May 062015
 

APC+FC+Final+030515+SMHeart-wrenching and Poignant!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisherr

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Variation

TIME FRAME: Begins with Lady Catherine’s visit to Elizabeth at Longbourn

MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth Bennet, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Georgiana Darcy, Lady Catherine, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Gardiner, Mrs. Gardiner, Colonel Fitzwilliam, and others

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Apr 132015
 

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Hello readers!  I am so very excited to welcome back author, Jan Hahn to Austenesque Reviews!  If you aren’t familiar with Jan Hahn‘s work, I entreat you to rectify that immediately!  She writes some brilliant and inventive Pride and Jan+Hahn+headshotPrejudice variations!  At the moment she is celebrating her newest release, A Peculiar Connection (which I am dying to read!)  Today, Jan shares with you all a very emotionally intense dance between Darcy and Elizabeth from A Peculiar Connection…(so gripping!)

As the evening drew to a close, Colonel Fitzwilliam arrived to claim the last dance. Andrew Denison accompanied him and reminded me that he would call on the morrow. We had just concluded our conversation, and when he turned to leave, I saw Mr. Darcy approach.

“The last dance, is it not?” he said. “Will you do me the honour, Elizabeth?”

“Darcy!” Colonel Fitzwilliam hissed in a low voice. “Miss Bennet has already promised me.”

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Apr 062015
 

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Happy Spring, friends!  I hope you are enjoy warmer weather, sunshine, and all the beauties of flowers and nature where you live!

I’m happy to say that March was a much more relaxing month for Mr. Bingley and me!  Before the craziness of moving began we made plans to take a vacation for Spring Break this year.  So happy we did that before we knew we’d be moving.  A vacation together is just what we needed!

Our trip this time was to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – a first time visit to that country for us and a first time experience staying at an all-inclusive resort!  We actually didn’t pick either the destination or hotel ourselves, we got recommendations from Delta and they did not steer us wrong!  Wow, did we love the Melia Caribe Tropical!  The resort and every single person who worked there was wonderful and so exceptionally kind and genuine.

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Image credit: melia.com

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