Jan 272017

Honor and Peculiar Engagements

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: Begins with Mr. Darcy’s arrival in Hertfordshire + prologue and epilogue

MAIN CHARACTERS: The Bennets, The Darcys, Lady Catherine, Anne de Bourgh, Colonel Fitzwilliam, and James Hamilton (original character)

SYNOPSIS: Throwing Pride and Prejudice and its beloved characters on their ear, Anngela Schroeder has crafted a variation where at the start of the novel both Darcy and Elizabeth are engaged (or assumed engaged) to someone else. What happens when they meet and feel some stirrings in their heart?¬†What happens when they wish to declare their love for each other, but can’t? Continue reading »

Jan 252016

Affections and WishesHistory and Familiarity Verses The Unpredictable Unknown

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Austen-Inspired Original

SETTING: Modern-day, small town USA

MAIN CHARACTERS: Emma Sanders, Warner Hall (History teacher at Emma’s school), Ron Banks (Emma’s boyfriend of 5 years), Emma’s friends and family

SYNOPSIS: In her first year of teaching high school English Emma meets and befriends a fellow new teacher as well, Warner Hall. Since she is in a long distance 5 year relationship with Ron, Emma has determined that she and Warner could only be friends, no matter how amazing she thinks he is. But when feelings start to emerge, Emma has to make a difficult decision about the men in her life and the direction she thought everything was going… Continue reading »