Sunday, May 12, 2019

BLOG TOUR: The Mist of Her Memory by Suzan Lauder ~ Review + Giveaway

Today I am welcoming Suzan Lauder onto the blog with a review and excerpt from her newest book, The Mist of Her Memory.

Title: The Mist of Her Memory
Author: Suzan Lauder
Publisher: Meryton Press
Release Date: April 21st, 2019
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Austenesque romantic suspense
Book Format: Kindle ebook

Book Blurb: What happened that fateful morning in Lambton? What brutal attacker caused her grievous, near-fatal injuries? Does she remain in danger? Elizabeth cannot remember!

Sequestered in her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner's London home, Elizabeth Bennet tries to recover from a devastating incident that stole her memories during their Derbyshire tour. She continues to suffer from strange, angry voices in her head and to recall events that people tell her never happened. Even those who love her refuse to believe her. Elizabeth can barely endure the confusion.

Fitzwilliam Darcy is desperate for any hint of his beloved's well-being, yet he lacks the information he seeks as her family forbids him contact with Elizabeth. His frustration mounts when he learns that her mental impairment incited taunting and torment in her home village of Meryton.

Which of Elizabeth's recollections bear the closest resemblance to the truth? And what is the result of her sister Lydia's elopement with Mr. Wickham? How is Mr. Darcy to rekindle his romance with Elizabeth when her aunt and uncle strictly shield her from him?

My Review: I admit as soon as I saw that Suzan Lauder had a new novel out I rushed to buy it as I remember reading Alias Thomes Bennet and loving it. I had no idea what this book was about when I bought it but that didn't halt my enjoyment of it. I remember not being able to put this down unless I went to work or had something else to do. It's that good of a book. I felt for Darcy and Elizabeth being kept from each other because of a misunderstanding. Even when Elizabeth forgot everybody and everything else she never forgot Mr. Darcy and I find that to be very sweet.

Lydia's fate could have been avoided had Wickham had acted as a gentleman should. Hell, everything in the book could have been avoided had Wickham acted with decency. But the person who was really responsible for Elizabeth's memory loss  I didn't see that one coming. I can see this person doing what they did though because of their jealousy.

This book is a satisfying ride from beginning to end and it's one that shouldn't be missed. If you enjoy a good Darcy and Lizzy with suspense thrown in read this book.

Rating: ★★★★☆

About the Author:
A lover of Jane Austen, Regency period research and costuming, cycling, yoga, blogging, and independent travel, cat mom Suzan Lauder is seldom idle.

Her first effort at a suspense novel, The Mist of her Memory is the fifth time Lauder has been published by Meryton Press. Her earlier works include a mature Regency romance with a mystery twist, Alias Thomas Bennet; a modern short romance Delivery Boy in the holiday anthology Then Comes Winter, the dramatic tension-filled Regency romance Letter from Ramsgate, and the Regency romantic comedy, A Most Handsome Gentleman.

She and Mr. Suze and two rescue cats split their time between a loft condo overlooking the Salish Sea and a 150 year old Spanish colonial home near the sea in Mexico.

Suzan’s lively prose is also available to her readers on her blog, road trips with the redhead, on her facebook author page, on Twitter @suzanlauder, and on Instagram as Suzan Lauder. She is a lifetime member of JASNA.

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Meryton Press is offering eight eBooks copies of The Mist of Her Memory. Thank you for your support with these giveaways. The giveaway runs until midnight, May 19, 2019.

Terms and Conditions:

Readers may enter the drawing by tweeting once a day and daily commenting on a blog post or a review that has a giveaway attached for the tour. Entrants must provide the name of the blog where they commented. If an entrant does not do so, that entry will be disqualified.

One winner per contest. Each winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter and the giveaway is international.

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The Mist of Her Memory Blog Tour Schedule

May 7 / Just Romantic Suspense / Book Excerpt
May 8 / Austenesque Reviews / Vignette Post
May 9 / My Jane Austen Book Club / Book Excerpt
May 10 / From Pemberley to Milton / Guest Post
May 11 / More Agreeably Engaged / Guest Post
May 12 / Half Agony, Half Hope / Book Review
May 13 / Babblings of a Bookworm / Character Interview
May 14 / Just Jane 1813 / Author Interview
May 15 / My Vices and Weaknesses / Book Excerpt
May 16 / Diary of an Eccentric / Book Review


  1. Should I presume that Lydia and Wickham don't get married?

    1. That is literally impossible in this book. Lol

    2. You can't pre-assume anything for this book. It's intentionally full of twists and turns, and Elizabeth is quickly set up as an unreliable narrator due to her head injury. It kept Tina engaged, so I hope it does for you, too, Vesper! Thanks for the great review, Tina!

  2. This review makes me glad I recently purchased Alias Thomas Bennet! It is the opposite for me: I had already read an early version of The Mist of her Memory and greatly enjoyed it, so it made me wish to read Ms. Lauder's other books.

    1. I do hope you like ATB, Kelly. It was my debut novel and has a special place in my heart. The published version of TMoHM is different than the AHA version, so I encourage you to try it our too.

  3. Enjoyed reading your review, Tina. I was anxious to know what you thought. Glad it kept you engaged, and you found it satisfying.

    1. Tina writes excellent reviews. Thanks, Janet!

  4. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book. It sounds great and I can't think of higher praise than saying you didn't want to put it down. Definitely going on my wishlist.

    1. I agree, the best thing I found in the review was that she couldn't put it down. Best of luck on the draw, darcybennett.

  5. This story sounds so intriguing. The review makes me want to read it even more. I now have an idea as to who the perpetrator is, but I am probably wrong so we shall see. It is definitely on my TBR. Thank you fr the generous giveaway.

    1. There are plenty of twists and turns in the book before we're certain of the perpetrator. Good luck on enjoyment of the book.

  6. This is my first review of The Mist of Her Memory that I've read. If it is this good, I'll add it on my tbr list. Based on what Tina shared in her review, I'm assuming someone close to either Darcy or Elizabeth is the attacker.

    1. I do hope you'll consider adding this to your review list for your blog as well! Thanks for commenting, LĂșthien!

  7. I do wonder what happened to cause her to not remember. Can't wait to read it and how Darcy gains back the Gardiner's good graces...

    1. We love Darcy and want him to get together with Elizabeth soon. I hope you read the book to find out how that happens. Thanks, Dung.