Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Summer Giveaway #2: The Family Fortune by Laurie Horowitz (US only)

Because I feel unfortunately uninspired for blog posts besides reviews at the present moment, I am setting up another giveaway. (Wouldn't life be great if people did this for you all the time?) Today I am giving away a gently used copy of The Family Fortune by Laurie Horowitz, a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion. It's chick lit to an extent, but the wit is acerbic and absurdly funny in a "haha I can't believe she actually said that" kind of way, and I find myself always reaching for this book whenever I'm in a self-hating reading funk (like I was a month ago). Check out the summary:

Jane Fortune's fortunes have taken a downturn. Thanks to the profligate habits of her father and older sister, the family's money has evaporated and Jane has to move out of the only home she's ever known: a stately brick town house on Boston's prestigious Beacon Hill. Thirty-eight and terminally single, Jane has never pursued idle pleasures like her sibling and father. Instead, she has devoted her time to running the Fortune Family Foundation, a revered philanthropic institution that has helped spark the careers of many a budding writer, including Max Wellman, Jane's first—and only—love.
Now Jane has lost her luster. Max, meanwhile, has become a bestselling novelist and a renowned literary lothario. But change is afoot. And in the process of saving her family and reigniting the flames of true love, Jane might just find herself becoming the woman she was always meant to be.

I reviewed it a looong time ago, so long ago that my review style has changed dramatically, but it's there if you want to look. To enter, fill out the form below; be sure to answer the question relevantly. This giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only (unless you're willing to pay for international shipping), each person may only enter ONCE, and it ends Friday, July 2, 2010. Enjoy!


  1. Thanks for the chance to win this! I know what you mean about being too tired/busy/whatever to do a real post, and then deciding to give something away instead. I'd do it all the time if I could afford it. *grin*

  2. Thanks for the contest, this is great!

  3. This book sounds awesome. I love me so Jane Austen. ^^

  4. Thanks for the great giveaway! Can you post some of the answers to the question at the end? I'd love to see what stories others want retold.

  5. This sounds like a lovely read. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  6. I could really use a book that lightens my mood so I had to jump on this giveaway. :)


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