About the Book
Book: More to Love
Author: Robin Helm
Genre: Christian Historical Sweet Romance
Release Date: February 12, 2019
“She is tolerable, I suppose, but there is rather too much of her to tempt me.” Overhearing Mr. Darcy’s rude dismissal of her shocks and mortifies Elizabeth Bennet to the core. She is living her worst fear, and it galvanizes her into action. Soon, the gentleman cannot keep his eyes from her, but can she forgive his thoughtless judgment of her appearance and character? Especially since he faces a worthy competitor for her attention? Who will win the lady’s hand, along with the right to love her through thick or thin?
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In My Opinion
Y’all know I love me some Jane Austen, but honestly, I’m more than a little over the retellings. Especially the ones that rehash the entire Lizzie Bennett/Fitzwilliam Darcy drama scene for scene. So when first started reading More to Love, I questioned why in the world I’d committed to reading it.
But, and this is one of the best kind, Robin Helm managed to delightfully surprise me within the first several chapters in so many ways.
First, Bingley gregarious and steady, not easily influenced by the others. And he doesn’t hesitate to challenge Darcy when the moment calls for it.
I enjoyed the moments of humor, the worthy romantic adversary Darcy has, and the fact that, while her name was mentioned, Lady DeBurgh and Lizzie never met.
Despite the opening, this book was original and entertaining, kept surprising me, yet still had some touches of Pride and Prejudice that readers enjoy to this day. Kudos to Helm for giving readers a new version of Darcy and Lizzie’s story to cherish.
I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
About the Author
Robin Helm’s books reflect her love of music, as well as her fascination with the paranormal and science fiction. Previously published works include The Guardian Trilogy: Guardian, SoulFire, and Legacy (Christian paranormal romance); the Yours by Design series: Accidentally Yours, Sincerely Yours, and Forever Yours ( ChristianTime Swap romance), and Understanding Elizabeth (Christian Regency romance). She contributed to A Very Austen Christmas: Austen Anthologies, Book 1, an anthology featuring like-minded authors, in 2017, and A Very Austen Valentine: Austen Anthologies, Book 2, in 2018. New releases for 2019 include More to Love, a stand-alone Christian historical sweet romance dealing with body image; Lawfully Innocent, a Christian historical U.S. Marshal romance book in the Lawkeepers series; Maestro, a Christian historical sweet romance featuring a brilliant musician and his student; and A Very Austen Romance: Austen Anthologies, Book 3. She lives in sunny South Carolina where she teaches piano and adores her one husband, two married daughters, and three grandchildren.
More from Robin
Have you ever been judged on the basis of your appearance – what you weigh, how you dress, how you wear your hair or do your makeup? I am a professional dieter, and I have been on all of them. I lose, and I gain it back. I know the lengths a woman will go to after she overhears remarks about how she looks, so I relate to Elizabeth in More to Love in a way that’s a bit beyond my comfort zone.
Another aspect of this book which is personal is that I chose to base a supporting character on a wonderful, Christian lady at my church (with her permission). Mrs. Donna Bailey has been a constant encouragement to me in regards to my writing. She often gives me beautiful sugar cookies she painstakingly decorates with holiday themes. Mrs. Bailey is the housekeeper and dessert cook at Longbourn, and she helps Elizabeth through thick and thin, so to speak.
To celebrate her tour, Robin is giving away
Grand Prize: a $25 Amazon gift card
1st Place: An autographed paperback of A Very Austen Valentine: Austen Anthologies, Book 2
2nd Place: An autographed paperback of More to Love
3rd Place: A set of three eBooks – Reader’s Choice of any three of my books!!
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Rita Wray says
Sounds like a book I will enjoy.
Robin Helm says
Thank you, Rita. Good luck in the giveaway!
Robin Helm says
Thank you for hosting me on your blog, and I love your wonderful review.
Dianne Casey says
I really liked the synopsis of the book. Sounds like a great read.
I love Austen retellings and am always looking for more. Thanks for the review. I’m adding this one to my tbr list.
Debbie P says
This book sounds like a wonderful read.
This sounds like a fun story!
I’ve never read Pride & Prejudice, but have seen a movie version of it. I think i would enjoy this book! And I see that the author is a fellow South Carolinian=)
Marisela Zuniga says
Thank you for sharing your review, the cover is very pretty
Caryl Kane says
Thank you for the great review! Sounds like one not to miss!