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 062017
 

First Impressions and Football

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Gift from Family

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Austen-Inspired, Young Adult

SETTING: Temple Sterling, Florida – modern day (fictitious, smallish town)

MAIN CHARACTERS:

  • Dev: a spectacularly ordinary high school senior that doesn’t have her future figured out
  • Foster: Dev’s 14 year old cousin who has come from California to live with them
  • Cas: Dev’s outgoing, football playing best friend whom she has unrequited feelings for
  • Ezra: All-American football star of the school, most people think he is an arrogant jerk

Continue reading »

Oct 252017
 

A Dynamic and Compelling Romantic Adventure

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Gift from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: September 1815 – Different timeline from Pride and Prejudice

SYNOPSIS: It’s been several years since Ramsgate, and the events that took place there have irrevocably changed the lives of Fitzwilliam and Georgiana Darcy. No longer a part of society, both have retreated to Pemberley where they live a very solitary life with minimal staff and no visitors. But when an unconscious stranger near-death is found near his home, Mr. Darcy finds himself providing her shelter and care. And though he tries to maintain his distance and avoid contact, this beautiful stranger finds a way to reach him in his loneliness and desolation… Can she convince him to let her stay? And what happens when her memory fully returns and she realizes the secrets of her past? Continue reading »