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About the Book

Book: More to Love
Author: Robin Helm
Genre: Christian Historical Sweet Romance
Release Date: February 12, 2019
More to Love Cover“She is tolerable, I suppose, but there is rather too much of her to tempt me.” Overhearing Mr. Darcy’s rude dismissal of her shocks and mortifies Elizabeth Bennet to the core. She is living her worst fear, and it galvanizes her into action. Soon, the gentleman cannot keep his eyes from her, but can she forgive his thoughtless judgment of her appearance and character? Especially since he faces a worthy competitor for her attention? Who will win the lady’s hand, along with the right to love her through thick or thin?
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About the Author

robin helmRobin Helm’s books reflect her love of music, as well as her fascination with the paranormal and science fiction. Previously published works include The Guardian Trilogy: GuardianSoulFire, and Legacy (Christian paranormal romance); the Yours by Design series: Accidentally YoursSincerely Yours, and Forever Yours ( ChristianTime Swap romance), and Understanding Elizabeth (Christian Regency romance). She contributed to A Very Austen Christmas: Austen Anthologies, Book 1, an anthology featuring like-minded authors, in 2017, and A Very Austen Valentine: Austen Anthologies, Book 2, in 2018. New releases for 2019 include More to Love, a stand-alone Christian historical sweet romance dealing with body image; Lawfully Innocent, a Christian historical U.S. Marshal romance book in the Lawkeepers series; Maestro, a Christian historical sweet romance featuring a brilliant musician and his student; and A Very Austen Romance: Austen Anthologies, Book 3. She lives in sunny South Carolina where she teaches piano and adores her one husband, two married daughters, and three grandchildren.

More from Robin

Have you ever been judged on the basis of your appearance – what you weigh, how you dress, how you wear your hair or do your makeup? I am a professional dieter, and I have been on all of them. I lose, and I gain it back. I know the lengths a woman will go to after she overhears remarks about how she looks, so I relate to Elizabeth in More to Love in a way that’s a bit beyond my comfort zone.
Another aspect of this book which is personal is that I chose to base a supporting character on a wonderful, Christian lady at my church (with her permission). Mrs. Donna Bailey has been a constant encouragement to me in regards to my writing. She often gives me beautiful sugar cookies she painstakingly decorates with holiday themes. Mrs. Bailey is the housekeeper and dessert cook at Longbourn, and she helps Elizabeth through thick and thin, so to speak.


The beginning of the book had my blood boiling. How absolutely rude for a gentleman to say with no regard to feelings that a woman was shall we say a little heavy for his taste. It is typical of society to judge someone by their appearance. Well I was ready to walk over there and give Mr. Darcy a piece of my mind.  Elizabeth heard the remark made about her and you could feel inside how deep those words hurt.

Jane was a sweet person and definitely has caught the eyes of a gentleman who cares for her deeply. I loved how protective she is of Elizabeth and how angry she was when she heard what was said of her sister. Daily walks seems to draw the sisters closer but I found it funny that someone was watching them from afar without their knowledge.  When Jane becomes very ill along with Mr Darcy I was a bit surprised. The author didn't really give any indication that influenza was sweeping through the town . Most surprising was how Mr. Darcy came to blame himself that  the illness had spread.  

I loved the addition of the charming doctor , Mr. Beckett . Elizabeth is quite taken with him and it was interesting to see where their relationship would go.   Mr. Darcy realizes his   feelings for Elizabeth but will she return those feelings or be drawn to the charming doctor? The scriptures included at the beginning of each chapter was indeed a bonus. They highlighted how the beauty is within and a woman should be treasured. The story is predictable for me, but I still enjoyed reading the fight over Elizabeth's affections.

The story is charming and there are some funny moments when Mr. Darcy shows how jealous he is of Mr. Beckett. After all, Mr. Beckett is more than a doctor when it is revealed he has noble blood running through him. Overall the author keeps the story interesting and gives readers delightful characters to enjoy.

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

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To celebrate her tour, Robin is giving away
Grand Prize: a $25 Amazon gift card
1st Place: An autographed paperback of A Very Austen Valentine: Austen Anthologies, Book 2
2nd Place: An autographed paperback of More to Love
3rd Place: A set of three eBooks – Reader’s Choice of any three of my books!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. I don't usually like rewrites of Jane Austin's books but I did like this one!

  2. I liked the review, thank you.

  3. This book sounds like a wonderful read.

  4. Deana, thank you for the great review!

  5. Thank you for sharing your review. Thank you for also sharing the more from Robin information, right now I'm struggling with my weight. It's easy to gain the weight but much harder to lose it

  6. I love Austen retellings and am always looking for more. Thanks for your review.

  7. My family loves reading so hearing about another great book I appreciate. Thanks for sharing and also for the giveaway.