After a terribly brief hiatus, THE GIVEAWAYS ARE BACK! And swoonier than ever!
THE PRIZE: We’re delighted to have five copies of a book which sounds right up Fug Nation’s street, and which is, so they tell me, inspired by actual events, Jane Austen’s First Love. Per its page on Goodreads:
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?
Well, this sounds delightful, and, as with all our giveaways, if you don’t win, I encourage you to check out the book regardless. (Additionally, a reminder that GFY has its own Goodreads Book Club, which is excellent and awesome.)
THE TASK: I shall be picking the winner at random, but please comment and tell us which Jane Austen novel is your favorite. (Mine is Pride and Prejudice, but my favorite movie adaptation is Sense and Sensibility. I love Colin Firth, but that scene where Hugh Grant tells Emma Thompson that he’s NOT married to another and she bursts into tears gets me every time. I am practically crying just thinking about it.)
THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Monday. (US and Canada residents only, unfortunately.) FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, (a) I’m very glad you’re here and (b) the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you.