A Lie Universally Hidden by Anngela Schroeder: Review and Giveaway

Welcome to Every Savage Can Dance’s stop on the blog tour for A Lie Universally Hidden by Anngela Schroeder.

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First, a little about the author:

I have a degree in English with a concentration in British Literature and a Masters in Education. I love to travel, bake, and watch college football with my husband of 16 years and 3 rambunctious sons. My goal in life is to make not only my children, but also my students feel that they are loved, and to bring magic into everyone’s world. My weaknesses are yellow cake with chocolate frosting, French bread with real butter, and grape leaves and felafel. I live in California where I dream of Disney adventures and trips across the pond.

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And now for my review of this book:

Duty and honour, the two guiding principles of Fitzwilliam Darcy’s life. He is now prepared to do his duty and honour his late mother’s last wish by marrying his cousin, Anne de Bourgh. Her wishes are spelled out clearly in her final letter to her son.

But … both he and Anne are in love with others. Still, duty and honour must take precedence over their personal desires for happiness. The wedding uniting them, as well as uniting their great estates, will take place in just a few short months.

Unless … a chance meeting between Elizabeth Bennet and an elderly lady who once worked at Pemberley may hold the key to releasing both Darcy and Anne to follow their hearts. Is it possible?

Even if that key is found, how will Elizabeth be released from her own commitment to marry her childhood friend?

Our dear couple – and Darcy’s dear cousin – ultimately arrive at their respective happily ever afters (of course), altho’ not before they have undergone a great deal of anguish, doubt … and hope. Not to mention at least one major misunderstanding that could change everything. And then there’s that long-hidden, and surprising, secret finally revealed.

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Available at in ebook and print editions at amazon.com.

A clean story that leaves the reader glad to have taken the time to enjoy it.

What I liked most:  The book was well written, without the glaring writing errors that too often seem to spoil even the best of reads.

Lady Catherine being her usual b*tchy self – and then some.

The newly-created characters, who all harmonize quite nicely with our own well-known characters.

The tension! Using calendar dates, the author moves our dear couple towards their climactic moment more slowly than we think we might wish. I breathlessly found myself checking to see how much of the story was left after nearly every paragraph as I reached the final chapter, and wondering how on Earth they were going to find each other in time before the story ended! Hurry up, Darcy!

What I liked least: The book’s title. I did not care for it. But I did like the book’s cover.

In short: Skip the title and read the book! This is a good story and truly enjoyable to read.

I have to give it five stars. And I think you will too.

Please note that I received an ebook in exchange for my participation in this blog tour.

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Enter the Giveaway by clicking HERE.

The Giveaway: Anngela is giving away two autographed hard copies (US mailing addresses only) and two kindle versions (open to international winners), plus an autographed copy of Then Comes Winter (US mailing address only). and an autographed 5×7 of the A Lie Universally Hidden book cover. Enter the Giveaway by clicking HERE.

Connect with Anngela Schroeder at:

Facebook

Twitter: @schros2000

Goodreads

Amazon

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Please leave your comment by clicking the Comments link at the top left of this post, beneath the title.

Thank you for visiting Every Savage Can Dance, and do please visit the other stops on this blog tour:

January 16/ My Jane Austen Book Club/Launch Post & Giveaway
January 17/
From Pemberley to Milton/ Book Review & Giveaway
January 18/
A Covent Garden Madame Gilflurt’s Guide to Life/Guest Post
January 19/
So Little Time…/ Excerpt Post & Giveaway
January 20/
My Vices and Weaknesses/ Book Review & Giveaway
January 21/
Babblings of a Bookworm/ Book Review
January 22/
Just Jane 1813/ Excerpt Post
January 23/
Austenesque Reviews/ Author Spotlight & Giveaway
January 24
/ Obsessed with Mr. Darcy/ Book Review & Giveaway
January 25/
Every Savage Can Dance/Book Review & Giveaway

January 26 / Diary of an Eccentric/Book Review & Giveaway

January 27 / Austenesque Reviews/ Book Review & Giveaway

January 28/ My Kids Led Me Back to Pride and Prejudice/ Excerpt & Giveaway

January 29/ Savvy Verse & Wit/ Guest Post & Giveaway

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And … if you haven’t already got your copy of Desperate Hearts, you can order a kindle copy heredesp-hearts-cover

 

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16 thoughts on “A Lie Universally Hidden by Anngela Schroeder: Review and Giveaway

  1. Lovely review Janis, thank you. Makes me even more anxious to get my hands on a copy! I’m like you sometimes, when I’m reading. “Hurry up, or you’ll never get to your HEA before it ends!” is a thought I’ve had on more than one occasion in the past.

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  2. Hi again, Janis. Yes I did enter and I’ve been meaning to pop back to report that the link didn’t work for me, so I went to it from another blog on the tour. I see Pam Hunter had the same problem. The link in your comment just above works OK, though, but I’d used another route before I saw it.

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  3. I’m using my phone instead of my tablet as sometimes this will post comments where that won’t but I have never been able to enter Rafflecopter from my phone. I tried the link you gave Pam but still no good. Never mind and thanks so much for trying.

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  4. What a lovely review, Janis! Thank you for bringing some new insights into the story. You mention some of the same aspects that I enjoyed too. I hope your readers find this as rewarding of a read as you did!

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  5. Thank you all for commenting! Like the rest of you, I find that Rafflecopter works on some blogs and not on others, and when I can’t access it on one blog I try another one too.
    I’ve been fortunate to read (and sometimes review here) a lot of good stories lately. I encourage everyone who likes this book — or any other — to leave a review at amazon or goodreads or both. Even a short one- or two-line review, and a handful of stars, will make an author very happy! It’s the best way to encourage good authors to continue writing. And it takes only a few minutes …

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