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Join the Jane and the Waterloo Map Blog Tour Starting February 2, 2016

Waterloo cover x 200Long-time readers of Austenprose will remember that I am a big fan of Stephanie Barron’s ‘Being a Jane Austen Mystery’ series. In 2011 we had a Mystery Reading Challenge for the entire eleven book series to date. Since that time another novel was published, Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas, and next week the thirteenth mystery in the series, Jane and the Waterloo Map, will make its debut.

Here is a description of the new book from the publisher:

Jane Austen turns sleuth in this delightful Regency-era mystery

November, 1815. The Battle of Waterloo has come and gone, leaving the British economy in shreds; Henry Austen, high-flying banker, is about to declare bankruptcy—dragging several of his brothers down with him. The crisis destroys Henry’s health, and Jane flies to his London bedside, believing him to be dying. While she’s there, the chaplain to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent invites Jane to tour Carlton House, the Prince’s fabulous London home. The chaplain is a fan of Jane’s books, and during the tour he suggests she dedicate her next novel—Emma—to HRH, whom she despises.

However, before she can speak to HRH, Jane stumbles upon a body—sprawled on the carpet in the Regent’s library. The dying man, Colonel MacFarland, was a cavalry hero and a friend of Wellington’s. He utters a single failing phrase: “Waterloo map” . . . and Jane is on the hunt for a treasure of incalculable value and a killer of considerable cunning.

In celebration of the release of Jane and the Waterloo Map, author Stephanie Barron will be touring the blogosphere from February 2 through February 22, 2016. Twenty popular book bloggers specializing in Austenesque fiction, mystery and Regency history will feature guest blogs, interviews, excerpts and book reviews from this highly anticipated novel in the acclaimed series. A fabulous giveaway contest, including copies of Ms. Barron’s book and other Jane Austen-themed items, will be open to those who join the festivities.

JANE AND WATERLOO - Blog Tour Horizontal


  • February 02                My Jane Austen Book Club (Guest Blog)
  • February 03                Laura’s Reviews (Excerpt)  
  • February 04                A Bookish Way of Life (Review)     
  • February 05                The Calico Critic (Review)  
  • February 06                So Little Time…So Much to Read (Excerpt)                                  
  • February 07                Reflections of a Book Addict (Spotlight)                            
  • February 08                Mimi Matthews Blog (Guest Blog)                          
  • February 09                Jane Austen’s World (Interview)                                         
  • February 10                Just Jane 1813 (Review)                                          
  • February 11                Confessions of a Book Addict (Excerpt)                             
  • February 12                History of the 18th and 19th Centuries (Guest Blog)                       
  • February 13                My Jane Austen Book Club (Interview)                              
  • February 14                Living Read Girl (Review)                           
  • February 14                Austenprose (Review)
  • February 15                Mystery Fanfare (Guest Blog)                                 
  • February 16                Laura’s Reviews (Review)                                       
  • February 17                Jane Austen in Vermont (Excerpt)                                      
  • February 18                From Pemberley to Milton (Interview)                                            
  • February 19                More Agreeably Engaged (Review)
  • February 20                Babblings of a Bookworm (Review)                                    
  • February 21                A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life (Guest Blog)
  • February 22                Diary of an Eccentric (Review) 

Waterloo Map Blog Tour Prizes x 500

A Grand Giveaway Contest

Win One of Three Fabulous Prizes

In celebration of the release of Jane and the Waterloo Map, Stephanie is offering a chance to win one of three prize packages filled with an amazing selection of Jane Austen-inspired gifts and books!

To enter the giveaway contest, simply leave a comment on any or all of the blog stops on the Jane and the Waterloo Map Blog Tour starting February 02, 2016 through 11:59 pm PT, February 29, 2016. Winners will be drawn at random from all of the comments and announced on Stephanie’s website on March 3, 2016. Winners have until March 10, 2016, to claim their prize. Shipment is to US addresses. Good luck to all!

I hope to see you along the tour. It should be a fun event.

Cheers, Laurel Ann

Cover image courtesy of Soho Press © 2016; text Laurel Ann Nattress © 2016,

15 thoughts on “Join the Jane and the Waterloo Map Blog Tour Starting February 2, 2016”

  1. I stumbled upon the Barron Series in my pre-Kindle Days. Library had the collection. Roared through them in two weeks! This looks fabulous!

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  2. I’ve loved this series since I discovered it around the time book three released. Love how she blends mysteries with Jane’s story. Looking forward to this release and the tour looks fabulous.

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  3. This is so exciting..I love this series and was not expecting a new release. My copy is in the mail and can’t wait to read it.


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