Win Autographed Copy of Midnight in Austenland!

A few days ago we ran an interview with Shannon Hale about her new book “Midnight in Austenland.”  We are thrilled to be giving away an autographed copy of the book to one lucky fan!  All you have to do to enter the contest is tell us what your favorite part of Austenland was or what you love about Shannon Hale as an author.  Just leave us a comment and we will pick one winner at random tomorrow, Jan 31, at noon.  The contest is only open to those in the USA.

And remember, the book goes on sale tomorrow, so be sure to grab your copy if you aren’t our winner!  Good luck!


  1. I love Shannon Hale. I like her sense of humor. I’ve read all of her children’s books, young adult books and Austenland. The first time I read Austenland (yes, I’ve read it twice), it was giving to me by my mother when I was visiting and needing something to lift my spirits. And it did just that. It had enough “austen” feel for my likes, enough romance, yet not predictable. I’m looking forward to more from Midnight in Austenland.

  2. Anna Sindt says:

    I love Shannon Hale! I can’t wait to read Midnight in Austenland! I am also very excited for the movie=)

  3. I would love to win this book! 🙂

  4. I really loved Austinland! I started reading the book because I loved the concept , but then I couldn’t stop because I could relate to the main character. It was a sweet waltz between funny without riping apart the things I love, reality and the fictional world we wish we could experience. Thanks

  5. I really loved Austinland! I started reading the book because I loved the concept , but then I couldn’t stop because I could relate. It was a sweet waltz between funny without riping apart the things I love, reality and the fictional world we wish we could experience. Thanks

  6. My favorite part in Austenland is the airport scene in front if the customer service desk. Like Jane, I love her final goodbye, as she walks away to board her plane.

  7. Dee Atkinson says:

    I have not read this book, but excited to do so since it is endorsed by you. Please pick me.

  8. Hairproductjunkie says:

    The thing I love most about Shannon Hale’s books is her ability to write YA, children’s, AND adult literature. I started out reading her Goose Girl series, followed by my favorite of hers, Book of A Thousand Days. When I started Austenland, I wondered if she would still be able to write as well in a completely different genre, and she definitely delivered! I find that so impressive!

  9. Dayi Martinez says:

    Wow! This is such a coincidence! I just read Shannon Hale’s Princess Academy and I loved it! It was one of those rare times I could actually identify with the heroine, and I loved the messages in the book. It made me want to read her other books and it would be great if I could continue with Midnight in Austenland.

  10. I can’t believe the sequel is finally here! 😉

  11. Austenland was such a different approach to the very popular Austen-fan-fic genre. I’m very much looking forward to the follow-up!

  12. Omg, what rock have I been under, I haven’t read the book, but would love to! If it has Stephs approval it has mine I’m sure….Yipee, something new to read….:)

  13. Veray Carter says:

    My favorite part in Austenland was when they were on the plane and he was terrified about the take off and was holding onto the seat for dear life. She reaches over and puts her arms around her and kisses his socks off. Something he really needed of course. I loved it!!!

  14. Veray Carter says:

    *him* not her 🙂

  15. I love everything about Austenland!

  16. I would love to have a favorite part of Austenland but I haven’t read it yet! It’s at the top of my list to procure and devour. I love Shannon Hale for coming up with this concept. What better way to experience Jane Austen’s world than to go.

  17. Stephanie Westhoff says:

    I have been a huge Shannon Hale fan for many years now and I love all her books, especially her adult novels. She has such wit and I adore her sense of humor. How can I possibly pick just one favorite part?

  18. I loved the silly women in Austenland who were hilarious. But my favorite thing about Shannon Hale is that she wrote about my favorite fairy tale – The Goose Girl.

  19. Liz Clark says:

    Love Shannon Hale’s books. I read them with my daughters. My favorite part about Austenland was wondering what Mr. Darcy’s real personality was like.

  20. My favorite part was at the end when she’s on her way home at the airport and Mr. Darcy is there.

  21. Jessica S. says:

    I adored Austenland so I can’t wait to go back!!

  22. Considering how many of us women are actually in love with Mr. Darcy, these books are a perfect indulgence. I would love to have a chance to read this newest one.

  23. I love that Shannon Hale is so honest and down-to-earth. It really comes through in her writing: she’s a normal person with a great imagination. 🙂

  24. I loved Austenland & can’t wait to see it in film. I have almost all of Shannon’s books because she is a great writer, unpredictable and heartwarming!

  25. The first one was amazing! can’t wait to read this one.

  26. Alden Ash says:

    I hope this is random enough.

  27. I love that Shannon Hale is so down to earth!

  28. Emily Hunt says:

    LOVE Shannon Hale!!! She’s the best! I’m so excited for this new book! As evidenced by all these exclamation marks!!!

  29. Super excited for this book! headed out to Barnes & Nobles after work to pick it up!!

  30. Renee Shubert says:

    I love shannon hale! There is something so real about her writing 🙂

  31. Austenland is such a perfect escapist read. I’m so looking forward to reading her newest. What I really like about Shannon Hale is her talent for whisking readers off to fantastic worlds centering around unique and strong female characters.

  32. hello I got a letter saying I am a winner of midnight in austenland. I sent you a email letting you know my info but I don’t know if you got it. please send me a reply. dena gorbet

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