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.

I hope you find this breakdown helpful! Continue reading »

May 162014

Against His WillA Former Spy Who Unexpectedly Inherits an Earldom Must Settle Down and Find a Wife

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Sequel, Minor Character

TIME FRAME: About 3 years after the close of Pride and Prejudice

SERIES: Brides of Pemberley

Volume One – His Good Opinion (Pride and Prejudice from Mr. Darcy’s point-of-view).

Volume Two – Loving Miss Darcy (Sequel to P&P, focuses on Georgiana and Colonel Fitzwilliam).

Volume Three – Against His Will (Sequel to Loving Miss Darcy, focuses on Kitty Bennet).

RECOMMENDATION: Read Loving Miss Darcy before reading Against His Will (although both are stand alone)

MAIN CHARACTERS: Kitty Bennet, Sebastian Montgomery (original character), Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner, Colin Maitland Continue reading »

Mar 262014

Author Guest Post

I’m very excited to welcome, author Nancy Kelley to Austenesque Reviews!  If you didn’t already know, Nancy is the author of a lovely series called The Brides of Pemberley (His Good Opinion, Loving Miss Darcy, Against His Will)!  And today she stops by to talk about Kitty Bennet who is featured in her latest release, Against His 1400x2000-588x840Will.  


I’ve been asked more than once why I would choose to write a book about Kitty Bennet. Kitty Bennet, who is known for nothing but whinging about not going to Brighton and coughing at inopportune moments. How could she possibly be a heroine worthy of a novel of her own? 

To tell the truth, it wasn’t something I planned originally. Each of my sequels to His Good Opinion has snuck up on me while I was writing the previous book. As I fleshed out Colonel Fitzwilliam and Georgiana, I realized they had a story of their own; that became Loving Miss Darcy. And in the process of writing that book, I decided to pull Kitty Bennet in to be Georgiana’s friend. The more I got to know her, the more I liked her. Continue reading »