Friday, November 20, 2009

Lady Vernon and Daughter by Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway

*** Giveaway ***

Lady Vernon and Daughter
by Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway

Open to all.
Offer ends: November 23, 2009
Watch the book trailer and comment about it below with your email.

Description from the amazon:
Jane Austen's novella Lady Susan was written during the same period as another novella called Elinor and Marianne–which was later revised and expanded to become Sense and Sensibility. Unfortunately for readers, Lady Susan did not enjoy the same treatment by its author and was left abandoned and forgotten by all but the most diligent Austen scholars. Until now.

In Lady Vernon and Her Daughter, Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway have taken Austen's original novella and transformed it into a vivid and richly developed novel of love lost and found–and the complex relationships between women, men, and money in Regency England.

Lady Vernon and her daughter, Frederica, are left penniless and without a home after the death of Sir Frederick Vernon, Susan's husband. Frederick' s brother and heir, Charles Vernon, like so many others of his time, has forgotten his promises to look after the women, and despite their fervent hopes to the contrary, does nothing to financially support Lady Vernon and Frederica.

When the ladies, left without another option, bravely arrive at Charles's home to confront him about his treatment of his family, they are faced with Charles's indifference, his wife Catherine's distrustful animosity, and a flood of rumors that threaten to undo them all. Will Lady Vernon and Frederica find love and happiness–and financial security– or will their hopes be dashed with their lost fortune?

With wit and warmth reminiscent of Austen's greatest works, Lady Vernon and Her Daughter brings to vivid life a time and place where a woman's security is at the mercy of an entail, where love is hindered by misunderstanding, where marriage can never be entirely isolated from money, yet where romance somehow carries the day.





*Prize: courtesy of Stephanie's Written Word
and special thanks to Crown Publishing for providing:
Lady Vernon and Her Daughter:
A Novel of Jane Austen's Lady Susan
by Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway

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10 comments:

  1. I won this book as a giveaway last month. Still haven't read it yet -- but want to after I finish my 1200+ page Count of Monte Cristo (I stop and read other books now and then)
    Loved the trailer filled with gossipers. "Monstrous Pretty" -- what a great compliment! ~~ Lady Anne

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  2. Lady Anne, you are too lucky! And la! You haven't finished your chunkster Monte Cristo yet???!

    Lady Vee, this is definitely a book to be read!

    Lady Godiva

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  3. Would like to enter the giveaway--

    I watched the trailer; There was more lace than I would have expected, but well done. I found it interesting that Caitlen was in the cast. I need to investigate and figure out which actress she was!

    Thanks for the chance to enter!

    Laura Hartness
    CalicoCritic at gmail dot com

    http://CalicoCritic.blogspot.com

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  4. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Oh, to go back in time!! As beautifully acted as this was, I couldn't take my eyes off the jewelry LOL (I'm a nut for antique jewelry) ... :D

    Sigh - I was so born in the wrong century

    Thanks for the fun giveaway !!!

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  5. The brisk swaying of all feathers above the heads of those who gossip was metaphorically brilliant! Thanks for this giveaway opportunity!

    mabelilly28 at yahoo dot com

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  6. I would like to enter to the giveaway, this books sounds great!

    milkavainamo@lyseo.edu.ouka.fi

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  7. Oh, I've been wanting to read this!
    akaleistar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. This one sounds fantastic - please enter me!

    celialarsen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. This looks quite interesting and sounds like it would be a good read.

    epolishak@gmail.com

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  10. Oh... I missed a lot of gossip... and maybe winning a book.
    ...but luckily I've read all about Lady Susan's "real" story
    *making a note about this book, in my little ballbook*
    ;o)

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