Jan 052018


Hello dear, Austenesque friends!  Happy 2018!

I hope your year has gotten off to a great start!  I feel like I’ve done so much sharing with my End of the Year Summary post and my Favorite Reads of 2017 post.  I want to hear from you now!

How was your holiday break?  Did you do anything fun?  Did you find anything special under your Christmas tree?

Here is a peak at some of my Christmas gifts!  Very excited about all these lovely items! I’m already using the book ends and the wallet, will have to wait for warmer weather for the pjs though! 😉

What are your plans, projects, goals, things you are looking forward to in 2018? Continue reading »

Jan 032018


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

I’m so thankful to Zoe Burton and Victoria Kincaid for their lovely visits to Austenesque Reviews!  I love the idea of taking Jane Austen to the race track!  Thank you, Zoe, for the cute interview she put together and the special giveaway opportunity she offered with her post!  I can’t wait to read Darcy’s Race to Love and Georgie’s RedemptionAnd I love Christmas stories with Jane Austen characters!  Thank you, Victoria, for the entertaining excerpt from Christmas at Darcy House!  I love Elizabeth’s clever way of turning the conversation!  I can’t wait to enjoy the rest of this story!

Also I’d like to a thank you to the kind people at Shadow Mountain Publishing for the opportunity to read and review Lies Jane Austen Told Me by Julia Wright!  It was such a fun read and I really enjoyed spending time with these characters.

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 »

Dec 282017

Happy last days of 2017, friends!  I cannot believe how fast this year has gone…it seems insane!  It truly does feel like just a few weeks ago I was making this post for 2016 and looking forward to starting a new year!  And now the year is over…what?!?  I guess we have had a lot keeping us busy this year.  Here are some highlights:

1. New developments with our jobs have kept us busy… Mr. Bingley has started some new projects, and my studio went through a remodel and a little bit of an expansion.

Celebrating 11 years with my first student, you can see a bit of my studio room in the background.

2. Mr. Bingley had surgery again… Poor Mr. Bingley had his gallbladder removed after we discovered it was “super inflamed” and “super irritated.” Continue reading »