It was Book Day today! The Unexpected Miss Bennet made her American debut. I celebrated by bringing scones, jam, and clotted cream to work. This was as much to celebrate as it was to thank my coworkers, many of whom have been so supportive of my fiction career.

Came across another lovely review of The Unexpected Miss Bennet, from Barnes & Noble’s Romantic Reads book blog:

 I always thought Mary probably had a rich inner life and would therefore make an admirable heroine, and Patrice Sarath has taken up that challenge. What results is a moving character study of a middle child, a woman at a point in her life in which she must take her life into her own hands or remain devoid of any sort of happiness.

You can read more here.
Due to the magic of e-books, when I turned on my Kindle this morning, The Unexpected Miss Bennet was waiting for me there as well.

And Savvy Verse & Wit has a guest post by me about writing spaces.

Tonight will be a further celebration of Book Day with the holiday Christmas concert at my son’s high school. Although probably that has nothing to do with me and everything to do with the holidays.

I love Book Day. It’s like Christmas and birthdays all rolled up into one.




A3 · December 6, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Yea! I got not one, but two in the mail today. Can’t wait to read it myself and share it with my sister-in-law. Looking forward to getting it autographed at some point!

Patrice Sarath · December 6, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Yay! We’ll have to figure out a time and a place!

NicoleMD · December 10, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Woo-hoo! Congrats on book day! How exciting. 🙂

Patrice Sarath · December 10, 2011 at 6:24 pm

thanks! And soon, you will be having a book launch day of your own…

Maria Ragucci · December 11, 2011 at 9:08 pm

patrice, these reviews are deservedly wonderful! Mary will go far! Also love the writing space essay- I have always loved those cramped, cozy spaces since I created my first one as a kid under my little desk with the help of a blanket!

Patrice Sarath · December 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm

I remember that desk!

Chris Huston · December 23, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I’m thoroughly enjoying it! I had intended to buy a physical copy, but since then I’ve entered the world of e-reading, as I had to replace my old, broken down Video iPod. I couldn’t pass up the ability to quickly and easily share passages on Facebook that I fancied, so the Kindle copy won out. I may just grab a physical copy as well, by the time I’ve finished it.

Among its many treats is the preservation of English spellings (favourite, humour, etc.) in the US edition. An attentive conceptual detail!

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