I always enjoy when authors weave known pieces from Jane Austen's life into their stories while filling in the unknown gaps with their own hypothesis. Author Rachel Berman does just this in her debut novel, Aerendgast: The Lost History of Jane Austen. Berman takes Austen's heartbreak at having loved and lost and gives readers an exquisite tale of mystery and romance while interlacing the past and present.
I am pleased to announce Meryton Press has put together a blog tour for Aerendgast. I hope you stop by and enjoy the exceptional excerpts and entertaining and enlightening guest posts that Rachel Berman has prepared for her tour.
Violet Desmond has just learned from her dying grandmother that the life she’s been living is a lie.
Left with only a locket, a newspaper clipping, and a name–Atherton–Violet sets off to discover her hidden personal history. Simultaneously, the London academic begins to have vivid dreams in which a woman from the past narrates her life story involving the same locket, a secret marriage, and a child. A story intimately connected to Jane Austen.
Violet reluctantly agrees to receive help from cavalier treasure hunter, Peter Knighton. Blacklisted from his profession, Knighton can almost taste the money and accolades he’d receive for digging up something good on Austen; the locket alone is unique enough to be worth plenty to the right collector. It would be enough to get his foot back in the door.
The unlikely pair begin a quest for answers that leads them to Aerendgast Hallows. Knee-deep in hidden crypts, perilous pursuits, and centuries-old riddles, Violet must put her literary expertise to the test as she battles to uncover the secret that her loved ones died trying to reveal, before an unknown enemy silences her as well.
Blog Tour Schedule:
3/2: Guest Post at Austenprose
3/3: Excerpt & Giveaway at My Jane Austen Book Club
3/4: Author Interview at The Little Munchkin Reader
3/5: Excerpt & Giveaway at BestSellers & BestStellars
3/6: Review at Babblings of a Bookworm
3/7: Guest Post & Giveaway at My Love for Jane Austen
3/8: Review at The Delighted Reader
3/9: Excerpt & Giveaway at So Little Time…
3/10: Guest Post & Giveaway at More Agreeably Engaged
3/11: Review at Austenprose
3/12: Excerpt & Giveaway at My Kids Led Me Back to Pride and Prejudice
3/13: Review at Diary of an Eccentric
3/14: Review at Margie's Must Reads
3/15: Review at Warmisunqu’s Austen
3/16: Guest Post & Giveaway at Austenesque Reviews
3:17: Guest Post & Giveaway at Babblings of a Bookworm
3/18: Guest Post at Laughing with Lizzie