Happy Friday!! If you’re anything like me this week, you were saying “It’s finally Friday!” when you hit your snooze alarm this morning (I’m not the only person still hitting my snooze alarm these days, am I?) and today I have some news that will make your weekend even better; Karen Cox’s latest release, I Could Write a Book, is free today and tomorrow on Amazon, so head on over to get this alternate era retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma.
I thought it would be helpful to post the reviews from the blog tour in one post so you could see what some of my favorite Austenesque bloggers said about this book:
Meredith from Austenesque Reviews gave this book 5 stars and found this book “Perceptive and compelling, I Could Write a Book is a wonderful and worthy retelling of Jane Austen’s timeless tale. With eloquent style, grace, and insight Karen Cox has proven, once again, she can indeed ‘write a book!’”
Ceri at Babblings of a Bookworm also rated this a five-star read and said,“I loved that the author made this work in a more modernised setting, and I particularly loved Emma herself – I felt that the essence of Austen’s character was captured really well, and that she still had the qualities that made me find her loveable despite her faults. I’ve enjoyed all the books I’ve read by Karen M Cox but now I have a new favourite, and a new favourite modernised version of ‘Emma’ too!”
Anna from Diary of an Eccentric, who also gave this story five stars (are you seeing a pattern here?) wrote, “Cox does a fantastic job modernizing the story, keeping events and challenges true to the times while allowing the original novel to shine through.”
Margie at Margie’s Must Reads, another five-star reviewer, said, “I am a big fan of Karen Cox books and I have to say this book is my favorite so far and I have loved them all! I want to read it again! Karen’s Emma was most delightful and her Mr. Knightley…SWOON“
Anita at My Vices and Weaknesses, who yes, wrote another five-star review, asserted, “For me the story flows so well that I have enjoyed every single scene, every single dialogue and I want to read it again after only a couple of weeks.”
If you’d like to have a virtual visit with Karen Cox and learn more about her process for writing this story, visit my post from the blog tour.
If you decide to pick up a free copy of this book, would you be kind enough to leave a review on Amazon? Reviews help authors so much and I can think of no better win-win than when you write a review for a book to support an author that you love!
Here’s the book description for I Could Write a Book:
“Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever and rich…”
Thus began Jane Austen’s classic, a light and lively tale set in an English village two hundred years ago. Yet every era has its share of Emmas: young women trying to find themselves in their own corners of the world.
I Could Write a Book is the story of a self-proclaimed modern woman: Emma Katherine Woodhouse, a 1970s co-ed whose life is pleasant, ordered and predictable, if a bit confining.
Her friend George Knightley is a man of the world who has come home to fulfill his destiny: run his father’s thriving law practice and oversee the sprawling Donwell Farms, his family legacy in Central Kentucky horse country.
Since childhood, George’s and Emma’s lives have meshed and separated time and again. But now they’re adults with grown-up challenges and obligations. As Emma orchestrates life in quaint Highbury, George becomes less amused with her antics and struggles with a growing attraction to the young woman she’s become.
Rich with humor, poignancy and the camaraderie of life in a small, Southern town, I Could Write a Book is a coming of age romance with side helpings of self-discovery, friendship, and finding true love in the most unlikely places.
MEET KAREN M COX
Karen M Cox is an award-winning author of novels accented with romance and history, including 1932 and its companion ebook novella The Journey Home, and the novels Find Wonder in All Things and Undeceived. She also contributed a short story, “Northanger Revisited 2015”, to the anthology, Sun-Kissed: Effusions of Summer, and a story titled, “I, Darcy” to The Darcy Monologues.
Karen was born in Everett WA, which was the result of coming into the world as the daughter of a United States Air Force Officer. She had a nomadic childhood, with stints in North Dakota, Tennessee, and New York State before finally settling in her family’s home state of Kentucky at the age of eleven. She lives in a quiet little town with her husband, where she works as a pediatric speech pathologist, encourages her children, and spoils her granddaughter.
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