Mar 282018
 

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 Prejudice variations (The Journey and A Peculiar Connection are my particular favorites so far!)  At the moment she is celebrating her newest release (one that I understand has been a fan favorite for years!!!) – The ChildIn this tale it looks like Darcy something very dramatic after Elizabeth’s refusal in Kent, I can’t wait to learn more about what happens between these two!!

Thank you so much, Meredith, for hosting me on your blog today. I’ve loved your posts for so long. Checking in with you several times a week is an absolute must at my house!

Many authors, myself included, will tell you of a strange phenomenon that often takes place while creating a story. A plot may be carefully organized in the writer’s mind when suddenly the characters seem to develop a mind of their own. Not only will they say and do things unintended by the author, but at times they even strike out on a different path than originally planned. It’s like following Alice down the rabbit hole.

When I began The Child, I thought I was writing a sympathetic tale of a misunderstood man. Darcy has always wanted to do the right thing. When he proposed to Elizabeth at Hunsford in Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, he did not intend to insult her. Despite her family and relations, Darcy thought he was fulfilling Elizabeth’s dreams, but instead he almost ruined any chance of making her his wife. Thank goodness, he knew how to write a letter or Austen wouldn’t have had a happy ending. Continue reading »

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

WHY I WANTED TO READ THIS NOVEL:

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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.”

“You have presumed upon her time more than enough this night. Elizabeth?” Continue reading »