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Friday, June 14, 2013

Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen by Sally Smith O'Rourke-Blog Tour and $25 Giveaway

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Product Details

  • Title: Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen
  • Author: Sally Smith O'Rourke
  • Paperback: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Victorian Essence Press (November 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1891437038
  • FTC FYI: I received a review e-copy in exchange for an honest review.





Book Description:

Was Mr. Darcy real? Is time travel really possible? For pragmatic Manhattan artist Eliza Knight the answer to both questions is absolutely, Yes! And Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley Farms, Virginia is the reason why!

His tale of love and romance in Regency England leaves Eliza in no doubt that Fitz Darcy is the embodiment of Jane Austen’s legendary hero. And she’s falling in love with him. But can the man who loved the inimitable Jane Austen ever love average, ordinary Eliza Knight?

Eliza’s doubts grow, perhaps out of proportion, when things start to happen in the quiet hamlet of Chawton, England; events that could change everything. Will the beloved author become the wedge that divides Fitz and Eliza or the tie that binds them?

My Review
I liked how this book had time traveling and Jane Austen. What a fun concept about Jane Austen getting her muse for Mr. Darcy {Pride and Prejudice} from a time traveling American from another century. I truly wish that I had read the first book where that actually happened. By the second book, Fitzwilliam Darcy has come back to our time and meets our modern-day heroine Eliza. I can see some staunch and avid fans of Jane Austen and her works scoffing at this storyline, but I loved it! Author Sally Smith O'Rourke has such a captivating writing style. I was drawn completely into this story. I want to read the first book now and then I'll probably read the second book again.

So anyone who truly loves Jane Austen, romance and a pinch of angst, you will enjoy reading Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen.
 
Praise for Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen
O’Rourke creates a world that defies cynicism and demands suspension of disbelief – even in this age of doubt and hyper-realism. Sheer escapism at its best. Clever, charming and affectionate. ~Jocelyn Bury …the reader must tenaciously read on rather than put the book down to satisfy their hunger for the story to resolve, which it does in characteristically Jane Austen fashion. ~Erin Murdock
In Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen, author Sally Smith O’Rourke creates a compelling story that investigates what and who might have inspired Jane Austen. While the story line is certainly far-fetched, it is a truly unique idea, one that captivated this reader until the very last page. ~Meg Massey
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Author Sally Smith O'Rourke S
Sally Smith O’Rourke is a surgical scrub nurse at the City of Hope national cancer research hospital in Duarte, California and resides in the near-by Victorian village of Monrovia. With her late husband, author Michael O’Rourke (aka F.M. O’Rourke) Smith O’Rourke owned and operated a medical advertising company where she used her diverse talents to produce and co-write teaching films and videos. Working not only with major medical and surgical manufacturing companies but also network television. These endeavors ultimately led to a collaboration on two feature films (direct to video) and three published novels. The wife and husband writing team of Sally Smith and Michael O’Rourke, being long-time fans of Jane Austen, wrote The Man Who Loved Jane Austen released by Kensington Books in 2006. Kensington followed that very successful effort with The Maidenstone Lighthouse in 2007 and Christmas at Sea Pines Cottage in 2009, both also collaborative projects by Smith and O’Rourke. Published after her partner and spouse’s untimely death in 2001, the publisher chose not to use the names Michael O’Rourke and Sally Smith (as the manuscripts were presented), releasing all three books under Sally Smith O’Rourke. Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen is Sally Smith O’Rourke’s first solo novel.
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