Mar 212018
 

What If Mr. Bingley Fell For Elizabeth First?

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

What if Jane Bennet was away touring the Lake District with the Gardiners when Mr. Bingley first arrived?

What if Mr. Bingley first encountered Elizabeth alone while his sisters and Mr. Darcy were still in London?

What if Jane Bennet meets an attractive and eligible suitor while touring the Lake District?

Doesn’t this sound like a most intriguing and inventive scenario to explore?!? It is always fun to see stories that mix and match Jane Austen’s couples and bring about some new possibilities. And I especially love it when authors give Mr. Darcy some competition, whether it be Colonel Fitzwilliam, George Wickham, or an entirely new character! In this story we see a bit of unique romantic triangle forming as Mr. Bingley immediately shows a marked preference for the lovely and lively Elizabeth Bennet. And since Jane is not there to attract his notice first, it is plausible that Mr. Bingley would be drawn to Elizabeth – they both are very sociable, fun-loving, and active. But what happens when Jane Bennet returns? What about her gentleman suitor from the Lake District? What about Mr. Darcy? Continue reading »

Nov 222017
 

Hi friends!  Happy (Almost) Thanksgiving to all those who are getting ready to celebrate!!  But before we celebrate being thankful and take part in our Thanksgiving traditions, I’d like to celebrate the lovely new book Kara Louise released this month!!  As you might have heard, her new book Chance and Circumstances shows us what happens if Mr. Bingley and Elizabeth Bennet met each other first!  (Sounds really interesting, right!)  Kara is here to talk about her new release, Chance and Circumstances, and what she feels is one of the more challenging aspects…er…characters to write about!  We hope you enjoy!

The Elephant in the Room

I want to thank Meredith for inviting me to share with you today about my new book, Chance and Circumstance.

I have titled this post, “The Elephant in the Room.” Or perhaps I should have entitled it, “The Elephant in the Book.” Or possibly, to make it more clear to you, “The Part of Jane Austen’s story that is there and has to be dealt with, but I really don’t want to have to write it.” And what is that, you ask?

It’s the whole Wickham and Lydia fiasco! Continue reading »

Nov 032017
 

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Hi friends!  Happy November to you!  I’m still wondering what happened to October…did someone it the fast-forward button?

As per our usual, Mr. Bingley and I have been keeping busy with work this month (but happily we’ve had a little bit of a break from the busyness/craziness of September!)

So Mr. Bingley got himself a new toy….

And we’ve been having some fun with it.

Look who wants to go to the beach now… (Typically I am the one always ready for the beach, and Mr. Bingley is the one who needs to be persuaded to come!) Continue reading »