Hey, folks. This post is late in the blog tour - my time lately has been non-existent for posting - but I'm really excited to share this option of a YA/romance crossover read that will appeal to people who want the non-sexy of YA with the finery of Jane Austen - mixed with a much simpler feeling that will charm many readers who are fans of either of those things, or both. I'll be providing some information about the book and the author, as well as offering up a giveaway for an ARC copy of the book. I'll be posting a review on Sunday or Monday as well to finish things off, and I hope you all take some time to check out this release from a small publisher that definitely has the quality of the big ones.
About the Book:
Marianne Daventry will do anything to escape the boredom of Bath and the amorous attentions of an unwanted suitor. So when an invitation arrives from her twin sister, Cecily, to join her at a sprawling country estate, she jumps at the chance. Thinking she’ll be able to relax and enjoy her beloved English countryside while her sister snags the handsome heir of Edenbrooke, Marianne finds that even the best laid plans can go awry.
From a terrifying run-in with a highwayman to a seemingly harmless flirtation, Marianne finds herself embroiled in an unexpected adventure filled with enough romance and intrigue to keep her mind racing. Will Marianne be able to rein in her traitorous heart, or will a mysterious stranger sweep her off her feet? Fate had something other than a relaxing summer in mind when it sent Marianne to Edenbrooke.
About the Author:
Julianne Donaldson grew up as the daughter of a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot. She learned how to ski in the Italian Alps, visited East Berlin before the wall came down, and spent three years living next to a 500-year-old castle. After earning a degree in English, she turned her attention to writing about distant times and places. She lives in Utah with her husband and four children. Edenbrooke is her first novel.
About the Giveaway:
Click on the link below to enter the contest - and don't forget to leave a comment if you feel so inclined. :) I can't wait to discuss my thoughts on Edenbrooke, and I hope someone enjoys the copy that I'm giving away.
Ends April 15th, 2012