Jun 052019

Hi dear friends!

I hope your June is off to a great start! I think I’m feeling very relieved for May to be over…it ended up being a little too stressful for work for me with recitals, hiring people, summer transition, etc. I’m hoping June will be much better! 🤞🏼

Amongst all the work…and stress 😩 we were able to enjoy some bits of fun.

My brother and I enjoyed a ‘sibling hike’ in glorious 80 degree weather. 🥵😉

We did an impressive 7 miles worth of hiking! (impressive for us!)😉 Continue reading »

Jun 032019

Our Brinshore Friends Journey to Bath!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

(Note: Potential readers should be made aware that this novel is a sequel to Brinshore, which is a sequel to Emma and Elizabeth, and while it is standalone, more pleasure may be derived from reading all novels in their intended order.)

For those that may be unfamiliar with Ann Mychal and her series – The Watson Trilogy – they are a set of books that take inspiration from Jane Austen’s finished and unfinished works: Emma and Elizabeth (Book 1) is a captivating and compelling development of Jane Austen’s abandoned manuscript – The Watsons. Brinshore (Book 2) continues with the next generation and their adventures in the seaside resorts of Brinshore and Sanditon.

In Laura Place (Book 3) readers are taken back to Bath a couple years after Sir Walter Persuasion concludes. Lady Dalrymple and her daughter Miss Carteret are still making Bath their home in fashionable Laura Place and just happen to be neighbors to the newly arrived Allershams and Mrs. Beresford (Lady Allersham’s aunt). The two titled families are thrown together often and develop a relationship with each other. Lady Allersham – who has attempted and blundered terribly with her matchmaking efforts before – is very intrigued by Miss Carteret. She thinks Miss Carteret might be hiding a secret and is torn between wanting to discover what it is and wanting to find Miss Carteret a worthy suitor to marry… Continue reading »

May 312019

Hi readers, where in the world have I been, right?! Missing In Action! Hopefully, life (and work) will settle down a little bit so I can return to posting regularly! 😔

On the bright side, I have kept busy reading, but many of the books I’ve read recently are on the larger side, which means I don’t review them as fast! ⏰

Did you happen to see all the Austenesque books published this last month?  If not, have no fear!

Here’s a list of Austenesque Novel Finds for May 2019 for your perusing pleasure! 🗒


Austenesque Novel Finds – May 2019

A Dash of Darcy and Companions Cottage Collection 2: 5 Pride and Prejudice Novellas and 1 Novel (Dash of Darcy and Companions Collection) by Leenie Brown

A Fortunate Alliance: A Pride and Prejudice Story by Beth Poppet

A Marriage of True Affection: Pride and Prejudice Continues by Jodi L. Covey

A Princess Bride of Mars: Pride and Prejudice on Barsoom by Jane Austen and E. R. Burrows Continue reading »