Monday, November 4, 2019

Blog Tour: The Bride of Northanger

I don't know about you, but with the colder weather and winter looming around the corner, I gravitate towards comfort reads, Gothic mysteries, and all things Jane Austen. There's so many great retellings coming out and stories featuring our favorite characters from Jane Austen's world.

I'm very happy to be a part of the blog tour for The Bride of Northanger by Diana Birchall; I'm spotlighting this wonderful novel which just came out in September and in many ways is considered a continuation to Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey.

About the Book:

"A happier heroine than Catherine Morland does not exist in England, for she is about to marry her beloved, the handsome, witty Henry Tilney. The night before the wedding, Henry reluctantly tells Catherine and her horrified parents a secret he has dreaded to share - that there is a terrible curse on his family and their home, Northanger Abbey. Henry is a clergyman, educated and rational, and after her year’s engagement Catherine is no longer the silly young girl who delighted in reading “horrid novels”; she has improved in both reading and rationality. This sensible young couple cannot believe curses are real...until a murder at the Abbey triggers events as horrid and Gothic as Jane Austen ever parodied - events that shake the young Tilneys’ certainties, but never their love for each other..."

About the Author:

"Diana Birchall worked for many years at Warner Bros studios as a story analyst, reading novels to see if they would make movies. Reading manuscripts went side by side with a restorative and sanity-preserving life in Jane Austen studies and resulted in her writing Austenesque fiction both as homage and attempted investigation of the secrets of Jane Austen's style. She is the author of In Defense of Mrs. Elton, Mrs. Elton in America, Mrs. Darcy's Dilemma, and the new The Bride of Northanger. She has written hundreds of Austenesque short stories and plays, as well as a biography of her novelist grandmother, and has lectured on her books and staged play readings at places as diverse as Hollywood, Brooklyn, Montreal, Chawton House Library, Alaska, and Yale. Visit Diana at her Austen Variations author page, follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads."

Buy the Book:

The Bride of Northanger can be purchased on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and don't forget to add the book to your reading list on Goodreads.  You can also visit the publisher's page to learn more.  

Learn More About the Tour:

Doyenne of Austenesque fiction Diana Birchall tours the blogosphere October 28 through November 15 to share her latest release, The Bride of Northanger. Thirty popular book bloggers specializing in historical and Austenesque fiction will feature guest blogs, interviews, excerpts, and book reviews of this acclaimed continuation of Jane Austen’s Gothic parody, Northanger Abbey. 

November 05 More Agreeably Engaged 
November 05 Vesper’s Place 
November 06 Jane Austen in Vermont 
November 06 Diary of an Eccentric 
November 07 All Things Austen 
November 07 A Bookish Way of Life 
November 07 Let Them Read Books 
November 08 vvb32 Reads 
November 11 Reading the Past 
November 12 The Calico Critic 
November 13 The Book Rat 
November 13 Austenesque Reviews 
November 14 The Fiction Addict 

So, be sure to add The Bride of Northanger to your TBR list this winter. It seems like the perfect book to curl up with alongside a roaring fire and a hot cup of tea.  Are you a fellow Janeite?  Do you like to read novels inspired by her and her beloved characters? Let me know your favorite in the comments below. 


  1. Northanger Abbey isn't a favourite, but heck, still better than Emma. Lol. Curiouser and curiouser.

    1. Haha. I really don't like the main character of Emma. My favorite Austen is Persuasion by far and then of course I love Pride and Prejudice. I love a good retelling or Austen variation though. Thanks for visiting, Joy!

  2. I haven't read Northanger Abbey, but it would be fun to read that and then this new book!

    1. Yes! I love a good Jane Austen variation or retelling, especially in the winter. Thanks for dropping by, Angela!


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