A Quest for Mr Darcy – an Update and a Giveaway

I’m happy to say A Quest for Mr Darcy will be released in eBook format on Thursday, 22nd June, with the paperback coming soon after. ❤  It is still available for pre-order, and the links are below.

I’ll be visiting two blogs this week, Diary of an Eccentric on Wednesday and Austenesque Reviews on Friday, and there will be opportunities to win copies of the book and some Jane Austen themed goodies!

However, in the meantime, I thought I’d offer a little gift here on my Blog! You have doubtless heard about Jane Austen being featured on the new £10 note coming into general circulation later this year. In addition, the Royal Mint is releasing a new £2 coin which will also feature Jane Austen.

Although this will soon be in general circulation, I have two special edition Brilliant Uncirculated Coins in a presentation pack to GIVE AWAY!

All you need to do to enter to win one of the two coins on offer is tell me your favourite Jane Austen quote (from any novel or her letters)! The closing date for entries will be midnight UK time on Wednesday, 21st June.

In the meantime, pre-order links for A Quest for Mr Darcy are below. It is available for pre-order in the Apple Book Store too, but I don’t have a link!

Kobo Store

B&N Nook Store

Amazon

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118 Responses to A Quest for Mr Darcy – an Update and a Giveaway

  1. Patricia Finnegan says:

    My favorite quote is captain Wentworth s letter from persuasion.( There’s so many great line s from it i can’t choose 1!)

  2. Lauren says:

    You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever.

    I can’t help it. Wentworth does it to me every time.

  3. rp73fr says:

    “A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”

    Isn’t that true? 😉

  4. KateB says:

    I’m so happy it’s going live soon. 🙂 Looking forward to reading the story, it looks so good.
    Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful coins.
    My favorite quote ‘Think only about the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure’ 🙂
    Congratulations on the book release. 🙂

  5. My heart is and always will be yours.
    Sense and Sensibility

  6. Cindy says:

    “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
    ― Northanger Abbey

  7. Jerry says:

    “A quest Honor” is nor available as a preorder. ?????

  8. Vibe says:

    “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” – Northanger Abbey

  9. Carmelita DeJesus says:

    “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. ”
    – Northhanger Abbey

  10. “Know your own happiness. Want for nothing but patience – or give it a more fascinating name: Call it hope.”

  11. Emelie Andersson says:

    This is a tough one because there are so many …
    But I decided on a quote from one of her letters:
    “He and I should not in the least agree, of course, in our ideas of novels and heroines. Pictures of perfection, as you know, make me sick and wicked”
    -Letter to her Niece Fanny Knight

  12. DM Crake says:

    “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”

  13. JoEllen says:

    “What gentleman among you am I to have the pleasure of making love to?” by Miss Mary Crawford in Chapter 15 of Mansfield Park.
    I think it has to be the most “in your face” quip she let slip!

  14. I’m so excited for the release, Cass. Only two days more to wait. Yay! My favorite quote is from Sense and Sensibility – “My heart is, and always will be, yours.” Swoon!

  15. Linda Marshall says:

    All the privilege I claim for my own sex (it is not a very enviable one, you need not covet it) is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone. Persuasion—-big sigh

  16. Lindsey English says:

    I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library. – Pride and Prejudice 💕

  17. Sheila L. Majczan says:

    There are so many but here is one that is not yet mentioned: “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
    ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  18. Hi Cass,
    How exciting! Best of luck on release day.
    My quote from Pride and Prejudice is about Elizabeth’s despair when she thinks she has lost Darcy.
    “She was humbled, she was grieved; she repented, though she hardly knew of what. She became jealous of his esteem, when she could no longer hope to be benefited by it. She wanted to hear of him, when there seemed the least chance of gaining intelligence. She was convinced that she could have been happy with him, when it was no longer likely they should meet.”
    *sniff*
    Carol in CT

  19. Amy Riordan says:

    This one makes me laugh (her humor is one of the things I love about her writing)

    “I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.”
    – Jane Austen’s letter

  20. “But though Mrs. Ferrars did come to see them [Edward and Elinor], and always treated them with the make-believe of decent affection, they were never insulted by her real favour and preference.”

  21. Julie Rakowski (julia grace poldark) says:

    The more I see of the world, the more I am dissatisfied with it. Kind of a negative quote, but it stands out for me tom Pride and prejudice
    Julie Rakowski

  22. Martina Misic says:

    “When I fall in love, it will be forever”
    – Sense and Sensibility

  23. darcybennett says:

    I love so many quotes but if I would have to choose just one line, it would be: “I am half agony, half hope.” His entire letter moves me but this line in particular really speaks to me.

  24. JanisB says:

    Congrats on publication, Cass! If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad. From Northanger Abbey. And very true of so many people — both ladies *and* gentlemen — that I know.

  25. I’m so excited for the release of this book, Cass!!! It’s been so fun to watch it evolve as you shared it with us!! So much fun!!!!

    “A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.”

    and for today:

    “What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.”

    Congratulations again on the release!! Yay!!!

    Warmly,
    Susanne 🙂

  26. Carole in Canada says:

    Oh what a fabulous treat you are offering up!! Congratulations again on “A Quest for Mr. Darcy”. My quote is from Jane: “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”

    Thank you so much!

  27. Darcy Wyant Coggins says:

    Fav Quote: “You cannot have too large a party.” But my favorite may change tomorrow…there are just so many…. Would love a coin, and can’t wait for this release…just a couple more days…

  28. Suzanne Sawyer says:

    Congratulations on the publication this week! I always felt like Lady Catherine is talking to me when she calls Lizzy an “Obstinate, headstrong girl!”

  29. Sarah Lockhart says:

    My favorite quote is from Pride and Prejudice (no surprise!) “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

  30. Claire says:

    “I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” P

  31. deborahanne2 says:

    Congratulations on the upcoming release! My favorite quote is….”I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading. How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book.

  32. Savannah Lawhorne says:

    I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in F. W.

    I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father’s house this evening or never.

  33. Kristine Shore says:

    Those who tell their own story must be listened to with caution. Sanditon

  34. Veronica Leigh says:

    “but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.” One of my favorites!

  35. Noleen Byrne says:

    The person, be it lady or gentleman who has not pleasure in a good novel must be intolerably stupid.

  36. ptuplaw says:

    “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”
    ― Jane Austen, Persuasion

  37. Silvia from Italy says:

    My favourite quote comes from Sense and Sensibility: “Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience—or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope”

    • Cass says:

      Ah, Silvia! Someone else quoted part of this earlier, and I wasn’t sure where it was from! Thank you for clearing that up for me! 😀

  38. Glynis says:

    Heavens! Just one quote? Well obviously it will have to be Darcy. There are any number but I think I will go with “your family owe me nothing. Much as I respect them, I believe I thought only of you. ” (swoon) Looking forward to the book.

    • Cass says:

      Swoon indeed, Glynis! Yes, I knew it would be a difficult choice, but there have been some lovely ones shared here. Thank you for participating! ❤

  39. Susannah Lawford says:

    My favourite quote is about Mr Bennet (and me if I am honest)

    “With a book he was regardless of time.”

  40. Esther says:

    None of us want to be in calm water all our lives.
    Persuasion

  41. Kara says:

    One of my faves “None of us want to be in calm waters all of our lives.” Persuasion

  42. Pam Hunter says:

    “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago.”
    Persuasion

    Swoon-worthy!

    • Cass says:

      Ah, the totally swoon-worthy Captain Wentworth strikes again! 😉 He’s been very popular in this comment thread, Pam! ❤

  43. Jennifer Hong says:

    You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.

    • Cass says:

      And if only he’d stopped right there, Jennifer! lol But then we wouldn’t have a great story, would we? I do love these words. How could he get it so wrong after such a declaration?!

  44. Lizzybel says:

    “Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.” (from Pride and Prejudice) I love this one because it is a good reminder to us all to not let past mistakes rule our lives. We have to forgive ourselves for our errors then learn and grow from the experience. It is the only way to have a good future.

  45. tgruy says:

    Great idea!!
    My quote: “But the wife of Mr. Darcy must have such extraordinary sources of happiness necessarily attached to her situation, that she could, upon the whole, have no cause to repine.”

    This always makes me smile.

  46. Regina says:

    `You might have talked to me more when you came to dinner.” “A man who had felt less, might.”.
    Congratulations on this latest release; very much look forward to reading it ASAP!

  47. ladysusanpdx says:

    “…She did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition.”
    Sense and Sensibility
    In our current political era, this has become
    my favorite quotation from Jane Austen.

  48. GEE, THIS IS A TREASURE TROVE! What a great idea!
    And how dear and generous you are with this offer, Cass.
    I love this simple gem… speaks to me, on a deep level:
    “To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.”
    So many others I love were already submitted; I stopped reading (for now) so as not to bump into
    this perfect lil pearl. Lil garden pearl. Jane. And a garden. Bliss.
    I trust the cover models and photog are aware of how your clamoring fans are besotted by it?! I love it more each time I see it. Kinda get lost in it. It commands pause. 🙂 Again, congratulations, Cass! K

    • Cass says:

      No one else chose that, Karylee! Lovely quote.

      Thank you for the lovely words regarding the cover and my models! I’m seeing my male model tomorrow night – he’s cooking my dinner for launch day as I’m away from home. ❤ I'm so happy you love it!

  49. Nora Moore says:

    I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.

    From one of her letters. Fits my somewhat antisocial personality…

  50. justjane1813 says:

    My favorite JA quote is “Pictures of perfection make me sick and wicked.”

    I love this giveaway and I look forward to your release!

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