May 062019
 

Reality and Relationships

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Gift from Author

TYPE OF NOVEL: Austen-Inspired, Sequel to Ditching Mr. Darcy

SETTING: Takes place in modern-day, England, several months after Ditching Mr. Darcy

SYNOPSIS: Last year Elizabeth Barker was in a terrible car accident that put her into a coma where (in her mind) she was transplanted into the body of Elizabeth Bennet. Now several months later, Elizabeth is out of her come and moving on with her life. Even though she fell hard for someone in the Pride and Prejudice world of her coma, Elizabeth finds someone just like him in her modern-day world (yay!). And things are going wonderfully for them until Elizabeth starts experiencing some dreams that take her back into Elizabeth Bennet’s body and their relationship is dealt a few walloping punches…Can Elizabeth find happiness in this world? Or only in her Pride and Prejudice dream-world?

NOTE: Potential readers should be made aware that even though the author often includes context of events that occurred during Ditching Mr. Darcy, this book is a sequel and it is recommended you read Ditching Mr. Darcy before reading this one. Continue reading »

Mar 182019
 

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all are enjoying a great week so far! I’m so excited to welcome Cass Grafton back to Austenesque Reviews today! She has been a long time friend of this blog and as you may have noticed we love her writing! Cass will be answering some questions about some news regarding her books, her writing, and lastly Bath. We hope you enjoy!!

So Cass, there have been some exciting developments happening with your stories these past few months. Can you share them with us?

Yes, of course, and thank you so much, Meredith, for giving me the chance to share the news with your lovely readers!

In September last year, the eBook rights to The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen (co-authored with my good friend, Ada Bright) were picked up by Canelo Digital Publishing.

Since The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen was already self-published by you and Ada Bright, how did it come about that it got picked up by a traditional publisher?

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Mar 152019
 

Imagine Being Mysteriously Transplanted Into Your Favorite Story!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Modern-day wife and mother Alison Bateman is an ardent fan of Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice, and similar to that book’s matriarch, she has five daughters (and yes, they all have the same names, but that began more coincidentally than intentionally). However, unlike Mrs. Bennet, Alison Bateman is sensible, calm, and loves all her daughters equally. Unexpectedly, Alison finds herself transplanted into the pages of Pride and Prejudice, but instead of having a chance to be the heroine of the tale and fall in love with Mr. Darcy, Alison instead becomes the heroine’s mother and finds herself in the role of the noisy, small-minded nerve-obsessed Mrs. Bennet. But Alison still has control of her actions and thoughts, so perhaps she is becoming the heroine of her own Pride and Prejudice adventure after all… Continue reading »