To add a dash of Austen-esque fun to your summer, Marilyn is
giving away an autographed copy of her humorous and hot
award-winning debut, ACCORDING
TO JANE, as well as a set of
four different Austen notecards/envelopes with sayings from
Mansfield Park, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey and a
letter from Jane to her sister.
It begins one day in sophomore English
class, just as Ellie Barnett's teacher is assigning Jane
Austen's Pride and Prejudice. From nowhere comes a quiet
"tsk" of displeasure. The target: Sam Blaine, the cute bad
boy who's teasing Ellie mercilessly, just as he has since
kindergarten. Entirely unbidden, as Jane might say, the
author's ghost has taken up residence in Ellie's mind, and
seems determined to stay there. Jane's wise and witty advice
guides Ellie through adolescence and beyond, serving as the
voice she trusts, usually far more than her own.
Years and boyfriends come and go, but Jane's counsel is
constant, and on the subject of Sam, quite insistent. Stay
away, Jane demands. Still, everyone has something to learn
about love--perhaps even Jane herself. And lately, the voice
in Ellie's head is being drowned out by another, urging her
to look beyond everything she thought she knew and seek out
her very own, very unexpected, happy ending.
"A charming book."~Family Circle's "Inner Circle"
"Fresh, original, and lots of fun."~Barnes & Noble Review,
"The Long List"
"A warm, witty and charmingly original story."~Susan Wiggs,
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author
"What an unexpected, uplifting, and urbane debut novel!
Subtly powerful and amusingly acerbic, you will be gently
reproved into agreeing in the power of love to transform us
all."~Laurel Ann Nattress, Austenprose
Winner of RWA's prestigious Golden HeartÂ® Award for "Best
Novel with Strong Romantic Elements" & Double Finalist for
the Booksellers' Best Awards ("Best First Book" and "Best
Single Title/Mainstream Novel")