Thursday, October 18, 2012

Jane Austen Giveaway Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Jane Austen Giveaway Hop!

There will be a different book given away at each of the stops. At the bottom of this post are all the sites participating in the book hop. Make sure to visit (and follow) everyone and enter their giveaways! :-)

So, on to my part in the hop!

I'm giving away a Kindle copy of one of Stephanie Barron's wonderful Jane Austen Mysteries (winner's choice). Simply leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you...and if you choose to follow my blog I'll enter you in my giveaway twice. Good luck and have fun!!!


1. Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor (1996)
Visiting the estate of her friend Isobel, the newly married Countess of Scargrave, Jane Austen is drawn into a mystery when Isobel's husband dies suspiciously and the bereaved young bride is implicated in the murder.

2. Jane and the Man of the Cloth (1997)
Taking refuge at dismal High Down Grange Manor after a carriage accident, Jane Austen and her family meet the forbidding Geoffrey Sidmouth and his mysterious companion, who are somehow tied to a strange murder by the sea.

3. Jane and the Wandering Eye (1998)
English novelist Jane Austen is hired by the roguish nobleman, Lord Harold Trowbridge, to shadow his niece, Lady Desdemona, during Christmastime in Bath.

4. Jane and the Genius of the Place (1999)
A flamboyant French beauty, known for her brazen behavior, is found gruesomely strangled in a shabby chaise at the Canterbury Races. As rumors spread like wildfire that Napoleon's fleet is bound for Kent, Jane suspects that the murder was an act of war rather than a crime of passion. Suddenly the peaceful fields of Kent are a very dangerous place... and Jane's thirst for justice may exact the steepest price of all - her life.

5. Jane and the Stillroom Maid (2000)
Jane's cousin, Mr. Edward Cooper, rector of Hamstall Ridware, Staffordshire, takes her, her mother, and sister to the town of Bakewell in Derbyshire. The bucolic English countryside and bubbling streams seem to be a perfect fit for them - until Jane finds a body in the hills. The victim has been shot in the head and mutilated and, although dressed as a man, is actually a beautiful stillroom maid, Tess Arnold.

6. Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House (2001)
Jane's brother Frank, an officer who served under Nelson at Trafalgar, can't believe that his friend Tom Seagrave, commanding officer of the Stella Maris, killed the captain of the French frigate Manon moments after he'd surrendered his ship to Seagrave, despite the testimony of a junior officer. Ministering to the French prisoners of war housed at Wool House, Jane soon discovers another witness to the incident, a dashing and romantic surgeon whose account might save Seagrave from the gallows.

7. Jane and the Ghosts of Netley (2003)
England is fighting France, and Lord Harold Trowbridge has set Jane to spy on a new neighbor, Sophia Challoner, whom he suspects of spying for Napoleon. Due to a fortuitous riding accident, Jane befriends the woman and her companion, a mysterious young American. Suddenly, a covert and violent war erupts in the quiet seaside community when a ship of the line is torched and the shipwright, killed.

8. Jane and His Lordship's Legacy (2005)
Jane and her mother have just arrived at their new residence, Chawton Cottage, when Jane is greeted with two surprises: Lord Harold has willed her a box containing his personal correspondence, and the body of one Shafto French is lying in Chawton's cellar. Both discoveries bring trouble to Jane's door, not the least of which is resentment from Lord Harold's family, who object to Jane being given the papers. Jane can't help but be curious about the papers and the murder, leading her to read the former and attempt to solve the latter.

9. Jane and the Barque of Frailty (2006)
Jane is at the London theater during a visit to her brother Henry when she glimpses a Russian princess gazing intently at the box of prominent politician Lord Castlereagh. That night, the princess is found dead outside Castlereagh's home. Unconvinced by the appearance of suicide, Jane begins inquiries that eventually encompass high society and their servants, politicians of every stripe and even courtesans.

10. Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron (2010)
The restorative power of the ocean brings Jane Austen and her beloved brother Henry, to Brighton after Henry’s wife is lost to a long illness. But the crowded, glittering resort is far from peaceful, especially when the lifeless body of a beautiful young society miss is discovered in the bedchamber of none other than George Gordon—otherwise known as Lord Byron. As a poet and a seducer of women, Byron has carved out a shocking reputation for himself—but no one would ever accuse him of being capable of murder. Now it falls to Jane to pursue this puzzling investigation and discover just how “mad, bad, and dangerous to know” Byron truly is.


  1. Awesome idea for a giveaway hop!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Excited about this giveaway! Thanks for making it happen!!

  3. Very cool - I haven't read these yet!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  4. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks!

    bookaholicholly at gmail . com

  5. I'd love to win one of these!


  6. i would love to win. And I follow your blog.. ramblings of a part time druid.

  7. Thanks for a chance, I would love to win one of the books.
    shuttermom77 at gmail dot com

  8. Your cats is adorable
    Thanks for the giveaway
    Love Ms Barrons books
    Stephanie lacarrico((AT))yahooDOTcom

  9. What a great idea for the prize! Jane does seem like the inquisitive type.

    +1 extra. I am a new GFC follower!


  10. Thank you for the giveaway!
    I am a GFC follower as mel brock
    misstrangelove {at} gmail {dot} com

  11. The cat picture on your blog is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway.

    m.r.buttarsbooks at gmail dot com

  12. I haven't read any of these yet, they sound really interesting! Is this the kind of series that should be read in order or is each book on its own?

    Thanks for having the giveaway :)

    I'm following you by email - dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

  13. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    frequentreader19 at gmail dot com

  14. I'm a new gfc follwer.

    ke7yca at gmail. com

  15. Hopping in to thank you for the giveawy!
    cherringtonmb at sbcglobal dot net

  16. Thank you

    fotw_1999 at yahoo dot com

  17. I followed you on GFC : Barbara Ryan

    and email fotw_1999 at yahoo dot com

  18. I've only read "Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron". it was alot of fun. I'd love to read others. Great giveaway.
    schafsue at gmail dot com

  19. I LOVE Jane Austen and am so excited about this giveaway! :) Thank you so much for participating!

    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

    I'm following via GFC (mariehahn13)

  20. Thanks for the giveaway! I haven't read any of these, but they look fabulous!
    tressa dot sherman at hotmail dot com

  21. I haven't read any of these books but I do love mysteries. My email is melraileyATgmailDOTcom. Thanks.

    GFC: Melissa

  22. i'd love to win- thanks!

    annae07 at aol dot com


  23. Thanks for the giveaway..
    email: Asgwilli at gmail dot com

  24. Thanks for the giveaway!



  25. fun hop, awesome giveaway!!
    thank you!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

  26. I am following through GFC and Twitter
    @dealsharingaunt vicky brinius

  27. Thanks for the great giveaway

    suefitz (at) yahoo (dot) com

  28. I love Stephanie Barron's books! Thanks for the giveaway!


    GFC Danielle

  29. Great giveaway! I haven't read any of these yet, either. sestasik(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks!

  30. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC: Runaway Bridal Planner

  31. Thanks for this giveaway! My email is

    1. Oh, and I'm a follower! Forgot to mention that! :)

  32. I've never read any of these before but I've heard great things!

    monicaperry00 at gmail dot com

  33. I have never heard of these series before, but it sounds wonderful! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    GFC: Darlene
    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  34. I've never heard of these, but I like the sound of them!
    I'm following via GFC as Jemima Puddleduck.
    ispitonjunkmail at gmail dot com

  35. GFC: Misha

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! I've love to read these. :)

  36. i'm a TOTAL Stephanie Barron fan !
    fantastic choice for this giveaway - TY :) !!
    faithhopecherrytea at[gmail.]com

  37. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  38. Thank you for the chance and giveaway! :)

    Follow via GFC: Kenia

    linda_flor019 [at] hotmail [dot] com

  39. How fun!! Please enter me in the contest.

  40. Thanks for giving us this great opportunity!

    I'm following on GFC : Krista Grandstaff