Mr. Darcy IS Mr. Collins: The Celebrate Lit Blog Tour and Giveaway of Darcy by Any Other Name

About the Book

Book: Darcy by Any Other Name
Author: Laura Hile
Genre:  Historical Christian Romance, Regency
Release Date: May 13, 2016

Discover the Pride and Prejudice body-swap romance that has readers laughing in surprise and delight.For most, this is a glorious evening of music and dancing. But out in the garden two men are arguing, while a ferocious rainstorm swirls round. And then the unthinkable happens: a lightning bolt from heaven strikes. In that instant everything changes.Jane Austen’s heartthrob hero becomes the bumbling Reverend Collins. Shorn of his fortune, his social standing, and his good looks, Mr. Darcy is trapped in Mr. Collins’ body. And Mr. Collins wakes up to discover that he is master of Pemberley.Could there be anything worse?But the inner man is still Darcy. He is in love with Elizabeth Bennet. And now he is living in her house.If you enjoy a smart, sparkling Regency romp in the classic “Heyeresque” style, then you will love Laura Hile’s Darcy By Any Other Name.  Click here to get your copy.

Book Review

I have read many books in the 19 years I have lived, and Darcy by Any Other Name is definitely at the top of the list. The book is interesting, filled with known and beloved characters that the author brings back to life for us. And I am very thankful that she did, because it meant getting to go on another adventure with them. An adventure that is comedic, sad, and altogether intriguing. The author keeps the reader turning the pages, making them wonder what will happen next.

This book is a DEFINITE must read. I had high expectations going into it, and the author did not disappoint. Every expectation I had was fulfilled. This was actually the first book I read of Laura Hile, and I can say with confidence that I will be reading another one of her books. I am very thankful that I was able to read this one and be able to once again follow the lives of the Bennets, Bingleys, Mr. Darcy, Mr. Collins, Mr. Wickham, and Lady Catherine. 

I had received a copy of this book as part of the Celebrate Lit Blogging Team and was required to give an honest review. 

About the Author

My journey as a writer began with the Internet.  And with Jane Austen. How is that for an unlikely combination? I have always loved classic Regency romances. You know the kind – with a dashing, honorable hero and a lovely, intelligent heroine. Delicious banter, unexpected plot twists, humor, and a happy ending. If faith is woven into the story, so much the better. When I discovered an online forum for Jane Austen-related fiction, I was hooked. With Jane’s characters for inspiration, I began writing and posting serialized Regency stories. To keep readers coming back for more, I developed my signature style: intertwined plots, cliffhangers, and laugh-out-loud humor. The comedy I come by in my job as a middle school teacher—there’s never a dull moment with teens! I live in Beaverton, Oregon with my husband.  

More from Laura

I see that double-take you just did.  Darcy By Any Other Name is a what? A Pride and Prejudice body-swap romance? Seriously? Indeed yes. And it’s a really fun read. I blame my sense of humor. And the fact that I think too much. Here’s the thing: we women are captivated by Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy—we are! Handsome, aloof, and wealthy, he embodies the perfect male. By comparison, the ordinary guy has no chance. (And heaven help the fellow who is plain!) Yet we know that attraction involves more than good looks and a fat wallet. I began to play with this thought. Because Mr. Darcy is also honorable, intelligent, kind, and funny—qualities that transform an ugly man and capture a woman’s interest. The shared smile, the twinkle in the eyes, the finishing of her sentences. These are endearing! These are why we women fall in love! Once the body swap idea showed up, I knew I had struck story gold. Will Darcy-as-Collins capture Elizabeth Bennet’s heart? No, wait! She cannot fall for him because he’s the wrong man—no, the right man! But he’s in that podgy body! She cannot love Mr. Darcy when he’s—ugly! Can she? Ah, but of course she can. Now what? Think of Darcy By Any Other Name as a happy roller coaster ride. And you know what they say about those: “Get in, sit down, and hold on.” Do leave a comment and enter the giveaway. I think you will enjoy this fun, romantic book.

Blog Stops

Back Porch Reads, October 3
Sara Jane Jacobs, October 3
Mary Hake, October 4
Remembrancy, October 5
Emily Yager, October 5
Bigreadersite, October 6
Rebecca Tews, October 6
Creating Romance, October 8
By The Book, October 10
Moments, October 11
Pause for Tales, October 11
Texas Book-aholic, October 12
A Reader’s Brain, October 12


To celebrate her tour, Laura is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Great review! Thanks for sharing.

  2. This sounds like fun! It kind of messes with my mind, though.

  3. I have the book on my TBR pile. I need to move it up and read it. Thanks for the reminder and giveaway.

  4. Rebecca, thank you for so generously reading and reviewing Darcy. Time is at a premium for a student, so this is a sacrifice indeed. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the book. It was such fun to write.



  5. I love to read and have the ebook. Thank you for your generosity.

  6. Your writing sounds interesting. I’ve never read one of your books, but now I’m intrigued. Thank you for showing us this. Hopefully your blog stops work out to there fullest.

  7. Have a relaxing Sunday!

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