Apr 232018

Happy Monday, friends!  I’m so very excited to finally (I’ve been waiting for this day!!) welcome Jennifer Redlarczyk to Austenesque Reviews today as a featured author!  Jennifer has been one of the kindest and most supportive friends to my blog (and many other Austenesque sites and blogs) for years, I’m so happy that she is publishing her stories!  If you haven’t yet heard, Jennifer has just published a novelette titled – A Very Merry Mix-up.

Meredith, thank you so much for hosting me on Austenesque Reviews today!
I have been a longtime follower of your blog and am thrilled to be featured with my first publication in the world of JAFF, A Very Merry Mix-up. My story was originally written for a theme challenge presented on DarcyandLizzy.com. Like Lizzy, I dearly love to laugh and couldn’t resist making a little mischief on a few of our beloved P&P characters. Just for fun, here is a little backstory to my novelette.


It all began when Fitzwilliam Darcy and his cousin Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam stopped at the posting station in Bromley on their way to Rosings Park for their annual visit. Thus far, the day had been fairly warm for late March, and the gentlemen were happy to vacate the carriage for a short time. Wanting a bit of diversion, the colonel took a quick look around the area and spied an older Romani woman seated off to the side where she was selling an assortment of wine.

Cousin, if you do not mind, I should like to take a quick look at what some of the locals are selling today.”

Go right ahead,” Darcy responded. “I shall join you directly.” Continue reading »

Apr 222018

Hope everyone is enjoying a lovely weekend!

I wanted to once again thank Virginia Kohl for her lovely visit to my blog!  I was so happy to feature her post and I’m so excited to read her book, True Love Comes to Delaford for myself!  Thank you to Virginia for sponsoring a wonderful giveaway to go along with her post!

Thank you to all the lovely readers who stopped by to read Virginia’s enticing excerpt! I’m so glad to hear that many of you are interested in reading it yourselves! And I so appreciate you all contributing to the discussion! I’m glad to know I’m not the only one a little dissatisfied with the couples at the end of Sense and Sensibility! Continue reading »

Apr 202018


So instead of sharing about our travels during my monthly Austenesque Agenda posts, I thought it would be best to do a post just about our recent trip (last month we went to England and Ireland!). Especially since on our recent trip we saw some Jane Austen friends, authors, and places!

Some of you may have seen some of these pictures on Facebook and Instagram, but here are some more!  Warning: I took so many photos!!

This was our second trip to England. Our first one was in 2014 and it was amazing and weknew we’d want to come back again as soon as possible. Well, we had 3 specific reasons for traveling to the UK this year:

  • Mr. Bingley was invited to check out this super big saxophone store that has 2 locations in England.
  • We had friends who live in Dublin inviting us to visit before one of them moves in a few months.
  • I was itching to see more Jane Austen places and meet with friends an authors that live in England!

We started our trip in London and while there we went to several attractions we didn’t do the last time we were there.

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