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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

GIVEAWAY: Courtship & Marriage in Jane Austen's World by Maria Grace!

Yesterday, Maria Grace stopped by to provide some background on just what exactly is going on in Sense & Sensibility; today, she's offering you a chance to win her latest, Courtship & Marriage in Jane Austen's World!
Check it out:

Courtship & Marriage in Jane Austen's World by Maria Grace
Jane Austen’s books are full of hidden mysteries for the modern reader. Why on earth would Elizabeth Bennet be expected to consider a suitor like foolish Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice? Would Lydia's 'infamous elopement' truly have ruined her family and her other sisters’ chances to marry? Why were the Dashwood women thrown out of their home after Mr. Dashwood's death in Sense and Sensibility, and what was the problem with secret engagements anyway? And then there are settlements, pin money, marriage articles and many other puzzles for today’s Austen lovers.

Customs have changed dramatically in the two centuries since Jane Austen wrote her novels. Beyond the differences in etiquette and speech, words that sound familiar to us are often misleading. References her original readers would have understood leave today’s readers scratching their heads and missing important implications.

Take a step into history with Maria Grace as she explores the customs, etiquette and legalities of courtship and marriage in Jane Austen's world. Packed with information and rich with detail from Austen's novels, Maria Grace casts a light on the sometimes bizarre rules of Regency courtship and unravels the hidden nuances in Jane Austen's works.

In celebration of her new book, Maria has offered up 1 e-book of Courtship & Marriage in Jane Austen's World to 1 lucky winner!
This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL!
Ends September 10th at 11:59 pm EST
Fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter.
Good luck, and keep an eye out for an excerpt of the book, coming soon (as well as a chance at more bonus entries)!

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About the Author:
Though Maria Grace has been writing fiction since she was ten years old, those early efforts happily reside in a file drawer and are unlikely to see the light of day again, for which many are grateful. After penning five file-drawer novels in high school, she took a break from writing to pursue college and earn her doctorate in Educational Psychology. After 16 years of university teaching, she returned to her first love, fiction writing.

She has one husband, two graduate degrees and two black belts, three sons, four undergraduate majors, five nieces, six new novels in the works, attended seven period balls, sewn eight Regency era costumes, shared her life with nine cats through the years and published her tenth book last year.

She can be contacted at:
On Amazon.com:
Random Bits of Fascination (http://RandomBitsofFascination.com)
Austen Variations (http://AustenVariations.com)
English Historical Fiction Authors
On Twitter @WriteMariaGrace
On Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/mariagrace423/

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  1. Language is so important and through times it can change drastically. I am looking forward to read thi book.

    Thank you for the giveaway.

  2. I'm fascinated by this topic, and the book will be a useful writing resource. Maria has always shared so many interesting facts on her blog and at conferences, so I know this book will be excellent!

  3. What an interesting theme for a book, I would love to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I've enjoyed Austen's books, but I love resources that enrich them for me and help me see important details that my contemporary eyes miss.

    Thanks for the opportunity, Maria!

  5. It's written by Maria Grace! That ensures it's a great read.


  6. I'm a huge Jane Austen fan. I'm on a re-reading kick right now & in the middle of S&S.

  7. I am enjoying Austen in August so much. I love seeing your posts. I also, have enjoyed several of your books since first seeing you featured on A&A.

  8. Anything that involves the customs of the period fascinates me~

  9. I'd just love to read a story that takes place in a different period and has interesting characters!

  10. As I read and reread Austen's works I understand just how talented she was, and it is because of books like this, books where I get all the necessary background information. The bonus is is that the leg work has been done and I can just sit back and read it. :-)

  11. I'm going to try this again ... last time WordPress refused to play nice with this site. This is a fascinating topic and I have thoroughly enjoyed following along with the excerpts and Q&A, and will be delighted to give a loving home to a copy of this book (if I'm not fortunate enough to win, I will be purchasing a copy). Many thanks and regards.

  12. Always look forward to read anything you write!

  13. Curious as to the customs of that day.


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