Feb 012017

The Dangers of Marrying with Unequal Affections

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

I’ll be honest, the minute I heard a new book by Joana Starnes was coming out I was immediately beset with eager anticipation. And it wasn’t the book description, premise, or shared excerpts that brought on my excitement. It was the fact that this story was written by Joana Starnes, an Austenesque author who has continuously impressed me with her heartfelt, emotionally turbulent, and expressively romantic stories. I’m afraid I went into this reading experience with nothing but high expectations. I’ve loved all I read by Joana Starnes and oftentimes feel it is impossible to choose which of her wonderfully-crafted stories is my favorite. (Now even more so!) Continue reading »

Dec 052016


Hi friends!  I hope you are enjoying a lovely December so far!  Things have been feeling a little chaotic for Mr. Bingley and myself these past few weeks and I’m sure with the holidays that won’t change! 🙂

But we’ve had time to decorate our little casita!


You can tell a lot about us by our Christmas tree ornaments!

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Dec 022016


Hello dear readers!  I’m so excited to welcome back author Joana Starnes to Austenesque Reviews today!  Joana has had such an amazing year and it wasn’t too long ago she was here celebrating her release of Miss Darcy’s Companion!  And now she has a fabulous new release out – Mr. Bennet’s Dutiful Daughter!  Joana pops in today to share one her beautifully romantic scenes between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth – you know the type, be prepared to swoon! – we hope you enjoy!  (Scene rated PG-13)

Thank you, Meredith, for ever so kindly welcoming me as your guest today to conclude the joana-starnesblog tour for my latest book at Austenesque Reviews. It’s wonderful to be here again!

Mr Bennet’s Dutiful Daughter is a journey of self-discovery – the story of Elizabeth Darcy’s journey from duty into love. The synopsis rather hints at that:

When Colonel Fitzwilliam’s disclosures are interrupted by the bearer of distressing news from Longbourn, Miss Elizabeth Bennet is compelled to accept an offer she would have otherwise dismissed out of hand. An offer of marriage from the all-too-proud Mr Darcy. Yet how is she to live with a husband she hardly knows and does not love? Will she continue to feel trapped in a marriage of convenience while events conspire to divide them? Or would love grow as, day by day and hour after hour, she learns to understand the man she married, before she loses his trust and his heart? Continue reading »