Obstacles by: Belén Paccagnella

Obstacles by: Belén Paccagnella

Obstacles by: Belén PaccagnellaObstacles by Belen Paccagnella
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Not all obstacles are restricted to the show-jumping arena… Though Elizabeth Bennet lives an uneventful life instructing young equestrians at Longbourn, the family farm, she dreams of winning a show-jumping competition on Liddy, her spirited mare. But her life is upended when a team of world-renowned riders arrives at Netherfield, the neighbouring estate, and uses it as their training headquarters. As she assists the newcomers and their prize-winning mounts, she meets William Darcy, a wealthy and arrogant—albeit talented—rider with Olympic aspirations. He first insults and then ignores Elizabeth, and her feelings teeter between disgust at his hauteur and admiration for his equestrian prowess. As she discovers first-hand the rigors of a world for the elite, will Elizabeth change her perspective about love, trust, and the foibles of her own family?

Originally known as “Obstacles to Overcome,” Obstacles pays homage to Pride and Prejudice in the highly competitive world of equestrian show jumping.

 Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Belén Paccagnella discovered the world of Jane Austen fan fiction after watching the 1995 BBC miniseries of Pride and Prejudice. In her  teens, she lived in Brazil when her family moved to the city of Curitiba due to her father’s work. She moved back to Buenos Aires a few years later, where she studied agronomy but finally pursued a different career and started working in the development administration of shopping centres.

 

In 2001, she started writing both Regency and modern stories adapted from the Pride and Prejudice storyline, merging drama, humour, and adventure while creating  characters with unique traits.

 

Belén still lives in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, where she shares her home with her  daughter and her pets while spending her time working, reading, and writing.

 

Meryton Press is offering eight eBooks copies of Obstacles. Thank you for your support with these giveaways. The giveaway runs until midnight, September 30, 2018.

 

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Comments

  1. I love both Regency and modern JAFF as long as the main characters are Darcy and Elizabeth.
    This one is completely different as I haven’t read one based on horses and I look forward to reading it.
    Thank you for this post and the giveaway.

  2. I think to set this modern interpretation of Pride and Prejudice in the equestrian competition world is a very original concept that has not been explored before (not to my limited knowledge anyway but I don’t know about you). It’s already in my tbr list and I hope it to have the time to read it.

  3. DarcyBennett says:

    What a unique premise for a P&P story. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Anne-Grethe Jensen says:

    This is one of my favourite JAFF ever! Cannot wait to get my hands on the book!

  5. Suzan Lauder says:

    I don’t usually read modern variations, but this setting is so unique.

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