ACCORDING TO JANE (2nd edition) – out now!
In Marilyn Brant’s smart, wildly inventive fiction debut, one modern woman in search of herself receives advice from the ultimate expert in matters of the heart: Jane Austen.
It begins one day in sophomore English class, just as Ellie Barnett’s teacher is assigning Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. From nowhere comes a quiet “tsk” of displeasure. The target: Sam Blaine, the cute bad boy who’s teasing Ellie mercilessly, just as he has since kindergarten. Entirely unbidden, as Jane might say, the author’s ghost takes up residence in Ellie’s mind, and seems determined to stay there.
Over the next two decades, Jane’s wise and witty advice guides Ellie through the frustrations of adolescence and into adulthood, serving as the voice she trusts, usually far more than her own. Years and boyfriends come and go—sometimes a little too quickly, sometimes not nearly fast enough. But Jane’s counsel is constant, and on the subject of Sam, quite insistent. Stay away, Jane demands. He is your Mr. Wickham.
Still, everyone has something to learn about love—perhaps even Jane herself. And lately, the voice in Ellie’s head is being drowned out by another, urging her to look beyond everything she thought she knew and seek out her very own, very unexpected, happy ending…
ACCORDING TO JANE ~ A Novel About Pride, Prejudice & the Pursuit of the Perfect Guy
**Note: This book has adult language and content and is recommended for mature audiences.**
WINNER of the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart Award, the Single Titles Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Aspen Gold Reader’s Choice Award, and the Booksellers’ Best Award
#1 Kindle Bestseller
Named one of the 100 Best Romance Novels of All Time by Buzzle.com
“Brant infuses her sweetly romantic and delightfully clever tale with just the right dash of Austen-esque wit.” ~Chicago Tribune
“Fresh, original, and lots of fun.” ~Barnes & Noble Review
“A charming book.” ~Family Circle
“A warm, witty and charmingly original story.” ~Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author
FRIDAY MORNINGS AT NINE (2nd edition) – out now!
Each Friday morning at the Indigo Moon Café, Jennifer, Bridget and Tamara meet to swap stories about marriage, kids and work. But one day, spurred by recent emails from her college ex, Jennifer poses questions they’ve never discussed before. What if they all married the wrong man? What if they’re living the wrong life? And what would happen if, just once, they gave in to temptation?
Soon each woman is second-guessing the choices she’s made—and the ones she can unmake—as she becomes aware of new opportunities around every corner, from attentive colleagues and sexy neighbors to flirtatious past lovers. And as fantasies blur with real life, these three good friends begin to realize how little they may know about each other, their marriages and themselves… And how much there is to gain—and lose—when you step outside the rules.
Marilyn Brant transports readers across the pond on a whimsical journey of self-awakening amidst the classic architecture and stunning vistas of Europe.
On her thirtieth birthday, Gwendolyn Reese receives an unexpected present from her widowed Aunt Bea: a grand tour of Europe in the company of Bea’s eccentric Sudoku and Mah-jongg Club. To Gwen, the prospect of spending a month abroad with this unconventional elderly crew isn’t entirely appealing. But when the gift she’s been long expecting—an engagement ring from her boyfriend—doesn’t materialize, she decides to go.
At first, Gwen approaches the trip as if it’s the math homework she assigns her students, diligently checking monuments off her must-see list. But surrounded by the bougainvillea and breathtaking scenery of southern Italy, something changes. Gwen begins to live in the moment—skipping down stone staircases in Capri, running her fingers over a glacier in view of the Matterhorn, racing through the Louvre, and taste-testing pastries at a Marseilles café. Reveling in every new experience, especially her attraction to a charismatic British physics professor, Gwen discovers that the ancient wonders around her are nothing compared to the renaissance unfolding within…
A SUMMER IN EUROPE: It’s not where you go. It’s what you take back with you.
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