characters come together on a slightly different path which may, to some, defy propriety.
All the books in this series are sweet, clean romances.
In this first book of the Defying Propriety Series, we watch as Elizabeth and Darcy learn what society expects of them, while attempting to achieve what they truly desire in life. The well-known characters, as well as a few new ones, grow from childhood to a marriageable age; some reveal different facets of their personalities, while others are doomed to follow the same paths.
What do you think? I really like it! What society expects of them but what about their own feelings? Their own experiences?
Let me (re)introduce you to the author of this great series:
Bronwen Chisholm has released seven Pride and Prejudice variations since 2014. She takes great pleasure in searching for potential “plot twists” and finding the way back to a happy ending.
Her love of writing has led her to several writing groups, and she is currently serving as the vice president of the Riverside Writers and organizes the Riverside Young Writers.
For more information, visit her at www.bronwenchisholm.com
Please welcome Bronwen Chisholm and read what she is sharing with us. I hope you enjoy this interview!
Hi everyone! I am so excited to be back visiting you here at My Vices and Weaknesses. The first novel in my Defying Propriety Series, As a Proper Lady Would, came out on October 1st on Kindle and in paperback.
As a special treat, I arranged for Viscount Grayson, Ashton Fitzwilliam, to join us. Lord Grayson, thank you for taking a few minutes to share with our readers today.
LG: Your request was intriguing. You say this is a for a blog? Sounds like a rather nasty term for some unpleasant affliction. But you say this is regarding Darcy so fire away.
BC: Yes, well, thank you. As the eldest of Darcy’s cousins, you have known him your entire life. What––
LG: Indeed. Darcy is a good man. A bit stiff in public, but my brother Philip and I did what we could to loosen him up. Elizabeth! Now she has done wonders for the man. She is truly a find. Darcy is damned lucky. Forgive me.
BC: Of course. I understand that you and your brother helped Darcy in social settings. Did––
LG: Philip and I developed signals to help Darcy know who to dance with and when. (chuckles) We always had him dance the supper set with someone who didn’t need assistance carrying a conversation. Poor man couldn’t have gotten a word in if he tried.
BC: You mentioned Elizabeth. Your family was accepting of her, even though she was not of the ton?
LG: My mother and father were pleased he found someone so well suited to him. I believe it is what his parents would have wanted. They would have liked her.
Now, my Aunt Catherine! That is another story.
BC: Yes, our readers are familiar with Lady Catherine de Bourgh.
LG: Lord, let us hope she does not learn she has gained notoriety. The woman is difficult enough now.
And that nauseous sycophant she appointed to look after the people of Hunsford! My father and I are looking into ways to have the man removed. He should not be responsible for a sheep let alone God’s flock.
BC: Yes, they know Mr. Collins as well.
LG: Uck! May we move on to more appetizing subjects?
BC: Of course. I have told several of my readers that you are the reason this one story became a series.
LG: . . . Is there a question?
BC: Forgive me, your lordship, you have not required a question before now. Are you pleased to have your story told?
LG: You wish to tell it. I would by no means suspend any pleasure of yours.
BC: I believed the story was finished. You were the one who left the room when your father suggested you marry your cousin. Do you dislike Miss de Bourgh?
LG: You know that is not the case. When you come to know Anne, she is not so terrible. I had even considered . . . for a moment. If one cannot have what one desires . . . but . . . Forgive me, madam, I believe we are finished.
BC: Of course. Thank you, Lord Grayson, for taking this time to speak with us. I am certain the readers join me in hoping that you fine a happy ending as your cousin has been lucky enough to do.
LG: I thank you, no matter how unlikely that may be. Good day.
Lord Grayson is quite a character. I hope you enjoy As a Proper Lady Would and come back in December when I release Son of an Earl to get to know more about the viscount.
I think I like his lordship already even if I have not read anything else about him and I think it is promising we will know more on the second book of this series.
So, are you thinking on reading As a Proper Lady Would this weekend? If you want to, here you have some links to buy it:
If you are not certain, I highly recommend you to check the previous stops of this blog tour and one more to come tomorrow (links below the picture):
But now, a GIVEAWAY! Just make a comment on this blog and Ana will pick 1 lucky winner to receive an ebook copy of As a Proper Lady Would. Good luck! I can’t wait to read your comments.
Yes, as Brownen has said, one winner from this blog post will get an ebook copy. I wish you luck to all. The giveaway is international and open until Sunday, 10th of October 2021 at 23:29 CET. I will announce the winner at the beginning of next week.