Jun 242016
 

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Hi readers! I am very excited to welcome Monica Fairview, author of a newly released Pride and Prejudice variation titled, Mr. Darcy’s Pride and Joy to Austenesque Reviews today! This new release is the third book in Monica’s The Darcy Novels series. Mr. Darcy’s Pledge and Mr. Darcy’s Challenge came out in 2014 and explored how Darcy copes with Elizabeth’s first rejection and what happens when his attempts to help Lydia go awry!

Monica, it is such a treat to have you visit Austenesque Reviews and indulge me Monica Fairviewin another interview! You were one of the first authors to support and visit my blog back in 2009 and I really do appreciate your continuing friendship to me and my blog all these years! I’m thrilled to celebrate another new release with you! How about we begin by talking about The Darcy Novels series. What inspired this series? What has the journey been like working on these books?

It’s a delight to be back again on your blog, Meredith. It feels like dropping in to see an old friend. When I think back to the first time I visited, I’m amazed at how successful you’ve been, and I’m completely bowled over by the momentum you’ve maintained all the way through. The blog is such a wonderful place for everything Austenesque, and you’ve never faltered. That’s such an amazing achievement in the world of blogs! I do hope your readers appreciate everything you’re doing. Come on readers, let’s stop for a moment and give Meredith a big round of Huzzahs!

Mr_Darcys_Pledge_Cover_MEDIUM_WEBNow back to The Darcy Novels series. Writing it has been a fascinating journey for me. I started Mr. Darcy’s Pledge believing it was going to be quite short, and I was taken by surprise when about half-way through I realized I had so many ideas I couldn’t possibly fit them into one or even two books. I wanted to follow the course of Mr. Darcy’s journey from the point of being rejected by Lizzy to working out what he wanted to do with his life and I discovered there was a lot of material to be covered, particularly since I started out focusing on Mr. Darcy’s point of view. It was exciting to find out that I was writing a series, but a little worrying, too, because I’d never thought of doing one before. Continue reading »

Jun 222016
 

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A VERY big thank you to Cat Gardiner for paying such a lovely visit to Austenesque Reviews!  I know I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it a gain.  It was such a treat to have this opportunity to interview you and I appreciate your willingness to participate in our interview!

I cannot wait to read A Moment Forever.  I love all the wonderful things I am hearing about it and I can’t wait to travel back to another time with Cat Gardiner and her characters. I’ve loved everything I’ve read by Cat Gardiner and I’m so delighted to see that she is working on a sequel to Denial of Conscience!! *happy dance*

Thank you, Cat for sponsoring such generous giveaways; I am happy to share the opportunity to win these lovely prizes with some lucky readers!

Thank you to all of you who stopped by to read Cat’s post and shared your thoughts!  You all are an awesome bunch! 😉

Without further ado…the randomly selected winners are…

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Jun 202016
 

Love and FriendshipLady Susan by “A Partial, Prejudiced, and Ignorant Historian”

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

(Note: This review is coming from the perspective of someone who has not yet had the pleasure of seeing the movie, Love and Friendship, but has previously read Jane Austen’s epistolary novel, Lady Susan.)

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Retelling, Epistolary Novel

SETTING: England, 1794 (Surrey, Kent, and London to be specific)

MAIN CHARACTERS: Lady Susan Vernon, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vernon, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, Miss Frederica Vernon, Mr. Reginald DeCourcy, Sir James Martin, The Spinster Authoress, and our narrator – Rufus Martin-Colonna de Cesari-Rocca Continue reading »