Nov 132017
 

Sketching the Characters of Jane Austen’s Bad Boys!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Editor

OVERVIEW:

After delivering a splendidly successful and praiseworthy short story anthology devoted to Mr. Darcy, editor Christina Boyd and a team of skilled and imaginative authors have decided to join forces again. This time to divulge the inner workings, untold heartaches, and sometimes scandalous pasts of Jane Austen’s anti-heroes, villains, and charming scoundrels. (Can I get a woot woot?!?) Eleven roguish characters, eleven talented authors, and eleven fascinating tales of human nature and romance. However the question does remain – can these bad boys be redeemed? Continue reading »

May 152017
 

His Feelings Will Not Be Repressed

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Editor

OVERVIEW:

Full of ardent admiration and love but not the talent of conversing easily, Mr. Darcy doesn’t always express himself well. And even though he is haughty, insulting, and in need of a proper humbling, Mr. Darcy is one of the most iconic and beloved romantic heroes of all time. In The Darcy Monologues an inspired collection of Austenesque authors have collaborated together to allow the brooding and reserved Mr. Darcy to have his say. United by their intimate knowledge and insightful understanding of Mr. Darcy’s character, these fifteen accomplished Austenesque authors have composed well-crafted and inventive tales that take place in a variety of time periods and situations. Continue reading »

Dec 282015
 

The Comes WinterCuddle Under a Blanket and Be Charmed by This Cozy Collection!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

The wonderful people at Meryton Press have released another stellar compilation of romantic and Austen-inspired short stories, this time highlighting the holiday and winter season. I loved their first anthology, Sun-Kissed: Effusions of Summer and was eagerly anticipating their newest release. Like Lady C, I desire to “have my say” about each story and author, so you will find a brief breakdown below! 😉

HOLIDAY MIX TAPE – Beau North and Brooke West

Type of Story: Persuasion Retelling (Contemporary)

My Thoughts: I love how the story alternated between present-day and flashbacks to Anne’s and Eric’s romance years ago, and that Anne wrote a novel about them that revealed her heart to Eric. David Wentworth and Anne’s hobby of deejaying were also great touches.

BECOMING FANNY – Melanie Stanford

Type of Story: Mansfield Park Inspired (Contemporary)

My Thoughts: I love the positive spotlight on Fanny Price and her admirable qualities. I thought the quiz motif was perfect and Blair’s reaction to her results and analyzation of herself and Fanny as a character profound and perceptive! Continue reading »