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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Now I'm giving away House in Grosvenor Square by Linore Rose Burkard

Doesn't this book have a gorgeous cover? For this giveaway I'm asking you to post a comment about Jane Austen type books. I, for one, have never read anything penned by Jane Austen. I know, it's odd. But until I read Before the Season Ends (which I really enjoyed) I had not read anything remotely similar to Austen. So have you read any Austen books? If so, what is your favorite? I will pick a winner next Sunday, May 10th, after I conclude my Mother's Day festivities. :) Please leave me a way to contact you if you win. This contest is limited to USA and Canadian residents only. Peace!

About the book:

As Ariana Forsythe plans her wedding to Philip Mornay, she must adjust to the realization that she is soon to become the wife of an extremely wealthy man. She wonders if it’s wrong to rejoice that her future husband is rich. But she promises herself to use her new position to do what she can to aid the numerous street waifs she sees all too often in London.

During a tour of her future home—the house in Grosvenor Square—Ariana makes plans to redecorate according to her tastes. But when Philip arrives home later, he is informed that an expensive silver candlestick and a miniature portrait of George III have gone missing. Moreover, each time Ariana visits the house, accompanied by a friend or relation, another item disappears.

Shortly thereafter Ariana is abducted as she leaves a performance at Covent Garden Theatre, leaving Philip to unravel the pieces of the mystery. Where has his future bride been taken, and by whom? For what reason? How does Ariana’s faith play a role?

Finally, after the safe return of his intended, how does Philip—a man of intense discrimination in his tastes—find the many alterations in his house? And what on earth is behind the sudden influx of bills from every charity in London, all thanking him profusely for his uncommon generosity? Will he have second thoughts about his future bride?


Tonya said...

I so want to read this book! Pleae, please, please enter me in the drawing! I absolutely adore Jane Austen and have been wanting to read on of Linore's books since they are the same period. My favorite Austen book would have to be Pride & Prejudice since I feel like a kindred spirit to Elizabeth Bennett! LOL I actually love all of Austen's books and read and re-read them until I must purchase new copies! LOL I'm on my second and third copies of some of them! LOL


Roxanne Sherwood said...

My daughters and I love Jane Austen. House in Grovenor Square is on our TBR list. We'd love to win this book. Thanks.

Annie said...

Oh, the cover is brilliant!

I'd love to win and read this book!

Thanks so much!

Amber S. said...

This book sounds wonderful (I also love the cover!). Although I haven't read any books by Jane Austen, I absolutely loved the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice with Kiera Knigtley! Thanks for a chance to win!


Sherri said...

I am so looking forward to reading this book. I have read all of Jane Austen's books. Persuasion is my favorite with Pride and Prejudice coming in second. Ms. Burkard's style is similar in many ways to Austen's. Please enter my name. Thanks.

mez said...

I do love Jane Austen and it's hard to pick a favorite but... Pride and Prejudice. Georgette Heyer also writes wonderful Regency stories with humor that I enjoy. Please add me for The House in Grosvenor Square. Thanks!


Pepper Basham said...

I love Jane Austen and try to read all sorts of versions done by other authors about her work. This looks like a sweet story.

ChristyJan said...

I'm embarassed to say that I've never read Jane Austen.
It's funny that MEZ mentions Georgette Heyer ~ a good friend also just recommend her for Regency stories.
Please enter me for The House in Grosvenor Square.

hawkes AT

Sherry K said...

I have not read any Jane Austen books but I do love the Pride and Prejudice movie with Collin Firth.

I too love the cover of House in Grosvenor Square and would love to own it. Thanks for entering me in the drawing.

Happy Mother's Day..early!


Toyhabilitation said...

I second Sherri's comment: Persuasion is the best Austen novel. Pride & Prejudice is more widely-known, and is my second-favorite. Most contemporary novels set in the Regency period draw comparisons to Jane Austen, but lack her really biting, ironic sense of humor, so often don't have the same "flavor". I did enjoy "North and South", though, by Elizabeth Gaskell, which is basically an industrial-age retelling of the Pride and Prejudice plot line. It is also a classic, and I highly recommend...

Anonymous said...

I love Jane Austen books. Sense and sensibility was fantastic, but her poetry is my favorite, being a poet also.

Thank you for the entry.

Shelly said...

I am a HUGE Jane Austen fan. I was first introduced to her when I saw the movie Sense & Sensibility with Kate Winslet and then took a course on her in college. My favorite book is Pride & Prejudice. I LOVE Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy! Please enter me for your giveaway for The House in Grosvenor Square. It looks like a great read!


judyg54 said...

I have only read "Pride and Prejudice" and although the book was good, I liked the movie more than the book.
Thanks for entering me in your giveaway for The House in Grosvenor Square!

Anonymous said...

Hey! I have read four of Austen's books, and my favorite would have to be...Northanger Abbey!! I love how witty Austen was in that book; and the heroine, though sometimes frustratingly naive, was very sweet and eager to please. Plus she loved to read, which I think is a definite brownie point for her.

Please sign me up for The House in Grosvenor Square! Email is bibliophileiam(at)cox(dot)net

Abi said...

I've never read a Jane Austen book. Book # 1 in this series is on the top of my tbr pile. I'd love to win this second book in the series. Thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Carole said...

I love Regencies, but have not actually read a Jane Austen book. However, I love the movie versions. I think I've read every book that Georgette Heyer wrote, though, and am so glad to see Regencies in the Christian market. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Linore's book.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Faith said...

I've never read a Jane Austen book either... and I've never watched any of the films... and I don't plan on it! However, I was surprised a few weeks ago when I randomly picked up a Regency-style book by Julie Klassen and LOVED it. I'd never read anything in that genre before... guess I have a whole new genre of books to explore now!

Marla said...

I've never read any Jane Austin books, but love books in this era. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I am a big Jane Austen fan. I love her novels. :-) My favorite is "Pride and Prejudice" with "Sense and Sensibility" coming in second.

Thank you for the chance to win!

ladybug said...

Her first book was a stroke of brillance! I loved it! Please enter me to win!

ldneuhof at hotmail dot com

Sally Bradley said...

sallybradleywrites AT gmail DOT com

I read P&P after I saw the movie. I'd read it again.

I've started reading Pamela Afton's (I think that's her name)books from Darcy's POV. The first one was good and I'm into the second one.

LuAnn said...

I've read a couple Jane Austen books and I really enjoyed them. Of course, you have to take yourself back to the time they were written and read with that mindset or they can be somewhat irritating. We've come so far in our views of men's and women's roles since Austen's time, although some of her characters seem a little more "modern" than others.

Anita Yancey said...

I have not read any Jane Austen books. But I would love to read this book you are giving away. Please enter me. Thanks!


tsslug said...

Please enter me.

Michelle Sutton said...

The winner is last but not least! I guess the randomizer liked the latest entry this time. Congrats to tsslug!

tsslug is the winner!

windycindy said...

Hi, I like the book Emma, by Jane Austen! Please enter my name in your book drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

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