By Karen Doornebos
There's no position for satisfaction during this Austen misadventure.
Chloe Parker used to be born centuries too past due. A thirty-nine-year- outdated divorced mom, she runs her personal vintage letterpress company, is a lifelong member of the Jane Austen Society, and gushes over every little thing Regency. yet her company is failing, threatening her daughter's destiny. what is a woman to do?
Why, audition for a Jane Austen-inspired television exhibit set in England, of course.
What Chloe thinks is a documentary seems to be a truth courting exhibit set in 1812. 8 ladies are competing to snare Mr. Wrightman, the inheritor to a stunning property, in addition to a $100,000 prize. So Chloe tosses her bonnet into the hoop, hoping to rework from stressed-out Midwest mother to genteel American heiress and win the money. with out cellphones, indoor plumbing, or deodorant to be discovered, she needs to tighten her corset and flash a few ankle to overcome out ladies more youthful, extra cutthroat, and much less clumsy than herself. however the witty and speeding Mr. Wrightman proves to be a prize worthy profitable, whether it capacity the gloves are off...
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Chloe’s mom sighed. “You really need to win that money over there, Chloe. ” Chloe turned her back to the cameras. ” The engagement and less travel would give him leverage, though. Fiona stabbed the poker in the fire. ” “Bye, dear. ” Chloe doubted that. “Mmm-hmm. ” No chance of Googling or finding a Smith on any social network site. She’d never felt the urge to cyberstalk someone until now. ” Chloe’s eyelid twitched. “She was in a magazine. ” Chloe raised an eyebrow. ” “It was a funny name for a magazine, like fortune cookie.
And . . ” “For a person who’s so above reality TV, you seem to know a lot about it,” George quipped. And he was right. “Unfortunately you can’t have a pulse on this planet without knowing about reality television, especially if you don’t have cable like me. ” Chloe felt the sting of her naïveté, and once again she lived up to her name, Chloe, which meant “young green sprout” in old Greek, and she felt grass green, despite her age. A log fell in the dwindling fire across the room, sending sparks flying and a wisp of smoke curling into the air.
The good news is you don’t have to read this, you can just skip to chapter one. Before I acknowledge my fabulous agent, Paige Wheeler of Folio Literary Management, and my very cool editors, Leis Pederson and Cindy Hwang at the Berkley Publishing Group, I’d like to thank my incredibly supportive husband, Jacques, without whom this book wouldn’t be possible, and my two children, Remy and Samantha, who have been a little neglected of late. In so doing, I hope I’ve thanked you all equally! Thanks to my artist parents, Judie, and the late Bill Anderson, for the creative upbringing.