Jan 042017


Woot woot!  Happy 2017, friends!  I hope you all had a lovely and restful holiday season filled with fun and love!

As you might have guessed, Mr. Bingley and have returned from Colombia and are now back into our work and home routines.  🙂  Thank you for all the lovely wishes and kind comments posted while we were gone!  It was the best thing ever to come home and read my blog and come back to this wonderful community!

Before we left for Colombia, we celebrated Christmas with my family and like they usually do, they spoiled me with Jane Austen goodies!

Awesome Jane Austen glasses my mom found at BAM! Continue reading »

Jul 152016

UnwillingWhat If Mr. Bennet Was ‘Willing’ to Manage His Family?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy form Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: A couple days after the Netherfield Ball

MAIN CHARACTERS: The Bennet family, Mr. Darcy, and Mr. Bingley

SYNOPSIS: After learning that he might not live beyond a year or so more, Mr. Bennet decides to do what he didn’t do all along – manage his daughters, take responsibility for their futures, and economize. His new plans include masters, hours of study, budgets, and not rejecting any marriage proposals from “respectable and solvent” suitors. This includes Mr. Darcy, who – you guessed it – proposes to Elizabeth while she is in Kent! Continue reading »

Feb 042015

The HouseguestWhat if Georgiana Came to Netherfield and Befriended Elizabeth Bennet?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Gift from Mom 🙂


TIME FRAME: Before the Netherfield Ball to ten months later + Epilogue

MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth Bennet, Georgiana Darcy, Mr. Darcy, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Jane Bennet, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner

WHY I WANTED TO READ THIS NOVEL: The Houseguest came onto my radar back in 2013, when it was only published as an ebook and had loads of favorable of reviews on amazon. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about it and have wanted to read it for a long time.  (So glad the author changed her mind about publishing a paperback! Thank you, Ms. Adams!) Variations are one of my favorite types of Austenesque novel and I thought the premise of Georgiana and Elizabeth meeting earlier in the novel an interesting one to explore. Continue reading »