The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen – Review

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About the Book

The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen Vol. III by Collins Hemingway

Publication Date: November 4, 2017 eBook & Paperback; 338 Pages Genre: Historical Fiction     The Stunning Finale to Jane Austen’s Saga In the moving conclusion to “The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen,” Jane and her husband struggle with the serious illness of their son, confront a bitter relationship with the aristocratic family who were once their friends and face the horrific prospect of war when the British Army falters on the continent. The momentous events of the Napoleonic wars and the agonizing trials of their personal lives take Jane and Ashton to a decision that will decide their fate—and her future—once and for all.

Praise for the Marriage of Miss Jane Austen

Hemingway again displays his notable ability to recreate time and place, moving on from the heady days of Jane Austen’s early love to a marriage beset by difficulties and a country at war. Hemingway … vividly and authentically portrays the times. … [T]his is a lively, compelling read, [a] sobering but moving finale to Hemingway’s successful trilogy. —BlueInk Review

Immensely satisfying … Marriage is lively, compelling, and fun. … [Her] relationship with her husband Ashton still sparkles. Marriage is a lovely ode to their connection. … Hemingway has combined Austen’s humanity with her fiction and created a Jane that lives and breathes on the page. Audiences will want her to be real… It offers a wonderful, imagined alternate life for the well-loved author. —Claire Foster, Foreword Review

‘Enjoyable … an imaginative, well-researched series.’ —Kirkus Reviews

Review

So, I have to admit, I was drawn to this series because I was interested in (and mildly concerned) on how a male author would rework Jane Austen’s life and marry her off. Austen is one of my favorites, and I love her choice of nor marrying in a time period where that is what was expected of women. Therefore, a book series on the what ifs of if Austen HAD married had me a bit nervous and bit excited.

So wariness aside, the first book immediately hooked me! The writing is just so good and it’s so reminiscent of Austen’s works! The story was also really exciting. I found myself overly enjoying the “what if” of Austen marrying and finding love. I love that she remained so feisty throughout the story and it truly felt like I was reading about a heroine she would be proud of.

Now onto the second book, what I really love about this series is that it keeps to the times. My favorite regency books are ones that also focus on the events of the time period. I love the romance that is often in these stories, but I also love getting a peek into the world of that time period. I feel like everyone always just expects balls and romance from regency books, but there was a lot happening in this time period! And Hemingway definitely delivers a well rounded story!

Third and final book and I don’t want this series to end! I love how Hemingway took what little was known about Austen in this time period of her life and worked these details into the story. The drama picks up a bit in this final installment, and the story really comes to a heartbreaking full circle.

For all the Austenites out there, I highly recommend this series! Don’t let wariness or “fear” of the subject keep you from reading it. The series was expertly done and I grew fond of the new take on Austen’s life.

About the Author

Collins’ passion for literature, history, and science enable him to create complete, sharply drawn fictional characters fully engaged in their complex and often dangerous worlds. His fiction is shaped by the language of the heart and an abiding respect for courage in the face of adversity. As a nonfiction book author, Collins has investigated topics as diverse as corporate culture and ethics; the Internet and mobile technology; the ins and outs of the retail trade; and the cognitive potential of the brain. Best known for the #1 best-selling book on business and technology, Business @ the Speed of Thought, which he co-authored with Bill Gates, he tackles challenging topics with clarity and insight, writing for the intelligent but nontechnical reader. Born and raised in Arkansas, Collins has lived most of his adult life in the American Northwest, with a career that has spanned writing, high tech, and aviation. He has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Arkansas, Phi Beta Kappa; a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Oregon; and numerous technical certifications in computer technology.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, December 16
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books

Tuesday, December 17
Review at Jackie and Angela’s Book Reviews

Wednesday, December 18
Review at Books and Zebras
Guest Post at Chicks, Rogues and Scandals

Thursday, December 19
Excerpt at Jathan & Heather
Guest Post at Library of Clean Reads

Saturday, December 21
Review & Interview at Jorie Loves a Story

Friday, December 27
Review at Pencils & Pages

Saturday, December 28
Excerpt at What Is That Book About

Wednesday, January 1
Review at Older & Smarter

Thursday, January 2
Review at The Book Junkie Reads

Friday, January 3
Feature at CelticLady’s Reviews

Monday, January 6
Review at @ya.its.lit

Thursday, January 9
Excerpt at I’m All About Books

Friday, January 10
Excerpt at The Lit Bitch
Review at Peaceful Pastime

Monday, January 13
Review at Jackie & Angela’s Book Reviews

Tuesday, January 14
Review at Impressions In Ink

Thursday, January 16
Review at Amy’s Booket List

Friday, January 17
Review at WTF Are You Reading?
Review & Excerpt at To Read, Or Not to Read

Giveaway

– Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on January 17th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Paperback giveaway is open to the US only.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspicion of fraud will be decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen.

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*I received a copy of the third book in exchange for an honest review*

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