I’m excited to announce that my new book, Fashionable Goodness: Christianity in Jane Austen’s England is now available in both paperback and Kindle versions, in all countries where Amazon can put it!
My blog tour starts today, and will feature guest posts on interesting topics, excerpts from the book, author interviews including a range of questions, and reviews from a variety of viewpoints. Some will also offer the opportunity to win a free book. Please visit these wonderful bloggers and comment on their posts; you may also enjoy other things they have posted.
Blog Tour Schedule
- Oct. 20 Jane Austen’s World, Vic Sanborn, Interview
- Oct. 21 My Jane Austen Book Club, Maria Grazia, Book Giveaway and Guest Post, “Sydney Smith, Anglican Clergyman and Proponent of Catholic Rights, Potential Model for Henry Tilney”
- Oct. 22 Clutching My Pearls, Lona Manning, Book Review
- Oct. 23 Jane Austen Daily on Facebook, Austen and Her Nephews Worship (1808)
- Oct. 25 Fashionable Goodness Book Excerpt and Giveaway, Jane Austen in Vermont, Deborah Barnum, Book GIVEAWAY, Review, Excerpt from Chapter 1, and Interview
- Oct. 25 “Jane Austen and Fashionable Goodness,” History, Real Life and Faith, Michelle Ule, Book Review
- Oct. 27 Australasian Christian Writers, Donna Fletcher Crow, Guest Post, “Seven Things Historical Fiction Writers Should Know about the Church of England”
- Oct. 30 Regency History, Andrew Knowles, Book Review and Video Interview with Brenda S. Cox
- Nov. 1 So Little Time, So Much to Read!, Candy Morton, Guest Post, “Women as Religious Leaders in Austen’s England”
- Nov. 2 Austen Variations, Shannon Winslow, Interview and Excerpt from Chapter 7, “The Clergyman’s Wife”
- Nov. 3 Laura’s Reviews, Laura Gerold, Book Review
- Nov. 4 Jane Austen’s World, Rachel Dodge, Book Review and Book Giveaway
- Nov. 5 Kindred Spirit, Saved by Grace, Rachel Dodge, Book Review
- Nov. 7 The Authorized Version, Donna Fletcher Crow, Book Review and Excerpt, “Morals, Manners, and Religion in Austen’s Novels”
- Nov. 8 Inspired by Life and Fiction, Julie Klassen, Book Review and Guest Post, “Jane Austen at Church”
- Jan. 10 The Calico Critic, Laura Hartness, Book Review
About Fashionable Goodness:
Jane Austen transports us to a world of elegance and upheaval. The Church of England, at the heart of her life and her world, is key to understanding her stories. Readers may wonder:
- Why could Mr. Collins, a rector, afford to marry a poor woman, while Mr. Elton, a vicar, could not?
- What conflicting religious duties led Elizabeth Bennet to turn down two marriage proposals?
- Why did Mansfield Park’s early readers (unlike most today) love Fanny Price?
- What part did people of color, like Miss Lambe of Sanditon, play in English society?
- How did Austen’s church impact people’s lives and the world?
Fashionable Goodness: Christianity in Jane Austen’s England answers these questions and many more. It explores:
- Austen’s Church of England, as we see it in her novels,
- Challenges the church was facing, reflected in her stories, and
- Ways the church in Austen’s England transformed England and the world.
Comprehensive, yet affordable and easy to read, Fashionable Goodness will help you see Austen’s beloved novels and characters in richer and deeper ways.
“Finally! Fashionable Goodness is the Jane Austen reference book that’s been missing from the bookshelves of every Austen fan and scholar.”
~ Rachel Dodge, bestselling author of Praying with Jane
“You will look at Mr. Collins, the Crawfords, the Dashwoods, the Tilneys, the Wickhams, and Willoughbys–and especially Fanny Price!–with new and surprising insights. Bravo to Brenda Cox for giving us this very accessible, illuminating take on the ‘fashionable goodness’ of Austen’s era!”
~ Deborah Barnum, Jane Austen in Vermont
“Brenda Cox’s Fashionable Goodness: Christianity in Jane Austen’s England is an indispensable guide to all things religious in Jane Austen’s world.”
~ Roger E. Moore, Vanderbilt University, author of Jane Austen and the Reformation
“This scholarly, detailed work is a triumph. Easily read, helpful and accurate, it provides a fascinating panorama of 18th century Anglicanism and the various challenges the Church and wider society faced. Cox’s many insights will enrich readers’ understanding and appreciation of Jane Austen’s novels and her life as a devout Christian.”
~ The Revd. Canon Michael Kenning, vice-chairman of the Jane Austen Society (U. K.) and former rector of Steventon
About the Author:
Brenda S. Cox has loved Jane Austen since she came across a copy of Emma as a young adult; she went out and bought a whole set of the novels as soon as she finished it! She has spent years researching the church in Austen’s England, visiting English churches and reading hundreds of books and articles, including many written by Austen’s contemporaries. She speaks at Jane Austen Society of North America meetings (incuding three AGMs) and writes for Persuasions On-Line (JASNA journal), the website Jane Austen’s World, and here at Faith, Science, Joy, and Jane Austen.
Where to Find the Book:
Fashionable Goodness: Christianity in Jane Austen’s England is now available from amazon.com and Jane Austen Books. You will also find it at amazon.co.uk, amazon.ca, amazon.com.au, and elsewhere; check your country.
4 thoughts on “Fashionable Goodness Launches! Blog Tour with Giveaways”
I’m so pleased for you, Brenda, that your dream and all your hard work has finally come to fruition. Wishing you much success with your excellent book!
Very excited for you! These are heady days, eh? Enjoy the moment. Praising God with you, and praying for a great launch. A book baby birth. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Thank you all!!!
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