Hello friends! I’m very excited to welcome back one of my long-time favorite authors, Karen M. Cox, to Austenesque Reviews today! I’m pretty sure everyone here knows who Karen is, but if you don’t – she is a talented Austenesque writer that pens some wonderful Austen-Inspired retellings (a.k.a. Austen-Inspired stories taking place in other eras). Karen is here to celebrate a special re-release of one of her Austen-Inspired retellings – Undeceived, which is a Pride and Prejudice retelling that takes place in the 1980s!
We hope you enjoy Karen’s visit!
Hello, lovely readers! Thank you to Meredith for inviting me here to Austenesque Reviews.
I’m Karen Cox, the author of the upcoming re-release of Undeceived: Pride and Prejudice in the Spy Game. It’s a Cold War Era spy novel variation—an extension of a story that means so much to me.
I love the way Jane Austen can delightfully entertain us while giving us advice about the human condition. I don’t know if any other author does that with quite the same light and easy touch, all with a side-helping of satire and humor.
Austen’s themes were what made me want to extend her characters into other eras and stories. For me, the themes were always what mattered most.
And following where the characters led me was fun, an exercise in curiosity. I can hardly ever resist one of those!
So, put on your meta-thinking caps, my friends! We’re going to mull over the …