Book Excerpt: Finding Mr. Darcy by Erin Butler (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Posted September 16th, 2014 in Blog Tour, Book Excerpt / 18 comments

Book Excerpt: Finding Mr. Darcy by Erin Butler (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Book Excerpt: Finding Mr. Darcy by Erin Butler (Blog Tour & Giveaway)Finding Mr. Darcy by Erin Butler
Publisher: Swoon Romance on September 16, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
Pages: Novel Length
Source: Blog Tour
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads

Sixteen-year-old Liza Johnson takes fangirl to a whole new level of crazy when she decides to take dating advice from her literary hero: Jane Austen.

With the help of her best friends, Liza sheds her ancient-speak and complete Austen wardrobe for something a bit more modern in an attempt at finding her very own Mr. Darcy.

Enter Will, the new kid and Liza's Darcy incarnate. Add her BFF's ex to mix and the sexy Brit who kisses with an accent, and Liza is in trouble.

So, what's a girl to do? Without her mom to go to relationship advice, Liza turns to the only person she can truly trust with matters of the heart via her mother's copy of COMPLETED WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN.

It's too bad Austen's heroines have never played Spin the Bottle or Seven Minutes in Heaven. Liza's determined to find her true Austen-esque happy ending, but if she can't trust herself instead of books, she just might end up in her own tragic love story.

Welcome to the Finding Mr. Darcy Blog Tour. When I have the time, I so reading this book. I love everything Austen. And the high school setting makes things so much more interesting. If you guys are interested in this book, check out the excerpt below and enter the giveaway at the end.

 Book Excerpt

“I know. But come on, Liza. Let’s dress up. I want us to look good for Will.”


“Because he’s somebody new!” She spun around, the purple top in her hands flailed out. “He doesn’t know us like everyone else. He doesn’t have us tagged yet. We’re not weird Janie or Jane Austen-obsessed-Eliza yet. We’re just us.” Janie threw herself down on the bed, arms spread wide open. “We can be whoever we want to be.”

“I am who I want to be, Janie.”

She sat up and faced me. “Listen…” Janie always said listen when she wanted to talk serious. “You want someone to like you for who you are, but they can’t get past your shirts or your crazy nineteenth century speeches. Sometimes I think you do it on purpose.”

“Um, ouch.”

“Cole Foster would walk right by you. Mr. Darcy would walk right by you.”

“Not if he’s my Mr. Darcy. In the book—”

“This isn’t a book, Liza. This is real life. In real life, Darcy wouldn’t look at you.” She propped herself up on her elbows. “That is, even if there are Darcy’s out there at all.”

“There are.” “Sure. Then why am I still single?” She took the magazine from my hands again and stared at Cole in a bathing suit on some white sandy beach.

“It’s early yet.”

“Early? Really? What about Lydia? And Marianne? And Catherine?”

I raised my eyebrows. “Lydia? Please.”

“Okay. That was a bad example, but the other two weren’t.”


“Then go put on a pair of jeans and this purple top.” She grabbed the shirt off the bed and tossed it at me, then she laid back down on the bed with her feet crossed behind her and read the article about Cole. Inside, Janie kept her romantic conforming side all locked up with the key hidden in her ripped jeans.

About Erin Butler

Erin Butler is lucky enough to have two jobs she truly loves. As a librarian, she gets to work with books all day long, and as an author, Erin uses her active imagination to write the kinds of books she enjoys reading. Young Adult and New Adult books are her favorites, but she especially loves the ones with kissing scenes.

Erin lives in Central New York with her very understanding husband, a stepson, and doggie BFF, Maxie. She prefers to spend her time indoors reading and writing, but will venture out for chocolate and sunshine. She is the author of BLOOD HEX, a YA paranormal, HOW WE LIVED, a contemporary New Adult novel, and FINDING MR. DARCY: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION, a contemporary YA.


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18 Responses to “Book Excerpt: Finding Mr. Darcy by Erin Butler (Blog Tour & Giveaway)”

  1. Jaclyn Canada

    You know I’m not a contemporary girl, but I love my P&P so much that I am very interested in this one. I am so excited about seeing your review!! I watched the other P&P miniseries with Colin Firth and loved it. You should totally watch that one as well! It has parts in it that aren’t in the Keira version though I still adore that one.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I love the Keira version. I loved the Colin one was well. I pretty much love them all!

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