Friday, 6 November 2015

Winner - A Jane Austen Christmas by Carlo DeVito

Book cover: A Jane Austen Christmas by Carlo DeVito
Last week I posted a short excerpt from 'A Jane Austen Christmas' by Carlo DeVito. This book takes a look at Christmas as Austen may have celebrated it. The publisher, Cider Mill Press was kind enough to offer a hardcover copy of the book to a US/Canadian reader. Earlier today I got my daughter to choose a winner at random, and the winner is...

Sheila Majczan!

Congratulations, Sheila, I will be in contact. Thank you to everybody that commented, and to Cider Mill Press for sponsoring the giveaway.

If you'd like to read the book it's available to buy:
• Amazon US • Amazon UK •

Book Blurb
Filled with the remarkable wit and insight of one of the world's most cherished authors, A Jane Austen Christmas gives readers insight into Austen's life through little-known stories about how she and her family celebrated the treasured holiday season. Carlo DeVito provides an intimate portrait of Austen's most cherished Christmas memories with her family: from the gift of her first writing desk, to her first love and heartbreak, to her brewing mead and beer in time for the holidays. Along the way readers will spend a holiday in the Austen house, celebrate Jane's birthday, meet the inspiration for more than a dozen characters, attend the Christmastide series of balls, and learn how to make family's favorite recipes and dedicate a novel to the Prince Regent. Remarkably fresh and supremely entertaining, A Jane Austen Christmas brings Austen's world to life as never before.

About the AuthorCarlo DeVito is a longtime publishing executive, who has worked with many of the nation’s major historians. He is also the author of A Mark Twain Christmas and Inventing Scrooge. His work has been reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Hartford Courant. Carlo lives with his family in Ghent, NY at the Hudson-Chatham Winery


  1. Thank you so very much...perfect timing for the upcoming season. I am so looking forward to reading this. Again-thanks.

  2. Yay for Sheila! It's a gorgeous book and I'm enjoying it now. Hope you like it.