Wednesday, October 11, 2023

"Mr. Knightley His Own Words" by Shannon Winslow ~ Blog Tour

 Hello, my friends! I'm delighted to have Shannon Winslow visiting here today! Her new book, Mr. Knightly His Own Words, was released this month. I believe this is the 3rd book in her In His Own Words series. 

Without further ado, here's Shannon! Please give her a warm welcome.

I’m in love with Mr. Knightley, and here’s why.

First, there’s Jeremy Northam. I mean, what’s not to like? I know the Knightleys from the other film adaptations are pretty hunky too, but JN was my first, and so he will always be special to me.

Secondly, Mr. Knightley is a really good guy. He’s sensible, good natured, and straightforwardly honest. Everybody likes and respects him. But he doesn’t show off his importance. Instead, he uses what he has to help others – sending gifts of food or the use of his carriage – all very quietly, not wanting or expecting his generosity to be noticed. And don’t you think it’s pretty heroic how kind to and tolerant of the neurotic Mr. Woodhouse he is?

But mostly it’s because I’ve been spending so much time with him over the last year. It’s true; I always fall a little in love with the hero of the book I’ve been writing, which in this case is Mr. Knightley (Mr. Knightley in His Own Words). He hasn’t had it easy, I can tell you. I’ve taken him through some rough times, but he’s bravely overcome, his kindness and sense of humor intact. The way I see it, he deserves his happy ending, and I’m going to make sure he gets it!

Finally, of course, there’s the name. When spelled correctly, it conjures up images of a knight in shining armor, right? But if you were married to the guy and thought “Nightly” instead. Hmm. Well, I’ll leave that to your own imaginations…


Mr. Knightley ... in His Own Words
by Shannon Winslow

Publication Date: Oct. 5th, 2023
Pages: 331 pages, Kindle Edition

Book Blurb

Mr. George Knightley. According to Emma Woodhouse, you won’t see one in a hundred who is so clearly the gentleman. Respected by all, he’s kind, unpretentious, and scrupulously honest, with an air so remarkably good that it’s unfair to compare other men to him. We also know he’s been his “own master” from a young age. But Jane Austen tells us little more. 

What were his early years like, and how did he lose his parents? A man in his mid-thirties, he must have had at least one romance along the way. Did it end badly? Is that why he’s never married? When and how did his relationship with Emma shift from friendship to love? And what can explain his incredible forbearance towards the eccentric Mr. Woodhouse? Now, Mr. Knightley reveals these answers and more in His Own Words

This is not a variation from but a supplement to the original story of Emma, chronicled in the hero’s point of view. Two-thirds completely new material, it features key events in Mr. Knightley’s past – events that still haunt him and yet have shaped who he’s become, the superior man Emma can’t help falling in love with.
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Meet the Author

Shannon Winslow approaches writing JAFF a little differently, adding onto rather than varying from canon, giving us prequel, sequel, and supplemental views of favorite characters. Shannon, who has authored eleven Austenesque novels so far, lives with her husband in the log home they built in the countryside south of Seattle, where she writes and paints in her studio facing Mr. Rainier. Visit her at her website/blog and follow her on Facebook.

Thank you so much for stopping by, Shannon! Congratulations on the release of your new book. I happen to favor Jeremy Northam as Knightley also. He's so good! 

What about you, readers? Do you have a favorite Knightley? Let us know in the comments!
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