Jul 072017
 

Reggie Lends Mr. Darcy A Helping Hand…erm…Paw!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased

At the tender age of fifteen, a grieving and motherless Fitzwilliam is brought to select a trusty companion of his very own from a litter of English Springer Spaniels. Due to his intelligent eyes and “lively and playful manner,” young Fitzwilliam chooses Reggie despite the fact that he is not of the highest breeding. Through the years Reggie and Darcy develop a wonderfully close bond. Reggie helps Darcy find happiness after his mother’s passing and prompts him to laugh and play, while his father keeps him at a distance and instructs him behave in a “more dignified manner.” But as the years go by, Reggie notices that his master doesn’t laugh and play as much as he used to and is burdened by his many cares and responsibilities. Reggie hopes that something or someone will soon bring some lightheartedness back into his master’s life. And when he meets the delightfully playful and friendly Elizabeth Bennet, Reggie feels that just like himself, she would be a perfect companion for his master…

Reggie has several encounters with the lovely Elizabeth Bennet, and while the two are quite fond of each other, Reggie senses that Elizabeth does not hold his master in any affection…although the same cannot be said for him! So what does Reggie do? He doesn’t have the power to speak Darcy’s language, but he is determined to help his master find happiness in any and every way possible! Continue reading »

Jul 052017
 

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Hello friends!  I hope you are all doing well!  I hope those readers in Canada and the US enjoyed some lovely Independence Days! 😉  I can’t believe 2017 is half over!  The year is going so fast!  I wish time would slow down!

June was busy for me.  But strangely I got a lot of reading done! 😀  Besides reading…and reviewing….

 

I spent an evening reorganizing my bookshelves (I loved it!  It’s been over a year since I’ve done this.)

  

I went to a Jane Austen inspired concert with my brother (who I’ve now decided I will refer to as Henry Austen on this blog, because just like Jane was very close with her brother Henry, I am very close with mine! And he is a little bit of charmer sometimes!) Continue reading »

Jul 032017
 

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A VERY big thank you to one of the loveliest authors I know, Cassandra Grafton, for making a special visit to Austenesque Reviews!  I am so excited for your new release, A Quest for Mr. Darcy and I loved having the chance to ask you some questions and get to know you better! I’m now looking forward even more to reading A Quest for Mr. Darcy soon!

Also, thank you to Cassandra for her generosity in sponsoring such a fantastic giveaway in conjunction with her interview!

Thank you to all of you who stopped by to read our interview and share your thoughts. What a wonderfully warm welcome you gave Cassandra!  And I loved hearing how many of followed and enjoyed her new story online!  Continue reading »