Blog tour: Austenesque Reviews
Second stop in the blog tour today is over at Austenesque Reviews, where Meredith gave me the chance to do a guest post — and we’re giving away another copy of the book. Just comment on the post to be entered for your chance to win.
One area that I know Austen would want to caution us about is the idea of romance. We get caught up in it, in the idea of “just knowing” that someone is right for us, in the thought that there will be a moment when a guy walks into a room and—suddenly!—life will sort of snap into place. We will fall hopelessly in love and there will be that happy ending we’ve been looking for. For Austen, though, as much as this may surprise us, love was as much about thought as about feeling. She wanted her heroines not just to fall in love but to think their way there as well. To slow down and carefully examine a guy’s character and reasonably assess whether or not he would be good for them, feelings aside. It’s a concept that may sound strange to us today, and one I wish I had gleaned from Austen sooner. (read more)
Other blog tour events have been delayed a bit because there was some kind of glitch and books are still making their way to bloggers. Hoping to have that all resolved very quickly.
If you have a blog and would like to be part of the tour, drop me a line.
I wish that I had had this knowledge when I accepted my marriage proposal. I don’t think it would have changed the outcome but I would feel easier now had I understood these things. I have received my copy yesterday but have to finish another book before I can read this one. But I am chomping at the bit to read it.The first book Lori published took me head over heals into Jane Austen’s world and since reading her letters I look forward to knowing more about her morals and imperatives that would serve me well today. Lori, thanks for using your gift to write again. I thank God you were able to find a project to work on while dealing with your mysterious illness.
Thanks, Karen! (Wondering if maybe you meant to post this over at Austenesque Reviews so you would be eligible for their giveaway?)
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