“Oh, Lizzy! I’m so glad you came! I did so hope you would!” Jane greeted her sister with as much enthusiasm as her strength allowed.
Come back tomorrow to read Part Five!
TWISTED AUSTEN GIVEAWAY
From this point until its conclusion, Twisted Austen will feature a single, bigger giveaway each day (getting progressively larger), instead of two smaller giveaways. Today you have another chance to win a set of Northanger Abbey inspired Halloween cards (get a better look at them here), plus the winner's choice of a Kindle or Nook version of Emma and Elton: Something Truly Horrid. This giveaway is open internationally!
Few heroines evoke such diverse emotions as Jane Austen's Emma Woodhouse, for whom readers profess everything from disdain to devotion. In "Emma & Elton", Alexa Adams explores what might have befallen the supercilious Miss Woodhouse if she were made aware of Mr. Elton's affection prior to his proposal. This short story was first published on Adams' blog in tribute to Halloween, and though you'll find no ghost or ghouls gracing its pages, tenderhearted Janeites be warned: here lies "something truly horrid".