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!

Dec 102017
 

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Hi everyone!  Time to announce a lucky winner today!

I’m so thankful to Kara Louise for her lovely visit to Austenesque Reviews!  It was so great to learn more about her new release, Chance and Circumstance, and discuss the troublesome duo that is George Wickham and Lydia Bennet!!

Thank you to Kara for sponsoring a lovely giveaway with her blog post!

And a big thank you to everyone who stopped by to read and comment on Kara’s post! It was great to hear all your thoughts and reactions!

Without further ado… the randomly selected winner is… Continue reading »

Dec 082017
 

Duty, Danger, and Family Drama

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Having read and adored all of Pamela Lynne’s previously published novels (see here for proof), I was elated to learn that she was working on a traditional Regency Romance series. A series that would tell the emotional and turbulent tales of three men from the Granville family and the women who love them. As a reader who loves traditional Regency Romances and on who has great affection for Pamela Lynne’s original character, Viscount Hedley, I was very excited and eager to read a series that includes a whole cast of original characters.

Surrendering the Past, the first book of The Granville Legacy Series, introduces all three Granville men and gives a bit of history on each of their lives, but focuses mostly on Captain Richard Granville. Captain Granville is the second son of the Earl of Litchfield, and their relationship is strained and filled with resentment and mistrust. While he is on leave from the army, the Earl of Litchfield summons Captain Granville to his side in order to announce his upcoming nuptials to an unknown beauty without a fortune. Who is this angel and what duty compels her to marry the evil Earl of Litchfield? Continue reading »

Dec 062017
 

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Hi friends!  I’m always so happy when authors come and pay a visit to Austenesque Reviews, especially when they are new authors!  🙂  Today I am very happy to have author Andreea Catana as my guest!  Her new Pride and Prejudice variation Meant to Be was just released recently, and I love the sound of it because Darcy and Elizabeth meet for the first time at Rosings rather than at Meryton!  I can’t wait to see how that changes their story! 😉  Andreea is here to share her first encounter with and impressions of Jane Austen.  We hope you enjoy!

I have met Jane Austen and I have written a book. It’s called Meant to Be.

Yes, I have met Jane Austen.

Of course, not in my lifetime, nor in hers, – for such travels are for the moment impossible – but I can confidently say that we have met. I shall try in the course of a few pages to tell you how I have known her and what she has thought me.

I made Jane Austen’s acquaintance when I was ten and she was already famous for more than a hundred years. My mom adored her (and her books) and naturally thought that I might like her as well.

However, my first impression of Jane Austen, which I got from the picture at the end of the book, was that she seemed like a lady who was a little bit too severe, like a scolding aunt that never allows you to play at will or expects you to behave a certain proper way. And since my reading interest had been up to that moment mostly stories about the wild Indian jungles and about inspiring, yet melodramatic Victorian orphans, I was a little bit cautious that I might enjoy the story my mother presented to me. Pride and Prejudice The very title sounded mature for me, with some concepts I did not fully comprehend.

But I opened the book and there it was, the most famous sentence in literary history:

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”  Continue reading »