Austenesque Reviews has put up a review of The Unexpected Miss Bennet. I think Mary Bennet would be pleased with her reception.

An excerpt:

What an engaging and endearing tale about Mary Bennet! I love when authors write about the forgotten and neglected characters of Jane Austen! I truly loved this closer look into the heart and mind of Mary Bennet. She captured my interest from page one. I loved witnessing her gradual transformation, her realization that she can never be something she isn’t, and her newfound understanding of men and relationships. Yes, there is romance in this story! And the hero is just as unexpectedly charming as Mary Bennet!

Click here to read the rest.

And merrily, nay, shamelessly, I write, therefore I must promote. As the reviewer points out, The Unexpected Miss Bennet would make a lovely Christmas gift. Or Hannukah. Or birthday present any time of year, actually. In the UK you can purchase a lovely hardcover right now, and for those who have a better handle on delayed gratification, the US edition comes out Dec. 6.

To purchase The Unexpected Miss Bennet:

From Robert Hale Publishing

From The Book Depository

From Amazon UK


A3 · October 19, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Great review! I can’t wait for it to come out here …

Patrice Sarath · October 20, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Just a few more weeks. Well, seven or eight I guess. But that’s a few, right? I can’t wait either — it’s like a whole new book, with a new cover and everything.

A3 · October 24, 2011 at 8:39 pm

So have you got any signings planned for those of us who think a signed book would make a way cool Christmas gift?

Patrice Sarath · October 24, 2011 at 9:49 pm

I’m working on it — will know more soon!

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