My first books carried an awesome recommendation–that of beloved Austen author, Pamela Aidan. Anyone familiar with the genre will recognize the name, and will probably say that Pamela’s books are among her favorites.
I blush to tell you that I did not have to ask. Pamela offered to endorse my books simply because she is my friend. And, well…she likes my writing.
Pamela’s Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy retells Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice from Mr. Darcy’s point of view. She did a masterful job.
Simon and Schuster thought so too, and offered Pamela a hefty advance to re-release her books under their imprint.
Talk about a real-life Sleeping Beauty story! We were so excited for her. Many authors in the Austen genre say that Pamela Aidan’s books inspired them to try their hand at writing.
If you haven’t read this series, and if you would enjoy a beautifully-written, true-to-Austen retelling, why not give it a try? The book covers link to Pamela Aidan’s Amazon page, giving purchase information. But your library probably has copies–yes, they are that popular.(They were featured at Costco, okay?)
But if you go the borrowing route, you might have to wait. The last time I checked our main library’s database (oh, several years ago), there were thirteen (13) holds for her first book…
“The world of Jane Austen’s Persuasion fairly sparkles under Laura Hile’s deft and humorous touch. While Elizabeth Elliot retains the abrasive edges of Austen’s original, you’ll be as delighted as I was to see her develop into a woman deserving of a good man’s love.”
author of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman
So that’s my endorsement story. You can check out the other challenge participants’ posts here. Thanks for stopping by!