Wednesday 27 November 2019

The Watsons by Rose Servitova - Blog Tour - Spotlight

Blog Tour - The Watsons, completed by Rose Servitova

Recently there's been a lot of interest in Sanditon, Austen's unfinished work that she had to abandon writing when she became unwell with the illness that led to her death. However, she had another unfinished work that she abandoned years previously, The Watsons. This story started out by looking at a family, of which a few sisters are left unmarried. The youngest daughter of the family, Miss Emma Watson has been living with a rich aunt, but returns to her family home when the aunt marries. It is generally thought that the story of a family of unmarried ladies who would be reliant on the charity of their brothers when their father died was too close to Austen's own circumstances for her to want to write about. However, the beginning of the story is very interesting (you can read a post I wrote about it previously, here) and author Rose Servitova has taken up the tale to write a completion, and the blog tour for this book drops by today! Let's take a look at the blurb...

Book cover - The Watsons, completed by Rose Servitova
Book Description

Can she honour her family and stay true to herself?

Emma Watson returns to her family home after fourteen years with her wealthy and indulgent aunt. Now more refined than her siblings, Emma is shocked by her sisters’ flagrant and desperate attempts to ensnare a husband. To the surprise of the neighbourhood, Emma immediately attracts the attention of eligible suitors – notably the socially awkward Lord Osborne, heir to Osborne Castle – who could provide her with a home and high status if she is left with neither after her father’s death. Soon Emma finds herself navigating a world of unfamiliar social mores, making missteps that could affect the rest of her life. How can she make amends for the wrongs she is seen to have committed without betraying her own sense of what is right?

Jane Austen commenced writing The Watsons over two hundred years ago, putting it aside unfinished, never to return and complete it. Now, Rose Servitova, author of acclaimed humour title, The Longbourn Letters: The Correspondence between Mr Collins and Mr Bennet has finished Austen’s manuscript in a manner true to Austen’s style and wit.

Early Praise for The Watsons

“A gift for Austen fans everywhere – full of wit, informed imagination and palpable affection for Austen’s characters.” — Natalie Jenner, author of The Jane Austen Society

“Very satisfying, sometimes moving and often laugh-out-loud hilarious.” — Jane Austen Regency World Magazine

Author Rose Servitova
Author Bio

Irish author Rose Servitova is an award-winning humor writer, event manager, and job coach for people with special needs. Her debut novel, The Longbourn Letters – The Correspondence between Mr. Collins & Mr. Bennet, described as a ‘literary triumph’, has received international acclaim since its publication in 2017. Rose enjoys talking at literary events, drinking tea and walking on Irish country roads. She lives in County Limerick with her husband, two young children and three indifferent cats. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads.

Book cover - The Watsons, completed by Rose Servitova
Buy Links

The Watsons, completed by Rose Servitova, is available to buy now in both ebook and paperback - Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Goodreads

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Have you read The Watsons, or any of the handful of stories based on it? If so what are your thoughts? Is there anything that particularly captures your fancy about this one?  Let me know in the comments!

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The Watsons Blog Tour Schedule

Please check out the other stops on the blog tour!

Blog Tour - The Watsons, completed by Rose Servitova
November 18          My Jane Austen Book Club (Interview)
November 18          Austenprose—A Jane Austen Blog (Review)
November 19          The Lit Bitch (Excerpt)
November 20          Austenesque Reviews (Review)
November 20          vvb32 Reads (Review)     
November 21          All Things Austen (Review)       
November 22          My Love for Jane Austen (Spotlight)
November 25          From Pemberley to Milton (Excerpt)
November 25          Diary of an Eccentric (Interview)
November 26          So Little Time… (Excerpt)
November 27          Impressions in Ink (Review)
November 27          Babblings of a Bookworm (Spotlight)
November 28          More Agreeably Engaged (Review)
November 29          My Vices and Weaknesses (Excerpt)
November 29          The Fiction Addiction (Review)

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  1. I can't imagine that it is Emma who makes the missteps, but we shall see.

    1. Hi Vesper. I thought from the fragment that she was the most genteel of her family and that she would be careful because their situation is not exactly looking rosy, so we will see where the missteps are!

  2. I was ever so glad to see Rose Servitova had picked up The Watsons to give it her ending. It will be fun to see where she takes it.

    1. Yes, I'm interested to know where this book goes too!

  3. Interesting story. Want to know what happens to her and if she has a HEA.

    1. I hope for a happy ending too, Buturot, I am a sucker for them :)


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