Sunday, July 19, 2020

Blog Tour and Giveaway: A Very Austen Romance

About the Book

Title: A Very Austen Romance
Authors: Robin Helm, Laura Hile, Wendi Sotis, Barbara Cornthwaite, Chautona Havig, Mandy H. Cook
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: June, 2020

A Very Austen Romance features a delightful medley of novellas, each set in Jane Austen’s Regency world. Your friends from Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility, enjoy new adventures in this lovely collection of stories by Robin Helm, Laura Hile, Wendi Sotis, Barbara Cornthwaite, Mandy Cook, and Chautona Havig.

Be treated to prequels, spin-offs, and sequels of Austen’s novels, along with original and supporting characters in starring roles. If historical romance is your preference, you’ll love these well-crafted stories written by beloved authors in the genre.

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About the Authors

Robin Helm’s books reflect her love of music, as well as her fascination with the paranormal and science fiction.
Previously published works include The Guardian Trilogy: Guardian, SoulFire, and Legacy; the Yours by Design series: Accidentally Yours, Sincerely Yours, and Forever Yours; Understanding Elizabeth;  More to Love; and Lawfully Innocent. Ms. Helm also contributed stories to A Very Austen Christmas and A Very Austen Valentine.
She plans to publish Maestro in 2020.
Her life in (usually) sunny, small town South Carolina is busy, but affords time for writing, reading, teaching piano, and playing games on her phone. (Would you believe she’s an elder in a war game?)

Readers are loving Laura Hile’s joyous Regency novels. Her signature style—with intertwined plots, cliffhangers, laugh-out-loud humor, and romance—keeps them coming back for more.
The comedy Laura comes by as a teacher. There’s never a dull moment with teen students!
Laura lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and a collection of antique clocks.
Her fiction is for everyone, even teens.

Wendi Sotis lives on Long Island, NY, with her husband and triplets. While searching for Pride and Prejudice from Darcy’s point of view, she became thoroughly enamored with Jane Austen Fan Fiction or JAFF. In early 2010, she dreamed of an idea for a story and hasn’t stopped writing since: Promises, Dreams and Expectations; All Hallows Eve; The Keys for Love; Safekeeping (with just a dash of Austen); The Gypsy Blessing; Foundation of Love (The Gypsy Blessing 2); and A Lesson Hard Learned.
The Marriage Pact, and some of Wendi’s works-in-progress, have branched away from JAFF to Regency Romance (the Loving an Aldridge Series) and Contemporary Romantic Mysteries (the Implicated series). Wendi will also continue bringing Darcy and Elizabeth together again and again in an unusual manner.

Barbara Cornthwaite lives in the middle of Ireland with her husband and children. She taught college English before “retiring” to do something she loves far more; her days are now filled with homeschooling her six children, trying to keep the house tidy (a losing battle), and trying to stay warm in the damp Irish climate (also a losing battle). She is surrounded by medieval castles, picturesque flocks of sheep, and ancient stone monuments. These things are unappreciated by her children, who are more impressed by traffic jams, skyscrapers, and hot weather.

Mandy Cook was an RN for over ten years, half of which she served in the Navy, living in far-flung places, enjoying experiencing the world while following her calling. Just before she and her handsome Marine were both deployed to different places, they married. They now have three children, ages five and younger.
She previously published The Gifted, using her nursing experience to lend accuracy to her story about an ER nurse who is handed a gift that changes her life forever. Adversity, and a long history of secrets, constantly battle against her natural instinct for truth and justice, but will the truth be worth the dare?
Mandy also contributed a story to A Very Austen Valentine: Austen Anthologies, Book 1.

Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her on the web and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.

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To celebrate their tour, the A Very Austen authors are giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

My Review

A Very Austen Romance is a collection of Austen Anthologies. This collection includes the following stories:
The King of Hearts by Robin Helm
You’ve Got to Kiss the Girl by Laura Hile
A Step Too Far by Wendi Sotis
John Knightley Wins a Wife by Barbara Cornthwaite
Charming Miss Dashwood by Chautona Havig
In the Looking Glass by Mandy H Cook

It was great being introduced to some new to me authors. I will be looking forward to reading more of their work and hope there will be a full-length novel by them in the near future. This book was such a delight to read and it was over five hundred and sixty pages full of entertainment. If I had to pick a favorite of the six stories from the collection, it would be a hard choice, but I would choose Chautona Havig’s Charming Miss Dashwood.

I am giving A Very Austen Romance five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy clean romance Austen era stories.

I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.


  1. Nice cover. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thanks so much for having us here today, and for the wonderful review! Good luck to all on the giveaway!

  3. Thank you, Amy, for taking the time to read and review. This is not a short anthology! I'm so glad you enjoyed our stories.

  4. Thank you so much for taking the time to read ALL the books. It's a big time investment, and we really appreciate it. So glad you enjoyed the book. :)

  5. Thanks for sharing, this sounds like a good book.

  6. Wonderful review! These Austen Anthologies sounds like a must read. Thank you for sharing.

  7. These stories are set in my favorite time period, I just love the charming cover! I know I would love reading this for myself!

    Thank you for your review and participating in the blog tour!

  8. Hello! Thanks so much for sharing your book with us. Always fun reading about another book to enjoy.

  9. Thank you so much for hosting us, Amy. I'm so glad you enjoyed A Very Austen Romance.

    Robin Helm

  10. This sounds like an amazing book.