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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Fair Stands the Wind by Catherine Lodge - Now Available to Purchase!

Book Cover: Fair Stands the Wind by Catherine Lodge
You may remember that a couple of weeks ago debut author Catherine Lodge visited Babblings of a Bookworm on the first stop of her blog tour for Fair Stands the Wind, which is a Pride & Prejudice variation having Fitzwilliam Darcy as a second son who is in the navy, rather than the owner of an estate, and an Elizabeth Bennet who is under parental pressure to marry Mr Collins (don't do it, Lizzy!). You can read the post here.

At the time the tour started, the bloggers on the tour were unable to include buy links because the book wasn't yet up on Amazon. This isn't unusual, because often the blog tour will be timed to coincide with the book first going on sale so that eager beaver readers can get the book on their to be read lists and potentially onto their kindles. But as time drew on, and launch day came and went, it appeared that there was an issue with the kindle version of the book.


Author Catherine Lodge
Catherine is the author of this book, and previously had the unpleasant experience of having her book stolen, and added to Amazon by a third party. Although she got Amazon to pull the book from sale, what it meant is that they were reluctant to add it again. So she got to suffer at the hands of thieves twice, once when they stole her book, and again when she was unable to publish.

What should have been an exciting time for Catherine publishing her debut novel instead became an absolute palaver. So, let's get some excitement back into proceedings. I am very happy to tell you that Fair Stands the Wind is now available to buy! Yippee!

Buy Links

Amazon UK - Kindle / Paperback 
Amazon US - Kindle / Paperback
Amazon CA - Kindle / Paperback

If you'd like to read the post on the blog tour again, it is here, along with links of all the other stops on the tour. I'll add the book description below to refresh your memory:

Book Cover: Fair Stands the Wind by Catherine Lodge

Blurb:

We all know that in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Mr Darcy is proud and prejudiced because he is a wealthy landowner who believes himself above his company; and that Elizabeth Bennet can afford to be proud and prejudiced because she believes she has the freedom to make choices for herself.

But what if Mr Darcy is the second son, sent to sea at a young age? What if Elizabeth is trapped by circumstances, with an ill father on one side and an understandably desperate mother on the other?

Meet Captain Darcy of the Royal Navy, a successful frigate captain, with ample prize-money and a sister he needs to provide for while he is at sea. Meet Elizabeth Bennet, who needs a husband and is trying to resign herself to Mr Collins, the worst “least worst alternative” in the history of literature.


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I am sure you will join me in wishing Catherine all the best with this novel. I have heard nothing but good things about it, and now we can buy the book we can find out for ourselves!

10 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for doing this, Ceri, I must admit to being disappointed in the way things turned out. But the Bloggers and commentators made this a wonderful experience.

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    1. It's no problem, Catherine. It seemed so unfair that you had to experience a double disappointment due to your work being stolen, so I was glad to be able to help you a little.

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  2. congratulations on the release! best wishes!

    denise

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  3. I did read this as a WIP and loved it. I did post my 5 star review. Great story and the ending is particularly sweet and romantic...sigh. Congratulations and good luck with the release.

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    1. Glad it's passed the Sheila test! If you like it then I usually will too :)

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  4. I am so sorry you had problems with the launch. I hope all was settled for you and that it is smooth sailing [no pun intended... OK, the pun was intended] from now on. Blessings!!!

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  5. So glad to hear that. Thanks, Ceri, and congrats & best wishes to Catherine Lodge. What a difficult time it must have been!

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    1. Thanks Joana. I hope that Catherine can enjoy the experience now that the book has finally been launched.

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