Sunday, 1 June 2014

Happy June Reading!

Hello everyone! I am really excited about June for four reasons, first I have some great books to read and review. Second, a Lory Lilian giveaway!!! Third, participation in the Stronger than Pride blog tour and finally my birthday is in June!

I do not usually get excited about my birthday but this year I am spending it in Chawton visiting the Jane Austen's House Museum. Plus on the day, Deirdre Le Faye will be there signing copies of her new book Jane Austen's Country Life and historical interpreter John White, will be there as William Knight, an ex-crewman of a slave ship, now turned abolitionist!

Austen variations are fundraising for the museum and they have lots of terrific prizes, so please follow the link to find out more and make a donation for this wonderful cause.

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Time to scream!!! On the 4th June the lovely and talented Lory Lilian is kindly donating one paperback and one ebook copy of her new short story The Perfect Match - A Pride & Prejudice Sequel, I give you permission to stop screaming! (of course if you would like to continue, I will not stop you)

Jakki at Leatherbound Reviews is kindly hosting the Stronger Than Pride blog tour. Please Join me and the other bloggers for another delightful blog tour, with guest posts, reviews, interviews and giveaways. The tour will be stopping by my blog on the 17th June for an excerpt of Stronger Than Pride by Gail McEwen, so stop by and have a read, I hope you enjoy it!

Please click on the picture for a full list of tour stops

I would like to take this time to apologise for not doing reviews on three books promised in May! I have been up against it with Uni assignments and Law exams. Which was partly my own fault, if procrastination instead of dancing made the order of the day, I'd be a true proficient!!

The books I will be reviewing this month.

The Perfect Match - A pride and Prejudice Sequel By Lory Lilian

Chosen (Leaving Bennet Behind vol. 1) By Sarah Johnson

Invited to the ball this month is a non Austen related book - Short Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer

Overdue reviews !!!!

Picture Kindly donated by my friend Roz who was there yesterday!!
A little something that might interest you Chatsworth House is holding a Regency Ball on the 12th July!!! 

Begin your evening with a drinks reception and canap├ęs in the Painted Hall. Followed by a regency themed 5 course dinner served in the elegant surroundings of the Carriage House restaurant with live entertainment, 
The fun begins at 7.30pm at £85.00 a head. 
I am so disappointed as I will only just be getting back from a wedding in Cyprus. Although I'm pretty sure my Mr Darcy will be pleased he narrowly avoided breeches!!! 

I hope you have some great reads lined up for June!!

Happy June reading everyone!!!!

As always I love to hear your comments!


  1. I haven't read your two Austeneque reads for this month, so I will definitely look for your reviews of those. I hope you enjoy the Karen Witemeyer book, I really enjoyed that one. Squeeeee at the giveaway, but bit of the green eyed monster at your birthday treat, I really want to go to Chawton! Hope you have a lovely birthday :)

    1. Thanks Ceri, yes both titles are new and I won Chosen recently. I planned my trip over 6 months ago I figured no one can object if its my birthday, just wish I had more in a year, as I have a few other destinations, Lyme park for one!!!! Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Looking forward to your reviews, Tamara! Especially for the Jeanna Ellsworth and Karen Witemeyer books! Happy reading! What a fabulous way to spend your birthday! And to see some special guests too! How lucky! Have a blast!

  3. Thanks Meredith!! I know I can't believe my luck I am so excited! Yes Jeanna and Karen's books are great, I cannot wait to read more from them, I have had Pride and persistence for a while so I am eager, now that I am on my summer break to get some reading done :)


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