Friday, January 23, 2009

Press Release on Before The Season Ends!!


The Faith of Jane Austen Faithful Fans Introduced to a New Style of Inspirational Romance As a pastor’s daughter, Jane Austen wrote classic stories that were influenced by principles of morality, conviction, and purity. Her recorded prayers reveal a sense of faith that shaped her best-selling books and highlighted the importance of innocence, family, and wisdom. Austen’s stories are so popular that the most recent movie adaptation of her book, Pride & Prejudice, garnered over $121 million in box office sales.

Many Christian readers, however, are disappointed by the racy slant that some modern authors bring into Jane Austen’s literary world. For example, recent spin-off movies and books, such as Bridgette Jones Diary, Clueless, and Mr. Darcy’s Daughters, feature young women who ignore the spiritual principles embraced by Austen herself.

Fortunately, debut novelist, Linore Rose Burkard, satisfies a Christian woman’s thirst for clean romance that is historically accurate to the Austen period. Her new book, Before the Season Ends (Harvest House; January, 2009), blends the glamour of Regency England with the romantic tension between a formidable bachelor and a feisty heroine. Readers are whisked into the addictive story of Miss Ariana Forsythe, a young woman caught between love for a man who doesn't share her faith and her resolution to marry only a fellow believer in Christ.

Publishers Weekly states, “Burkard’s command of period detail is impressive, evident in material details but also in dialogue. The theology is also period authentic. The novel even contains a glossary to help non-Regencyphiles get up to speed about the difference between ladies' pelisses and spencers...On the whole it's a tasty confection!”

Thousands of Christian women comprise Jane Austen’s fanbase. Your listeners will enjoy Linore Rose Burkard’s ability to share insights about Austen’s faith and the issues women faced in the early 1800’s. Linore’s appealing interview topics include:
• The Faith of Jane Austen: A Revealing Look at the Prayers Behind Her Words
• Becoming a Heroine of Conviction: Inspiration for Young Women
• The Regency Belle in Every Woman: The Timeless Struggle for Beauty & Acceptance
To request Linore Rose Burkard for an entertaining interview, please contact:


Linore Rose Burkard creates Inspirational Romance for the Jane Austen Soul. Her characters take you back in time to experience life and love during the Regency England era (circa 1800 - 1830). Ms. Burkard's new novels include Before the Seasons Ends and The House in Grosvenor Square (coming April, 2009). Her stories blend Christian faith and romance with well-researched details from the Regency period. Experience a romantic age, where timeless lessons still apply to modern life. And, enjoy a romance that reminds you happy endings are possible for everyone.

To read my review, click here.

Happy Reading!


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