Monday, December 28, 2009

Jane Austen Ruined My Life GIVEAWAY!! CLOSED

This giveaway is now CLOSED! Congratulations to blueviolet for winning (chosen via random.org).




 Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Pattillo
-information taken from the website

Drawing on the recent popularity of all-things Jane Austen, award-winning novelist Beth Patillo crafts a fiction title with cross-over potential that offers equal parts humor, intrigue, and romance in a lighthearted chick-lit style dealing with themes of overcoming betrayal and learning to love again.

English professor Emma Grant has always done everything just the way her minister father told her she should - a respectable marriage, a teaching job at a good college, and plans for the requisite two children. Life was prodigiously good, as her favorite author Jane Austen might say, until the day Emma is betrayed by her husband. Suddenly, all her romantic notions a la Austen are exposed for the foolish dreams they are.

In the end, Emma learns that doing the right thing has very little to do with other people's expectations and everything to do with her own beliefs. Laced with fictional excerpts from the missing letters, Jane Austen Ruined My Life is the story of a woman betrayed who uncovers the deeper meaning of loyalty.

BETH PATTILLO currently resides in Nashville, Tenn., with her husband and two children. Her passion for all-things Jane Austen began when she studied abroad for a semester at the University of London, Westfield College. She has made regular trips across the pond for the past 20 years, the most recent of which took her on a pilgrimage through Hampshire, where she visited many of the sites featured in Jane Austen Ruined My Life. Pattillo is the author of eight popular novels, including The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society (WaterBrook Press, 2008), Earth to Betsy (WaterBrook, 2006) and Heavens to Betsy (WaterBrook, 2005), for which she was awarded the RWA RITA (Romance Writer’s Association) award for Best Inspirational Romance.

MY REVIEW

Jane Austen Ruined My Life is a great book. I really enjoyed reading it and I absolutely LOVED the basic premise of it. I felt like the book was absolutely geared to ME... those of us who grew up in love with the Jane Austen stories. I enjoyed the main characters and the storyline kept me fully engaged the whole way through. I even stayed up exceedingly late last night finishing it! If you are a fiction-lover, especially one who is familiar with Jane Austen's writing, than you will love this book.


Thanks to Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists for sending me a review copy of this book and for sponsoring the giveaway.

Would you like to win this book?

~Leave me a comment here telling me you would like to win! That's it :)

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This giveaway is open to readers in Canada and the USA. I will choose a winner on January 12, 2010.

Winner will be chosen with random.org and notified by email so please leave me a way to contact you. Winner will have 48 hours to reply to my email or I will choose a new winner.

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LuAnn said...

I recently finished reading her book Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart and really enjoyed it. I'd love to win and read this one, as well.

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This is a new one to me! I thought I had read every Austen spin-off out there. Yes, I'm a Janeite. :)

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I would love to win this because ever since I was little, my mom and I have watched and read anything and everything Jane Austen.
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Hi Tara, I haven't read anything by Beth Pattillo before but this book sounds good and one that I'd like to read. Please include me in your giveaway. Thanks very much.

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I love everything jane Austen so I'd love to read this.

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I would like to win this book. I have enjoyed a couple of recent ones that have expanded on the Austen stories, but since this one puts a current day spin on it, might be good.

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Jane Austen is my favorite author, and I know there's NO WAY she could ruin anyone's life. So...I need to read this book to prove that I'm correct, lol.

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I'd love to win! Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!!

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Nickolay said...

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