Friday, November 11, 2016

Secrets in the Snow by Michaela MacColl (with giveaway)

Secrets in the Snow
by Michaela MacColl

Find out more about this book and author:
Twitter @MichaelaMacColl

Just released: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Genre: Historical, Mystery, Jane Austen theme, YA
Hardback: 288 pages
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
Jane lay in bed, listening to the sounds only heard in a rich man's house.

Jane Austen's family is eager to secure her future by marrying her off. But Jane is much more interested in writing her novels, and finds every suitor lacking—until the mysterious Mr. Lefroy arrives. Could he be the one? Before Jane can find out, she must solve a murder, clear her family's name, and face a decision that might cost her true love.

My two-bits:


Loved reading of a young Jane and her antics. Her vibrant and curious being grabbed my attention. Being a writer it makes sense that she would have good sleuthing skills.

The encounters with Mr. Lefroy were the right amount of fun and playful. He seems to be a great match for Jane. If only...

I would love to see more fictional stories like these with Jane as the main character in mini-adventures and dramas that could have fed into her imagination for her writings.

--~ Book Giveaway ~--

WIN my review copy of this book!

Open to all.

Offer ends: November 20, 2016

TO DO: (2-parts)

1. ADD this book to your Want To Read list on Goodreads (here).

2. LEAVE a comment.

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Contest has ended - (winner is here)



* review copy courtesy of publisher

* part of Jane Austen-ish (schedule)


  1. To do list:

    1. Added to my Want to Read shelf on Goodreads.
    2. Working on it right now!

    angmardee (at) hotmail (dot) com

    I love reading tales where Jane Austen turns up as a character herself, too. There aren't that many of them about but the ones I've read have been pretty good so far. Secrets in the Snow sounds as if it's going to be a worthy addition to that group.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Love the idea of Jane solving a mystery, this was already on my goodreads list and my to buy list
    Thanks for the chance to win

    meikleblog (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. I just wanted to pop in to comment on how exceptionally pretty that cover is (I'm a very visual person lol), and the book sounds like lots of fun, too <3

  4. I was captivated that this is a blend of a young Jane Austen story and mystery. Love the idea of her playing detective.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win your review copy.
    Already on my GoodReads shelf :)
    sophiarose1816 at gmail dot com

  5. Added to GR.

    I love Jane Austen related tales.


  6. Added to GR:
    E-mail: bv_byby27 (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Thanks for the chance!!

  7. Added to my TBR list
    I love everything Jane Austen related so I knew I was going to enjoy your event :)
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  8. Oh it looks like a nice one, it was a new to me

  9. Added to GR:
    Email: anubha56 at gmail dot com
    Thank you! this really seems an interesting read

  10. Thanks for having this giveaway open to all.
    My ballot is in, hope I get it!


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