JANE AND THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER by Stephanie Barron SERIES: Being a Jane Austen Mystery #14 GENRE: Historical/Austenesque Mystery PUBLISHER: Soho Press RELEASE DATE: February 8, 2022 PAGES: 336 May 1816: Jane Austen is feeling unwell, with an uneasy stomach, constant fatigue, rashes, fevers and aches. She attributes her […]
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Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is books to read if you loved certain classics, and I had fun thinking of which classics and more modern reads to use. I also had trouble narrowing it down (to no one’s surprise) but I very diligently stuck to 10 this […]
A MOST CLEVER GIRL: How Jane Austen Discovered Her Voice GENRE: Picture Book / Biography / Children AGES: 4-12 PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury Children’s Books RELEASE DATE: March 30. 2021 PAGES: 48 Witty and mischievous Jane Austen grew up in a house overflowing with words. As a young girl, she delighted in […]
Please join me in welcoming the fabulous A.K. Pittman to the blog today to chat about her new romance for Teens & Young Adults, Pudge and Prejudice! A.K. Pittman is an award-winning author of thirteen novels, including the Christy-nominated Sister Wife series and the critically acclaimed The Seamstress. An enthusiast […]
THE CODE FOR LOVE AND HEARTBREAK GENRE: YA Romance (clean read) PUBLISHER: Inkyard Press RELEASE DATE: October 6, 2020 PAGES: 304 In this contemporary romcom retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma by USA TODAY bestselling author Jillian Cantor, there’s nothing more complex—or unpredictable—than love. When math genius Emma and her coding club co-president, […]
Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Praying with Jane by Rachel Dodge, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: Praying with Jane Author: Rachel Dodge Genre: Devotional Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Release Date: October 2, 2018 Daily Encouragement for Your Soul through the Prayers of Jane Austen For more […]
Or would that be ‘reticule whomping’ in Jane Austen’s case? 😉 Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is all about villains, and there were any number of ways I could have gone with this post. But I knew whatever I did it needed a purse whomping angle to it! Not that […]
SERIES: Vintage Jane Austen #5 GENRE: Inspirational Historical Fiction, Retelling RELEASE DATE: November 27, 2017 PAGES: 354 Among the cotton fields and farmland of Gilbert, Arizona in the early years of the Great Depression, Mr. and Mrs. Bailey live a simple, but happy life with their five daughters on a […]
It’s all about authors today on Top Ten Tuesday! Specifically, authors we’d love to meet or can’t believe we’ve met, etc. If you’ve been here on the blog for a half a minute, you know that I’m one of the stewards of the Christian Fiction Readers’ Retreat (find out about […]
Way back when I first started participating in Top Ten Tuesday, I did a post on Books to Read If You Love Jane Austen. So… even though that is still one of my most popular posts, maybe I shouldn’t repeat myself again. But I’m gonna. Because as soon as […]
To be honest, this week’s Top Ten Tuesday was difficult for me. Mainly because in answer to the topic “Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You a Fully Loaded Gift Card“, I really just want to say “my entire ‘to read’ list on Goodreads“. But something […]
Today is a freebie week for Top Ten Tuesday and I was inspired by this post from I Wish I Lived in a Library. It’s interesting to look back over the different reading phases you go through in your life, and I found myself taking several fond trips back down […]
This week’s topic has several possible variations but I’m choosing to talk about my favorite historical settings. You know, those periods of history whose mere mention in a book blurb has your radar engaged and your interest piqued.
I was so very sad this morning to hear of Alan Rickman’s death. To me, he will always be Colonel Brandon and Professor Snape. His distinctive voice and thoughtful approach to acting will be missed.
*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish* Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is supposed to be “Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So” but that just overwhelmed me lol. So I’m cheating slightly (yes, […]