Monday, April 12, 2010

Longbourn's Unexpected Matchmaker by Emma Hox

Longbourn's Unexpected Matchmaker and author Emma Hox will be the focus on the blog this week. Look for interesting facts about Jane Austen, Emma's biography, a Q &A with Emma, and, of course, my review of the book.

Longbourn's Unexpected MatchmakerLongbourn’s Unexpected Matchmaker
Author: Emma Hox
Publishing Date: April 15, 2010
Reading level: Adult
Paperback: 326 pages
Publisher: Rhemalda Inc.
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0615328857
ISBN-13: 978-0615328850

Would Pride and Prejudice have been different if Colonel Fitzwilliam had accompanied Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy to Netherfield?

What would happen if Mr. Darcy made friends with a mysterious member of the Meryton neighborhood who refuses an introduction but who has a close relationship with the Bennet household?

Elizabeth Bennet, the second of five daughters to Mr. Thomas Bennet has caught the attention of the rich and handsome Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy almost from the moment he laid eyes on her, but when he purposefully misinterprets her families expectation of her marrying well and slights her in a way unknown to those who have always loved Jane Austen's acclaimed Pride and Prejudice, he must leave forever or make amends. Sulking in the library he determines to leave the place and give her up, but is waylaid by a member of the Meryton neighborhood who claims an intimate acquaintance with the Bennet family and offers up advice on how to win Elizabeth's heart.

Longbourn's Unexpected Matchmaker puts a spin on Pride and Prejudice that no one would ever expect as Colonel Fitzwilliam attends Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy to Netherfield, Elizabeth Bennet is witty enough to detect the motives of Mr. Darcy's long time enemy Lieutenant Wickham and Georgiana Darcy is bold enough to defy her brother and cousin and comes to Meryton in the midst of a storm. Not to mention Caroline Bingley, Lieutenant Wickham and Lady Catherine are all working against our hero and heroine ever finding their own happily ever after.

The Giveaway:  Thanks to Marissa at JKSCommunications for offering one of my readers a copy of the book.  This giveaway is open to residents of the USA and Canada.  The deadline for entries is Thursday April 15, 2010 which is the book's official release date.  I will announce the winner on Friday April 16, 2010.

To enter - leave me a comment telling me why this book interests you or which movie version of Pride & Prejudice you like best or which of Jane Austen's books is your favorite.  Basically, make it relate to the book or Jane Austen in some way!  Please, please, please leave me your email address if I can't get it from your blogger profile!!  I would hate to have to choose another winner because I was unable to contact you.  No extra entries for this one but since it is a short giveaway I'd love it if you would promote it somewhere.

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