Wednesday 3 April 2024


 Dear Austen Admirers,

Are you ready to dive back into the enchanting world of Jane Austen's beloved characters? Brace yourselves because a new exciting journey awaits as we're on the brink of revealing the cover for "Crossroads", a collection of four new novellas by MJ Stratton. Here we go!

Cover by Caroline Grogan

Isn't it lovely? Now,  please, go on scrolling  down to discover more about this new upcoming Austenesque read many Austen admirers have already added to their TBR list. Last but not least, take your options to win a free copy in the rafflecopter giveaway at the bottom of the post. Good luck!

What Became of Miss Mary King

          Miss Mary King was whisked away to Liverpool by her uncle, thus escaping the clutches of Mr. Wickham. What became of the heiress once removed from the fortune-hunting cad that wished to marry her?

          In Liverpool, she struggles with sadness and regret, battling the memories of what occurred in Meryton and resenting the fortune that made her so gullible a target for the charming rogue that stole her heart.

          This story completes Mary’s saga as she learns to trust and love again.

At First Slight

          What happens when an angry fairy takes offense to Mr. Darcy’s insult of one of his favorite mortals?

          Eros and his bride, Psyche, boasted many names over the eons, but their purpose has always been the same: unite mortals with the potential for love and see them off to their happy endings. Their magic draws them about to the moment possibly lovers are fated to meet. The magic guides them as they aid the couples.

          But what happens when Eros is angered by Mr. Darcy’s cruel words to Elizabeth? He takes matters into his own hands, of course, bumbling and erring the entire way. After acting impulsively, he and his bride must work to correct the course before Elizabeth and Darcy lose their chance at a happy ending forever.

A Change of Outcomes

What would happen if Lydia Bennet, while snooping in her sister’s room, discovered Lizzy’s letter from Darcy before going to Brighton? How would her perception of Mr. Wickham’s attentions change?

          Lydia goes to Brighton with eyes wide open, and instead of falling for Mr. Wickham’s charm, chooses a steadier path. Her friendship with Harriet Forster takes a different turn, and she sees life and marriage in an entirely new way. But Mr. Wickham seems determined to win her good opinion, much to Lydia’s vexation. Will she get her own happy ending, or will she remain the vapid, foolish child she has always been?

About the Author

MJ Stratton is a long-time lover of Jane Austen and her works, having been introduced to Pride and Prejudice by a much-beloved aunt at the age of sixteen. The subsequent discovery of Austenesque fiction sealed her fate. After beta reading and editing for others for nearly a decade, MJ started publishing her own work in 2022. MJ balances being a wife and mother with writing, gardening, sewing, and many other favorite pastimes. She lives with her husband and four children in the small, rural town where she grew up.


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Christina said...

Ooh, I love these blurbs! Definitely gotta throw my name into the hat and put this book in my TBR hoard!

Robin G. said...

Looks great, thanks for the giveaway!