Jan 012018

Hi friends!  Happy first day of 2018!!  But before we kick-off the new year, I wanted to share one of my favorite posts of the year, my Favorite Reads of 2017!

I love recap posts, it is always fun to look back and reflect. 🙂  And it is always better when those reflections are about all the books you read! 😉

I loved so much of what I read in 2017!  70 books were new reads for me and I thought it would be fun to recognize some of my special favorites!

Which to be honest…was really hard because I read sooooo many superb stories this year!  I rated 25 books 5 stars alone!

Here are my 12 (ahem…technically 13!) Austenesque Reviews’ Favorites for 2017!


…and the awards go to… Continue reading »

Dec 302017


Hi readers, I hope everyone is enjoying the last days of December! We have had some very cold weather here this week – true winter weather!  We’ve been enjoying staying inside, cuddling, and drinking lots of hot chocolate!!

We are almost at the end of 2017; so many great books have been published this year. Did you happen to see all the Austenesque books published this last month?  If not, have no fear!

Here’s a list of Austenesque Novel Finds for December 2017 for your perusing pleasure!

*This is a list of books published, not my personal recommendations.


Austenesque Novel Finds – December 2017

A Convenient Arrangement (A Darcy and Elizabeth Pride and Prejudice Variation novel) by Cora Stirling

A Lady’s Pride: A Pride and Prejudice Reimagining by Jennifer Kay

A Little More Modern Persuasion: A Short Story Collection  by Sara Marks

A Required Engagement: A Pride & Prejudice Full Variation by Nora Kipling 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 »