The book just came out in the UK — how cool is that! They’ve changed the subtitle to "A Modern Woman’s Search for Happiness, Fulfilment, and Her Very Own Mr. Darcy"
Also, I’ll be speaking Monday, Sept. 22 at the George Mason Fall for the Book Festival. This is a wonderful week-long literary event. If you’re in the DC area, check it out! I’m on at 2pm in Dewberry Hall South on the GMU campus.
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Congrats on the book! Love the cover and especially diggin’ the pink books. I’m so happy to hear you are on the mend.
Congratulations Lori! I really like the cover. Pink Wellington’s. How clever. I have sent the announcement of your talk to a friend who is a Austen enthusiast and Prof at George Mason. I hope that she can attend.
Cheers, Laurel Ann
Just found your website and I’m in the UK so feel I’ve arrived in the perfect time!
I’m heading to my bookshop tomorrow so no doubt I will browse for you on the shelf!
Sadly, I prefer the other cover, but I think the wellies will make it through!
I work in a bookshop so can vouch for the fact that the pink wellies are on UK shelves! I put a copy out last week. The modern clothes vs old buildings makes me think of the current ITV Lost in Austen drama. Have you heard of it? A girl in Hammersmith finds Lizzie Bennett in her bathroom and the two of them switch places. Amanda lives literally in the book of Pride and Prejudice & has to try to fit in with 18th C people.
Of course it’s nothing like as good as real Austen and every time the characters behave atypically I get cross – but it makes me laugh as well.
I met you yesterday at GMU, and spoke to you about Lyme’s Disease–I left without getting your e-mail address, so I hope you see this! I also left with this great feeling that God brought me to you for a reason, I know it! As soon as I got to my car, I called to make an appointment–too bad I have to wait until January! Your book will be SO much more special to me now. I can’t wait to finish it. Please e-mail me if you end up showing “Under Our Skin” at your church. I would love to see it. I look forward to hearing from you, and to following your footsteps through Jane’s world! God bless you forever!
Oh, Lori. It is so good to hear from you. Praise and continued prayers for your healing. Also, congrats, on your uk book. I thought I loved the US cover but I think I ever so slightly love the UK cover more. Write back as soon as you can!
Thanks, guys! Ali — so glad to hear from someone who actually has seen the book in the UK. I’ve been watching Lost in Austen “surreptitiously” online here and really enjoying it — a complete farce, of course, but unexpectedly fun.
PS: I really want a pair of pink wellies now. 😉
Was very glad to read that you are feeling a bit better! Praying that the Lord restores you to perfect health!
Congrats on the publication of your book in the “Mother Land”!
Cool. I can’t wait to read this one.
That’s after I finish reading yours. I found it at my local Family Christian Store in Mesa, AZ
I am almost fishined. I took it to an ASU game. I read while my hubby cheered on his fav. team.
I can’t wait to see how it ends. Thank you for letting us go to the UK with you and on your personal jouney of Jane Austen.
I would love to visit all of those places and then do the same type of tour of the writer of Peter Rabbitt.
The book looks wonderful!
I am so happy that you are getting better. I had found your site just after you posted the “upon the sopha” entry in June. From then til now, I have been checking, hoping and praying for your recovery as well as your return to the web.
I await with happy anticipation new quotes, insights and your further adventures. So glad you are back 🙂
Thanks so much for posting an update! I hope you continue to feel better. I look forward to your daily posts again someday.
I really have no idea if I like the UK cover or our cover more. Both are so creative.
I hope you’re feeling better today Lori.
Lori: Congratulations on the UK edition of your book! I’m sure it’ll touch the hearts of Brits since it’s about their beloved author and a foreigner’s heart-felt journey to follow her footstep. All the best and I look forward to more of your quotes in the future!
I love the new book cover–a slightly different feel from the last (more modern and perhaps more personal), but I do like both very much.
Your book and blog were a companion to me last year during my isolated graduate studies. Yours is one of those rare books I keep on my re-reading bookcase 😉
I am happy to see you posting again. You remain in my prayers. We love to read your posts here…and they don’t have to always be quotes!
-Judy (a soon to be librarian when I graduate this December)
We miss you Lori and are praying for you. Praying your today is better and that you’ll start feeling good again soon.
I am working as an intern at the Jane Austen Centre and I wanted to let you know that we have your book with the pink boots on it. I thought you would be excited!
The beautiful pink gumboots copy of your book is also available in Australia, and I received it for Christmas and finished it today.
Thanks so much for sharing your walk and self with us. The book was funny, moving, beautiful and helped me think about my own faith and some of the difficulties we have in trusting in God and His amazing grace for us.
thanks again, Danielle.
I discovered and bought your book yesterday….loving it! I needed your words at this time…thank you. I hope you are better? Blessings.
Your book just arrived in my local Devon library!
On the whole, I enjoyed it – but found some bits totally agonising!
Lori – you meet an attractive man, Jack. Don’t, don’t, don’t immediately throw a wobbly and tell him that his usual name, William, is the name of a thoroughly nasty man in your past. Instant faux pas! I cringed at that.
Then, said fanciable man greets you cheerfully in the morning wanting to discuss things he’s been reading. You’re tearful and emotional. How offputting is that? You reject his approach and tell him you want some space. In no time he’s carefully telling you that the two of you shouldn’t be “hanging out” so much. Surprise!
Oh dear! I couldn’t believe it.
However, I was so pleased that you met such an excellent cab driver. Many cab drivers are wonderful personalities. I bet you were so grateful.
So I took your book back to the library. Exasperating! But I’m sorry to say that.
Finally, Lori, shouldn’t your blog be correctly titled ” Jane Austen Quotation of the Day”?
Hi, I don’t know why you were advised to stay at Pilsley, which we know well,when you were going to Lyme Park, but I guess that you know that now. Your journey missed out on treat when you did not visit the East Midlands. Here you can visit both of the houses used in the Films of P&P for Lady Catherine De Burgh, which were Belton House and Burleigh House, as well as Mr Collins’ Vicarage. All are within 30 mins of where we live. My wife and I would have been pleased to take you (as well as providing a laundry, dryer and ironing board) to rescue you from your travel clothes!