Saturday, April 6, 2019
A Very Austen Valentine
Six beloved authors deliver romantic Valentine novellas set in Jane Austen's Regency world. Robin Helm, Laura Hile, Wendi Sotis, and Barbara Cornthwaite, together with Susan Kaye and Mandy Cook, share variations of Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, and Sense and Sensibility, featuring your favorite characters in sequels, adaptations, and spinoffs of Austen's adored novels.
Experience uplifting romance, laugh-out-loud humor, and poignant regret as these authors deftly tug on your heartstrings this Valentine's Day.
My thoughts: This is a fun collection of novellas for any Austen fan! They were all enjoyable, but I think that "Sir Walter Takes a Wife" was my favorite, since I thought that it was hilarious to have Sir Walter fall in love with another Austen character who is equally, um, interesting. I like that I Dream of You is a story about what happens after Lizzy and Darcy are wed, while My Forever Valentine, Pretense and Prejudice, and The Lovers' Ruse are all unique spins on the original stories. My Valentine was delightful as well!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
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About the Author:
Robin 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: Guardian, SoulFire, and Legacy (a guardian angel protects a supernaturally gifted girl), the Yours by Design series: Accidentally Yours, Sincerely Yours, and Forever Yours (Fitzwilliam Darcy switches places in time with his descendant, Will Darcy), and Understanding Elizabeth (Regency sweet 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 which was released on December 29, 2018.
New releases for 2019 include More to Love, a standalone historical sweet romance dealing with body image; Lawfully Innocent, a historical U.S. Marshal romance book in the Lawkeepers series; Maestro, a 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.
Guest Post by Robin:
Do you love Historical romance, but avoid “those” covers like the plague?
Would you enjoy an anthology featuring six Valentine-themed novellas set in the Regency period written by Christian authors?
In A Very Austen Valentine, stories range from a young wife searching for a way to bring her marriage back to the way it was, to a laugh-out-loud courtship between Jane Austen’s worst snobs.
Misunderstandings, concealed identities, and romance abound.
There is even a sequel featuring the children of the Darcys and the Brandons.
Every reader will find something to love in this wonderful collection.
For a complete list of blog stops, go here.
To celebrate her tour, Robin is giving away
Grand Prize: a $50 Amazon gift card
1st Place: An autographed paperback of A Very Austen Valentine: Austen Anthologies, Book 1
2nd Place: An autographed paperback of A Very Austen Christmas: Austen Anthologies, Book 2
3rd Place: A set of three ebooks – Reader’s Choice of any three of my books and
4th Place: a $5 Amazon gift card!!
Posted by Inklings and Notions at 7:58 PM
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Thank you for reviewing our anthology. It takes time to read and put together a write-up, and I very much appreciate your work on our behalf.ReplyDelete
These sound like fun stories. I remember enjoying Pride and Prejudice, so it would be fun to read the spin-off stories.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for both the book description and giveaway as well. I enjoy hearing about another good book.ReplyDelete
Awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
I've heard good things about this book!ReplyDelete
This book sounds like an awesome read.ReplyDelete