When I was first asked to join the blog tour for Jane and the Waterloo Map by Stephanie Barron, I was super excited. It’s been a while since I’ve read the other books in the Jane Austen Mysteries series, but I remember loving the idea of Jane Austen as a sleuth. It’s obvious that Jane was observant in real life, as her observations and commentary on the societal events of the day were both astute and very progressive. Therefore it’s not exactly a stretch to think that she would be observant enough to solve mysteries. From the great success that Barron has had so far, it’s clear that many other people agree with me and have loved to see Jane in this new and exciting role. This time we follow Jane as she embarks on an exciting treasure hunt that has very dangerous and real implications. (Below the book blurb and author bio are giveaway instructions so you can win your own copy!)
November, 1815. The Battle of Waterloo has come and gone, leaving the British economy in shreds; Henry Austen, high-flying banker, is about to declare bankruptcy—dragging several of his brothers down with him. The crisis destroys Henry’s health, and Jane flies to his London bedside, believing him to be dying. While she’s there, the chaplain to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent invites Jane to tour Carlton House, the Prince’s fabulous London home. The chaplain is a fan of Jane’s books, and during the tour he suggests she dedicate her next novel—Emma—to HRH, whom she despises.
However, before she can speak to HRH, Jane stumbles upon a body—sprawled on the carpet in the Regent’s library. The dying man, Colonel MacFarland, was a cavalry hero and a friend of Wellington’s. He utters a single failing phrase: “Waterloo map” . . . and Jane is on the hunt for a treasure of incalculable value and a killer of considerable cunning.
Jane and the Waterloo Map by Stephanie Barron
Soho Crime (2016)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Stephanie Barron was born in Binghamton, New York, the last of six girls. She attended Princeton and Stanford Universities, where she studied history, before going on to work as an intelligence analyst at the CIA. She wrote her first book in 1992 and left the Agency a year later. Since then, she has written fifteen books. She lives and works in Denver, Colorado. Learn more about Stephanie and her books at her website, visit her on Facebook and Goodreads.
Grand Giveaway Contest
Win One of Three Fabulous Prizes
In celebration of the release of Jane and the Waterloo Map, Stephanie is offering a chance to win one of three prize packages filled with an amazing selection of Jane Austen-inspired gifts and books!
To enter the giveaway contest, simply leave a comment on any or all of the blog stops on Jane and the Waterloo Map Blog Tour starting February 02, 2016 through 11:59 pm PT, February 29, 2016. Winners will be drawn at random from all of the comments and announced on Stephanie’s website on March 3, 2016. Winners have until March 10, 2016 to claim their prize. Shipment is to US addresses. Good luck to all!
Wow what a giveaway, and the story in that time period always turns out exciting. Good luck everyone!
This book sounds super fun 🙂 Unfortunately I don’t live in America, so I’ll just have to add it to my TBR!
This is such a fun giveaway!
Great giveaway and thanks for the chance. As a Jane Austen Fan who loves a good mystery, this is up my alley. Thanks and happy weekend!
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Impressive, what a story, love the title.
Really excited to check this out. One of these is in our work bookshelf so I might start with that. Thanks for the heads-up!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I’m looking forward to reading this series! 🙂
This is such a fun giveaway – thank you for sharing – I enjoy all things Jane Austen – I have enjoyed visiting your blog
Cannot wait to read the continuation of Jane’s mysteries. Love this series.
Great giveaway. I commented earlier but unsure if it went through. Would love to be able to win. Looking forward to this book too. Thanks!
O..this is Just Commonly (from other posts too)
I have loved the Regency period since I first read Jane Austen. I agree with Kimberly – Jane was certainly an astute observer of human nature, so it’s reasonable to see her as a sleuth. What a wonderful opportunity to read some more. Thanks for the give away.
The excerpt leaves me wanting to read more of the story. Sounds exciting.
So happy I found this site will definitely be checking out more of your work. Good Job
Great giveaway and nice blog. Thank you for being a host for this contest.
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Been anticipating this book for a long time.
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Thanks for offering this awesome giveaway! I hope there are a few more books to come in the series.
I have been anticipating the new book in the series!
This is a great giveaway! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win one of these great prizes. 🙂
I love this series, especially this latest book! What a great giveaway to celebrate the release of JATWM 🙂
Great post and giveaway. Thanks so much!!
I’m excited to read this new book in the series! And what a great giveaway!
Sounds like another great book in the series. Can’t wait to read it and follow Jane to London. Thanks!
Interesting post and great giveaway.
The book sounds amazing! Thanks for the chance!
Really excited about this new book. thanks!
I’m excited to read this latest in the series.
So happy that there is a new book in this series. It is on my TBR list. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize.
It seems like a great mystery. I’m glad they did this tour, wouldn’t have known about the books otherwise.
Sounds like a wonderful read. Can’t wait to get my book, sit and read with my tea in a cozy chair.
This book sounds absolutely amazing. I really like Jane Austen variations and adaptations with a little suspense and mystery. I’ve been reading Ayr Bray’s Pemberley Collection which have great suspense plots. This one sounds equally amazing and I can’t wait to read it.