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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

GIVEAWAY: Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things by Jacqueline Firkins!

As mentioned earlier, today's Austen in August giveaway is for Jacqueline Firkins' Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things, a contemporary YA retelling of Mansfield Park. Read on to learn more about the book, and enter to win! And make sure to check out this morning's post from Jacqueline, about why the world could use a few more Fanny Prices, rather than an excess of Elizabeth Bennets...
And later this month, Jacqueline will be back to take on Henry Crawford, so keep an eye out for that — comments on both posts will earn you extra chances to win!

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Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things
by Jacqueline Firkins
Contemporary YA adaptation of Mansfield Park, 384 pages
Expected publication: December 17th 2019 by HMH Books for Young Readers
In this charming debut about first love and second chances, a young girl gets caught between the boy next door and a playboy. Perfect for fans of To All The Boys I've Loved Before.

Mansfield, Massachusetts is the last place seventeen-year-old Edie Price wants to spend her final summer before college. It’s the home of wealthy suburbanites and prima donnas like Edie’s cousins, who are determined to distract her from her mother’s death with cute boys and Cinderella-style makeovers. Edie has her own plans, and they don’t include a prince charming.

But as Edie dives into schoolwork and applying for college scholarships, she finds herself drawn to two Mansfield boys who start vying for her attention. First there's Sebastian, Edie’s childhood friend and first love. He’s sweet and smart and . . . already has a girlfriend. Then there's Henry, the local bad boy and all-around player. He’s totally off limits, even if his kisses are chemically addictive.

Both boys are trouble. Edie can’t help but get caught between them. Someone's heart is going to break. Now she just has to make sure it isn't hers.

Jacqueline has offered up a chance to win a signed ARC of her debut, Hearts, Strings and Other Breakable Things, to one lucky Austen in August reader!
Open to residents of US/CAN only
Fill out the Rafflecopter to enter.
Giveaway runs through September 5th, 2019, at 11:59pm EST.
Full terms in the Rafflecopter.

Good luck!!

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about the author
Jacqueline's a writer, costume designer, and lover of beautiful things. She's on the fulltime faculty in the Department of Theatre & Film at the University of British Columbia where she also takes any writing class they’ll let her into. When not obsessing about where to put the buttons or the commas, she can be found running by the ocean, eating excessive amounts of gluten, listening to earnest love songs, and pretending her dog understands every word she says.

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  1. Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway - I can't find the Henry Crawford post to comment on though? :)

    1. As it says in the post, the Henry Crawford piece goes live later this month! =)

    2. Ah! Thank you, I must have completely missed that :)

    3. Also, I entered although I am not in the US I would pay all shipping costs as I'm so excited for this book, I hope that's okay? If not, I won't enter any more and you can delete all my entries.

  2. A Mansfield park variation? I will keep my eye on this one. Thank you for the giveaway.

  3. AHH! I can't believe I won! How do I contact you? :)

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