Monday, 19 September 2016

Family Portraits by Pamela Lynne - Excerpt and Giveaway

Book cover: Family Portraits by Pamela Lynne
Today I have the pleasure of bringing you a post from Pamela Lynne, an excerpt from her new book, 'Family Portraits', which is a sequel to P&P variation 'Dearest Friends'. I was lucky enough to have Pamela visit the blog when 'Dearest Friends' came out too. It's one of my top 5 most popular posts, and you can read it here. 'Family Portraits' focuses more on Mary Bennet, who many of us are partial to seeing a bit more of. Pamela is also kindly offering to give away an e-book of 'Family Portraits' to a commenter on this post. Read on for an excerpt!

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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Winner - The Last Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Jack Caldwell

Book cover: The Last Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel
Hello everybody! I have been missing in action a bit lately so you may have worried that something bad had happened but luckily that is not the case, it was just a combination of the kids being back in school, my mum being on holiday, a job interview, a small medical procedure and various other domestic reasons. But I am back now, and ready to announce the winner of an ebook of Jack Caldwell's 'The Last Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel'. It's been a while since I posted my review, but you can see it here. I would really recommend this exciting story, and indeed, I'd recommend reading 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' too.

The winner, chosen at random is...

Carole in Canada

Congratulations, Carole. I will be in touch. I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I did. Many thanks to all of you who read the post and commented, and of course, huge thanks to Jack Caldwell for being so kind as to offer a giveaway. Again, I am so sorry for the delay in posting the winner.

If you missed out this time, you can buy the book or read it through Kindle Unlimited here: - Amazon UK - Amazon US

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Particular Intentions by L L Diamond - Vignette

Book cover: Particular Intentions by L L Diamond
I am very pleased to be able to bring you a vignette written by L L Diamond. This is an expansion on an outtake from her new 'Pride & Prejudice' variation 'Particular Intentions'.  Here's the blurb of the book:

Who is this Mr. Darcy and what are his intentions? 

Like much of Meryton, the Bennets of Longbourn anticipate the arrival of Mr. Bingley and his friends to Netherfield, yet an unexpected visitor is not a part of Mr. Bingley's or Mr. Darcy's plans. While the two gentlemen attempt to control their uninvited guest, Elizabeth Bennet arrives to tend to her ill sister. An overheard conversation, the intriguing behaviour of Mr. Darcy, and Miss Bingley's cloying manner all fascinate her, but manage to throw her emotions into turmoil as well. 

As Elizabeth becomes better acquainted with Mr. Darcy, his world unfolds and, if possible, it is more complicated than the man himself! Mysterious strangers and seducers lurk in the shadows--enough to threaten anyone's equanimity. Elizabeth's courage will be tested as she not only struggles to discover her own heart, but also why danger seems to surround Mr. Darcy.

Hmm, sounds intriguing! I wonder who the visitor could be? This one is certainly on my TBR.

I am going to hand over to L L Diamond for her to share a vignette with us relating to Mr Bennet and Lydia

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Thursday, 1 September 2016

Planned Reading for September 2016

How? How can it be true? It's September already? Who stole August?! I was super busy in August and I didn't read much at all. I am so far behind on my reading! If I read about 14 books this month I can catch up, so that isn't going to happen anytime soon! Despite my lack of reading, August was actually a pretty good month for me in other respects; we were decorating the children's bedrooms. I hate the stress and upheaval of decorating, but they are both really happy with the result, which was the object of the exercise. They are back in school next week so maybe life will come back on kilter and I will get a chance to catch up a little.

I love September, it's probably my favourite month of the year, as the weather in the UK is usually pretty lovely, the leaves on the trees begin to change colour and it's my birthday, which always makes you like a month. I am not expecting any booky goodness for my birthday though, as due to my struggles for reading time I have a booky goodness surplus to work through :)

So, rather than tell you what I plan to catch up on reading, instead I will tell you about some of the lovely visitors I have planned in for September, all of whom have new books out!

Book cover: Particular Intentions by L L Diamond
L L Diamond is celebrating the release of 'Particular Intentions'. This is a 'Pride & Prejudice' variation which has an unexpected visitor come to Netherfield early on. I have a wonderful vignette to share with you featuring Mr Bennet taking his youngest daughter in hand.

Book covers: Dearest Friends and Family Portraits by Pamela Lynne
I also have Pamela Lynne dropping by with an excerpt of her new book, 'Family Portraits'. This is a sequel to one of Pamela's previous books, 'Dearest Friends', which is a 'Pride & Prejudice' variation.

Author Regina Jeffers
Late on in the month, I have Regina Jeffers dropping by with news of her new book 'Mr Darcy's Present'. I don't know much about this book yet, but I think it may have a Christmas theme.

And this is not all I hope to bring you! It would be lovely if you could drop in to enjoy these posts from my visitors. I hope you have a wonderful September, and enjoy some good reading this month :)

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Second Impressions by Amy George - Blog Tour, Author Interview and Giveaway

Blog Tour: Second Impressions by Amy George
The blog tour for Amy George’s ‘Second Impressions’ stops by today. Amy George is a new author so I don’t know much about her – luckily for me, my stop on the blog tour is the author interview, so I get to be nosy and ask some questions!

Friday, 26 August 2016

The Last Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Jack Caldwell - Review and Giveaway

Book cover: The Last Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Jack Caldwell
Today I have the pleasure of sharing my thoughts with you on Jack Caldwell's latest book, 'The Last Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel'. Not only that, but Mr Caldwell is very kindly offering an e-book giveaway to a commenter on this post. Read on for more details!

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Winner - Mr Darcy's Pride and Joy by Monica Fairview

Book cover: Mr Darcy's Pride & Joy by Monica Fairview
I am sorry to be late with this post, it's been a very busy week. Recently I was joined by Monica Fairview for a wonderful guest post from the third novel in the 'Darcy Novels' series. Monica was kindly offering an ebook giveaway of the winner's choice of novel from the series. The winner, chosen at random is...

Friday, 12 August 2016

Lady Susan Book and Love and Friendship Film - My Review

Book cover: Lady Susan by Jane Austen
Lady Susan

I was unaware for years of this early work of Jane Austen’s, only hearing of its existence a few years ago. I was prompted to read it by a recent film adaptation, ‘Love and Friendship’. I always like to read the book before watching the film if possible so that I know the real story.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Mr Darcy's Pride and Joy by Monica Fairview - Guest Post, Excerpt and Giveaway

Blog Tour - The Darcy Novels - Mr Darcy's Pride and Joy by Monica Fairview
I am happy to be welcoming Monica Fairview to Babblings of a Bookworm today. Monica has written numerous Austen-inspired books (here they are on Goodreads), and her latest book is the third book in 'The Darcy Novels' series. I read and reviewed the first two books when they came out. The story began in Book 1, 'Mr Darcy's Pledge', continued in Book 2, 'Mr Darcy's Challenge' and I believe will conclude with this book, 'Mr Darcy's Pride and Joy'.

Monica has brought us a guest post and excerpt from 'Mr Darcy's Pride and Joy' to enjoy today, and she's also offering to give away an e-book copy of the book to a commenter here (or a copy of another of the books in the series, in case you need to catch up). Read on for more details!

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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Winners - Jane Austen Speaks and Northern Rain

Book cover: Jane Austen Speaks by Maria Emilia de Medeiros
I have a winners' post to share with you today. I recently had author Maria Emilia de Medeiros joining me with a guest post and excerpt of her book, 'Jane Austen Speaks About her Life, the Modern World, & Heavenly Pursuits', which considers what Austen may have thought of various aspects of modern life. Maria Emilia was kindly giving away an e-book copy of the book to a commenter here. The winner, chosen at random, is...


Congratulations to you. I will be in touch. Thank you to everybody who commented and of course, to Maria Emilia de Medeiros for the guest post and giveaway. You can buy the book in both paperback and e-book formats - Amazon UK - Amazon US

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Book cover: Northern Rain by Nicole Clarkston
In addition, the 'North & South' variation, 'Northern Rain' had a blog tour that recently stopped by. There were quite a few prizes up for grabs. I believe Janet, the blog tour organiser has been in touch with the winners but just in case, the winners are below. Thank you all for participating in the tour, and thanks of course to Janet and author Nicole Clarkston for holding the blog tour. Again, this book is available to buy now, in both paperback and e-book (Amazon UK - Amazon US).

Northern Rain Paperbacks:

Sophia Rose:
Eva Edmonds:

Northern Rain eBooks:

Anji Doyle

Audio Books - Rumours & Recklessness:

Tita Wyatt

Audio Books - No Such Thing as Luck:

Katrin Sch├Ądl
Vesper Meikle