Marilyn is the USA TODAY bestselling and award-winning women’s fiction author of ACCORDING TO JANE (2009), FRIDAY MORNINGS AT NINE (2010) and A SUMMER IN EUROPE (2011), all from Kensington Books. These stories have been featured in the Doubleday Book Club, the Book-of-the-Month Club, the Rhapsody Book Club and the Literary Guild. She’s also a #1 Kindle & #1 Nook Bestseller and writes original romantic comedies that are available digitally. Her books, ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAE (2011) and PRIDE, PREJUDICE AND THE PERFECT MATCH (2013) were Amazon Top 100 Bestsellers and B&N Top 20 Bestsellers. Her newest novel, THE ROAD TO YOU (2013), was chosen by B&N General Fiction Book Club Moderator and Reading Frenzy Reviewer Deb Haupt as one of her Best Novels of 2013. Look for PRIDE, PREJUDICE AND THE PERFECT BET — coming soon!
Marilyn has traveled to 46 states and over 30 countries (so far — she’s not done yet!), but she now lives in the Chicago suburbs with her family. When she isn’t rereading Jane’s books or enjoying the latest releases by her writer friends, she’s working on her next novel, eating chocolate indiscriminately and hiding from the laundry.
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…
Dr. William Darcy isn’t looking for love either. He’s just trying to fund his new clinic by winning a major bet.
Both think Lady Catherine’s Love Match Website will help them get what they want—fast, easy and without endangering their hearts. Both are in for a big surprise.
Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match…where true love is just a fib and a click away.
The course of true love doesn’t always run smooth…
Everyone though Beth Ann Bennet and Dr. Will Darcy had an unlikely love 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.
In her everyday life, 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 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!
Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Bet…where life’s biggest gamble is the game of love.
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