Congratulations to Allison, the winner of a lovely hardcover copy of A Jane Austen Devotional. Allison, I have already sent your address to the PR representative who sponsored the contest, so you should be receiving your book in the mail soon. Here again is the Jane Austen quotation that Allison shared as her contest entry, along with her commentary:
In which Miss Elizabeth accepts an invitation to the Lakes and consoles herself over the loss of Mr. Wickham with admirable humo(u)r:
“‘Adieu to disappointment and spleen. What are young men to rocks and mountains? Oh! what hours of transport we shall spend! And when we do return, it shall not be like other travellers, without being able to give one accurate idea of anything. We will know where we have gone—we will recollect what we have seen.’”
Having now been to the Lakes, I have a new appreciation for the heart-healing power of rocks and mountains!
Honorable mention goes to Vickie, who, I hear, has already gone out and bought her own copy of the book at Lifeway. The Charles Dickens contest received no entries, sadly. I do realize that C.D. is not everyone’s cup of tea, but perhaps some of you should try him out and see what you’re missing!