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“I <3 Jane Austen" & GIVEAWAY



“…but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.”
Jane Austen


Confession: I ❤ Jane Austen. (Who’s with me?)

It wasn’t until my early twenties that I discovered (and subsequently fell in love with) our dear Jane.

She introduced me to the magic of the Regency Era — from the manners and civility, and a female author’s electric wit, to the loveliness of England and the quaint homes and manors that dotted the countryside… I guess you could say that I was captured from the word Fitzwilliam. : )

With my love of all things vintage, I fell into researching and writing this era very early in my Christian fiction career. And it was author Sarah Ladd who befriended me several years back, in part because of our mutual love of all things Austen. We began writing for Regency Reflections together. We talked about Jane’s books and brainstormed stories in the setting we love. And in the years since, we’ve enjoyed loving Christian fiction set in this era as well. So it’s my honor now to celebrate the upcoming release of her third novel in the Whispers on the Moors series: A Lady at Willowgrove Hall, with a wonderful promotion from our publisher, Harper Collins Christian Publishing!



FREE eBook PROMOTION — from 8/19 – 10/6:

 Pre-order A Lady at Willowgrove Hall, forward your purchase confirmation email to, and you’ll receive a free eBook download of my current book, The Butterfly and the Violin. It’s as simple (and as AWESOME) as that! ; )



REGENCY GIVEAWAY —I ❤ Mr. Darcy” Austen-inspired Prize Pack!

Also, you can Click HERE to enter our Regency Era giveaway, including:

  • “I ❤ Mr. Darcy” tote
  • DVD of Austenland
  • An audio book each of Sarah’s books, The Heiress of Winterwood and The Headmistress of Rosemere
  • English tea
  • A signed copy of Kristy’s new book, A Sparrow in Terezin, Book #2 in the Hidden Masterpiece series, set for release in April, 2015.


This giveaway runs from 8/19 – 8/29, so stop by and enter each day!

Thanks again for celebrating with us… Sarah and I are so glad you love Jane Austen -and- that you’re excited for new Christian fiction books hitting your store shelves soon.

With Joy,

Kristy Initials

33 thoughts on ““I <3 Jane Austen" & GIVEAWAY

  1. Hello Kristy and Sarah – I’m thrilled to have been chosen the winner and am so happy to share w/my daughter. Thank you so very much for offering us fans a chance to interact w/you and participate in these awesome contests. Sincerely, Jen

  2. Oh…I love all things Austen, too! 🙂 I would love to be in your giveaway. I’ve been a huge Austen fan for years now. Pride and Prejudice is definitely a favorite, but I also love Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion. I am very excited about both of your books and I’m pretty sure I’m about to take advantage of the special deal going on. I’ve heard so many great things about The Butterfly and the Violin, and I love Regency novels as well…so I think it’s definitely a win-win! : ) God bless~Stacey

    1. Hi Stacey ~ A girl after my own heart! ; ) I was watching P&P (2005) just yesterday. And another favorite is Austenland – it’s quirky and fun for Austen fans.

      Enjoy the promotion! I buy all of Sarah’s books anyway, because her gift fro writing is just so beautiful. But it’s always fun to have a free book promotion included, right? Thanks for stopping by! I’m so glad to chat with ya here!

  3. I’m so happy to discover more books in my favorite era, Regency! I’ve read Sarah’s first novel, the second is on my TBR, and I have heard wildly enthusiastic praise about yours from a friend of mine. Can’t wait to read it. Looks like a great giveaway, too!

    1. Hi there, Anne!

      Sarah’s books are beautiful for sure… I have the first two on my shelf, and I’ve already pre-ordered the third. Why wouldn’t I? They are fabulous! And thanks for sharing that your friend has good things to say about “Butterfly”. That makes my little writer’s heart just sing! : )

  4. WOW, what wonderful giveaway and promo opportunities – love them!! My thanks to you, Sarah, and Harper Collins!! Glad for the opportunity to meet you this Sat.!! Shared post!!

  5. What an amazing Giveaway! I also Love Jane Austen. I can’t decide which of her books are my favorite, Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility. They’re all so greatly written and romantic.

    1. Hey Sara ~ I am a pretty classic girl. P&P is my favorite. And I know I’ll open up a huge debate, but… the 2005 P&P movie version is my favorite (though I also love the others, including the BBC. A close second for me.) They are all so witty-romantic. ❤

      1. Hey Kristy! Yes I so agree, I watch the 2005 version at least once a month. It’s so romantic and I can’t help but find Matthew Macfaydyen very handsome. My Granny and I have debates on which is better and she prefers the Colin Firth version. I haven’t watched any of the BBC Versions of P&P but I’ll have too. I enjoy the BBC drama North and South almost as much and P&P too. Such and romantic era.

      2. Sara! We are soul sisters, I do believe! North & South is also a favorite. I think there is a big crowd of Austen fans who have a particular fondness for Richard Armitage as a result. ; )

  6. This is such a fun giveaway. All of my favorite things. Cannot wait to read Sarah’s upcoming novel.

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