One Good Gentleman + Giveaway! + Free Miss Bingley’s Christmas!

One Good Gentleman + Giveaway! + Free Miss Bingley’s Christmas!

Hello Everyone and Happy December (almost Christmas!)

It is, for many of us, a rather busy time of year, so we’re extra appreciative of you stopping by Austen Authors today. Thank you! I know I can be loquacious in type, so I’ll work hard to be thoughtful of your time, especially since this is the season for being extra thoughtful. It won’t be easy, though, because Renata and I have lots of news today.

For starters, I have a new sweet Regency Romance out from Scarsdale Publishing, One Good Gentleman.

Her virtue or her dreams . . . which must she abandon?

Emilia Glasbarr doesn’t want to be a country miss with a yard full of geese and a scant handful of neighbors. She wants the music, theatre and art found in Scotland’s capital city. She’s sunk her every resource into finishing school to find a city-dwelling husband. Unfortunately, the only man interested wants her for a far less savory purpose.

Click on the cover image below for a preview!



To celebrate the release of One Good Gentleman, we’re giving away two kindle copies! (I also have the nook version as well, if either winner would prefer nook). This Giveaway runs through December 27th, and winners will be announced December 30th. To enter, just comment below. We’d love to hear what you think is the most important quality in a ‘good’ gentleman. Or, if you could pick one fictional character to have Christmas dinner with, who would it be, and why?

Facebook Party!

To celebrate the launch of the second installment of the Marriage Maker Series, which kicked off with One Good Gentleman, Scarsdale Publishing is having a Facebook party tomorrow night! The party will be full of games and giveaways. It goes from 8:00PM to 10:00PM EST on December 22nd, and everyone is welcome, so stop by and see us. You can join here (obligation free, of course):

JAFF News!

Renata and I are happy to announce that our next variation will be out in January. We’d hoped to have it ready for Christmas, but we both agree we’d rather take time to get the manuscript as correct as possible, rather than rush.

That said, we do have a Christmas Present for everyone. We’re putting Miss Bingley’s Christmas free from December 21st until December 25th. Just click the image below to visit Amazon and pick up your free copy, or for a preview.

The weather outside is frightful, but that doesn’t stop Miss Bingley from dragging her sister off to a trendy new flower shop in a slightly less than modish part of London. What could be so important as to bring two socialites out in the cold? Why, Mr. Darcy is coming for Christmas dinner.

Unfortunately for Miss Bingley, a winter storm and her own arrogance combine to ruin her Christmas plans, but maybe the Christmas she ends up having will actually turn into the Christmas of her dreams. 

This Pride and Prejudice Variation Christmas short story is approximately 8,000 words.


Have a very wonderful December, and Christmas, and any other festivities you enjoy. Stay warm and safe (or cool and safe if you’re somewhere hot). Thank you for visiting Austen Authors and Happy Reading!

~ Summer

28 Responses to One Good Gentleman + Giveaway! + Free Miss Bingley’s Christmas!

  1. My answer is always the same for the “dinner” conversation: I would like to dine with Ernest Hemingway, George Custer, and Jane Austen. I believe our dear Jane and I could put the “gentlemen” in their place.

  2. A good gentleman should always be considerate and respect the ladies’ wishes. He must not force her or anyone else to do something that is against her nature. And thank you for making Miss Bingley’s Christmas free, Summer.

    Happy Christmas to you and everyone else who are celebrating this joyous holiday.

  3. I would like to have a conversation with some of the royalty from 1700. I think a gentleman should always have good manners

    • That would be interesting, to converse with 1700’s royalty, especially if, somehow, as part of the magic, they would talk to you like ‘real’ people, not like a serf of courtier or something.

    • Me too! Colonel Fitzwilliam would be very interesting, and he seems nice, and fun. I think I might like to talk to Caroline, to see what she’s really like, as well.

  4. What a generous give-a-way; however, don’t include me as I already have ‘One Good Gentleman’ and I loved the Caroline you created in ‘Miss Bingley’s Christmas.’ Blessings on the January launch of your new book. I can’t wait to read it.

    • Thank you! I just got Renata’s latest revisions back, so I can’t wait to read it myself 😀 I’m excited about this one as it’s in a lighter vein than we’ve been on. The next one is, as well, come to think of it. More laughter in love 🙂

  5. If I had to pick an Austen character to sit down to dinner with I think I’d pick Admiral Croft. I think he’s an extremely witty person without even trying. I love his outlook on life and of course the love he has for his wife Sophie.

    • Hi Teresa 🙂 What an interesting choice. I wouldn’t have thought of him, but I definitely see what you’re saying. I bet he and his wife would have some great stories about the East Indies and the navy in general, as well.

  6. Integrity is paramount for a good gentleman . I am quite intrigued about the “Lady” who runs the school for young ladies. Oh, my, what a background! Thank you for the excerpt and giveaway.

    • Yes, a man of his word is always preferable. It’s a fun trait, because you can give integrity to villains, too 🙂 Thank you, and good luck!

  7. I would have to add integrity to the list of good qualities. I also have just finished reading Epiphany with Tea and have already downloaded Miss Bingley’ s Christmas. Thank you for the giveaway. Happy Holidays! Off to read some more.

  8. I’m hooked! I really enjoyed the preview of your new story! As for one good quality in a gentleman…honorable…as I think that captures a lot of qualities within it. Thank you for the Christmas story on offer for free. I just finished reading ‘Epiphany at Tea’. Thank you for a chance at the giveaway too! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

    • Hi Carole! You’re very welcome. Merry Christmas to you, too, and thank you for reading Epiphany with Tea 🙂 I agree, honorable is a must!

    • You’re most welcome 🙂 Loyalty is a good one. I’m a big fan of competence, but you’re right, if I had to choose, I’d choose loyalty over competence.

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