Let’s Ring in the Holidays Together

Can you believe next week is Thanksgiving already? I L-O-V-E the holidays, especially holiday entertaining, and YOU ARE INVITED! Please come—I’m hosting not one, but TWO afternoon teas in Texas the first weekend in December. Readers in the Houston area are invited to join me at the Hotel Granduca on Saturday, December 1, and readers in the Dallas area— please join me at the Adolphus Hotel on Sunday, December 2. Come celebrate the holidays, the newly posted peek into The Good Daughter, and give me the opportunity to thank you all for the wonderful reception you’ve given The Good Woman.

Each event begins at 2 p.m — please RSVP so we can get a head count. I hope to see you there! There’s no cost to come and enjoy tasty treats and good conversation. For more details and to RSVP, please use this link: Jane’s Events Page on Facebook.

Copies of The Good Woman will be available for purchase, and I will happily sign as many as you need for your holiday gift-giving.

Giveaway to celebrate the Texas Teas! This weekend only! NOW CLOSED! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!

I have four lovely hardcover copies of Lisa Kelypas’ contemporary holiday novel Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor, plus some vintage Jane Porter swag (collectors item bookmarks, pens, etc from years ago — fun and rare).

To put your name in the hat, just leave a comment on this blog post telling me what you enjoy about holiday entertaining! Whether it’s a tea with friends, or family-only traditional sit-downs, comment by midnight PST this Sunday, November 18.

Triple your chances to win: share one or both of the Texas Tea events on Facebook (direct links: Houston and Dallas). Each share will count as another chance to win Lisa’s book.

Winners will be pulled at random on Monday and the books and goodies will be sent out in time for you to have them in hand before the movie premiere (December 9 on ABC — trailer and book summary is below), possibly in hand before your Thanksgiving holiday.

All my best,



Lisa’s holiday book:

Entrusted with the guardianship of his orphaned niece Holly, Mark Nolan plans to marry his longtime girlfriend Shelby. But an unwelcome and tantalizing distraction appears in the form of Maggie Conroy, a young widow who has recently opened a toy shop at Friday Harbor.  Mark is a cynic and a realist, but Maggie is a dreamer who hopes to make him believe in magic…



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