Dec 232016

Pemberley is Ambushed by Uninvited Guests!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Eagerly anticipating a peaceful and private first Christmas together, Elizabeth Darcy has the greenery hung around Pemberley a little early, even though is supposedly unlucky to do so. But her ideas of a quiet Christmas season are ruined when a horde of uninvited family members come to avail of themselves of Pemberley’s hospitality!

Mr. and Mrs. Bennet are the first to arrive because Mrs. Bennet is convinced the French will soon attack England, and that the farther north she goes the safer she will be. Georgiana arrives unexpectedly to escape Lady Catherine and her unbearable matchmaking. But that ends up backfiring as the old dragon follows her to Pemberley with two suitors in tow! A concerned Colonel Fitzwilliam travels to Pemberley to ascertain Georgiana’s well-being. And last but not least, the Wickhams descend upon Pemberley, thinking their presence most desired and their welcome assured. What can Darcy and Elizabeth do but try to entertain all these hard-to-please guests and pray that they will depart before Twelfth Night… Continue reading »

Nov 252016


Looking for some gift ideas inspired by Jane Austen?  We got you covered!

I just loooooooooove Jane Austen-inspired items.  It is so much fun to celebrate your love for Jane Austen in other areas of your life, isn’t it?

Here is a list of my favorite Jane Austen inspired gifts for 2016!


~ For the Janeite who enjoys viewing all things Austen… ~


1. Bridget Jones’s Baby on Blu-ray – $24.99 from  I know it doesn’t pay homage to a particular Jane Austen novel…but it does have a Mr. Darcy!



2. Love and Friendship on Blu-ray – $19.99 from  For those of us who didn’t get to see it in the theatre! 


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Dec 142015


Hello readers!  I’m very excited to be participating in the Then Comes Winter Blog Tour today and to be able to welcome back one of my favorite authors, Lory Lilian to Austenesque Reviews today!Lory Lilian

Hi, Lory! Not too long ago you were here visiting and sharing about your newest Pride and Prejudice inspired-story, Sketching Mr. Darcy (which I loved!) I’m so happy to welcome you back in celebration of the new Meryton Press winter anthology, Then Comes Winter. I was so excited when I heard you were one of participating authors in this anthology! As an author who usually writes longer works, how did you find the task of writing a winter-themed romance that had to be kept under a specific word count?

Meredith, I am very happy to be here again – Austenesque Reviews is one of my favorite cyber places! Being part of this Anthology is a project of heart – I love it, although it was quite a challenge. The theme was not a problem – I adore Elizabeth and Darcy as a couple, and I can easily imagine them in any circumstances. However – as you already guessed – the length was. The story- despite my efforts- was still around 20 000 words, when I sent it to the awesome editor Christina. As usual, she and Ellen (Pickles) did their magic to make it fit. Continue reading »