Thursday, January 12, 2017

BLOG TOUR: The Best Part of Love by A. D’Orazio ~ Review

I received an advanced copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

Book Blurb: Avoiding the truth does not change the truth
When Fitzwilliam Darcy meets Miss Elizabeth Bennet he has no idea that she — that indeed, the entire town of Meryton — harbors a secret. Miss Elizabeth, a simply country girl from a humble estate, manages to capture first his fascination and then his heart without him ever knowing the truth of her past.

When she meets Darcy, Elizabeth had spent the two years prior hiding from the men who killed her beloved first husband. Feeling herself destroyed by love, Elizabeth has no intention of loving again, certainly not with the haughty man who could do nothing but offend her in Hertfordshire.

In London, Elizabeth surprises herself by finding in Darcy a friend; even greater is her surprise to find herself gradually coming to love him and even accepting an offer of marriage from him. Newly married, they are just beginning to settle into their happily ever after when a condemned man on his way to the gallows divulges a shattering truth, a secret that contradicts everything Elizabeth thought she knew about the tragic circumstances of her first marriage. Against the advice of everyone who loves her, including Darcy, Elizabeth begins to ask questions. But will what they learn destroy them both?

My Review: I remember reading this book on A Happy Assembly back around a couple of years ago. I happy to see that it got made into a published book. I think that no matter what setting that Darcy and Elizabeth are put in that they will always find a happy ending with one another. I have to say that I'm not a fan of either one of this couple being married before but in this book it works. I'm sad that the scene where Sir Lucas tries to accompany Elizabeth into dinner got cut out of this version of the story. It was so adorably awkward. But I adore this book and will be reading it again in the future.

Rating: 4½ stars out of 5

Author Bio: Amy D’Orazio is a former breast cancer researcher and current stay at home mom who is addicted to Austen and Starbucks in about equal measures. While she adores Mr. Darcy, she is married to Mr. Bingley and their Pemberley is in Pittsburgh PA.

She has two daughters who are devoted to sports which require long practices and began writing her own stories as a way to pass the time she spent sitting in the lobbies of various gyms and studios. She is a firm believer that all stories should have long looks, stolen kisses and happily ever afters. Like her favorite heroine, she dearly loves a laugh and considers herself an excellent walker.

Contact Info
Goodreads Author Page
Facebook: Amy D’Orazio
Instagram: amydorazio

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Blog Tour Schedule
6 Jan My Jane Austen Book Club; Guest Post, Excerpt, Giveaway
7 Jan Just Jane 1813; Review
8 Jan Babblings of a Bookworm; Vignette, Giveaway
9 Jan Every Savage Can Dance; Guest Post, Excerpt, Giveaway
10 Jan Tomorrow is Another Day; Review
11 Jan Savvy Verse & Wit; Character Interview, Giveaway
12 Jan Half Agony, Half Hope; Review
13 Jan Austenesque Reviews; Vignette, Giveaway
14 Jan Darcyholic Diversions; Author Interview, Giveaway
15 Jan Delighted Reader; Review
16 Jan From Pemberley to Milton; Review
17 Jan A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life; Guest Post
18 Jan Obsessed with Mr. Darcy; Review
19 Jan My Kids Led Me Back to Pride & Prejudice; Vignette, Giveaway
20 Jan Diary of an Eccentric; Review
21 Jan More Agreeably Engaged; Vignette, Giveaway


  1. Thank you for a lovely review Tina!

  2. Wondering how Mrs Bennet and Mrs Phillips didn't gossip about Elizabeth's secret

  3. Thanks for the review Tina. I don't have time, sadly, to read much if any online fan fiction, so I missed this and Amy's other works when first posted. I don't have time to keep up with my TBR list, for that matter either!

    Still, if I'm not lucky in any of the giveaways for this amazing sounding book, it'll definitely be going on that TBR mountain!

  4. Thanks for the review. Can't wait to read.

  5. Thank you Tina! I really appreciate that you took the time to read it again and review it! :)

  6. As with any book that is a long story on AHA, we all have fave scenes that may end up on the cutting room floor. Luckily this book has so many good scenes left! Thanks for a great review and recommendation to all us readers, Tina.

  7. The premise of this book sounds so exciting.I'm so looking forward to reading it as I've heard great things about it.
    Many thanks for your review.

  8. Thanks for reviewing, Tina. I appreciate your thoughts. Glad you enjoyed the book.

  9. Thank you for such a lovely review Tina!

  10. Nice review, Tina. I have similar recollections of enjoyment of this book. I look forward to reading the edited version and love the cover by Ellen. Congrats, Amy!