26 March 2016

Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ How To Mend A Broken Heart by L.S. Parsons

How to Mend a Broken Heart
By L.S. Parsons


Three years after Mr. Darcy’s disastrous marriage proposal to Elizabeth Bennet, they meet again. Due to an unexpected twist of fate, Elizabeth finds herself a guest in the home of the Mr. Darcy’s aunt, the Dowager Lady Matlock. Long believing Elizabeth lost to him, Darcy has recently proposed marriage to an old flame, the widow of his friend. Now newly engaged Darcy encounters Elizabeth again and realizes she still owns his heart.

Although bound by honour to another, Darcy sets out to improve Elizabeth’s opinion of him. Tension mounts between Darcy and Elizabeth in that pursuit, and Darcy’s betrothed begins to see Elizabeth as a threat to her upcoming marriage. How will Darcy and Elizabeth ever reach their happily ever after? 

How to Mend a Broken Heart is a non-canon variation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and is intended for mature readers.


Elizabeth smiled at him with an eyebrow arched and a twinkle in her eye. “Mr. Darcy, I am all astonishment! I was under that impression you disliked the art. While I would be pleased to accept your request, I would not wish to force you to do something contrary to your inclination.” Looking up, she challenged him to defend himself.

Ah! Here is the Elizabeth I love so well, expressing those opinions we both know she does not possess. “Miss Bennet, it is not dancing that disinclines me to the activity but my partner. I am very amenable to dancing with the right partner. I believe I have proven that to you before. I remember us having shared a dance, and I distinctly recall no toes were stepped upon,” he replied, smiling.

“You are correct on that point, but if memory serves, it was the conversation to be had during that particular dance which was in definite need of improvement. Have you improved your conversational skills since then, sir?”

“I would hope so, but you will need to accept my request for a dance to find out the truth.” He loved bantering with Elizabeth. Her good-natured teasing was a sign that he was now in her favour.

“With the incentive of seeing the taciturn Mr. Darcy become verbose, how can I decline?” She smiled sweetly.
Author Bio

L.S. Parsons recently retired from a major computer company where she was employed as an Information Technology Specialist. She lives with her husband of 30 + years in the DFW area of Texas. They have one dog. She has been writing Pride and Prejudice fan fiction for over ten years, mainly as a hobby.

How to Mend a Broken Heart Blog Tour Schedule

3/21: Guest Post & Giveaway at My Jane Austen Book Club
3/22: Excerpt & Giveaway at Romance Novel Giveaways
3/23: Review at Margie’s Must Reads
3/24: Excerpt & Giveaway at Best Sellers and Best Stellars
3/25: Guest Post & Giveaway at Skipping Midnight
3/26: Review at From Milton to Pemberley
3/26: Excerpt & Giveaway at Liz’s Reading Life
3/27: Guest Post & Giveaway at Babblings of A Bookworm
3/28: Excerpt & Giveaway at More Agreeably Engaged
3/29: Review at Half Agony, Half Hope
3/30: Review at Just Jane 1813
3/31: Guest Post & Giveaway at So Little Time…
4/1: Guest Post & Giveaway at Austenesque Reviews
4/1: Review at Tomorrow is Another Day
4/3: Excerpt & Giveaway at Jennifer Vido
4/4: Review at Diary of an Eccentric


  1. Liz, thank you for for allowing your readers at Liz's Reading Life to have a glimpse of my new book, How to Mend a Broken Heart.

  2. so how mature do I have to be to read it or can I skip those parts

    1. You may want to skip those parts. This version is considerably toned down from what was posted online, though there are still parts that some less "mature" folks may find beyond their threshold. While I don't want to offend anyone's sensibilities (hence the warning), I am afraid that I will. This is how I saw the characters and the times.

  3. Looks like Darcy has been brushing up on his teasing and flirting in the past three years!

  4. Looks like Darcy has been brushing up on his teasing and flirting in the past three years!