During this time of uncertainty and stress, all of us at Meryton Press wish you good health and peace of mind. The Austenesque community is a small group of wonderful and positive people. That makes us unique in many ways. May we be strong, and let our courage rise as in the words of Elizabeth Bennet, "There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises with every attempt to intimidate me." (Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen; Volume II Chapter VII)


Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth share a secret!

The Netherfield ball brings about many changes for the population of Meryton, and more so for the female residents of Longbourn. Mr. Bingley’s departure leaves the eldest, Jane Bennet, heartbroken whilst Mr. Collins’s proposal induces Miss Elizabeth to make a hasty escape. During her flight, she happens upon Mr. Darcy, a gentleman she despises. A moment of solitude in the woods leads to rather improper behavior, and the couple departs with the promise they will tell no one about their minor indiscretion. When their secret is finally uncovered, marriage becomes the only solution to saving Elizabeth from social disgrace. Her other grudges against Mr. Darcy are amplified by resentment and the prospect of spending her life with a man she can never respect. Nonetheless, the marriage takes place, forcing the young couple to deal with their pride and prejudices as husband and wife.

Originally posted online almost twenty years ago, this Regency tale of redemption narrates the struggles of two people, their differences, and their rocky start. But will they succeed in overcoming lies, misunderstandings, and their own errors to finally find love?

The Blog Tour for When Duty Calls is making the last stop today, March 24th. If you've missed any of the posts, you can still visit. The chance to enter will continue for a couple of days, with the giveaway ending at 12 A.M. on the 28th of March.

Belén has a special character interview for the last stop that is awesome. We hope you will visit Ana's My Vices and Weaknesses to read what Elizabeth Darcy shares with her friend and neighbor, Lady Eugenia Archer. Click the link to see the blog tour schedule on the Meryton Press Blog.



Audiobooks that will soon be available for your listening pleasure.

The Mist of Her Memory by Suzan Lauder, Narrated by Neil Roy McFarlane

A Covenant of Marriage by C. P. Odom, Narrated by Christopher Jarvis

Once a book narrative has been approved, it goes through a quality check before it is released as an audiobook. In the past, that time frame was 10-14 business days. It is now up to 30 business days. Suzan Lauder's The Mist of Her Memory is in quality check and has been for about ten business days so far. We hope her audiobook will be available within the next few weeks. C. P. Odom's A Covenant of Marriage should go to quality check this week or next.

Death Takes a Holiday at Pemberley by Kelly Miller should go into production later this week or next week. Brigid Huey's A Chance Encounter in Pemberley Woods is still taking auditions although Brigid is narrowing the selection. We hope Kelly's and Brigid's audiobooks will be available early summer. Stay tuned to the Meryton Press Facebook page for updates on when these audiobooks will be available for purchase. 

With everyone having or choosing to stay home, this is a good time to read books or listen to them. For a complete list of all the Meryton Press books, please check our library.

Updated & new release dates 


When Duty Calls - Belén Paccagnella - March 2020

Accusing Mr. Darcy - Kelly Miller - Early Summer 2020

Determination - C. P. Odom - Early Summer 2020

In Plain Sight - Don Jacobson - April - May 2020


The Mist of Her Memory  - Suzan Lauder - April 2020

A Covenant of Marriage - C. P. Odom - April 2020

Perilous Siege - C. P. Odom - May-June 2020

Death Takes a Holiday at Pemberley - Kelly Miller - May 2020 

A Chance Encounter in Pemberley Woods - Brigid Huey - May-June 2020

When Duty Calls - Belén Paccagnella - Coming Summer 2020



And Remember...

It is a truth universally acknowledged: when one finishes a great love story, one always longs for more. Count on Meryton Press, an independent publisher of Austenesque and Romance, to provide that more.