I have been anxiously awaiting this day forever, it seems. Way back when I was writing In the Arms of Mr. Darcy I was suddenly inspired by a certain gentleman and in a flash the future I had long desired for Georgiana became crystal clear. As soon as possible I began writing the scenes dancing in my head, but after a month I was forced to put “Miss Georgiana Darcy” (my working title) aside for nearly a year before I was free to refocus on her tale.
Yet in all that time she was never far from my thoughts. With a fresh perspective I did change some of my previous ideas, fleshed out the characters and added a bit more drama, but the end result was precisely what had flashed through my mind originally. Mr. Darcy’s little sister was now a grown woman, no longer the shy and immature creature taken advantage of by Mr. Wickham, and she demanded a story all her own. Luckily my editor and publisher agreed and now I can present to the world my vision of life for Georgiana! Here is the synopsis–
Noble young ladies were expected to play an instrument, but Georgiana Darcy is an accomplished musician who hungers to pursue her talents. She embarks upon a tour of Europe, ending in Paris where two very different men will ignite her heart in entirely different ways and begin a bitter rivalry to win her. But only one holds the key to her happiness.
Set in post-Napoleonic Empire France, Miss Darcy Falls in Love is a riveting love story that enters a world of passion where gentlemen know exactly how to please and a young woman learns to direct her destiny and understand her heart.
Amour! Yes, this is a love story with a complete arc, so thus quite a departure for me. I loved writing this novel and hope everyone who reads it will love it too! So far the reviews have been favorable. The full reviews can be read on the Miss Darcy Falls in Love page but here are a few snippets–
Seeing Miss Darcy realize that it doesn’t matter what others think, or what they might expect of you, that it’s okay to follow YOUR heart, and to fall in love with whom your heart calls you to love. It was a fun loving journey! ~ Romancing the Book
Lathan has another home run hit on her hands here. Her name is certainly solidified with what good Jane Austen fan fiction should be. If you haven’t given her novels a try, I suggest you do. Fast-paced and always full of the romance we all dream about, Miss Darcy Falls in Love is not one you’ll want to miss. Austenprose
Ms. Lathan gives the reader a clear idea of what life is like for the upper class in Europe during this time while weaving a tender love story. ~ Single Titles
This is a story that fully immerses its readers in the world of the characters, from the rainy streets of Lyon and Paris and the quiet hush of the churches and museums Georgiana visits, to the dazzle and splendor of the society balls that light up the evenings. It was also nice to follow a romance that didn’t spring from physical desire so much as from a really strong emotional connection that was forged between the two characters. ~ The Romance Reviews
I enjoyed the story of Georgiana and Sebastian as well as seeing the other characters that surround these two people and the glimpses into their personal lives as well. This story is multi-dimensional which makes the characters more compelling. ~ Eye On Romance
The writing is excellent. The author has a gift for words. The style is clever, and musical symbolism is used at its finest. Musical motifs are blended into the brilliant threads of the story, enhancing the plot. A Regency world is well constructed. ~ Long and Short Reviews
There are a few Miss Darcy sequels out, but this is by far the best I have read. It is just an added bonus that it is part of her greater sequel series. Lathan’s writing is encapsulating, and you are truly transported into the Georgian English world that Pride and Prejudice fans crave so hard heartily. ~ My Little Corner of the World
This is a busy month for me with interviews and blogs all over the place!
Crazy fun! Each of those places will be hosting me AND offering copies of Miss Darcy Falls in Love to those who comment. Don’t miss out on the action! As you can also see if you look closely, my daughter is getting married in 4 days! In fact, today as my novel is hitting the shelves and being read by satisfied fans all over the globe (I hope!) I shall be with my daughter hosting her Bridal Shower. Needless to say, this will be a hectic week for me. SO, I may be absent from the party until next week. But that does not mean everyone can’t celebrate and share your thoughts.
Stores will be gradually displaying their stock, so remember that the novel may not pop up exactly today. Online pre-orders will arrive sporadically too, some having already been shipped so I have been told. By next week when I am free to really party, Miss Darcy Falls in Love will be everywhere. Then the fun will really begin!
In the mean time, even while I am partially absent, you can help me to spread the word about my fabulous new novel through Twitter, Facebook, online reviews, and posts on your blog. Everything you do adds your name to the mix for my giveaway of 3 signed copies of Miss Darcy Falls in Love. Neato! Use the awesome Rafflecopter form below to enter the drawing. Easy Breezy!
Lastly (for now) here are my author copies which arrived just yesterday–