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Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more. www.donnafletchercrow.com

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Fay Sampson (UK) is a writer of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction, including A MALIGNANT HOUSE, #2 in the Susie Fewings series, a British Crime Club Pick. http://www.faysampson.co.uk

Books and an Invitation

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ February 20, 2019

My abject apologies to my highly valued Newsletter Subscribers for whom the pictures failed to come through! I don't know whether I'm more frustrated or disappointed, but I know it happened to many of you. Here it is again with the pictures :                                                                                                                                                                            February 2019

Dear Readers All,

Goodness, here it is late February and I haven’t so much as wished you all a Happy New Year yet! I do hope your 2019 is getting off to a good start. For my traditional opening garden report, I think these pictures say it all—although the sun is shining and the snow melting at the moment.

My “garden” efforts have been focused indoors recently, as we’ve been doing some much-needed updates on our house—including new carpets. I am incredibly leased to be rid of the stained and damaged white carpets we lived on for 15 years.

And there is great progress in the book department as well. I have just completed my long-time project of re-releasing the whole Elizabeth and Richard Literary Suspense series.

Follow the adventures of Elizabeth and Richard, literature professors cum detectives, from their first, troubled meeting into a mature marriage as they probe the backgrounds of their favorite literary figures including Rudyard Kipling, Dorothy L Sayers, Shakespeare and Jane Austen—all while evading danger and bringing murderers to justice.

In this week’s release of A Jane Austen Encounter, book 4 in the series, Elizabeth and Richard are celebrating twenty years of marriage with their dream vacation in England visiting Jane Austen’s homes. But not even the overpowering personality of their Oxford guide or the careful attentions of their new friends can keep the tour free from lurking alarms. A box of old documents is donated to the Jane Austen Centre in Bath and Richard volunteers to help sort through it. But when he finds the Centre’s director bleeding on her office floor he must ask, will the valuable letter that has gone missing lead them to new revelations about Jane Austen’s unfinished manuscript The Watsons or into deeper danger?

Encounter Jane Austen alongside Elizabeth and Richard on their tour: Visit all the sites so redolent of Austen and her characters in the beautiful city of Bath. Stay in the Chawton House Library and visit the charming Chawton cottage where Jane’s writing flowered, and the nearby Steventon church where her father was rector and her own faith was formed. Stand by her grave in Winchester Cathedral and enjoy your time at the lovely country estate of Godmersham. But don’t let your guard down. Evil lurks even in the genteel world of Jane Austen.

“Great fun. Crow brings Bath, Winchester and Chawton to vivid life in her pages, with a good helping of literary history and numerous references to Austen’s writings that illuminate the narrative.” —Jane Austen’s Regency World

For my Valentine’s promotion, I’ve joined with 60+ other authors who are all offering Sweet Romances for FREE—along with a chance to win a $50 gift card.

My offering is Where Love Triumphs, book 3 in my Where There is Love series. The brilliant, but lame, Cambridge scholar Sir Brandley Hilliard believes he can do very well without love of any kind in his life—until his life is thoroughly disordered by the delightful Elinor Silbert.  The debonair Marquess of Widkham also has designs on Elinor, but the real roadblock to Elinor and Brandley’s happiness is a deeper need that human love cannot meet. Brandley’s search takes a destructive turn until historic figures Robert Hall and Charles Simeon show Elinor and Brandley the only Love that can truly satisfy.

My exciting invitation to my special readers in England is that I will be speaking at MysteryFest as part of the Portsmouth BookFest on Saturday 9 March at 10:00. I can't tell you how thrilled I would be if any of my friends could attend. If you do, be sure to make yourself known and maybe we can share a pot of tea.

To leave you with a smile, I offer Jane Austen’s dating experience in 21st century London from the “History Bomb” series. Enjoy.

Blessings,

Donna

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Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more. www.donnafletchercrow.com

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