Monthly Archives: July 2017

Book Review: The Painter’s Daughter

Book Quick Facts Title: The Painter’s Daughter Author: Julie Klassen Rating: ★★★★ Review Sophie feels sure that handsome, wealthy, Wesley Overtree will marry her when she tells him about their child. Yet, she never gets the chance to speak those words and watch as joy and love fill his eyes. Instead, she finds his artist…

Book Review: Belgravia by Julian Fellowes

Book Quick Facts Title: Belgravia Author: Julian Fellowes Rating: ★★★ Review Julian Fellowes’ Belgravia introduces us to a familiar world where Young Queen Victoria has just recently taken the throne. Aristocrats remain firmly on top of the social world. Servants still scurry to do their backbreaking work for little pay and even less dignity. And…

5 Family Friendly Frontier Drama Series

When you of the old west, of what do you think? Does a world of desperadoes and gun-slingers fill your mind? Or is frontier world center around a small town with uplifting family principles? These five frontier dramas often combined the best of both of these, centered on small town life with the occasional introduction…

Book Review: Reading People by Anne Bogel

Title: Reading People Author: Anne Bogel Rating: ★★1/2 Personality tests! They’re as old as click-bait on the internet…okay, they’re hundreds of years older than that actually. In Anne Bogel’s Reading People, she goes over some of the best-known personality theory frameworks and from where they come. She also shows how understanding them, and thereby yourself,…

Why is Everyone Eloping in Gretna Green?

Why does Lydia Bennet want to get married at Gretna Green? Oh, Lydia Bennet, why do you make such trouble for your family? Besides being the biggest flirt in the country, you also decide to run away with reprehensible George Wickham to Gretna Green. But, wait, what is Gretna Green? Why would Lydia want to…

3 Books for Northanger Abbey Lovers | Jane Austen Mystery Novels

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen Do you love Jane Austen’s novel Northanger Abbey? I do. I mean, who doesn’t love a good mystery novel set in Regency England? If you do too, then check out these amazing Jane Austen meets Mystery/Suspense novels! Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale Plot Recently divorced, thirty something Charlotte Kinder…

What is the Regency Era? The Time Period of Jane Austen

High waisted dresses, country dances and, of course, romance fill Regency era books and movies. In fact, the Regency era sets the scene for all of Jane Austen’s amazing works, including Pride and Prejudice. Who wouldn’t want to be Elizabeth Bennet and live in a world of Mr Darcies and country walks? But wait… what…

Why is Elizabeth Bennet so poor?

So why is Elizabeth Bennet so poor? How many times in Pride and Prejudice does Elizabeth Bennet’s mother, Mrs Bennet, shriek: “Mr Bennet, my poor nerves!” What on earth happened to her nerves? Well, probably lots of things. But foremost in her mind was the fact that she has five single daughters, including Elizabeth Bennet,…

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