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Thursday, August 23, 2018

GIVEAWAY: A Contrary Wind by Lona Manning!

On Monday, Lona Manning stopped by to chat with us about the common thread of intellectual and emotional isolation among Austen's heroines, and the toll it likely took on the characters, as well as how reflective it may have been of Austen's own life.

Today, Lona's back again, but this time, with a very special giveaway. Click through to find out all of the details and enter to win!

Lona Manning has offered up two (2) ebook copies of A Contrary Wind to two (2) lucky Austen in August readers!
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about the book:

A Contrary Wind by Lona Manning
Retelling, 371 pages
Published January 12th 2017
Fanny Price is an intelligent but timid girl from a poor family, who grows up at Mansfield Park with her wealthier cousins.
But the cruelty of her Aunt Norris, together with a broken heart, compel Fanny to run away from Mansfield Park and find employment as a governess.

Far away from everything she ever knew and the man shes secretly loves, will Fanny grow in fortitude and independence? Will a new suitor help her to forget? Or will a reckless decision threaten to destroy her own life and the lives of those she holds most dear?

This variation of Jane Austen’s novel includes all the familiar characters from Mansfield Park, as well as some new acquaintances. There are some mature scenes.

about the author:

Lona Manning is the author of A Contrary Wind: a variation on Mansfield Park, and the recently-released sequel, A Marriage of Attachment. She is also a contributor to Dangerous To Know: Jane Austen’s Gentlemen Rakes and Rogues and the forthcoming short story anthology Rational Creatures.

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  1. Thank you for the generous gifts, Lona. I've not read Mansfield Park so I would like to ask is do I need to read the canon before taking a chance on A Contrary Wind?

  2. Hi! No, you don't need to because I provide a short synopsis of Mansfield Park at the beginning. There are a lot of characters to meet in the first chapter -- the Bertram family, a fiance, bossy Aunt Norris, lazy Lady Bertram, and their guests the Crawfords, but once you get the people sorted out, you'll be fine. The synopsis explains who's who.

  3. A Fanny Price reimagining?! Yes, please!

  4. This sounds like a wonderful story. Added it to my wish list.


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