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 112018
 

Hi dear friends!  I’m so excited to welcome a brand new author to Austenesque Reviews today- Virginia Kohl!  Well, perhaps she isn’t exactly a “brand new” author since her lovely Sense and Sensibility variation – True Love Comes to Delaford – was published six months ago today exactly!  Congrats on your six month anniversary, Virginia!  Anyway, I’m happy to welcome Virginia for a visit because I’m most intrigued by her book…the premise is something I’ve long wondered about.  Is it something you are curious about too?  Read this lovely excerpt form True Love Comes to Delaford and share your thoughts below! 🙂

A conversation between Miss Dashwood and Colonel Brandon while in London:

Since Marianne did not accompanying them, Mrs. Jennings insisted on sending one of the maids as a chaperone. She walked behind the couple as they discussed their stay so far. Colonel Brandon carefully tried to hide his discomfort at the mention of a certain gentleman.

“I am sure seeing Edward will be a particular high point during your time here.”

Unaware he even knew of the man, let alone well enough to refer to him by his Christian name, Elinor wondered how he had come to that conclusion.

“Edward?”

“I apologize for the informality. Miss Margaret did not mention his last name when she told me of your understanding.” Continue reading »

Feb 232018
 

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Hello, dear readers!  I am very excited to welcome back author Amy D’Orazio to Austenesque Reviews today! As you might have seen, Amy D’Orazio has a new release out this month!  I so adored Amy’s first book, The Best Part of Love, and the turbulent and emotionally-wrought journey it took me on.  I cannot wait to read Amy’s new release, A Short Period of Exquisite Felicity! Amy is here to share a most swoon-worthy scene that was especially written for this blog post!  So even if you have already read this book (and I know some of you definitely have!) this may be something new for you to enjoy!

Good morning, Meredith! It’s such a pleasure to be back at Austenesque Reviews to share my first post for the blog tour of my newest release, A Short Period of Exquisite Felicity. This is a little vignette that is not actually in the book. It is referred to in memory by Darcy but we never know how it happened from Elizabeth’s perspective. This is their first engagement, before any of their troubles arose. It takes place when the Gardiners and Elizabeth have gone (as in canon) to Derbyshire and have chanced to meet Darcy at Pemberley. As in canon, Miss Darcy invited them to dine but in this case, they were able to actually do it because Elizabeth chose to delay her reading of Jane’s letters about Lydia. Continue reading »