Jul 132018
 

The Plain Daughter, The Parson, and The Wardrobe

Rating: 4 out 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Sequel, Minor Character, Time Travel/Time Slip

TIME FRAME: Prologue begins in 1690, Main story occurs between 1811-1819

WHY I WANTED TO READ THIS BOOK:

I’ll be honest, I was a bit hesitant to read being this series as I’m not typically drawn to fantasy/time-travel stories. However, many readers and friends have recommended and praised this series and Mr. Jacobson’s writing, so I decided I should stop hesitating and give it a go! Continue reading »

May 232018
 

A Time Travel Adventure to Regency England!

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Jane Austen fan and ardent reader Cassie Taylor has a run in with an average-looking stranger named Ted at the bookstore. When he very kindly invites her to get coffee she turns him down thinking he isn’t at all her type. Cassie immediately regrets her rejection of Ted because of what happens next: she witnesses him being hit by a car. If Cassie said yes, then Ted wouldn’t be in the hospital right now fighting for his life! Filled with regret and guilt, Cassie follows Ted to the hospital and poses as his girlfriend. It is there something truly strange and inexplicable happens…

While getting some fresh air outside on the hospital’s grounds Cassie comes to a gate and decides to walk through it. Once she does though she immediately finds herself transported to an English estate and dressed in Regency clothing. How did this happen? What does it mean? How can she get home? Continue reading »

May 212018
 

Dear readers, please help me welcome Elaine Jeremiah, author of a new Austen-Inspired novel, Love Without Time, to Austenesque Reviews! Elaine’s new release is so much fun as it about a modern-day Janeite named Cassie who inexplicably finds herself thrown back in time to Jane Austen’s Regency England. Today Elaine shares an enticing excerpt from Love Without Time. We hope you enjoy!

~ Excerpt ~

I was hit by bright sunlight and drew in a breath, blinking furiously. What on earth was going on? I looked around me, not really taking anything in, expecting everything to return to how it had been a moment ago. But it didn’t. When I took another, closer look around me, I saw that I was standing under a tree, on the edge of an immaculate lawn of a large, well-maintained garden.

I gasped. Where am I? I asked myself. Squinting, I shielded my eyes against the relentless sun. Across the other side of the garden, I saw a huge house, a mansion, a place which could easily be Mr Darcy’s home of Pemberley.

There were people on the lawn ahead of me, smiling and laughing. It looked as though they were playing croquet. And they were dressed in clothes which would be the perfect costumes for a Jane Austen-inspired TV drama… Continue reading »