Four Texas-Set Novellas Based on Jane Austen’s Novels
Susanne Dietze, Anita Mae Draper,
Debra E. Marvin, Gina Welborn
January 2016/320 pages/$14.99
Discover four heroines in historical Austin, TX, as they find love–Jane Austen style.
Volume 1 includes:
If I Loved You Less by Gina Welborn, based on Emma
A prideful matchmaker examines her own heart when her protégé falls for the wrong suitor.
Romantic Refinements by Anita Mae Draper, based on Sense and Sensibility
A misguided academy graduate spends the summer falling in love . . . twice.
One Word from You by Susanne Dietze, based on Pride and Prejudice
A down-on-her-luck journalist finds the story of her dreams, but her prejudice may cost her true love . . . and her career.
Alarmingly Charming by Debra E. Marvin, based on Northanger Abbey
A timid gothic dime-novel enthusiast tries to solve the mystery of a haunted cemetery and, even more shocking, why two equally charming suitors compete for her attentions.
Four more exciting novellas will follow in volume 2!
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
They had me at the title! What's not to love about a collection of novellas patterned after Jane Austen's classic novels and set in the historic capital city of Austin, Texas? The result is as delightful as the premise. (And let me pause here to sigh over the beautiful cover with its iconic Texas bluebonnets, paintbrushes, and capitol building!) You don't have to be a fan of Austen (or Austin!) to enjoy these well-written historical romances. But if you are, they will be that much more enjoyable. For example, Susanne Dietze absolutely nailed the opening line of One Word, which is based on Pride and Prejudice. I enjoyed the references to several events in Austin's late 1800's history, including the Servant Girl Murders. Don't delay in tracking down a copy of this book today! I'm already looking forward to Volume 2, coming in September as four more authors emulate a different collection of Austen stories in Austin!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Susanne Dietze and Whitefire Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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