5 December 2017

Blog Tour: The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen: A Novel by a Gentleman, by Collins Hemingway

Available on Amazon UK and Amazon US

Everyone should marry once for love – Even Jane Austen

Jane Austen, single and seemingly comfortable in the role of clergyman’s daughter and aspiring writer in the early 1800s, tells friends and family to hold out for true affection in any prospective relationship. Everybody, she says, has a right to marry once in their lives for love.

But when, after a series of disappointing relationships, the prospect of true love arrives for her, will she have the courage to act? The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen re-imagines the life of England’s archetypal female by exploring what might have happened if she had ever married. 

It shows how a meaningful, caring relationship would have changed her as a person and a writer.It also takes her beyond England’s tranquil country villages and plunges her info what the Regency era was really about: great explorations and scientific advances, political foment, and an unceasing, bloody war. In such times, can love—can marriage—triumph?

“What if Austen, who penned so many classic love stories, found her own romantic match? Ashton Dennis fits right into the Austen universe, while this Jane remains true to life, an intelligent and determined young woman. The writing is Austen-ian, and Hemingway has a talent for witty banter and wry observations that would make Elizabeth Bennet proud. An enjoyable first novel in an imaginative, well-researched series.” 
Kirkus Reviews

“A skillful portrayal of a … literary icon takes this historical romance on an imaginative journey of the soul. … Insight and intuition, along with meticulous research, have created a believable version of her character in this tender story of Ashton and Jane. … Excellent character development enhances the plausibility of the scenario. Background, motivation, eccentricity—everything that constitutes a personality allow these fascinating people to step off the pages in lifelike form.” 
Julia Ann Charpentier, CLARION Reviews.

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About the Author

Collins Hemingway lives in Bend, Oregon, with his wife, Wendy. Together they have three adult sons and three granddaughters. He supports the Oregon Community Foundation and other civic organizations engaged in conservation and social services in Central Oregon. His fiction is shaped by the language of the heart and an abiding regard for courage in the face of adversity. Hemingway has published shorter nonfiction on topics including computer technology, medicine, and aviation, and he has written award-winning journalism. For more information please visit Collins Hemingway’s website and blog. You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter @AustenMarriage

Blog Tour Schedule:

Monday, December 4
Kick Off at Passages to the Past
Tuesday, December 5
Guest Post at The Writing Desk
Wednesday, December 6
Thursday, December 7
Friday, December 8
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Sunday, December 10
Monday, December 11
Interview at The Book Junkie Reads
Tuesday, December 12
Feature at The Hungry Bookworm
Wednesday, December 13
Review at Pursuing Stacie
Saturday, December 16
Interview & Excerpt at T’s Stuff
Monday, December 18
Wednesday, December 20
Feature at A Literary Vacation
Friday, December 22
Feature at The Reading Queen
Wednesday, December 27
Friday, December 29
Tuesday, January 2
Feature at Broken Teepee
Thursday, January 4
Review & Excerpt at Books of All Kinds
Friday, January 5
Review at Birdhouse Books
Monday, January 8
Wednesday, January 10
Thursday, January 11
Friday, January 12
Interview at Jorie Loves a Story


During the Blog Tour we will be giving away two paperback copies of The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form below.

Giveaway Rules

– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on January 12th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open to residents INTERNATIONALLY.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting Collins' Blog Tour, Tony!

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