Nov 232018
 

Hi sweet friends! I hope all who celebrated yesterday enjoyed a very happy and wonderful Thanksgiving with those they loved! 🙂 Now that Thanksgiving has taken place, it is time to start decking the halls and prepare for the Christmas season (although, I know many already did get a head start!) 😉 One of the things I’m look forward to most this Christmas season is reading a bunch of holiday-inspired Austenesque!  And one of the books I’m excited to read is this new release from Jennifer Redlarczyk – A Holiday to Remember. Jennifer is my lovely guest here at Austenesque Reviews (we love when she visits!) and today she is share 2 Christmas inspired excerpt with you all! We hope you enjoy!

Meredith, I am so happy to be back visiting your blog today with A Holiday to Remember and more music! In this modern P&P variation, Elizabeth Bennet is a dedicated choral director and teacher at Meryton Academy for the Performing Arts and William Darcy is the aloof CEO of Darcy Enterprises. The two of them met when unfortunate circumstances brought them together during a summer music festival in Chicago where tempers flared and unpleasant words were exchanged. Find out what happens when their paths cross again in December. Will their animosity continue, or will their reunion turn out to be A Holiday to Remember?

 

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Oct 262018
 

Hi friends! Happy Friday! I am so excited to welcome a new author to Austenesque Reviews today! If you haven’t already met Alice Isakova, she has recently published a sequel to Pride and Prejudice titled Georgiana Darcy: A Sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. And I am really excited about this sequel because I love seeing Georgiana Darcy’s character fleshed out more, but what is also great about this story is that it looks like it will spotlight Miss de Bourgh too!! A 2-for-1 secondary character special! I cannot wait to read it!

Hello readers, and thank you, Meredith, for hosting me on Austenesque Reviews. The following excerpt from my book is part of a drawing room scene that takes place in Kent. Georgiana and a number of other guests have gathered together after dinner, and as was customary in those days, the young ladies in the room are providing the musical entertainment. What begins as an innocent display of accomplishments quickly turns into a much deeper rivalry. Continue reading »

Oct 122018
 

Happy Friday, friends! I am so excited to be kicking-off my weekend with a lovely visit from Victoria Kincaid! As you may already know, Victoria recently released a Pride and Prejudice variation titled When Jane Got Angry, which spotlights Jane Bennet and Mr. Bingley.  (Yay! You know I don’t mind seeing some Mr. Bingley!) In this premise Jane Bennet takes matters into her own hands while in London and seeks out Mr. Bingley. Attagirl, Jane! Today Victoria shares a little bit about her ideas for Mr. Bingley in this tale and an enticing excerpt from his point-of-view! We hope you enjoy!

Hi Meredith! Thank you so much for having me back as a guest! When I first started writing,
When Jane Got Angry, I was thinking about it as a book about…well, Jane Bennet getting angry. But I also wanted to write scenes from Bingley’s point of view. I realized that Bingley, of course, has his own reasons to be angry. And I knew that I needed to give him a chance to explore that anger so he could grow as a character in the same way that Jane does.

In some ways it was harder to have Bingley find his anger, in part because he bears some responsibility for his separation from Jane; he allowed himself to be persuaded to leave Hertfordshire while Jane suffers as a consequence of someone else’s decisions. But Bingley has also been deceived by his sisters and Darcy, so he experiences betrayal by the people closest to him. In P&P we are led to believe that Darcy confesses his deception and Bingley readily forgives him. Continue reading »