Introducing: Hope For Mr. Darcy

Hope for Mr. Darcy


I’m thrilled to announce that we are a month ahead of schedule in our efforts to publish the Hope Series Trilogy! I waited until the last minute because I was sure I would not only have the intrigue to share with you, but also a cover reveal! But it did not happen! Darn!  I’m so sorry, but I will share the amateur photos that I took with my iPhone.

I won’t keep you waiting anymore!  Here is the back cover intrigue for Hope For Mr. Darcy, the first book in the series.


Still shaken from his horrible proposal, Elizabeth Bennet falls ill at the Rosings Parsonage soon after reading Fitzwilliam Darcy’s letter. In her increasingly delirious state, unfathomable influences inspire her to write an impulsive response. The letter gives Mr. Darcy hope in a way that nothing else could.

As her illness progresses, Darcy is there at her side, crossing boundaries he has never crossed, declaring things he has never declared. A celestial experience bridges over their earlier misunderstandings, and they start to work out their differences. That is, until Elizabeth begins to recover.

Suddenly, Elizabeth is left alone to wonder what exactly occurred between the two of them in her dreamlike state. And for the first time since meeting the man from Pemberley, she finds herself hoping for Mr. Darcy to return and rekindle what once was.

Hope for Mr. Darcy is the first volume of the Hope Series Trilogy, a Regency variation series based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. This trilogy promises hope will always light our way through the darkness that unrequited love elicits, but eventually bringing tremendously gratifying outcomes for our three favorite characters: Mr. Darcy, Colonel Fitzwilliam, and Georgiana Darcy.



So my new publication dates are:

Hope for Mr. Darcy May 1st

Hope for Fitzwilliam Aug 1st

Hope for Georgiana Nov 1st

That is right! You will only have to wait 3 months before the next book in the series comes out! Can I hear a “Woot woot!”

So here are a few pictures to whet your appetite for the covers! And again, these are my amateur photos! So do forgive me!

Hope For Mr. Darcy


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Hope for Fitzwilliam: Book 2


Hope for Georgiana: Book 3


Just for funzies, here are the Acknowledgments and Dedication for Hope for Mr. Darcy:


            This book could not have come about if not for my “pop”, Ronald Putnam. He has a strength to him that can only be described as a “strength of constitution”, just like Mr. Darcy, and I felt it so many times growing up as he engaged me in hours of discussion about God, my intimate hopes, and my kind of Heaven. These special moments offered me vision and perspective. I am so blessed to still have him in my life, for most definitely, his family still needs him and he has a mission left on Earth.


To all the beautiful, brave people who have ever sat alone at a restaurant reading a book about Mr. Darcy, and looked up and reminded themselves not to ever give up Hope for Mr. Darcy to come into their life.


I can’t wait to share these with you! Stay tuned! My next blog will be a cover reveal! (Of course that means there will be a giveaway!)

May God bless you,

Jeanna Ellsworth Lake

Hey Lady Publications

20 Responses to Introducing: Hope For Mr. Darcy

  1. Wonderful news, Jeanna! The excerpt you shared on ‘Hope for Mr Darcy’ got me hooked ages ago and I can’t wait! Lovely premise, I’m an absolute sucker for nerve-racking bedside scenes where D or E are in tatters in fear for the other’s life (especially when D in in tatters and “crossing boundaries he has never crossed, declaring things he has never declared” Oh, my!!!!).
    Huge congrats on getting the series ready for launch so much sooner and have a wonderful time with it!

    • Thanks Regina! You know as well as I do, that getting ready to publish another book never quite gets easy! It may get familiar, and the emotions of hope and fear and agony are better controlled. I know the first reaction of those around me of not only the intrigue and the cover but then . . . the dreaded first review!!

  2. Love the back cover blurb, Jeanna. It really sets the scene for the trilogy, which sounds as if it’s going to be excellent.

    Good news to hear that Mr. Darcy’s Promise is coming out as an audiobook. I really enjoyed listening to Pride and Persistence earlier this year.

    Good luck with the launch!

    • I think, besides the actual authors’s bio, the back cover intrigue is the hardest thing for me to write! It is so hard to not tell all, or to giveaway the message of the book! I love doing it but it is very very hard! We are waiting for a few things to fall into place before we start progress on the audiobook for Mr. Darcy’s Promise. I listened to Pride and Persistence over the last two weeks and it was so fun to hear my words comet life!

  3. Looking forward to reading this book Jeanna. I’m just about to ‘re-read Mr Darcy’s Promise after reading Rita’s review. I enjoyed reading it when I bought it ages ago so am keen to read it again. Keep up the good work ??

    • How exciting! Well just so you know, I’ve started the process of making Mr. Darcy’s Promise an audiobook! I’m really hoping that things will fall into place for it! Thrilling, it really is, to think that a book that I published about 3 years ago, can still be on someones mind! I agree, I have books and authors that are my go-to for a quick Darcy fix because I just love the journey they take me on!

    • Yippee! I’m so glad! the publication process always feels slot, until, the very last month! And then it is a whirlwind of activity! I have to admit, I’m half agony and half HOPE for this series to be released!

  4. Jeanna, I’m excited for the release of this series. HOPE is so needed today! May the launch of the Hope Series Trilogy be a great success!

    • Thank you so much I totally agree that HOPE is dwindling…. mean look at the elections?? LOL No, really, there is more and more depression and it is affecting younger and younger people. I hope it is successful. If I can lift one person into hoping for there future to get better than it was well worth writing it and publishing it!

  5. What an exciting blog. I can hardly wait…or shall I say Hope…for the launch of your trilogy. Your acknowledgments and dedication were so touching. It takes family and or a village to support a writer as they birth a book or novella. You seem to have both. Good luck in the launch and I look forward to reading the first in the Hope Series Trilogy, blessings to you my dear.

    • Thank you Jeanne! I love that you incorporated “Hope” into your comment! I do have to admit, that Hope is a favorite topic of mine! It has this quiet power that is not fully understood until you are actually standing in a moment in your life where you do not have hope! I am sure you will love it! Or at least I HOPE so! LOLOL!

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