Jan 232015

Foundation of LoveProphetic Images Link the Past and Future for Two Couples

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Modern-day Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Fantasy

TIME FRAME: Modern-day over the course of 3-4 years

MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth Bennett, William Darcy, Richard Fitzwilliam, Jane Bennett, Georgiana Darcy, George Wickham, Anne de Bourgh, Charles Bingley, Dan King

SYNOPSIS: Strange things happen when Elizabeth finds a 200-year-old letter addressed to her from a possible ancestor who bears the same name as her. At random and unpredictable times images that foretell the future are mysteriously being sent to her phone. Not readily believing in magic and gypsy blessings, Elizabeth tries to rationalize the images as some sort of prank and searches for a reasonable explanation. But when the image of one of her roommates in trouble proves true, she then realizes the gypsy magic and blessing is very real… Continue reading »

Oct 112013

Jane ActuallyA Janeite Dream Come True!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Hold on to your bonnet’s, Janeites – this new Austenesque tale by Jennifer Petkus creates a world where many of our Janeite wishes come true!

  • Wish #1 – Jane Austen can communicate with us! An invention call the Afternet (similar to Internet) allows the dead (or disembodied, as they prefer to be called) to communicate with the living.
  • Wish #2 – A new release by Miss Jane Austen! First thing Jane does when she is able to communicate with the world is finish her fragment of Sanditon and seek a publisher! (Thank you, Jane!)
  • Wish #3 – Jane becomes a part of the Jane Austen community! She goes on a national book tour, reads blogs, and attends both the Jane Austen Festival in Bath and the JASNA Annual General Meeting in Fort Worth, Texas! (Could you imagine?!?) Continue reading »
Feb 092013

“Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match…”

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Cate Kendall, a high school English teacher living amongst the weird in Austin, Texas is desperately searching for some excitement in her life… Between teaching, playing Scrabble with her colleague/close friend, Ethan Chavez, and living in the garage apartment of her mom’s house, Cate feels her life seriously needs to be rewritten. Cate pines for some adventure, some mystery…for some thrilling subplots to enter her life. When a “magical” journal, a new man, and a new persona infiltrate her life during the very same week, you might say that Cate got exactly what she wished for…

“I was starting to have a bit of trouble trying to keep track of all the little subplots in my own life. It was almost as if I was in the middle of an Austen novel, and while exhausting, it truly couldn’t have been more thrilling.” – page 89 Austensibly Ordinary

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