Marilyn’s Novels ~
According to Jane
In Marilyn Brant’s smart, wildly inventive debut, one woman in search of herself receives advice from the ultimate expert in matters of the heart… It begins one day in sophomore English class, just as Ellie Barnett’s teacher is assigning Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. From nowhere comes a quiet “tsk” of displeasure. The target: Sam Blaine, the cute bad boy who’s teasing Ellie mercilessly, just as he has since kindergarten. Entirely unbidden, as Jane might say, the author’s ghost has taken up residence in Ellie’s mind, and seems determined to stay there.
Jane’s wise and witty advice guides Ellie through the trauma of adolescence and beyond, serving as the voice she trusts, usually more than her own. Years and boyfriends come and go, but Jane’s counsel is constant, and on the subject of Sam, quite insistent. Stay away, Jane demands. He is your Mr. Wickham. Still, everyone has something to learn about love–perhaps even Jane herself. And lately, the voice in Ellie’s head is being drowned out by another, urging her to look beyond all she thought she knew and seek out her very own, very unexpected, happy ending…
The course of true love doesn’t always run smooth…
Everyone though Beth Ann Bennet and Dr. Will Darcy had an unexpected romance in Perfect Match. Well, Jane Henderson (Beth’s best friend) and Bingley McNamara (Will’s first cousin) begin their own unlikely love story in Perfect Bet, which starts at the Darcy/Bennet wedding, when they find themselves in the roles of maid of honor and best man for the happy couple.
Jane is an interning school psychologist and a woman who wears an angelic mask in public, but she’s not as sweet tempered as she’d like everyone to believe. Turns out, she may have just crossed paths with the one person who’ll unnerve her enough to get her to reveal her true self.
As for Bingley, he’s a wealthy, flirtatious and compulsively social financial guru, who likes to wager on stocks and, let’s face it, on just about anything that strikes his fancy. But this dedicated ladies’ man may have finally met the woman who’ll challenge his bachelor ways!
The Perfect Pair
Get both ebooks of Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match *and* Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Bet together in this 2-book digital boxed set — now available!!
“Marilyn Brant is a master at the fast paced modern romance.” ~Jen Red
” ‘but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.’ – Jane Austen
This is exactly how I feel about a Marilyn Brant book, I always want more!” ~Margie Longoria
The Mirabelle Harbor Series — all of the standalone stories in this contemporary romance series feature plot and character references to Austen. Take a Chance on Me (book 1) and The One That I Want (book 2) have nods to Pride & Prejudice, You Give Love a Bad Name (book 3) involves a heroine who is an avid reader of JAFF, Stranger on the Shore (book 4) highlights the lives of two very different sisters like those in Sense & Sensibility, One Night Love Affair (book 5) features a junior high English teacher who loves Jane Austen, and Coming Home (book 6) is inspired by Persuasion. Check out the series page on her website HERE!!