In Celebration!

 

Happy New Year and Welcome to my little party celebrating the release of An Angel In Her Pocket by Brenda Webb.

According to Brenda, this delightful tale was inspired by her favorite Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart. Whilst her story does not follow that plot, she wanted to write a tale about an angel who helps Elizabeth Bennet one bleak Christmas. Here is the book blurb for An Angel In Her Pocket followed by an excerpt. Enjoy!   

Blurb: Life had been hard for Elizabeth Bennet in the months since she refused Mr. Darcy’s proposal at Kent. Lydia eloped with Mr. Wickham, and her father died shortly thereafter. Mr. Collins took possession of Longbourn, forcing her family to live apart to survive. She and Jane left to live in London with the Gardiners, and Elizabeth’s hope of finding employment there was fading quickly as Christmas approached.

Grace Angelini is on a mission from St. Peter to right a wrong. For her plan to work, Fitzwilliam Darcy has to overcome his pride and propose to Elizabeth Bennet a second time, although neither is a part of the other’s circle. Undeterred, Grace does her best to unite the couple by securing a position for Elizabeth as Darcy’s goddaughter’s governess. Will Grace’s help prove to be a blessing or a curse when Elizabeth’s position is put in peril through no fault of her own? You’ll find the answer in An Angel In Her Pocket, available at Amazon.Com

And now for the preview

As William waited in the reception line, he recalled why he dreaded these kinds of events. The crush of the throng vying for position made him feel as though he could not get a decent breath of air, and no matter which way he looked people were staring at him. Heavy on his mind, too, was the fact that some would take his attendance at this soirée as affirmation that he intended to wed Lord Crawford’s sister, Lady Priscilla.

After all, what have the matrons of the ton to obsess about if not matching me with every woman of marriageable age in Britain.

Still, because Lady Crawford’s mother and Lady Anne had been lifelong friends, he and Marianne had grown up in each other’s company, and she had a way of cajoling him into doing things he would never dream of doing otherwise—such as attending this ball.

“So good to see you again, Darcy!” Lord Crawford said, grinning as he grasped his former classmate’s hand the instant William stood in front of him. “Marianne said you promised to attend, but I was not ready to believe it until I saw you.”

Glancing to the staircase, Crawford continued. “A maid spirited my wife away to handle an issue with Isabelle, but with luck she should return at any moment.” Then, leaning in close, he whispered, “I recall how much you hate these affairs, but Priscilla would never have let me hear the end of it if you had not come. I am grateful for your presence.”

“It is good to see you again, Crawford,” William said. Then he, too, leaned in close to whisper, “And we both know I would never have heard the end of it from your wife had I not come.”

Lord Crawford laughed. “I will not lie. Marianne is not above promoting Priscilla as your perfect match. We would both be thrilled to have you as a member of our family.”

William ignored that assertion. Instead, hearing the musicians tuning their instruments, he glanced to the double doors that led into the ballroom. “Has my cousin arrived yet?”

Lord Crawford smiled. It was no secret that Darcy depended on Colonel Fitzwilliam to intercede on his behalf when the women who pursued him became obnoxious. “You will be happy to hear that Richard is already in the ballroom, as are Lord and Lady Matlock. So it is safe for you to go in.”

William smiled, but it faded as quickly as it appeared. “May I ask if Lady Priscilla is in the ballroom as well?”

“You should already know the answer to that! My little sister likes to make a dramatic entrance, and my understanding is that she planned to wait until a certain someone arrived before she came down.” He glanced at the top of the stairs. “I imagine her spies will be severely chastised, for evidently, she has not yet been informed you are here.”

“Perhaps I am not the one she is waiting for,” William ventured.

“Oh, you have no worry there. She only has eyes for you.”

“Crawford, you do realise that I am not—”

“Say no more, Darcy. I am teasing. I know that you think of my sister as a friend and are doing your best to let her down gently. I appreciate that.”

In celebration of Brenda’s new release, I am giving away 5 eBook copies of An Angel In Her Pocket, 5 eBook copies of my book, A Mother’s Touch and 10 Audio Promo codes for A Very Merry Mix-up to readers who comment here on the forum blog! If you do not live in the United States, I will need to know which Amazon Marketplace you use so that I can send you an Amazon gift card to complete your purchase. Audio promo codes are available to folks who live in the USA or UK. This giveaway will close on January 8th and the winners will be notified accordingly. You may enter in the giveaway for all three books. Just tell me in the comments what you are interested in winning. Good Luck and be sure to leave some love for Brenda and her new release! Jen Red ♫ ♫ ♫
       

                                                                       
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Peggy K
Peggy K
6 months ago

Oh, Brenda. This looks like a yummy story. I am sorry I missed the rollout, but I was asleep!

Here’s to you and best wishes for a successful publication.

Peggy aka gabbycat

Carmalee
Carmalee
6 months ago

finally got in.. great story, loved it.

Lúthien84
6 months ago

Happy New Year to all! Hope this year will be better than the last one. Thanks for offering the chance to win some wonderful e-books and audiobooks, Jennifer. I would like An Angel in Her Pocket or A Mother’s Touch.

Pasquis
Pasquis
6 months ago

Happe New Year and thanks for the opportunity !!
i am in France so amazon.fr Both eBooks.

Last edited 6 months ago by Jennifer Redlarczyk
Melissa Addison
Melissa Addison
6 months ago

Happy New Year, Jennifer! Thanks for posting this excerpt from Brenda’s new book. It sounds wonderful! Wishing you all best wishes for a blessed 2021. “An Angel In Her Pocket.” I”m in South Africa.

Last edited 6 months ago by Jennifer Redlarczyk
Shelley Hoisington
Shelley Hoisington
6 months ago

Congratulations on Brenda’s newest book release! Thank you for this chance in this giveaway. I would like to have a chance for Brenda’s book, An Angel in her Pocket.

JanisB
JanisB
6 months ago

Bless your heart, Jennifer. I just wanted to thank you for your generosity and wish y’all a very Happy, and healthful, New Year 2021. Please do not include me in the giveaway as we do not shop with amazon. Best wishes to everyone who enters this giveaway.

mgtiffy
mgtiffy
6 months ago

Great story, I bought this and read over Christmas, New Year.

Terry Reschke
Terry Reschke
6 months ago

Congratulations on the release of An Angel In Her Pocket, Brenda Webb.It sounds quite interesting. I would like to be put in a drawing for an audiobook, please, if possible. Thanks.

Gail Frisby
Gail Frisby
6 months ago

Interesting

NimA
NimA
6 months ago

I am wondering about the A very Merry Mix Up, where I believe from your blurb that it involves the Colonel and a drink from a gypsy…it doesn’t elaborate further. May I assumed that it involved body switch? But whose as they were at Bromley and no mentioning of Elizabeth around…but it must involve Elizabeth, the Colonel and Darcy, wouldn’t it? I might be wrong here because I haven’t read the book yet and would love too if you give me a chance at the giveaway… Humbly I would like to ask for a chance for yours or Brenda’s ,… Read more »

NimA
NimA
6 months ago

The starting is interesting as you have delved directly into 2 current situations of Darcy and Elizabeth separately without rehashing Hunsford and Lydia’s failed elopement. Darcy, who is somewhat feeling the pressure of an expectation of marriage to a friend’s sister and Elizabeth, who recently lost her father and her home and working as a governess…I would love to read An Angel in Her Pocket, as I am very interested in knowing how Darcy will meet Elizabeth and how he will handle her current position, seeing that she as a governess has fallen far below his station. If she was… Read more »

bludpoison
bludpoison
6 months ago

Beautiful story as usual from Brenda. I would like to have her book, if I could win it.

Mary Campbell
Mary Campbell
6 months ago

I would love to read “An Angel in Her Pocket”, but either of the other two would be fine ,also. I have not read them. Thank you for the giveaway.

Tuija Roman
Tuija Roman
6 months ago

Hello, I haven’t read any of these books so would love to be entered into the giveaway draw for all three if possible. I live in Canada if there are geographical restrictions.

Diana
Diana
6 months ago

As someone who is in the midst of writing a series of stories about angels, I would be delighted to read Brenda’s take on them. I am already privileged to have A Very Merry Mix-Up and A Mother’s Touch in my Kindle. They are pure delight!

Audny
Audny
6 months ago

I have really loved reading An Angel in her Pocket on the forum. ❤ Loved the story and both Elisabeth and Darcy! Would love even more to get the book on my Kindle (or the other books). 😉

Wish you a Happy New Year!

Melodie Nielson
Melodie Nielson
6 months ago

I need to read this one!! I have read well over 500 variations… so I’m always on the lookout for a new one! And this one sounds wonderful!! An Angel in Her Pocket.

Last edited 6 months ago by Jennifer Redlarczyk
Orpha
Orpha
6 months ago

Sounds like a sweet story with rivalry added into the mix! I would love to read more!! An angel in Her Pocket.

Last edited 6 months ago by Jennifer Redlarczyk
Mary Smythe
Mary Smythe
6 months ago

Ooh, a potential rival. How tantalizing!

Happy New Year to you both! I’d like “An Angel In Her Pocket.”

Last edited 6 months ago by Jennifer Redlarczyk
Michell de Álvarez
Michell de Álvarez
6 months ago

I woul love to read An Angel in her pocket! Happy new year!

megan halter
megan halter
6 months ago

Happy New Year! Avid reader here looking for “An Angel in Her Pocket,” “A Mother’s Touch,” and the audio book.

Last edited 6 months ago by Jennifer Redlarczyk
Dianne
6 months ago

Happy new year Jen. I thoroughly enjoyed each of the books all of which I have purchased so if I am a winner, please pass the prize onto another entrant.

DarcyBennett
DarcyBennett
6 months ago

Happy New Year! I would love to be entered for the ebooks An Angel in Her Pocket and A Mother’s Touch.

Christa Buchan
Christa Buchan
6 months ago

First, Happy New Year. I love your books; Brenda’s books’, and so many other authors’ writings. They, the authors and their stories, have become a lifeline for me. This has been a hard year for many of us and I swear the only thing that has kept me sane is reading P&P variation stories. Mr. Darcy is the love of my life and I absolutely love how every author has a slightly different slant on the disciplined, gentle giant. Thank you for this opportunity for “An Angel In Her Pocket” and “A Mother’s Touch.”

Last edited 6 months ago by Jennifer Redlarczyk
Betty Madden
Betty Madden
6 months ago

Your books have given me so much reading pleasure. While an ebook would be a treat, I’d prefer an audio book now after the much less than satisfactory results of my cataract surgery.
Thank you for sharing your talent.

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