Last spring I read a JAFF story named “Ardently” that seemed to come from thin air… No blog posts announcing its imminent arrival… No cover reveals or blog tours introducing the story or its author. Actually, when I went online to search for the author, I couldn’t find a thing… Not a website, not a blog review, or a single thread to lead me to her… But then I found her author page on Amazon and since that very same week, I’ve had the good fortune to become acquainted with Caitlin Williams.
She actually did me the great honor of writing a follow-up vignette to “Ardently,” which is titled “Even More Ardently,” for “The Twelve Days of Jane” Just Jane 1813 holiday blog event. Her vignette post went on to become one of my most-viewed blog posts and has wonderful ratings on Goodreads. She also included it as an add-on to “Ardently”when it was released as a paperback, which until this day has a 4.7-star rating on Amazon after 108 reviews. Pretty amazing, right?
Today, I am so excited to bring my readers the news that Caitlin’s new book, “The Coming Of Age Of Elizabeth Bennet,” will be released in early June and that not only is Just Jane 1813 revealing the cover to her new book on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, we are also collaborating with twelve other Austenesque bloggers to bring JAFF readers a sensational blog tour filled with book reviews, an interview with Caitlin, guest posts, excerpts and giveaways beginning on June 13, 2016.
I happened to get my first glimpse of her new book cover on my way to NYC to see the movie “Love and Friendship,” which seemed so fitting on that Austen-inspired day. When you see the cover next week, I think you’ll understand why I absolutely love it. I just adore Regency era art pieces and this one connects another memorable and unique image from this period with what I believe will become another well-loved JAFF story by Mrs. Williams. When I finished this book this past weekend, I fell even more in love with its cover image! I can’t wait to read your reactions to it on June 1st.
Throughout “The Coming Of Age Of Elizabeth Bennet,” Caitlin takes her readers in a whole new direction with her coming-of-age story, which is told in four volumes, and even though I couldn’t read it all in one sitting, I did complete it in one weekend…. And what a journey it is!
It’s a story that delves deeply into Elizabeth’s early years as she matures into a young lady under the unanticipated pressures and expectations of numerous people. Is one of them Mr. Darcy? Well, I can’t tell you everything yet, but what would a “Pride and Prejudice” story be without our favorite gentleman from Derbyshire?
And now that you’ve seen a peek of this cover, can you do us a favor and leave us a comment on this post and maybe even share it on your social media? Please tell us what you think of this little sneak peek. Are you already a fan of Caitlin’s writing since the publication of “Ardently,” which I reviewed last year, and which earned her a 2015 Just Jane 1813 Reviewer’s Favorite New JAFF Author Award? Have you been wondering if and when Caitlin would release a new book? Readers, the wait is almost over. One week until the cover reveal, and then its publication. Before you know it, her blog tour will be launched. What thrilling plans we have in store for you! Are you interested in reading this story and following the blog tour? I certainly hope so!
I want to thank Jesse Kaye for her splendid banner design and the Regency era curtains and photo frame in this post’s image are courtesy of EK Duncan, My Fanciful Muse.
I can’t wait to see you here on June 1st for the full cover real of “The Coming Of Age Of Elizabeth Bennet!”