Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Two Words: Jane Austen

Another quazi-blizzard is here. This is a good day to go to England--not that the weather is any better there, and even in the summer time, I hear its iffy about getting any sunny days with blue skies and no rain in sight. But its England--land of teatime and Jane Austen. What more could you ask for??

And if you open the pages of Cindy Jones' debut novel, MY JANE AUSTEN SUMMER: A Season in Mansfield Park, you'll get to travel to England, participate in a literary festival's reenactment of Mansfield Park, and meet an enigmatic and intriguing potential love interest that you wouldn't expect.

The main character, Lily is no silly bird, and this story is not a lilting romp through superficial relationships. Slightly darker and deeper in nature, MY JANE AUSTEN SUMMER is a thoughtful reflective look at one woman's physical journey as well as her inward progress in coming to terms with the nature of true happiness.

As it snows outside, I'll just stay curled up in a chair and read through the book again-- if I can get past just staring at the beautiful cover! I was the lucky recipient of this book because of a blog giveaway, but it'll be on sale late March.

So, any Jane Austen lovers out there?


Mike said...

I'm sorry... what is a "sunny day with blue skies and no rain"??

LAUREN at Faith Fuel said...

LOL! I'm sure you have those good days once in a while because I've seen your photos.

sarah pekkanen said...

This looks wonderful - and I also wanted to thank you for your kind words today at the Girlfriend's blog! If you'd like an advance copy of Skipping a Beat for review, please email me at sarah@sarahpekkanen.com xoxo

LAUREN at Faith Fuel said...

Glad you stopped by! I emailed you, and am thrilled to read an advance copy of your book. I love visiting the Girlfriends Book Club- http://girlfriendbooks.blogspot.com/
and can't think of anything more delightful than hanging out with a bunch of reader and writer friends and talking about the world of books-
because the ideas are endless!And it all starts with an idea....

Ms. Dawn said...

This will fit right into my "Jane Austen Year" as I read all of Austen's books...and any Austen inspired that I can get my hands on. Thank-you for reviewingS!

LAUREN at Faith Fuel said...

Ms. Dawn-
I think you'll enjoy the book. I think Cindy Jones' MY JANE AUSTEN SUMMER will be released end of march. Check out her site:http://cindysjones.wordpress.com/my-jane-austen-summer/