Cover Reveal for FROM HIGHBURY WITH LOVE

Cover Reveal for FROM HIGHBURY WITH LOVE

Thank you for the encouragement and feedback I got a few months ago on my Emma/Pride and Prejudice crossover! That project is nearing completion–after being sidelined for a while–and I am excited to get it ready for publication. It will be called From Highbury with Love and will be available on Amazon on April 21. It also may or may not be the beginning of a duo or trilogy–I’m getting that antsy feeling that there may be more. But without further ado…

Cover Reveal!

 

When Lizzy Bennet spends the winter in Highbury, it will be anything but the dull visit she expects, particularly with Mr. Darcy visiting his friend Mr. Knightley. Lizzy will (verbally) duel with Emma over Harriet Smith’s future, she will discover secret love letters to Jane Fairfax, and she will be the unwelcome witness to Lady Catherine warning Emma not to think of Mr. Darcy! It is a carousel of mistaken gossip, repressed emotions, and fateful decisions. How will the new knots ever be untangled?

I did get a bit stuck on this book in December. The 2/3rds mark for any story is always the danger point for me. I feel like I’m climbing a mountain and the snow is falling and there’s a steep drop behind me and… what on Earth am I doing? I should probably go back, right?!

Each step forward in the story–each sentence!–feels like straining forward in hip-deep snow. If I am not very careful, I can be easily persuaded to give up at that stage. Does anyone else have that problem? I know the process is different for different writers, but that is my choke point. Nothing is more appealing than a blank page, but that last push to the climax nearly kills me. But then, once I get past that and into the actual climax, I am happy as a clam and my fingers usually run on wheels.

Anyway, thankfully I’ve done this a few times, so when I hit that point with From Highbury, I just set it aside for a few weeks (weeks I knew would be extra stressful on their own) and now I’m picking it back up to finish with renewed pleasure.

Worst Martian Playlist.

On a side note, I don’t usually post about my science fiction projects here, but I just published a short novel in that genre inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest! My sister (knowing I am into retellings, but being an avid scifi reader herself) suggested I set The Tempest on Mars and that germ of an idea took off.  It ended up being quite unlike The Tempest (much more like a meeting of 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Martian, with less language), but my main characters are Miranda, Caleb (Caliban), and Ero (Prospero), so it’s still there if you squint.

This just goes to show that writing Jane Austen variations is a slippery slope to all manner of strange things!

Happy Thursday to you all,

Corrie

 

 

 

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darcybennett
darcybennett
January 25, 2021 2:34 PM

Lovely cover!

buturot
January 24, 2021 11:43 PM

Congratulations on you new books. Looking forward to reading them.

carylkane
carylkane
January 23, 2021 8:54 PM

Gorgeous cover, Corrie! Congratulations!

Chelsea K
Chelsea K
January 23, 2021 2:19 AM

The cover looks really nice and I am glad you are enjoying writing it again after a break. I enjoy reading JAFF that combines some of the books and have read another book that combined Emma & Pride and Prejudice before that I really enjoyed and have been meaning to read more of this combination so I am looking forward to reading this and am adding it to my TBR pile. Stay Safe and Congratulations on your other new release as well.

Chelsea K
Chelsea K
January 24, 2021 8:12 PM
Reply to  Corrie Garrett

Actually the book I read was “Darcy, Lizzy and Emma: A Pride and Prejudice Regency Variation” by Barbara Silkstone and I have another book called “Cousin Emma: A Pride and Prejudice Variation” by Perpetua Langley on my TBR List. Now I am curious about this 4th Emma & Pride and Prejudice combination that you read. I look forward to reading your new book. Stay Safe and Happy Reading!

Riana Everly
AuAu
January 21, 2021 1:15 PM

What a lovely cover. And squeee, that sounds like a cracker of a plot. I can’t wait.
I was a serious SF fan in my teenage years. I drifted into historical fiction and mysteries, but I still really love a good sci-fi story. And Tempest is just ripe for variations, isn’t it? Congrats – sounds fabulous.

J. W. Garrett
J. W. Garrett
January 21, 2021 1:01 PM

Lovely cover with those beautiful colors and background. I am seeing more more models with light or blonde hair. I assume that is Elizabeth Bennet, yes? Congratulations on all your hard work. April will be here soon enough. I have placed this on my wish list. Stay safe and healthy.

J. W. Garrett
J. W. Garrett
January 22, 2021 10:08 AM
Reply to  Corrie Garrett

Oh, I almost asked if it was EB or Emma. Ha! I should have gone with my first instinct. Well, blessings anyway. I’ll reserve my opinion for when I read the story. You have me hooked now. And, yes, she is a good model. LOL!

Stephanie Carrico
Stephanie Carrico
January 21, 2021 11:43 AM

Lovely cover and i am so looking forward to reading this>

cindie snyder
cindie snyder
January 21, 2021 10:58 AM

Sounds great! What a neat concept! Love the cover! I wonder if Liszt and Emma will become friends and allies!lol

Mirta Ines Trupp
AuAu
January 21, 2021 8:52 AM

Yes. YES. YEEESSS! I’m right there with you, stuck in the dulldrums, writing, deleting, doubting and pushing through on a hope and a prayer. It sounds like you’re doing just fine though! Congratulations on the cover reveal. Love the concept!

Regina Jeffers
Admin
January 21, 2021 7:33 AM

I hit more walls in the winter than summer months. During the summer, pulling weeds out of my flower beds are very therapeutic. LOL! Doing so clears my head.
Like you, I set several stories aside recently. I needed a break. Now, I am back to writing again.

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