Today on Monday Give Away, we have… a copy of Syrie James’s latest, Jane Austen’s First Love!
Here’s the official blurb:
Fifteen-year-old Jane Austen dreams of three things: doing something useful, writing something worthy, and falling madly in love. When she visits her brother in Kent to celebrate his engagement, she meets wealthy, devilishly handsome Edward Taylor—a fascinating young man who is truly worthy of her affections. Jane knows a match between her and Edward is unlikely, but every moment she spends with him makes her heart race—and he seems to return her interest. Much to her displeasure, however, there is another seeking his attention
Unsure of her budding relationship, Jane seeks distraction by attempting to correct the pairings of three other prospective couples. But when her matchmaking aspirations do not all turn out as anticipated, Jane discovers the danger of relying on first impressions. The human heart cannot be easily deciphered, nor can it be directed or managed. And if others must be left to their own devices in matters of love and matrimony, can Jane even hope to satisfy her own heart?
I very much enjoyed Syrie’s The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen when it came out a few years ago– and she has very generously offered a copy of Jane Austen’s First Love for today’s give away. Jane Austen’s books have been printed and reprinted, but her personal life remains mysterious, so it’s always tantalizing to get a peek into what might have been.
So, for a copy of Jane Austen’s First Love, here’s your question:
— Which novelist’s life would you like to know more about?
The winner will be announced on Wednesday.