Aug 132018
 

Can You Be Persuaded To Like Elizabeth Elliot?

 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Having read and utterly adored one series about Elizabeth Elliot, I was thrilled to see Melanie Stanford released a sequel novella to her clever modern adaptation of Persuasion, Sway that spotlights Elizabeth Elliot. (Side Note: Persuasion fans should definitely read Sway if they haven’t already – it is a wonderful adaptation of Jane Austen’s work that is fresh, creative, and filled with music!)

In this sequel, we meet up with Elizabeth who is running her own party planning business called Excessively Diverted (love it!), which isn’t exactly in the black quite yet. Of course, it doesn’t help that Elizabeth still goes to the spa weekly and must buy the latest designer handbag! While supervising the success of one her expertly planned parties, Elizabeth has the misfortune to overhear someone insulting her party (sounds like someone is about to make a spectacular first impression!) And being bold as brass, Elizabeth confronts this rude guest, who turns out to be Antonio Reyes, a wealthy CEO. Antonio has no problem clashing horns with Elizabeth at her party, but the next day he feels something like regret when he discovers that Elizabeth is the party planner his daughter wants him to hire for her Sweet Sixteen! Yikes! And even though Elizabeth loathes the ill-manner, arrogant jerk entirely, she might be persuaded to take him on as a client because she is in need of some funds to pay her mounting bills… Continue reading »

Aug 032018
 

AA

Hi friends! I hope August is treating you well so far! As per usual, the months feel like they are flying by! And I don’t want them too!

July went especially fast for us! I think with the 4th of July and a couple of small trips we took (and working busily in between) we were so active that the month was over before we knew it!

Where did we go in July you ask?

Our first trip was a weekend in Asheville, NC. Mr. Bingley had a wedding to play for and we decided to make a weekend out of it. Mr. Bingley played at this gorgeous venue!

We did have some rain, but that made for some cool “misty mountain” moments.  Continue reading »

Jul 302018
 

ANF

Hi readers, can you believe we are here already at the end of July? Did you have a good month? It is hard for me to answer that question myself, because it feels like the month went too fast! Did you get a lot of reading done? There are plenty of wonderful new releases that came out this month! Speaking of…

Here’s a list of Austenesque Novel Finds for July 2018 for your perusing pleasure!

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

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Austenesque Novel Finds – July 2018

 

A Marriage of Attachment: a sequel to A Contrary Wind by Lona Manning

A Proper Introduction to Dragons (Jane Austen’s Dragons) by Maria Grace

A Ride with Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Anne-Marie Grace

All The Paths of Pemberley by Jenny Caplebck Continue reading »