Letters of Love & Deception: Book Give-away DAY TWO!

Quiz the Second
of the e-book give-away of
Letters of Love & Deception 

To celebrate the upcoming release of Letters of Love & Deception and other Austenesque short stories, we're giving away six free e-books, in the format of your choice, in honour of Jane Austen's six novels.    

Comment below, and you'll be eligible to win either one of five copies of Letters of Love & Deception or a copy Nachtsturm Castle: A Gothic Austen Novel from Girlebooks.com!

The giveaway runs from Wednesday through to Monday, Sept. 19th, the official release date!  If you missed Wednesday's quiz, click here.

If you want a preview of the short stories in LOL&D, click here!

The rules in brief:

Post a comment with answers to the quiz below (making sure to leave contact info) and your name will be entered to win a free e-book.  Each time you comment, on any of the quizzes, your name will be entered again.  So answer early and often!

And never fear if you don't know the answers off the top of your head!  You can look up the answers, or crib from the person above you (maybe even add some more information!), or just make it up and make us laugh!  It's all in good fun.

On Monday at midnight, the giveaway will close and six winners will be chosen!  Comment away!
Quiz the Second

Novels:  Jane Austen was the daughter of a preacher man, and included many members of the clergy in her books.  How many can you name?

History: Who was Lady Jersey, and what do you know about her?

Literature: What sort of novels were popular before Jane Austen helped usher in the realist movement?  What elements of that literature did she lampoon?  (Bonus points for quotes!)

Austen: Jane Austen was famously engaged for a matter of hours to one man, and infamously romantically attached to another man in her youth.  Who were these disappointed lovers?

Austenesque: If all of Jane Austen's villains, male and female, were gathered in one mansion on a dark and stormy night, who would kill whom, with what weapon, in what room...and why?!


  1. Novels: Oh good lord. Off the top of my head... Mr. Collins, Mr. Elton, Edmund Bertram, Edward Ferrars, Henry Tilney... mmm I think Mr. Moreland was a Rev. too? I feel like I'm missing quite a few...

    History: My history knowledge must be lacking, for I'm sure I do not know.

    Literature: Horrid gothic novels!

    Austen: Engaged? Harris Bigg-Wither. Wished to be engaged? Tom Lefroy

    Austenesque: Oh dear, I haven't the time to answer this one, but it's a fun thought. I do think Eliza Bennet might smother Mr. Collins with a pillow... and I suppose Miss Tilney might push her father down the stairs... The whys are obvious, are they not?

  2. well the good and well benefactored Mr Collins springs instantly to mind! i'm not sure why?!??
    then the shy and confused
    Edward Ferrars - mmm =),
    Mr. Philip Elton, Emma's romantic pursuer
    Edward Wentworth, Frederick's bro, the curate of Monkford
    Charles Hayter, Henrietta's suitor
    Edmund Bertram,
    Henry Tilney with his great library of reading material =)),
    James Morland {studying to be a clergyman if that counts}..

  3. Gothic novels such as Anne Radcliffe’s "The Mysteries of Udolpho".
    Catherine Morland imagines herself as the heroine of a Gothic murder mystery when she visits the Tilneys at Northanger Abbey. Her accusations of General Tilney, whom she believed played a part in his wife’s death, as a result of influence from reading the novel, eventually realizes her mistake and repents... cute,Jane!

  4. what i discovered, Lady Jersey was a Queen of London Society and was sometimes called "Queen Sarah." born 1786. Inherited Osterley Park, London at the age of 8.
    She was a friend of Lord Byron and a patroness at Almack's where:
    Lady Jersey’s bearing... was that of a theatrical tragedy queen; and whilst attempting the sublime, she frequently made herself simply ridiculous, being inconceivably rude, and in her manner often ill-bred.
    her mother and father had eloped to Gretna Green to marry.

  5. object of Jane's love, Tom Lefroy, was the Irish nephew of her close friend Anne Lefroy. Knowing that Tom would lose his inheritance if he married a "nobody," Anne Lefroy hurried Tom out of the county when the romance came to her attention! so much for friendship!
    Before the romance was broken off, Jane wrote her sister a teasing letter, "You scold me so much in the nice long letter which I have at this moment received from you, that I am almost afraid to tell you how my Irish friend and I behaved. Imagine to yourself everything most profligate and shocking in the way of dancing and sitting down together." !! =))
    {Tom later became the Chief Justice of Ireland}

  6. Jane's second notable romance occurred while the family was vacationing on the coast at Sidmouth in Devon in the summer of 1801. Austen apparently met and fell in love with a young clergyman, who made plans to meet the family again later in their travels (a good sign that he planned to propose). However, he died unexpectedly before he could join them.

  7. and here's the one you were looking for {the above was a bonus!!} =) hoping you liked the aside ~
    Jane's romantic faux pas occurred when she accepted a marriage proposal only to revise her decision the next morning. The suitor, Harris Wither, was six years younger than she, ill-mannered, and quick-tempered. Surprised by the proposal, she accepted on the spot, knowing that his wealth and position would mean security for her family. As her biographer Park Noonan writes, "When Mr Austen died their income would be so reduced that she, her mother and Cassandra might face penury. . .to have said no to Harris Wither would have been patently foolish and very nearly selfish."
    Nonetheless, after a sleepless night spent considering her life as the future Mrs. Wither, she called off the engagement, creating something of a scandal and putting a lasting strain on the relationship between their two families. awww ~ but consider the strain of a lifetime spent with the likes of Mr. Wither!!
    entirely commendable ~ well done Jane! great thinking on your part!!

  8. one more for good luck ! =)
    In Bath, Austen spent time with a known adulterer, who made better conversation than others provided in the superficial spa town -- and who had a fashionable open carriage. Their meetings distressed her aunt, but provided Austen with more fodder for teasing her sister: "There is now something like an engagement between us and the Phaeton, which to confess my frailty I have a great desire to go out in."
    no end to surprises when it comes to learning about JA !! no wonder she wanted those letters to disappear...!

  9. i'm positive Lady Catherine de Bourghe would be sure to trip Lucy Steele when she entered Lady Catherine's sitting room to ingratiate herself, then strangle her with the new ribbon from her bonnet b/c she was absolutely w/o class and displeased Lady Catherine with her lack of proper english and manners! {besides, she hadn't proved herself a proficient at the pianoforte after dinner}!


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