Calling All Jane Austen fans
I thought I would be really calm this month. I didn't schedule a lot to do and had almost all of my shopping done by the end of November. But despite all of my pre-planning, somehow the usual holiday season anxiety took hold. Maybe it was too much coffee or too many things on my to-do list, but I was not the calm and carefree woman I had so hoped to be.
But thankfully there is reading and fun romance books to read. Thanks to my friends at Shadow Mountain Publishing I had the pleasure of reading Lies Jane Austen Told Me. It took my mind off my infinite list of errands and it a terrific and fun read.
I am a Jane Austen fan and I've read a good number of the books that use Pride and Prejudice/Emma/Sense and Sensibility as their bases. Lies Jane Austen Told Me does the genre proud. Julie Wright has created a perfect Austen heroine with Los Angeles marketing executive Emma Pierce. She's read every word of Jane Austen, but hasn't found her Mr. Darcy. After discovering her boyfriend with another woman -- not too spicy, dear readers -- she decides to focus on her career and meets her now ex-boyfriend's brother, Lucas. As another British author wrote, "The course of true love never did run smooth," but in Lies Jane Austen Told Me, you will enjoy following its course.
If you're still searching for a gift for a friend who enjoys reading or a book to settle in with on a cold winter day, I highly recommend Lies Jane Austen Told Me.
It's been fun visiting with all of you and chatting about books. I'm going to make a cup of tea -- perhaps peppermint, my new winter favorite -- and devote myself to card writing.
Take good care, dear friends. As ever, thanks for visiting and have a sweet Sunday.