Apr 232018
 

Happy Monday, friends!  I’m so very excited to finally (I’ve been waiting for this day!!) welcome Jennifer Redlarczyk to Austenesque Reviews today as a featured author!  Jennifer has been one of the kindest and most supportive friends to my blog (and many other Austenesque sites and blogs) for years, I’m so happy that she is publishing her stories!  If you haven’t yet heard, Jennifer has just published a novelette titled – A Very Merry Mix-up.

Meredith, thank you so much for hosting me on Austenesque Reviews today!
I have been a longtime follower of your blog and am thrilled to be featured with my first publication in the world of JAFF, A Very Merry Mix-up. My story was originally written for a theme challenge presented on DarcyandLizzy.com. Like Lizzy, I dearly love to laugh and couldn’t resist making a little mischief on a few of our beloved P&P characters. Just for fun, here is a little backstory to my novelette.

Prelude

It all began when Fitzwilliam Darcy and his cousin Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam stopped at the posting station in Bromley on their way to Rosings Park for their annual visit. Thus far, the day had been fairly warm for late March, and the gentlemen were happy to vacate the carriage for a short time. Wanting a bit of diversion, the colonel took a quick look around the area and spied an older Romani woman seated off to the side where she was selling an assortment of wine.

Cousin, if you do not mind, I should like to take a quick look at what some of the locals are selling today.”

Go right ahead,” Darcy responded. “I shall join you directly.” Continue reading »

Apr 162018
 

Howdy friends!  Hope you are enjoying a lovely Monday so far!  Today I’m very excited to welcome back author Rose Fairbanks, who is at the moment celebrating her newest release – The Secrets of Pemberley!  Today Rose is showing us her hidden talent as an actress as she channels Elizabeth Bennet expressing her thoughts in her diary!  We hope you enjoy! 

Thanks so much for hosting me, Meredith! The Secrets of Pemberley is told entirely from Mr. Darcy’s perspective. In the book, Elizabeth’s diary becomes important, and as a long-time fan of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, I decided to do video entries for each of diary entry I’ll be sharing on the blog tour. I hope you enjoy as we get a bit of insight on what Elizabeth Bennet felt after Darcy’s worst nightmare comes true.

#1 — After the proposal
#2 — After the Letter
#3 — Meeting Darcy in London
#4 — Shopping with the Darcys
#5 — Elizabeth meets Lady Aurora
#6 — After the ball

Vignette: Outtake, Elizabeth Bennet’s Diary #7 Fearless

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Apr 132018
 

When Disguise, No Matter How Abhorrent, Is a Necessity!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Not exactly a modern-day P&P, this is more like a Darcy and Elizabeth inspired contemporary romance.

SETTING: Modern-day, Manhattan, New York

WHY I WANTED TO READ THIS BOOK:

  • So many reasons – modern-day romance, Elizabeth Adams, forced/marriage of convenience scenario!
  • Made me think of The Proposal – which I adored!

SYNOPSIS:

In her modern-day romance, Green Card (first edition published in 2014), Elizabeth Adams tells the story William Harper, who is desperate to remain in the US and not be deported back to England, and Elizabeth Barrett, the short-on-funds-full-time student, who agrees to play the part of Will’s wife for the next couple of years in exchange for some hefty financial benefits. In order to stay above suspicion for Immigration Services, Liz and Harper must look like the real deal. And because William Harper is an eligible and wealthy bachelor in the public eye they must act like the real deal too. This marriage of convenience is supposed to be fake, but what happens when in starts to feel real? Continue reading »