Category Archives: Jane Austen

Book Review: Unequal Affections by Lara S. Ormiston

  Book Quick Facts Title: Unequal Affections: A Pride & Prejudice Retelling Author: Lara S. Ormiston Rating: ★★★★★ Review Okay, can I just start this review by saying how much I love Unequal Affections? Is that even allowable in the book review world? Because if it isn’t, it should be. This book is amazing. Which…

Book Review: First Impressions: A Novel by Charlie Lovett

Book Quick Facts Title: First Impressions: A Novel Author: Charlie Lovett Rating: ★★★★ Review Sophie Collingwood grew up in a house with an impressive library-only she is never allowed in it. While her family doesn’t understand her bookish love, she finds a supporter in her eccentric uncle who always encourages her reading. Especially her reading…

Book Review: The Dashwood Sisters Tell All

Book Quick Facts Title: The Dashwood Sisters Tell All Author: Beth Pattillo Rating: ★★1/2 Review Ellen Dodge lives in sensible stretch shorts and the cold hard reality that her true love married someone else ten years ago. Mimi Dodge lives in tight pink miniskirts and the arms of this week’s doomed romance. The sisters share nothing…

What is an English Lord? Understand Peerage Titles in Period Dramas

What is an English Lord? Today we’ll be talking about the Lords, Ladies, and forms of address for the peerage of England. So, if you’re a fan of classic literature or period dramas, you’ve probably been introduced to a world of lords and ladies. In Jane Austen’s works, for example, we have Lady Catherine de…

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,…

10 Signs You’re An Austenite

Here are 10 signs you’re a true Austenite, winner of the biggest Jane Austen Fan award and true admirer her regency masterpieces! 1. You take being called a “handsome woman” as a compliment After watching and reading so many Austen books your vocabulary has adapted to the wonderful language of Regency England. You appreciate true…

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