Sunday, May 13, 2012

Jane Austen visits Aloha 'Aina Park

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome Jane Austen to Oahu as part of Sourcebooks' promotion, Around the World with Jane Austen:

In the June memoir, All Roads Lead to Austen, the author Amy Elizabeth Smith took Jane Austen’s works along with her as she traveled to foreign countries. Her goal was to see if the magic of Jane Austen could hold its power across borders, languages and cultures.

For contest details, check out the Facebook page at at this link.   

Jane tours Hickam Air Force Base's
Aloha 'Aina Park .... 

... along the Pearl Harbor Channel ... 

... with the Missing Man Formation!
Jane has written about Army heroes in 
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and Navy heroes 
in PERSUASION.  Perhaps she'll consider 
flying  heroes for her next book!

Jane admires the Bird of Paradise ... 
.... and the Tiki Garden!

What is your favorite flower?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  This giveaway is open to all readers.  Comments are open through Saturday, May 19, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, May 21.


Kim in Hawaii

Tomorrow, Jane takes the waters
at Hickam Beach!


  1. my favorite flower is orchid and rose

    great pic kim :)

  2. Jane never looked so beautiful. :)
    One of my favorite flowers is the Tulip. Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  3. Jane looks so good!!!! If I had a favorite flower it would be a rose.

  4. I think the iris is very pretty!

    Happy Mother's Day!

  5. This is such a great idea! I'm sure Jane won't see a more beautiful place than Hawaii!

  6. I'm not sure I actually have a favorite but I love the smell of honeysuckle and orange blossoms.

    Happy Mother's Day!

  7. Happy Mother's Day.

    My favorite is the iris.

  8. Happy Mother's Day. Love the pics of Jane. I love tulips.

  9. So many ove gardenias

  10. Nice pictures. I like lilies.

  11. Jane looks like she is having a blast. She has also be visiting in my area and I have posted on my blog.

    My favourite flower is the hibiscus.

  12. Can't name one! Love roses, daises, sunflowers and foxgloves. Those are my top fav!

  13. My favorite flower is a rose, but that is because it was my great grandmother's name. As far as smell goes, it would be Hyacinths. I think that Calla Lilies are very pretty. I guess that would be 3 favorites. ;)
    This is a cute post. I wish I was Jane Austen. I want to visit Hawaii!
    I "liked" your FB link.