The Austen Escape ARC Giveaway

The Austen Escape ARC Giveaway

Happy Book Day!

This idea came to me when writing The Bronte Plot. Wednesday was Lucy’s day to dust, repair, sort and market her beloved antique books. I liked the idea of focusing on books one day a week – so on Wednesdays I post about the books I’m reading, writing, hearing about in the news or things generally occurring in the world of literature. It’s Book Day!

Today, I wanted to share a new book with you. My newest story still has a couple months until release (11/7/2017), but the publisher sent me few ARCs – and I’d like to give one away. I only needed one to find all words and little typos that needed changing in that last round of copy edits – the rest are fun to share. And considering it’s titled The Austen Escape, I thought this might be a good place to do just that. 😉



Here’s a little about Mary and Isabel’s story:

Mary Davies finds safety in her ordered and productive life. Working as an engineer, she genuinely enjoys her job and her colleagues – particularly a certain adorable and intelligent consultant. But something is missing. When Mary’s estranged childhood friend, Isabel Dwyer offers her a two-week stay in a gorgeous manor house in England, she reluctantly agrees in hopes that the holiday will shake up her quiet life in just the right ways.

But Mary gets more than she bargained for when Isabel loses her memory and fully believes she lives in Jane Austen’s Bath. While Isabel rests and delights in the leisure of a Regency lady, attended by other costume-clad guests, Mary uncovers startling truths about their shared past, who Isabel was, who she seems to be, and the man who now stands between them.

Outings are undertaken, misunderstandings play out, and dancing ensues as this company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation, work out their lives and hearts.

Please leave a comment about your favorite Austen book or movie (or name the source for the quote I used above) – or say anything about books you’d like to share on this book day. That will be your “entry.” A comment will be randomly selected when the giveaway closes at 11:59 EDT on Tuesday, September 12th.

Thank you! Enjoy the day!







38 Responses to The Austen Escape ARC Giveaway

  1. I only stay at gorgeous manor houses with the utmost reluctance! All that fine architecture, all that natural beauty–it wears on one so!

  2. I believe the quote is from Persuasion! I just recently rewatched the Johnny Lee Miller version of Emma and I love how it brings out the humor in the book. My favorite movie adaptation is the Keira Knightley Pride and Prejudice. Everything about that movie is gorgeous.

  3. I’m looking forward to The Austen Escape!!!! My favorite Austen adaptation is the 2005 version of P&P. I know it’s not the most accurate, but I just love the casting and the way the story is interpreted through it.

  4. I can’t wait to read this one, Katherine! I’ve loved each of your books and expect this one will be no exception 🙂 My favorite Austen work is Pride and Prejudice, as it is for so many, but I do also love Persuasion. I feel like that one is often overshadowed by her “bigger” ones, but I think it’s simply lovely 🙂

  5. Love Persuasion….and Emma…..and Pride and Prejudice. Though I have read all of Jane’s books, it’s only those I go back to again and again and again. Congratulations on your new book, I look forward to reading it.

  6. My favorite(s)Jane Austen books are Pride & Prejudice & Persuasion. And in the movie version Pride & Prejudice with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, I watch it every year on my birthday. And Persuasion I really enjoyed the Rupert Penry-Jones/Sally Hawkins version.

    • Me too… I will say I wish she wasn’t running at the end. I know why they did it, but I love the scene when she discovered the letter with him just having left the room and they run into each other. That said, it’s still my favorite version.

  7. The Quote is from ‘Persuasion” My favorite Jane Austen book is ‘Pride and Prejudice’ I love the courtship.If I was courted in that manner I’d feel like I’d gone to heaven.

  8. A Persuasion quote, somedays I love Emma, somedays Persuasion. All of Austens works are my favorite.
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Definitely going on my TBR list.

  9. My favorite Jane Austen book is “Sense and Sensibility”. The quote is from”Persuasion”. Good luck with the book.

  10. My favorite Jane Austen book is “pride and Prejudice”. The quote is from “persuasion”. Good luck with the new book.

  11. My favorite Jane Austen book is “Northernager Abbey” . The quote is from”Persuasion”. Congratulations on your book.

  12. The quote is from “Persuasion”! I am partial to “Pride & Prejudice,” of course, and to the Colin Firth version of the movie. But, honestly, I love all of Jane Austen’s books! I wish she’d lived long enough to write more.

  13. P&P and Persuasion are my favorites. I love the idea of having a book day, thanks for the idea. This summer, besides JAFF, I read The Secret Wife which I highly recommend. Congratulations on your new book, I look forward to reading it.

  14. Persuasion is my favorite Austen and we’re reading it on the Austenesque group in November for our group read. Looking forward to visiting some old friends again.

  15. My favorite is P+P but I like the others too. I love finding new variations to read, some are better than others but still fun. Can’t wait for the Austen Escape to come out! I loved the Bronte Plot!

  16. Love all of Austen’s books. P&P and Persuasion have been my two favorites for a while, but weirdly I’ve recently come to like Mansfield Park more and more, which used to be my least favorite.

  17. From Persuasion which I need to re-read as it has been a while since I’ve read it. P&P will always be my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway.

  18. I really like both Persuasion and P&P. This sounds like an interesting story. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

  19. The quote is from Persuasion. It is one of my favourite novel alongside P&P. In fact I’m re-reading Persuasion at the moment because I just skimmed through the first time around. Please don’t ask me to choose only one because I cannot decide. I love the cover and can’t wait to read your new book.

  20. I love all of Austen’s works. P&P has always been my fav but over time I have come to love all of them in different ways. I remember the first round I had of reading the books and how disappointed I was to discover that there weren’t more. She died far too young.

  21. I love your covers! And your spirit! Would love to win the book; thanks so much for the opportunity.

    Wondering which ones you would recommend most highly… A Gentleman in Moscow, Exit West, Pachinko (on my tbr), or

    Seven Women and the Secret of Their Greatness?

    I recommend highly my latest read, Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad. Brutal, but worth it.

    Love the Persuasion quote, am about to start reading it, as it’s been awhile.

    For me, P&P, always and forever. Perfection.

    Have a great launch,


    • Thank you! Quite honestly, I’d recommend all the books I mentioned. Seven Women introduced me to a few women I did not know and I think Metals is a wonderful writer. If you want a full, slow, immersive experience, Towles creates some beautiful imagery in A Gentleman In Moscow. Exit West is well worth reading too — but the sci-fi addition of “doors” in the middle of the book bothered some in my book group. They didn’t me — I love sic-fi. That’s just a warning. I’m not far enough in Pachinko yet, but I love the writing!

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