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Hi readers, I’d like to lodge a formal complaint that July is over! 😠 This summer is going too fast! I feel like a week ago it was the end of May…now we are looking at the end of July…you have to be kidding!?! 😧 😖 

Were you keeping busy in July or did you have some time to relax? 🏖

Should we find out if Austenesque authors stayed busy in July ? 🤔

Here’s a list of Austenesque Novel Finds for July 2019 for your perusing pleasure! 📚

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Austenesque Novel Finds – July 2019

A Baby at Pemberley: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Rosalie Hammond

A Lady’s Choice: A Pride and Prejudice Sensual Intimate Collection by Jane Hunter

A Lady’s Reputation by A. D’Orazio

A Strange Inheritance: A Pride and Prejudice Sensual Intimate (The Haunting of Miss Bennet Book 1) by Susannah Barton Continue reading »

Jul 242019
 

An Upstairs/Downstairs Variation About Kitty Bennet and General Fitzwilliam

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

OVERVIEW: There are two novellas in this collection: Of Fortune’s Reversal and The Maid and The Footman (which were both published separately). These two stories portray the same events from two different perspectives with four main characters being central to both stories – Kitty Bennet, General Sir Richard Fitzwilliam, a maid by the name Annie Reynolds, and a footman/retired Sergeant named Henry Wilson.

Of Fortune’s Reversal, which highlights the events from Kitty Bennet’s and General Fitzwilliam’s perspectives, is 91 pages in length. The Maid and The Footman, which feature Annie Reynolds’ and Henry Wilson’s experiences during the same events, is 191 pages in length.

Since there are two novella-ish length stories in this collection, I thought I’d break down my review to look at them both separately and as a whole. Continue reading »

Jul 192019
 

The Essence of Jane Austen Infused With Bold Indian-American Zest

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

TYPE OF NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Modern Adaptation

SETTING: San Fransisco, Present Day

SYNOPSIS:

  • Dr. Trisha Raje: A brilliant neurosurgeon who developed life-saving technology to help operate on brain tumors comes from a titled Indian family living in California. She is horrible at relationships, feels banned from her family, and has a strong mistrust of others due to appalling events that happened a few years back.
  • DJ Caine: A talented chef who abandoned his life and career in Paris to take care of his sister who has a brain tumor. He is trying to stay above the expensive doctor bills by catering fancy events for the elite such as Trisha’s family.

Due to their professions Trisha and DJ are constantly being thrown together. And after a few contentious encounters and misguided prejudgments, their opinions of each other could not be lower. With such critical outcomes at stake, how will Trisha’s and DJ’s animosity effect the delicate and important work they are involved in? Can these two ever learn to understand each other, or has their unpleasant encounters together “built so immovable a dislike?” Continue reading »