December 12, 2013

Gift Idea: A Holiday Proposal

This month marks the 238th birthday of Jane Austen, one of the most beloved literary icons in history. I've never met someone who didn't love Jane's books if they'd read them. That's not to say it doesn't take time to understand her dry wit and catch the subtle winks over our tendencies to make fools of ourselves when it comes to romance. Jane Austen created wonderful stories focused on the pain and bliss of falling into and out of love. I believe she continues to be cherished today because of her sharp eye, clever tongue, and romantic certainty that everyone can find their happily ever after.

With the holidays around the corner, I always recommend a book as a wonderful, personal gift to friends or family members. Despite social and technological advances, we're still human, and we still need adventure and escape. Stories that touch the heart are not obsolete.

This December, consider a Jane Austen-inspired romance with beautiful parks, questionable cousins, fussy sisters and a handsome sea captain. My best selling historical, Josette, is a five star classic Regency tale that will make you or a loved one smile, and hopefully, look around for another great read.

Josette Price sees her future in Beddingfield Park. While her brother, George, needlessly pursues a naval career, she promises to watch over their beloved parents and the park estate. Nothing would make Josette happier than to see her sister and her self settled within the palings of Beddingfield. Then dark, brooding Captain Carter rides into their lives with news that ruins everything: George has been lost at sea.   

Learning the park is entailed to their cousin, Edward, Josette must decide between marrying her fickle relation or helping her besotted sister trap him in her stead. Only Captain Carter and his delightfully spinsterish relatives can stop the Price girls from making a choice that would be the greatest tragedy of all.

Paperback or Kindle? No problem. You can pick up a copy of either format at:
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Find out more about me and my books at, and don't forget to join us next weekend for the Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop where it's your chance to read and win!

Stay balanced,
Danielle Thorne

1 comment:

Jillian said...

A lovely cover! Merry Christmas!