Apr 302017
 

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A VERY big thank you to Sophie Turner for making a special visit to Austenesque Reviews.  It was so great to learn more about her thoughts about Mr. Darcy and read some excerpts from her new release, Mistress.  And I further extend my thanks to Sophie for allowing me the immense pleasure of reading and reviewing Mistress on my blog!  If you missed by review, you can check it out HERE (spoiler alert:  I loved it!)

Also, thank you to Sophie for her generosity in sponsoring a generous giveaway with both posts!

Thank you to all of you who stopped by to read Sophie’s post and my review and shared your thoughts.  It was especially awesome of all of you who commented but didn’t want to be entered in the giveaway because you already won a copy of Sophie’s book during her blog tour! Continue reading »

Apr 052017
 

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Happy April, friends!  I can’t tell you how happy I am this month is here!  And because you know I love me some lists, I’m listing the reasons why below!!!

1. Our BIG Studio Recital Series is DONE!  Some of you may remember that my day job is running a music lesson studio and teaching private lessons.  Well, on April 1st we  had our annual recital day.  In the past years we’ve done 3 recitals in the same day.  Now, the studio has grown so much that we ended up needing to do 4 recitals in one day!!! I was worried that it would be too strenuous a day for us teachers, but we made it through and everything went super smooth!  4 recitals and nearly 100 students!  (But now we can all relax a little since the BIG event is behind us!)

2. We are going on another adventure!!!  YAY!  Spring Break starts here next week and Mr. Bingley and I are super excited to pack our bags and go explore Southern California! 😉  (My first time in the state and Mr. Bingley’s first time seeing some sights, since he’s only gone to CA for conventions and meetings!) We are flying into Los Angeles and driving down to San Diego and then back to LA!  But along the way we will be doing some awesome activities and meeting with some very special friends!  Cannot wait!!! Continue reading »

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 »