May 032019

Happy May, everyone!! I feel like I have been barely around my blog lately and I want you all to know I am missing it so much!! 😩 Work has been keeping me soooo busy this year! 🤯 We have been making lots of improvements, and they are taking a lot of time an energy. I’m also in the process of hiring new teachers because of our exciting growth. I’ve hired 3 new teachers in 2019 so far, and am hoping to hire 2 more before the summer!! 🤞🏼And then hopefully, I can spend more time interacting on my blog!!

But other than work, the weather has started to turn nice and I have been trying to be outside as much as I can!

Early in April I got to visit my cousin and her daughter and check out 2Cellos in NYC, which was so much fun!!

And for Spring Break, Mr. Bingley and I went to our first National Park – Great Smoky Mountains. Continue reading »

May 012019

Hi dear friends! I’m so excited to take part in this special announcement today!  I’ve loved everything I’ve read by Beau North, but I especially adored her soul-stirring and poignant love story Longbourn’s Songbird – which was one of my Favorite Reads of 2016 and one of my Top Ten Favorite Austenesque Retellings, but more importantly this title won a Silver IPPY award in 2017 (so very deserving!!) Longbourn’s Songbird is beloved by many Austenesque readers and I’m so thrilled that Beau is giving us more!!

~ From the Author ~

Thank you, Meredith, for hosting me today! As some of my readers may know, I’ve been planning a follow-up to my first novel, Longbourn’s Songbird, for…well, since before I wrote Longbourn’s Songbird, to be honest! And now, after many years of working in fits and starts, I can finally say that The Colonel is ready to meet the world!

This story takes place both concurrently with and after the events of Longbourn’s Songbird, and follows the story of Richard Fitzwilliam, from his life before WWII, his adventures in New York in the 1950’s to the California coast in the 1960’s. We are seeing his story unfold through the eyes of his adult son, Ben, who in 2002 has decided to write a book about his father and the Fitzwilliam/Darcy/DeBourgh family. Readers will see characters from Longbourn’s Songbird, including Anne and Charlotte, Georgiana, Jane and Bingley. There will also be new characters like Maggie and Tom Darcy, the grown children of Will Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet as Richard and Ben seek to find meaning in some of the most tumultuous times in American history. This book is a labor of love, my longest and most personal to date. Continue reading »

Oct 012018

Bowie, Baggage, and Bad Relationships

Rating:  5 out of 5 stars

Source: Gift from Author

Sometimes when you are a fan of a particular author’s writing and style, you will read anything they write – even if it is from a genre you don’t typically read. 😉

As the title suggests this is a modern-day love story and in the world we live in now that is not always pretty, easy, and most likely far from perfect. Alice and Will are complex, they carry scars, and are hesitant to put themselves out there – either because they’ve been hurt badly before or because they don’t believe love is real. But after a series of tense encounters and failed matchmaking attempts, Alice and Will tentatively try just being friends. Continue reading »