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!

Jun 212017
 

She’s Persuaded She Can’t Have It All

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Modern-day Persuasion

SETTING: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago Present-day

MAIN CHARACTERS:

– Emma Shaw (Anne): an editor for a big New York City publishing house

– Frederick Wentworth: a screenwriter who is publishing his first book through Emma’s publishing company

– Emma’s Friends and Family

– Frederick’s Friends and Family

SYNOPSIS:

After earning her degree from Northwestern University, Emma was faced with a big decision – marry her boyfriend of two years and follow him to LA, or break up with him and remain in NYC where her family is and her career can launch and prosper. Knowing that oftentimes relationship don’t last forever, Emma went with the more practical route and stayed in NYC. Eight years later Frederick is brought back into her life and his reappearance induces Emma to reflect upon the decision she made eight years ago. Does she regret it? Was her sacrifice worth it? Would she have found a career and happiness in LA? Continue reading »

Jun 192017
 

A Mr. Bennet and Mr. Collins Bromance!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Epistolary Novel

TIME FRAME: 1791 through early 1798

MAIN CHARACTERS: Mr. Collins and Mr. Bennet

SYNOPSIS:

In Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Bennet says “I would not give up Mr. Collins’s correspondence for any consideration.” What if that were true? It is quite conceivable to imagine they would continue to correspond, isn’t it? After all, Mr. Collins did initially have the desire to “heal the breach” and extend an olive branch to Mr. Bennet. Even though they didn’t become in-laws to each other, Rose Servitova shows readers that Mr. Bennet and Mr. Collins did indeed continue to correspond for many years, and that their relationship would develop, grow, and evolve in unexpected ways! Continue reading »

Jun 162017
 

Hi readers, I’m excited to share another of my Austenesque Top Ten lists with you today!

For those who haven’t seen this kind of post before, it is where I share some of my all-time favorite Austenesque works.  Sometimes I group them by novel (Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility),  sometimes I group them by sub-genre (Sequels, Modern-day Adaptations), and sometimes I group them by theme (Summer, Halloween). 😉

Today’s list is for all of those who enjoy traveling through time and imagining themselves in Jane Austen’s world!  Whether it is time travel, time-slip, body-swap, or some other phenomena – I thought it would be fun to share my favorite Austenesque Time Travel novels.  I hope you enjoy!!

 

* These lists are based only on the novels I have read and reviewed on this blog and are my top ten favorites.

**These lists are subject to change.  

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(in alphabetical order)

Another Place in Time

Author: Mary Lydon Simonsen

Type of Novel: Time Travel/Time Slip

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

My Review   I   Add to Cart   I   Add to Shelf

“Through Ms. Simonsen’s vivid descriptions and informative prose, I was able to see, feel, taste, smell, and breathe in 1812 in Another Place in Time. What a fantastic trip! Ms. Simonsen doesn’t need advancements in science or sophisticated technology, she can travel through time with her mighty pen!” Continue reading »