When We Are Married by Caitlin Williams | Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway

When We Are Married by Caitlin Williams | Blog Tour, Review & GiveawayWhen We Are Married: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Caitlin Williams
on July 21st 2017
Genres: JAFF, Pride and Prejudice, Historical Romance
Pages: 240
Format: eARC
Source: Blog Tour Host
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Two sisters, one man. Someone’s heart is about to get broken.

Elizabeth Bennet quickly realises she has misjudged Mr Darcy. In Kent, she learns first impressions are not always accurate. His proposal is disastrous, insulting even, but when she reads his letter her heart begins to thaw, and her objections and prejudices start to melt away. Elizabeth decides to offer Mr Darcy a sliver of hope, an apology, and a second chance.

Yet when he begins to call at Gracechurch Street, determined to become a better man and humbled by Elizabeth’s reproofs, he unwittingly stirs the romantic hopes of another lady altogether.

Jane Bennet, bereft and confused, rejected by Charles Bingley is fearful of becoming an old maid. She is eager to fall in love with the very first gentleman who takes notice of her, and Mr Darcy’s is, after all, everything her mother has wanted for her, rich and handsome, the perfect suitor.

Through crowded, industrious Cheapside, to the elegant ballrooms of Mayfair, Mr Darcy chases Elizabeth Bennet, unaware that the quiet unassuming girl who smiles too much, is fully intent on chasing him.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

When We Are Married is a wonderfully weaved story filled with misunderstandings, some angst and drama, and interactions getting sweeter each meeting. A sister desperate for marriage, an aunt who misunderstood, another aunt who did nothing but scheme, a woman with a change of heart, and a man who will go anywhere and do anything to win the heart of his heart’s desire.

I confess I was reluctant to read this book when I first heard about it since I’m not usually a fan of love triangles. But I rarely come across a book where Jane was written as Elizabeth adversary, so I was intrigued to see how Ms. Williams will write it. Will I hate Jane or feel bad for her?

Now I know my reluctance was all for naught. I was already smiling a few pages in, and although there were times I wanted to push Jane away (I’m a steadfast Elizabeth-Mr. Darcy supporter and wish for nothing but their happy ending), I couldn’t find it in me to hate her at all. In this story, we get to see more of the eldest Bennet daughter, who she really is, how her mother and society has affected her, and what she thinks of beauty, marriage, and her smart and witty sister Elizabeth.

Jane is not the only obstacle in Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy’s happily ever after. I think a P&P story would not be complete without Lady Catherine and her meddling ways. Aunt Gardiner is here too with her own misconceptions of Elizabeth and Colonel Fitzwilliam’s relationship. Plus Georgiana, the Fitzwilliams, a Mrs. Carmichael, and a pug who will definitely leave an impression.

You are probably wondering how Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth are interacting, what with the distractions and all. Heartwarming and swoon-worthy, that’s for sure. We have a Mr. Darcy fueled by renewed hope and ardent devotion, and an Elizabeth who is finally seeing him for the man he truly is. I love them, Darcy especially. I’ve always loved that man, but I loved him even more when he’s pursuing Elizabeth the way he was in this story.

And one more thing, the title is perfect! Absolutely perfect. I giggle and swoon every time I think about it. To avoid spoiling you, I can only say it has something to do with Mr. Darcy. That man, I swear. Ruining other men for women since 1813.

Indeed I do, Mr. Darcy. I highly approve of it.

When We Are Married was such a delight to read! The story was fresh yet still so familiar, and it had the right amount of angst and sweet moments in between. I highly recommend this to Pride and Prejudice fans and historical romance fans alike.

Here’s another Mr. Darcy gif (this time of dear Matthew Macfadyen) because honestly, I can’t get enough of him.

Tropes: Pride and Prejudice, Hate to Love
POV: Third POV


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For a chance to win an ebook of When We Are Married, simply post a comment below. Giveaway is open internationally and will run until July 31st, 2017, 8AM EST.

About Caitlin Williams

Caitlin Williams is the author of two novels, Ardently and the best-selling The Coming of Age of Elizabeth Bennet, both based on the characters from Pride and Prejudice. She’s a lifelong Austen devotee and lover of all things regency.

Originally from South London, Caitlin spent thirteen years as a detective in the Metropolitan Police, but is currently on a break from Scotland Yard so she can spend more time at home with her two children and write.

This blog tour would not be possible without Claudine Pepe of JustJane1813 and Caitlin Williams. Thank you for inviting me and introducing me to another lovely Pride and Prejudice variation! 

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July 25 My Vices & Weaknesses / Excerpt Post & Giveaway

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12 responses to “When We Are Married by Caitlin Williams | Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway

  1. What a lovely review, Nissa! I am so glad you loved this story so much to give it five stars, especially since you don’t normally love triangles!

    I love the GIFs you included here, they are such fun and always put me in a “Darcy frame-of-mind!”

    Thanks for being the first review for this tour and for finding creative ways to convey your sentiments about this story. “When We Are Married” is a perfect title indeed!

  2. Thanks so much for being a part of the tour and for having us here on your beautiful blog – it’s so pretty. Love the colours and layout.

    Thanks for such a thoughtful, in-depth review. Made my day

  3. Maria

    Loved your review! And I agree about one thing: Mr. Darcy.. ruining other men for women since 1813. I already knew this without reading this book, but I love to fall in love with him over and over again. 😀

  4. Dung

    I always love your review Nissa, they make me laugh! I agree with the title “When We are Married”, it makes me giggle every time I think about it too! And this Darcy as well as others has definitely ruined it for other men since 1813… lol It’s a brilliant plot and execution!

  5. Sheila L. Majczan

    Just dropping in to say that I loved this book. Love triangles add a lot of angst but in some a favorite may be heart broken and then there is remorse but how can it turn out well? Read this book.

  6. KateB

    Great review Nissa and wonderful gifs. Like you I don’t like triangles with D&E, but I trust Caitlin has found the right solution. Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

  7. Love triangles involving Darcy, Elizabeth and a third party are always a source of high angst, aren’t they? As I’m quite a fan of angst, I don’t mind a love triangle either as I’m always fascinated as to how the author is going to set things to rights, because D&E must have their HEA.

    When it comes to involving canon characters, it’s usually the Colonel who’s the third, so to have one involving Jane is definitely a new twist. Can’t wait to find out what happens!

  8. The premise of the story is fascinating. I have not heard of a published book which pits Jane against Elizabeth and Mr Darcy and I’m quite eager to know if Jane got terribly hurt in the end (it’s always Elizabeth + Darcy for me). The review is fabulously written too.

  9. Michelle Fidler

    Sounds like a great what-if variation. I read Ardently and thought it was great. I’m not sure how I feel about love triangles.

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