Laura Hile's Mercy's Embrace: Elizabeth Elliot's Story. Yes indeed, the final book, The Lady Must Decide (read my review)- which I have pinning for ever since finishing book two, So Lively a Chase - is finally available! Even better, since I was bad tempered enough to have grumbled about the price of these books in my review of the second, Ms. Hile has graciously offered me a copy of The Lady Must Decide (it's in the mail and I can't wait to get my hands on it), and the complete collection to one lucky winner - So Rough a Course (read my review here), So Lively a Chase, and The Lady Must Decide, all signed by the author. I'm so excited!
So here is the deal. I've crafted something of an Elizabeth Elliot quiz, based on the Elizabeth that we all know and hate from Persuasion, thinking that it would be interesting to reflect on how little information about her Austen really provides. For each question you can answer correctly, you will receive one entry. Include your email address with your comments by 12:00 AM EST on Saturday, July 24th. Unfortunately, I can only offer participation to US residents. I'll post the answers when I announce the winner. Good luck!
1) What is Elizabeth birth date?
2) How old was Elizabeth when her mother died?
3) Why does Elizabeth not enjoy reading the Baronetage as much as her father?
4) How does Elizabeth commemorate the death of Mrs. Elliot?
5) In what two manners does Elizabeth attempt to economize?
6) Regarding hat does Sir Walter recommend Elizabeth be on her guard?
7) What does Anne wish Elizabeth could hear their father say?
8) Why does Elizabeth argue that Mrs. Clay should ride in Lady Dalrymple's barouche rather than Anne.
9) What does Elizabeth do the first time she meets Captain Wentworth in Bath?
10) What causes Elizabeth to suffer when the Musgroves arrive in Bath?