Jane Austen

How Romance Novels Relate To Real World Problems

How Romance Novels Relate To Real World Problemsby Guest Blogger

Romance novels are gateways to another world. They are a way to escape the tedium of our everyday life by visiting an alternate world where men and women struggle but find a way to live happily ever after. Despite the escapism there are a number of very real parallels to the tedium of our everyday […]

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A Husband and Wife Collaboration

A Husband and Wife Collaborationby Guest Blogger

Guest blog by Sally O’Roake, author of Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen In spite of the fact that my name alone appears on the cover, The Man Who Loved Jane Austen was, in truth, very much a collaboration with my late husband F. Michael O’Rourke. Kelly, my step-daughter called us an awesome team and we were, […]

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Review: Mr. Darcy Forever by Victoria Connelly

Review: Mr. Darcy Forever by Victoria Connellyby Lynn Reynolds

This is book 3 of the “Austen Addicts” trilogy. Review by Lynn Reynolds If you have been following Victoria’s trilogy, you will want to make sure to read Mr. Darcy Forever. She starts her book off with Sarah Castle blindfolding her sister, Mia, so that she doesn’t see her surprise. They are celebrating Mia’s twenty-first […]

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Jane Austen and Sisters

Jane Austen and Sistersby Guest Blogger

Guest Post by Victoria Connelly, author of Mr. Darcy Forever Whilst writing my Austen Addicts Trilogy, I read many of the letters that Jane Austen wrote to her sister Cassandra. They were in constant touch with each other when either of them was away from home and I can just imagine them texting and emailing […]

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The Women at Home and the Men at Waterloo

The Women at Home and the Men at Waterlooby Guest Blogger

Guest Blog by Jack Caldwell, author of The Three Colonels: Jane Austen’s Fighting Men “Ah!” cried Captain Harville, in a tone of strong feeling. “If I could but make you comprehend what a man suffers when he takes a last look at his wife and children, and watches the boat that he has sent them […]

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Review: Persuade Me by Juliet Archer

Review: Persuade Me by Juliet Archerby Carla F.

Reviewed by Carla F. Persuasion is my favorite Jane Austen novel and so I grabbed this one as soon as I saw it. The appeal of the story for me is the thought that no matter how much time has passed nor how large the mistake, it can be fixed. Summary: In this adaptation Rick […]

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Review: By Force of Instinct by Abigail Reynolds

Review: By Force of Instinct by Abigail Reynoldsby Keira G

The Question that Starts it All: What if Darcy had been forced to stay at Rosings after giving Elizabeth his letter? Review (with spoilers): I’m a big fan of Abigail Reynold’s Pemberley Variations, but By Force of Instinct lacked her usual flair. It was heavy on the “My loves” and “My hearts.” Give it to […]

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Review: Mr. Darcy’s Undoing by Abigail Reynolds

Review: Mr. Darcy's Undoing by Abigail Reynoldsby Keira G

What If: After six months had passed from the first proposal/letter and Elizabeth received another proposal from a gentleman of modest means, one she knew from childhood, and she said yes? Summary: Elizabeth accepts a childhood friend’s proposal, knowing she was fond of him, but not in love. She accepted for mercenary reasons, knowing she […]

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