Here it is, just in time for the holidays: A Very Austen Christmas.
It’s a book, a real book. I know, right? I always say this (like I’m Pinocchio or something) whenever a new release comes out. The thing is, it used to be nothing but ideas. And now it’s something I can hold it in my hands.
Robin Helm and I have talked about doing an anthology for years. But we always held back, because there’s a lot to figure out with multiple authors. But this spring, the time seemed right, so we jumped in. Robin did most of the legwork, bless her. And Wendi Sotis is a marvel at formatting!
And then there’s the beautiful cover. We’ve each gazed at it far more than is healthy, but who cares? It is so perfect.
The book goes live Friday, November 10th. Do stop by Just Jane 1813 and celebrate with us. And there’s a two-book giveaway going on, so be sure to enter. If you would like to have this book for your very own right away, here is the purchase link at Amazon.
Four favorite authors, four heartwarming stories set in Jane Austen’s Regency world.
Robin Helm, Laura Hile, Wendi Sotis, and Barbara Cornthwaite revisit Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Mansfield Park to deliver the uplifting holiday storytelling you’re looking for.
Her Christmas Gift by Robin Helm
Elizabeth Bennet finds herself snowbound at Rosings with two rejected, but highly eligible, suitors. Does either man have a chance? Will her childhood friend, Meryton’s golden boy, win her affection, or will she accept the master of Pemberley? Perhaps she will refuse them both a second time. Her Christmas Gift deftly combines tension and emotion with humor and romance.
The Christmas Matchmaker by Laura Hile
It’s raining; it’s pouring – and what could be better than a little Christmas matchmaking? So says Emma Woodhouse who is unexpectedly stranded at Netherfield Park. Mr. Darcy disagrees, for she has someone else in mind for adorable Elizabeth Bennet. Amid meddling, misunderstanding, and an unwelcome proposal or two, will True Love find a way?
No Better Gift by Wendi Sotis
On his way to Derbyshire to spend Christmas with his family, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy plans to retrieve an item he left behind during his rushed escape from Netherfield—and the country miss who touched his heart. Finding Meryton practically deserted, he fears the worst. What fate could have fallen upon this once-thriving village in only three weeks? More importantly, was Miss Elizabeth Bennet in danger?
Mistletoe at Thornton Lacey by Barbara Cornthwaite
When Edmund Bertram realizes that Fanny is the perfect wife for him, he wants to propose without delay. What better time than at Christmas? Ah, but the course of true love never does run smooth …
Another time I’ll tell you about the unexpected direction my summer took — and why I have been absent from this blog. But for now, rejoice with me. A book has come into the world!