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Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT A modern Austen’s ‘Emma’ I Could Write A Book By @KarenMCox1932

Rosie Amber

Today’s team review is from Judith, she blogs here

#RBRT Review Team

Judith has been reading I Could Write A Book by Karen M Cox


My Review:

Retelling  a classic in modern times is an interesting concept and one that has worked really well here.  Karen Cox clearly has a talent for this genre and I enjoyed reading this re-working of Jane Austen’s Emma.

I must admit, though, I found I Could Write a Book impossible to review as I normally would review a book. This is a canonical classic; it is difficult for me to criticise the story of a novel I have long admired.

But here goes…

Told through alternating perspectives of Emma and George Knightley the different depiction of the personalities of each character is well rounded and follows closely to that of Austen’s, though naturally adapted to the setting of Kentucky, during the 1960s and 1970s. The juxtaposition…

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Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT Modern day ‘Emma’ I Could Write A Book by @KarenMCox1932

Rosie Amber

Today’s team review is from Jenny R

#RBRT Review Team

Jenny has been reading I Could Write A Book by Karen M Cox


Chic Lit, Drama

4 stars

This book has been written well and truly in the style of Jane Austen’s ‘’Emma. A modern take on the classic tale, which works well.  There are plenty of characters that are all distinctive and they all add something to the flow of the story.

Once a character has been introduced into the drama, it does not take long to get to know each one and it is easy to visualize how they appear in your minds eye, from what they are wearing to their facial expressions.

If you have read Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’, then you may find that this story is far too similar, therefore you can anticipate what is going to happen and may well get bored with it. However, there is a…

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Blog Tour Giveaway Winners!


The blog tour for I Could Write a Book has come to a close, and winners of the two prize baskets have been chosen, contacted, and accepted their prizes.

The winner of the Tea Prize Basket is:

Kim P

The winner of the Pretty Things Basket is:


Congratulations to the winners – Enjoy!
And thank you to everyone who entered.

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I Could Write a Book



I’m in the middle of blog tour for my upcoming release, I Could Write a Book, a quasi-modern variation of Jane Austen’s Emma. 

Blog Tour Schedule

Laughing with Lizzie / September 6 / Launch Post/Dating Game/Giveaway

So little time… / September 7 / Book Excerpt/Derby Party scene/

Book Lover in Florida / September 8 / Guest post/Derby Day

Austenesque Reviews / September 15 / Book Review/

My Love for Jane Austen / September 16 / Guest Post/Excerpt Moon Landing/

Granny Loves to Read  / September 17 / Book Review and Promo Post

My Jane Austen Book Club / September 18/ Guest Post/Mr. Knightley/

Just Jane 1813 / September 19 / Author Interview

Sophia’s Sofa Chat / An Interview with Karen M Cox on Goodreads / September 21

Babblings of a Bookworm/ / September 22 / Book Review/

Silver Petticoat Review / September 23/ Guest Post/Excerpt Puppy/

From Pemberley to Milton / September 25 / Book Excerpt/Elton Makes a Move

Margie’s Must Reads / September 27 / Book Review

My Vices and Weaknesses / September 30 / Book Review

Diary of an Eccentric / October 2 / Book Review

More Agreeably Engaged / October 4 / Book Excerpt /Strawberry Party

As part of the Blog Tour, I’m hosting two giveaway prizes:








Left: The Tea Pack: JA mug, Mr Knightley & Emma teas from Bingley’s teas, set of JA coasters

Right: Jewelry Pack: Little Emma charm on a necklace, Regency cameo earrings, Emma Bangle Bracelet, Jewelry Roll.

Each prize has a signed copy of ICWaB with it. One giveaway, 2 prizes. Open internationally. Contest runs Sept 6- Oct 7, 2017.

Stop by any of the blog tours and leave a comment for a chance to win one of the prizes.

Until release day, you can preorder the Kindle version:

Release Day is Tuesday, Sept 19, 2017

Print version will be available that day, or shortly after.


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It Takes a Village….

…to launch a book.

It’s true. So many people help behind the scenes so that readers can find the books they love. Editors—content editors, copy editors, proofreaders, fact checkers; Cover designers; Publicity People—blog tour mistresses, blogger participants, professional reviewers, readers…

Wait a second…Readers?

Yes! Readers are a huge part of a book’s entry into the world. How?

Readers tell other readers what they like. It’s as simple and as complicated as that. And I refuse to subscribe to the cynicism that proclaims that readers’ opinions don’t matter. They do—because the connections between people of like mind are what makes the world go ’round—and the books get read.

There are many ways to tell other readers what you like: an Amazon review, a review on a site like GoodReads, a review on another site that the book isn’t on already, a Facebook post, a tweet, a photo on Instagram with the book’s cover (in some exotic vacation locale, or sitting on your couch), putting in a request at your local library, and word of mouth (either virtual, telephone or in person).

As part of the September 2017 release of my new novel, my blog tour guru (Claudine from and I are gathering a group of readers/reviewers/bloggers to read, review, and help spread the word about the book’s release. Launch Team members will receive a FREE ebook of the novel and have access to promo material, exclusive fun tidbits, and some info ahead of the general public.
Sound interesting? Then, you need to follow the link below:

ICWaB Launch Team

This will take you to a Google form that explains more about the Launch Team, and if you like what you see there, you can submit the form. A few things to remember:
1. The main purpose of this is to HAVE FUN while telling people about a new book that (hopefully) they will like to read too. If you are added to the team, you will be sent an invitation to a private Facebook group, that will be our base of operations. If you don’t Facebook, and still want to be part of this, let me know. We can find ways for you to participate.
2. My whole career in real life has been spent in either health care or special education. We are BIG on confidentiality in those fields, and I’m big on privacy with my book promotions and newsletters too. I will not share your email address or any other information with anyone that isn’t helping me run this team, and that’s like, two people- who also will respect your privacy.
3. You DO NOT have to be a “Social Media Maven” to be a part of this. Everyone has different ways they can participate, and we’re all about that!

I would be beyond thrilled to have you on the ICWaB Launch Team. If you need a few days to mull it over, that’s fine. We will accept form submissions until midnight EDT on August 20th, 2017, and will let folks know if they’ve been selected by midnight EDT August 22nd, 2017.

Please consider joining us. You’re a reader—and your opinion matters.

With gratitude,