Cover Reveal – Interrupted Plans by Brigid Huey

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Brigid Huey’s second book, Interrupted Plans, released today, Tuesday, March 2nd. It is available on Amazon in the Kindle version and in paperback. It may also be read on Kindle Unlimited. To add to the excitement of Brigid’s release, Meryton Press is giving away two eBooks of Interrupted Plans.

After reading the back cover copy, Brigid will give us a little background for her book; then she will share the first scene of Chapter One.

Blurb

Suppose Elizabeth Bennet never visited Pemberley…

It is October of 1812. Elizabeth Bennet and her family have seen dramatic changes in the past few months—none of them welcome. Her sister Jane needs a fresh start, and Elizabeth is no less eager to leave behind the pain and confusion of not accepting Mr. Darcy’s proposal.

Fitzwilliam Darcy has not seen Elizabeth since he offered for her—and she adamantly refused him. When she appears in London, he is determined to gain her friendship and make amends. When a carriage mishap throws them together, Darcy does all he can to demonstrate his changed behavior.

Though their renewed acquaintance seems to be growing into a genuine friendship, a family secret constrains Elizabeth. As she falls deeper in love with the man she rejected, does she dare tell him the truth?

Would you like to read the book and learn more about what happens with Lizzy and Darcy? What about the carriage mishap, and how does it throw them together? What is this family secret? Questions and more questions that beg to be answered. Since this is, in part, a cover reveal, let’s move on to the front cover, before we come up with more questions.

Isn’t the woman (Elizabeth) lovely! The painting on the cover of Interrupted Plans is by the same artist as the painting on the front cover of Brigid’s first book, A Chance Encounter in Pemberley Woods, shown at the bottom of this post. Take a look at both ladies. The artist is Armand Point, and the lady on both covers seems to be the same woman. Isn’t that neat! When reading the book, you just may come across a scene that that appears something like the front cover.

Thoughts about the book

It is October of 1812, six months after Mr. Darcy proposed to Elizabeth Bennet. Circumstances have changed rather dramatically. Because of some familial drama, Elizabeth was never able to travel to Pemberley and encounter Mr. Darcy at his home. Interrupted Plans explores the possibility of Darcy and Elizabeth meeting again in society, instead of the comfort and relative privacy of Pemberley. Will they be able to reconnect despite their past history? Is it possible that they might move beyond their awkward past to friendship?

Interrupted Plans follows Elizabeth and Darcy as they discover what they might have had together, and how they might learn to be friends at last. It is a story of second chances, trust, and of course, love!

The excerpt comes from Chapter One and is the first scene in the book.

“Lizzy, I am quite sure this is a mistake.”

“Nonsense, Jane,” Elizabeth answered lightly. “This is exactly what we need.” She squared her shoulders as she stepped off the staircase leading to the large ballroom. In truth, she did not feel half as brave as she appeared.

“It is not that I am ungrateful for your encouragement,” Jane said. “It is only that I find myself rather anxious.”

“Anxious to avoid a certain gentleman, you mean?” Elizabeth glanced sideways at Jane, who bowed her head.

“It is only that a meeting with…with the gentleman would be quite uncomfortable. I should not like to appear as though I were putting myself in his way.”

“Jane, you are sweetness itself, but you need not worry about such a thing. Your attendance at a function to which our uncle was invited could not possibly be construed as putting yourself in anyone’s way!”

Jane nodded but kept her eyes lowered. For her part, Elizabeth could not help scanning the room. They had attended the ball because she and her aunt were in agreement: for her own happiness, Jane must move about in society.

Elizabeth hoped that Mr Bingley would not be present as well. She had little reason to think he would be, considering the affair was hosted by a man of trade. A part of her did wonder how Mr Bingley might act towards her sister now that their circumstances had changed. Indeed, circumstances had changed so much since the gentleman was last at Netherfield that Elizabeth—convinced though she was that Mr Bingley loved Jane—was not at all sure of his reaction to their presence.

If Mr Darcy were with him, she could well imagine his reaction. Elizabeth shook her head as she and Jane moved slowly through the crush. Thinking of Mr Darcy always left her thoughts in disarray. They had not crossed paths since that day in Rosings Park when he handed her the letter that had shattered her confidence.

Her gaze fell on a fair-haired young man standing near the refreshments. Another moment, and the gentleman turned, revealing a jovial countenance. It was him! Mr Bingley.

What has happened to cause a change in the circumstances of Lizzy and Jane? What did you think about the excerpt? Did it leave you wanting to read more? We hope so!

The back cover depicts another scene/s, even though the carriages may be slightly different. We beg artist privilege on the carriage.

Would you like a chance to win a copy of Interrupted Plans by Brigid Huey? Meryton Press is giving away two eBooks, and the giveaway is international. Leave a comment and share your thoughts with us to be entered. The giveaway will end at midnight central time, Friday, the 5th of March. Good luck to everyone!

The Interrupted Plans Blog Tour starts Thursday, March 4th. The Blog Tour schedule with links will be posted here, on the Meryton Press blog, and the stops will be listed on the Meryton Press Facebook page with links in the comments.

Interrupted Plans may be purchased at:

Amazon US & Amazon UK.

Other books by Brigid Huey

A Chance Encounter in Pemberley Woods may be purchased on Amazon in eBook, Paperback, and Audiobook format, and is available on Kindle Unlimited. “Spies of Our Acquaintance,” a novella in the Skirmish & Scandal Series, will be coming late spring or early summer.

54 Responses

  1. Glynis
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    What a gorgeous cover! Yes it is so like Chance Encounter 🥰.
    I like the sound of this story as it seems Elizabeth does regret her refusal and would be definitely attracted to Darcy when they meet again. I’m not sure about Bingley and all I can hope is that he left his obnoxious sisters at home?
    Please let me know if it’s very angsty so I will know to hold off reading until I’m in a better frame of mind? Saying that I will definitely be reading it and have added it to my list.
    Thank you for sharing this excerpt and this lovely cover.

    • Brigid Huey
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      Thank you, Glynis! I am so indebted to Janet for creating such a beautiful cover – again! Don’t worry, I don’t consider my work very angsty. This is a gentle read with just the right amount of romantic angst to create tension, but not so much that you’ll be reaching for tissues!

    • Meryton Press
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      Thank you for stopping by Glynis and for sharing your thoughts about liking the sound of this story. I think you will love it. We’re glad you like the cover, too! Good luck!

  2. Deborah
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    It. Sounds like a wonderful story. I enjoyed Chance Encounter in Pemberley Woods and am looking forward to reading this story. I like the front cover and live the back cover.

    • Brigid Huey
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      Thank you, Deborah! I hope you enjoy Interrupted Plans!

    • Meryton Press
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      We hope you get to read it soon. It is a wonderful story. Glad to hear you like the back cover! That’s neat.

  3. Regina
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    I just love the way the cover depicts Elizabeth waiting expectantly, as though, indeed, something has been interrupted. Perfect!

    • Brigid Huey
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      Isn’t it wonderful? Janet is so talented! This cover is the perfect match for the story.

    • Meryton Press
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      Awesome! Thanks for stopping by Regina.

  4. Suzan Lauder
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    I’m excited about this premise because there are two opportunities for Elizabeth to know Mr. Darcy better: this ball and the carriage accident. I hope the carriage accident is a mild one, as I’ve read carriage accident stories before that have sad parts to them. The cover is stunning. Really fantastic! Best of luck on your release, Brigid. That cover should draw them in, never mind the intriguing premise!

    • Brigid Huey
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      Thank you so much, Suzan! I’m in love with the cover. I am so impressed with Janet that she was able to create something that so masterfully matches the book itself. Don’t worry, I really shy away from very sad things, so the carriage mishap won’t be too awful for them. Thanks for your support!

    • Meryton Press
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      Isn’t it an exciting premise! You will enjoy the story, Suzan. Thanks for your lovely comments.

  5. Kelly R. Miller
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    Congratulations and best wishes for your new release, Brigid! It sounds like a wonderful premise, and I love the cover! 🙂

    • Brigid Huey
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      Thank you, Kelly! I love it too!

    • Meryton Press
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      We’re so happy you stopped by, Kelly. It is a wonderful premise.

  6. Serena
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    Sounds like another good read. Happy Book Launch Day!

    • Brigid Huey
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      Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it!

    • Meryton Press
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      Hi Serena. It’s great seeing you here. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Pam Hunter
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    Beautiful cover and an intriguing excerpt. I’m very much looking forward to reading this one! Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy.

    • Brigid Huey
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      The cover is just so beautiful! I hope you enjoy the book!

    • Meryton Press
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      The excerpt gets the wheels turning, doesn’t it! There will be more during the blog tour. Thanks for visiting, Pam.

  8. Buturot
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    Congratulations Ms Huey !!! Thank you for the excerpt. Eagerly awaiting the tour and knowing more of what happens. I can imagine the shock that it is Mr. Bingley.

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy

    • Meryton Press
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      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Good luck.

    • Brigid Huey
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      Thank you! I hope you enjoy the blog tour!

  9. Jan Hahn
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    I absolutely love this cover! Janet’s excellent eye has captured just the right colors to enhance this portrait. The story sounds intriguing, Brigid, and I love the title. Congratulations!

    • Meryton Press
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      The story is intriguing, Jan, as is the title! Thank you for the lovely comment!

    • Brigid Huey
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      Janet did such an excellent job! I hope you enjoy the book!

  10. Grace Gibson
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    Enchanting in every way! Congratulations!

    • Meryton Press
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      Thanks for stopping by, Grace.

    • Brigid Huey
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      Thank you, Grace!

  11. ForeverHis
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    I’m intrigued! The cover is lovely, but more importantly to tantalize me is the blurb. What has happened to Jane? Is it just her desolation over losing Bingley or something more? It will also be nice to see a friendship blossom between ODC. Putting this on my wish list. Thanks for entering me in the drawing.

    • Meryton Press
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      Ooh, we like that you are intrigued! The blurb is tantalizing and so is the story! You are entered in the giveaway. Good luck!

    • Brigid Huey
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      I’m so glad it’s piqued your interest! Good luck with the giveaway!

  12. Ginna
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    So, there are dramatic changes to the Bennet family, there’s a carriage ‘mishap’, plus a family secret?! Who wouldn’t want to know more? Count me in!

    • Meryton Press
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      It does sound like some dramatic changes, doesn’t it. It makes one wonder what happened, and yes, it makes us want to know more! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Good luck.

    • Brigid Huey
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      Thank for your interest, Ginna!

  13. Christina B
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    Gorgeous cover. Sounds like a great read.

    • Meryton Press
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      Hi Christina. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We appreciate it. Good luck!

    • Brigid Huey
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      The cover is so beautiful, I just keep looking at it! Thanks for stopping by!

  14. KateB
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    I love the cover and I loved your previous book Brigid. I’m looking forward to reading this new release.
    I wonder if the change in circumstances was Lydia’s elopement and Mr Bennet’s death? I’m going to find out when I read the book.
    Congratulations on the release.

    • Meryton Press
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      Aww, you are doing some good guessing, but are you right? 🙂 Reading the book will give you answers for sure. Thank you for commenting. We are happy to hear your thoughts. Good luck in the giveaway, KateB.

    • Brigid Huey
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      Thank you so much! It’s so rewarding to hear that someone truly enjoys your work. I hope you like this one, too!

  15. Betty Campbell Madden
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    I’m looking forward to the rest of the story.

    • Meryton Press
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      Great to hear, Betty! Thanks for stopping by.

  16. Betty Campbell Madden
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    Good premise for the plot.

  17. Betty Campbell Madden
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    A story I’m eager to read. Thank you.

    • Brigid Huey
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      Thank you, Betty! I hope you enjoy the story!

  18. J. W. Garrett
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    Beautiful cover. Congratulations on the launch of this new work. I look forward to seeing just what happens next. Blessings, stay safe and healthy.

    • Meryton Press
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      Thank you for stopping by, Jeanne. We’re glad you like the cover and hope you soon can read what happens next. Thanks for the well wishes. We hope you stay safe and healthy too. Take care.

    • Brigid Huey
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      Thank you! I love the cover, too! I hope all of us can stay safe and healthy this spring.

  19. Carole in Canada
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    Congratulations, Brigid! The cover is gorgeous and I love how both of your covers relate through the same artist. Well done to all involved! Looking forward to reading this and will catch up along the way with the blog!

    • Meryton Press
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      We’re so glad you stopped by Carole. Brigid wished we could find another painting by the same artist as her first book. It was exciting that we did, and she appeared to be the same woman. We’re pleased you like it and hope you get to read the book soon. See you around the blogosphere!

  20. Lois
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    Oh dear – I wonder what happened to the Bennet family before the beginning of the story!

    • Meryton Press
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      Thanks for stopping by, Lois. We hope you get to read it soon and find the answer. It does make one curious.

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