Giveaway Winners Announced for The Pursuit of Mary Bennet

The Pursuit of Mary Bennet by Pamela Mingle 2013It’s time to announce the 3 winners of print copies of The Pursuit of Mary Bennet, by Pamela Mingle. The winners drawn at random are:

  • schilds who left a message of November 26, 2013
  • Becky C. who left a comment on December 1, 2013
  • Ann W. who left a comment on November 26, 2013

Congratulations ladies! To claim your prize, please contact me with your full name and address by December 13, 2013 or you will forfeit your prize! Shipment to US addresses only.

Thanks to all who left comments, to author Pamela Mingle for her guest blog, and to her publisher William Morrow for the giveaways.

Cover image courtesy William Morrow © 2013; text Laurel Ann Nattress © 2013, Austenprose.com

The Pursuit of Mary Bennet: A Pride and Prejudice Novel, Virtual Book Launch Party with Author Pamela Mingle & Giveaways

The Pursuit of Mary Bennet: A Pride and Prejudice Novel, by Pamela Mingle (2013 )It is a pleasure to welcome author Pamela Mingle here today at Austenprose. I had the pleasure of reading her new novel The Pursuit of Mary Bennet: A Pride and Prejudice Novel months ago and was very pleased to supply the blurb in praise of this great novel. I felt it is the best continuation of Jane Austen’s character Mary Bennet so far, and I hope you will add it to must read list. Pamela has joined us today to talk about social awkwardness, something that some characters in Pride and Prejudice exhibit. Enter a chance to win a copy of this fabulous new Austenesque novel by leaving a comment. Details are listed below. Good luck to all, and congratulations to Pamela! 

Welcome Pamela!

At the JASNA AGM in Minneapolis, the phrase “socially awkward” was used several times in reference to a character in Pride and Prejudice. Mary Bennet, much on my mind these days, was surely the only person in the book who could justifiably be called socially awkward. She’s the clueless sister who frequently embarrasses her family with her actions as well as her words. Mary’s smug moralizing on the difference between pride and vanity may be why Jane Austen describes her as “pedantic” and “conceited.” And we cringe as Mary lectures Elizabeth about the dangers of a lady sullying her reputation. Continue reading