Meredith

I love to read, and writing helpful reviews has become a hobby of mine these past few years. My favorite type of books are Austenesque novels and Historical Christian Romances. I run my own music studio and give private piano lessons. I love music and working with children! My husband, Pedro, is my Mr. Bingley and we have been happily married for seven years now!

Mar 272017
 

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Hello gentle readers!  I’m so honored to be taking part in a special cover reveal of The Darcy Monologues today!  My excitement and anticipation for this new release has been steadily growing ever since I learned about this project.  And to be honest, the torture has been acute!  Have you seen all the graphic teasers they are sharing?!?  

Gah!!!  How many more days???

 The Darcy Monologues 

Expected Release Date: May 22nd

Available for Pre-Order NOW!

~ Book Description ~

“You must allow me to tell you…”

For over two hundred years, Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy has captivated readers’ imaginations as the ultimate catch. Rich. Powerful. Noble. Handsome. And yet, as Miss Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” is established through Elizabeth Bennet’s fine eyes, how are we to know what his tortured soul is indeed thinking? How does Darcy progress from “She is tolerable: but not handsome enough to tempt me” to “I thought only of you”?

In this romance anthology, fifteen Austen-inspired authors assemble to sketch Darcy’s character through a series of re-imaginings, set in the Regency through contemporary times—from faithful narratives to the fanciful. Herein “The Darcy Monologues”, the man himself reveals his intimate thoughts, his passionate dreams, and his journey to love—all told with a previously concealed wit and enduring charm.

Stories by: Susan Adriani * Sara Angelini * J. Marie Croft * Karen M Cox * Jan Hahn * Jenetta James * Lory Lilian * KaraLynne Mackrory * Beau North * Ruth Phillips Oakland * Natalie Richards * Sophia Rose * Joana Starnes * Melanie Stanford * Caitlin Williams

~ Editor Bio ~

Christina Boyd wears many hats as she is an editor under her own banner The Quill Ink, a contributor to Austenprose, and a ceramicist and proprietor of Stir Crazy Mama’s Artworks. A life member of the Jane Austen Society of North America, Christina lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her dear Mr. B, two busy teenagers, and a retriever named BiBi. Visiting Jane Austen’s England was made possible by her book boyfriend and star crush Henry Cavill when she won a trip to meet him on the London Eye in the spring of 2017.

And without further ado….here is the big reveal!!!

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Mar 242017
 

What If Fanny Was Tired of Being Called Ungrateful?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

What a novel experience it is to read a variation for Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park! What happens in a Mansfield Park variation? Is it like a Pride and Prejudice variation – do Fanny and Edmund still end up together (just traveling a different path)? Or does the author shake things up a little more?

In Lona Manning’s contemplative and inventive variation she poses the questions:

  • What if “a contrary wind” delayed Sit Thomas’s return to Mansfield Park by a few weeks?
  • What if the rehearsals of Lover’s Vows continued unimpeded?
  • What if Fanny was tired of being told she was an ungrateful burden to the Bertram family and decided to take control of her own future?

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Mar 222017
 

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Hi everyone!  I’m so happy to announce some very lucky winners today!

I’m so thankful to the lovely authors who came to visit Austenesque Reviews and sponsored these recent giveaways –Kyra C. Kramer and Shannon Winslow.  I am so thrilled to have had the opportunity to welcome these ladies and learn more about their lovely new releases.  Kyra’s thoughtful post about the subtext in Mansfield Park and Shannon’s fun excerpt form Leap of Hope make me all the more eager to read their stories!

And a big thank you to everyone who stopped by and read and comment on all these posts!  You are so supportive of these authors and I’m so happy that I can share these posts with you!

Without further ado… the randomly selected winners are… Continue reading »