Nov 172017
 

For Many Of Life’s Woes, Escaping into Jane Austen is an Infallible Cure!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Austen-Inspired Original

SETTING: Modern-day Austin, Texas and Bath, England

MAIN CHARACTERS:

  • Mary Davies: an industrial engineer for WATT who is introverted, processes things internally, is pragmatic, and thinks with a mathematical mind.
  • Nathan Hillam: an intelligent consultant hired by WATT that has worked close with Mary this past year. Doesn’t know Mary is in love with him.
  • Isabel Dwyer: Mary’s childhood friend who is completing her dissertation on Jane Austen by going on a two week “costumed Austen-style adventure” in Bath, England. Isabel has a terrible father, whose negligent behavior and indifference has left some scars.

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Nov 152017
 

Austenesque ARC

Hi friends!  You know what I’m thankful? You!  I appreciate your visits and conversation on this blog!  I love to read and review, but it is even better to spend my time doing it with such lovely company!!

I love doing this quarterly post and am so thankful to the kind friends of this blog – Jean and Reina – for sending my some books that are searching for new homes!  Thanks for spreading all this book love, ladies!!

*Since the giveaways of these previously owned books are open for just US readers (sorry international shipping costs sometimes 3x the price of the book), I am hosting a Winner’s Choice option for all our international friends!

There are 6 ARCs/previously owned books in this giveaway but I’ll choose 7 winners – 6 for the books I’m giving away and 1 who will choose one of the 6 books to receive as an ebook.

All books are in gently used/like new condition.

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Nov 132017
 

Sketching the Characters of Jane Austen’s Bad Boys!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Editor

OVERVIEW:

After delivering a splendidly successful and praiseworthy short story anthology devoted to Mr. Darcy, editor Christina Boyd and a team of skilled and imaginative authors have decided to join forces again. This time to divulge the inner workings, untold heartaches, and sometimes scandalous pasts of Jane Austen’s anti-heroes, villains, and charming scoundrels. (Can I get a woot woot?!?) Eleven roguish characters, eleven talented authors, and eleven fascinating tales of human nature and romance. However the question does remain – can these bad boys be redeemed? Continue reading »