January 09, 2013

Giveaway! The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen (Blog Tour)

 The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen
The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen
by Syrie James; AVAILABLE NOW!
I recently posted my review of Syrie James' newest book on Burton Book Review, and it was a fantastic page turner that is recommended for any Austen fan! I found that it was a clever blend of a contemporary story that centered around the charming Austen Regency world and I highly recommend it. Thanks to the publisher, we are offering a paperback copy of the book to a lucky follower of HF-Connection! (USA only).

Syrie James, author of The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen, discusses her favorite authors to read and her favorite things to do when she’s not writing.

Who are some of your favorite authors to read? (Besides Jane Austen, of course!)

I enjoy the work of so many authors, if I gave you all my favorites, it would be a very long list! As you know, my favorite author is Jane Austen, whose novels I’ve read many, many times; every time I read them, I see and learn something new. Just a few of the other classic authors I love are Charlotte Brontë (I have devoured Jane Eyre about 187 times; it's one of my all-time favorite books), J.R.R. Tolkien (need I say more?), Agatha Christie (she is so clever and her books are such fun), Hergé (the Belgian author of The Adventures of Tintin comics, which I grew up on and read time and again both in French and in English), and L.M. Montgomery (I have loved all the Anne of Green Gables books since childhood). A few of the many contemporary authors I enjoy are Diana Gabaldon (Outlander series), Ken Follett (especially Pillars of the Earth), and Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind).

What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not writing?

I love spending time with my husband and family, and hanging out with our friends. We are fortunate that our sons and their wives (and adorable dog) live in the same neighborhood within walking distance of us, which allows us to spend quality time together on a regular basis.

Family and friends time generally involves my favorite activities, which include eating good food, going to the movies or the theater, playing cards and board games, hiking or taking walks, and/or relaxing over conversation in the hot tub. I also enjoy visiting museums, sewing, and (every now and then as a treat) shopping! And every night, I spend a good hour or two before I fall asleep doing my other favorite thing: reading.

Syrie James

© credit William James
Syrie James is the bestselling author of eight critically acclaimed novels, including The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen, The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen, The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë, Dracula My Love, Nocturne, Forbidden, and The Harrison Duet: Songbird and Propositions. Her books have been translated into eighteen foreign languages. In addition to her work as a novelist, she is a screenwriter, a member of the Writers Guild of America, and a life member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. She lives with her family in Los Angeles, California.
Connect with her on her website, Facebook, and Twitter

To enter for the giveaway, please comment with your email address. 
Answer this question: What is your favorite Austen novel, or favorite Austen sequel? Get an extra entry for each social media share if you leave the links! Good Luck!


  1. Favorite is P & P followed closely by Persuasion. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Persuasion is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win.
    kaiminani at gmail dot com

  3. I liked Pride and Prejudice the best but I've only read P&P and Emma. I'm in the midst of reading Persuasion right now as part of a read-along.


  4. I definitely think my favorite Austen novel is Persuasion, hands down! Thanks so much for the giveaway--I am dying to read this novel :).

    marykate (dot) sullivan711 (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. Pride and Prejudice is probably my favorite Austen novel but I haven't read all of them yet. Some favorite sequels that I read last year are Only Mr. Darcy Will Do by Kara Louise, Mr. Darcy's Obsession by Abigail Reynolds, and Bewitched, Body and Soul by P. O. Dixon. I also liked Pride and Pyramids by Amanda Grange and Jacqueline Webb.


    I tweeted about this:

  6. My favorite Jane Austen novel, is P & P. Thanks for this great giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  7. Emma was my favorite. The novel is memorable. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. I'm reading Persuasion as part of a read-a-long and so far I really like it! Enjoyed reading your review!

    lafra86 at gmail dot com

    Shared on Google+ https://plus.google.com/110647754229101683863/posts

  9. My favorite Austen novel is Emma but Pride and Prejudice is a very close second! Thanks for the great giveaway!!:)

  10. I havent read any Austen novels sadly, but i love Syrie and I have planned on reading this book for a while and when i saw this giveaway, I figured I could wait a bit longer to see if Id win. Syrie's Forbidden and Propositions are both awesome so Im sure this one is amazing as well. Thanks

  11. My favorite Austen is Northanger Abbey, because I like Mr. Tilney so much! Would love to read Syrie James' new book!

  12. My favorite Austen is whichever one I happen to be reading at the time. janesteen AT hotmail DOT com.

  13. my favorite Austen read is Persuasion. my favorite jaff reads are P&P. my least favorite in both is Emma - just can't enjoy that girl! lol

    But I know I will enjoy Syrie's new book since I really enjoyed her others. cpnclprashe at yahoo

  14. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite of all her books. As far as the seuels I have read quite a few I really liked so too hard to pick just one. Thanks for the giveaway!


  15. My favorite book by Jane Austen is Persuasion. I look forward to reading Syrie's new book.

    tmrtini at gmail dot com

  16. My favorite is Mansfield Park, although I love them all!

    I also shared on twitter

    booksandbeverages at gmail.com

  17. Pride & Prejudice is my favorite JaneAusten novel!!
    thank you for this giveaway....
    i shared on my FB page....www.facebook.com/cyn209

  18. Pride and Prejudice would have to be my favorite.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


    CalicoCritic at gmail.com

  19. Tweet!



  20. I'm a Persuasion girl all the way -- and Susan Kaye's sequels stole my heart! Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. There were 20 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

    Laura (WINNER!)
    Timestamp: 2013-01-14 21


Got something to say? Share your thoughts!