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E-book Giveaway - Jane Austen's Birthday!

Free E-books from Sourcebooks on December 16 - One Day Only From Leah Hultenschmidt of Sourcebooks: December 16 is Jane Austen’s birthday and as the world’s leading Jane Austen publisher, Sourcebooks, is throwing a huge one-day-only birthday book bash. We will be offering special ebook pricing on ten of the best Austen-inspired novels – and what better pricing could there be than free? On December 16 only, the following bestselling ebooks will be available free through our retail partners (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, etc): Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One  by Sharon Lathan  Eliza’s Daughter  by Joan Aiken The Darcy’s & the Bingley’s  by Marsha Altman Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife  by Linda Berdoll What Would Jane Austen Do?  by Laurie Brown The Pemberley Chronicles  by Rebecca Collins The Other Mr. Darcy  by Monica Fairview Mr. Darcy’s Diary  by Amanda Grange Lydia Bennet’s Story  by Jane Odiwe Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy  by Abigail Reynolds  But the party doesn’

Happy Birthday Jane Event on Thursday, 16th December!

It wouldn't be fair to neglect someone as important and dear to   us   as  Jane Austen   on her birthday.   She was born on 16th December 1775, it’ll be 235 years next week . We owe so many immensely pleasant moments to her that we decided she deserved a great B-day celebration.   My Jane Austen Book Club and other bloggers and Austen dedicated writers are going to have a blog party in her honour. You are all invited to join us on our “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JANE!” event on Thursday December 16 th . Who will be there? Where is the party going on? 1.      Adriana Zardini at   Jane Austen Sociedade do Brasil   2.      Laurel Ann at  Austenprose   3.      Vic Sanborn at    Jane Austen's World   4.      Katherine Cox at  November's Autumn   5.      Karen Wasylowski at  Karen Wasylowski   6.      Laurie Viera Rigler at Jane Austen Addict Blog  Jane Austen Addict   7.        Lynn Shepherd at her blog  Lynn Shepherd   8.        Jane Greensmith at  Reading, Writing, Working, Playing   9.

A Skating Party in Willoughby's Return

As I look through my window this morning I see Jack Frost has been in the night decorating the trees and hedges with ice crystals and sprinkling the grass with fairy sparkles and spangles. There is a robin chirruping on the holly tree, his scarlet breast glowing as he surveys the scene. The picture could be from a Christmas card and all it needs is a large red velvet ribbon to frame it in a swag and bow. The wintry weather here in England reminded me of this extract in Willoughby's Return. Margaret Dashwood and her sister Marianne Brandon are in London for the season. The snow has arrived and they are tempted out to enjoy the wintry weather by Margaret's friends. However, Marianne has not reckoned on bumping into a certain person she would really wish to avoid at all costs. Mr Carey and his sister came with an invitation for Margaret to go skating with them in Hyde Park on Thursday. The Serpentine had frozen to a solid thickness, they reported, adding that Mr Mortimer and his