May 262017
 

Soak Up the Sun and Fun of Summer!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Authors

Summer is my favorite time of year, I love warm weather and being in the water! I couldn’t think of a better way to start the summer season off than to read the summer-themed anthology in the Holidays with Jane series! There are six short stories in this anthology (one for each Jane Austen novel) and each story takes place in present-day. In this collection readers witness various summer activities such as traveling on a Caribbean cruise, attending sleep-away camp, and hanging out with friends home from college.

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Oct 212016
 

Holidays with Jane Trick or SweetFall Into the Season with Festive Austenesque Stories

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Authors

If you haven’t heard of Holidays with Jane, it is an anthology series of Austen-inspired holiday-themed short stories. There are six stories in each anthology (one for each Jane Austen novel) and each story takes place in present-day. The lovely ladies who collaborate on these anthologies have published four anthologies so far (Christmas Cheer, Spring Fever, Trick or Sweet, Summer of Love) and have a new one scheduled to release soon – Thankful Hearts). In this collection we see Halloween-themed parties and dances, fall festivals, and bit of magic…

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MUST BE MAGIC – Kimberly Truesdale

The Premise: As soon as Anne’s family puts their beloved home on the market, two people return to town – the man who Anne broke up with eight years ago and someone intent on finding the powerful talisman hidden in Anne’s home…

What I Loved: That this story infused a bit of magic into Persuasion! I liked how Anne’s reason for breaking up with Fareed (Captain Wentworth) wasn’t due to persuasion, but more to do with her wanting to learn about herself and her gifts. I loved all the talk of spells and seeing what Anne did with her magic as well as the trip to the apple farm and Halloween party. Continue reading »

Oct 192016
 

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Hi readers!  I’m so excited to welcome author Jessica Grey to Austenesque Reviews today!  Jessica is one of the fabulous authors in the Holidays with Jane series and I’ve been a big fan of hers since reading her first Austen-Inspired book, Attempting Elizabeth!  Today Jessica Grey is here to talk about coffee! 😉  No, actually she is here to talk about Mansfield Perk, this amazing-sounding coffee place I desperately wish was real!

Hello! Happy Almost Halloween! Firstly, let me say a huge thanks to Meredith for having authorme here to guest post about Holidays with Jane: Trick or Sweet! My name is Jessica Grey and I am one of the authors involved in the Holidays with Jane anthology series. Holidays with Jane is a series of six holiday inspired collections. Each collection includes modern adaptations of all six of Jane Austen’s main novels by six different authors. Holidays with Jane: Trick or Sweet is our Halloween collection and we had tons fun incorporating costumes and candy into our reworking of Austen’s stories. Continue reading »