If you’re a fan of Hallmark, books, and cozy times (of course you are!), then you’ll be happy to hear that Hallmark is launching a Virtual Book Club hosted by Hallmark Channel’s Chief Fan Officer, Jenny Forwark. Whether you’re a seasoned reader or just starting your literary journey, the Hallmark Virtual Book Club promises a warm and inviting space for everyone to enjoy the magic of storytelling. Let’s take a look at the details.
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Hallmark Book Club From Movies Inspired by Jane Austen
Ahead of the release of Hallmark Channel’s four enchanting Jane Austen-inspired films, fans and book enthusiasts worldwide are encouraged to delve into the timeless worlds of two beloved classics. This cozy opportunity invites all fans to gather around, embracing the Loveuary movie premieres of the season. The first two books to read are Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility.
Jenny Forwark said on her website HallmarkJenny.com, “You all must know by now how much I adore dressing up. I simply can’t resist donning regency dresses for my book club meetups and cozy gatherings with my fellow bookworms. It’s just so much fun to bring a touch of history into our modern-day get-togethers!” This means that you too are invited to dress up in regency dresses should you want to. how immersive!
She also commented, “During the LoveuaryJaneAusten book clubs with Hallmark Channel, which I had the pleasure of hosting, we all came together as a community to read two of Jane Austen’s beloved books – Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. As a result, I’ve ended up collecting both of these titles to commemorate the most surreal experience, hosting two Hallmark Channel Book Clubs!”
Now is your chance to be part of the club, virtually!
Get the books and start reading if you haven’t already!
Synopsis: When Elizabeth Bennet meets Fitzwilliam Darcy for the first time at a ball, she writes him off as an arrogant and obnoxious man. He not only acts like an insufferable snob, but she also overhears him rejecting the very idea of asking her for a dance! As life pits them against each other again and again, Darcy begins to fall for Elizabeth’s wit and intelligence and Elizabeth begins to question her feelings about Darcy. But when Darcy saves her youngest sister Lydia from a scandal, Elizabeth starts to wonder if her pride has prejudiced her opinion of Darcy. Through this tale about two warring hearts, Jane Austen weaves a witty satire about life in eighteenth century England. And though it was published more than two centuries ago, Pride and Prejudice continues to enthrall readers to this very day. A beautiful classic leather-bound edition, this book is perfect as keepsake.
Synopsis: Sense and Sensibility tells the story of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. Left almost penniless and homeless on the death of their father, they rely on the kindness of relatives and friends to find a new home together with their mother and younger sister. Each needs to resolve their problems by marrying well, but fate takes them on a bumpy road along which the impetuous Marianne falls for the duplicitous Willoughby, while Elinor, ever cautious, seems to be unlucky in love. As ever, Austen resolves her heroines’ fortunes in her inimitable and witty way.
You can sign up for the first two book clubs by clicking here.
And if you’d like to read the entire Jane Austen collection, you can get her Complete Works 7-Book Boxed Set on Amazon.
Loveuary 2024 Line-Up
This year promises one of the greatest line-up in Loveuary history. Inspired by English Novelist Jane Austen, the movies will include romance, time travel, who-dun-its, and more. A recurring theme in Austen’s narratives often revolves around the reliance of women on marriage as a means to attain favorable social status and economic security.
In February, don’t miss the all-new romantic movie premieres on Hallmark Channel every Saturday at 8/7c.
Airs: February 3
Starring: Mallory Jansen and Will Kemp
Upon attending a Jane Austen annual conference, a scholarly individual, known for being overly serious, forms an unexpected agreement with the actor portraying Mr. Darcy, leading to a transformation in both her perspective and heart.
Airs: February 10
Starring: Alison Sweeney and Benjamin Ayres
Lilly, a literary enthusiast and hopeless romantic, experiences a pleasant surprise as her dream of conversing with her favorite author comes true, bringing Jane Austen herself into her life.
Airs: February 17
Starring: Eliza Bennett and Nicholas Bishop
Harriet, convinced that no real man can match up to Mr. Darcy, finds herself magically transported into the world of Pride & Prejudice, where she unexpectedly gets the chance to discover if her perception holds true.
Airs: February 19
Starring: Erin Cahill and Jesse Kove
A chef, pigeonholed and determined to establish herself as a respected culinary expert, decides to return to her hometown. As she rekindles a connection with her childhood sweetheart, an irresistible offer comes her way that she simply cannot refuse.
Sense and Sensibility
Airs: February 24
Starring: Deborah Ayorinde, Bethany Antonia and Dan Jeannotte
In a period adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, Marianne finds herself torn between two men due to a change in circumstances, while Elinor yearns for a man who seems beyond her reach.