Saturday, April 8, 2017

Searching for Mr Tilney - Cover Reveal! Northanger Abbey 200 Years

I'm very excited to announce the publication of Searching for Mr Tilney - a new novel inspired by Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, which is celebrating its 200th year of publication. I do hope you like the cover! The official release date is on Tuesday April 11th for the Kindle version, but the paperback is out on Amazon and available in store across the usual channels.




What secrets lie at the heart of Jane Austen’s teenage journal? 
 When Caroline Heath is taken to Bath in 1975, she little expects to find the gothic adventure she craves, let alone discover Jane Austen’s secret teenage journal, or how it’s possible to live in someone else’s body. Yet, she’s soon caught up in a whirlwind of fantastic events - travels through time, a love story or three, and even the odd sinister murder - or so she thinks. As the past and present entwine, Jane’s journal reveals a coming of age tale, set against the scandalous backdrop of Knole Park in Kent, and the story behind an enigmatic portrait. In Bath, a Georgian townhouse acts as a portal in time, and Caroline finds herself becoming Cassandra Austen, a young woman making her debut in society, torn between family duty and the love of her life. As the riddles unfold, and the lines blur between illusion and reality, will Caroline find the happiness she seeks or will she indulge her wild imagination, threatening her future and a fairytale ending?

I hope you’ll come back again for a sneak peek at Chapter One tomorrow!

5 comments:

Anji said...

Jane, a new book! How fantastic is that? I especially love your time-slip books and this looks to be another exceptional example. I'll definitely be back tomorrow for chapter one.

Jane Odiwe said...

Thank you Anji-I've been working on this one for a while! I hope you enjoy tomorrow's offering!

MaryAnn Nagy said...

So happy to hear! Another great novel and am looking forward to another great adventure!

angelasweby said...

Jane this looks really intriguing. Can't wait to get it. Just the word journal has me sitting up...haha! I love it when the present and past merge as its then that the impossible suddenly becomes very possible and the unexpected is bound to happen. I love the title. It gets the imagination going and the cover is really eyecatching: a gorgeous hero with a bit of a sinister almost spooky reflection in his jacket!! A definite Gothic feel.
Really looking forward to having a taster tomorrow. Thanks. Xx

Jane Odiwe said...

Thank you MaryAnn! I hope you enjoy it!

Angela, I think you will like one of the prizes I'm giving away on Tuesday- don't want to say, but I think you might guess! Thank you for your lovely comments!