Fabulous news! A new novel from the talented Syrie James! Read on for some delicious background on how the story evolved, an excerpt and some great giveaway prizes!
I am very pleased to welcome author Syrie James to Austenprose today to officially open her virtual book launch party and blog tour of Jane Austen’s First Love, published by Berkley Trade. This new Austenesque novel is a fascinating combination of fact and fiction, exploring the first romance of fifteen year-old Jane Austen with the handsome and sophisticated Edward Taylor.
Syrie has generously offered a guest blog sharing her inspiration to write her new book—and to add to the festivities—we will be offering an amazing selection of giveaways including: trade paperback copies of Jane Austen’s First Love, a muslin tote bag stuffed with Jane Austen goodies, and a specially commissioned painting inspired by the novel. Just leave a comment following this blog post to enter. The contest details are listed below. Good luck to all.
Please join us in welcoming Syrie James.
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Excited to read this. Didn’t think July 28th would ever get here.
Thanks for posting this Cassandra! I love Syrie’s books and looking forward to reading this one. I would have to say that ‘The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte’ is one of my favourite books. There is one paragraph in the first chapter that has truly stayed with me…I wont put the whole but…
“It seems to me that every experience I have ever had, everything I have ever thought or said or done, and every person I have ever loved, has contributed in some essential way to the human being I am to-day.”
Wow…….it’s a shame I live so far away. A book launch would be exciting to attend but winning anything would be a close second. Good luck on the launch!
I have had the privilege of having read this story – thanks to a copy from Syrie. I have been waiting for the launch so as to be able to post my review on Amazon. Such a lovely intertwining of history and imagination. And how charming to look into a teenager’s mind…not something we would want to do with just any teenager. I truly enjoyed reading this very different story in JAFF.