Nov 282018
 

Hi readers! I am very excited to welcome Carrie Kablean, author of a recently released Pride and Prejudice sequel titled, What Kitty Did Next (which we are so looking forward to reading, btw!), to Austenesque Reviews today!  

Carrie thoughtfully provided a little Q&A for me to share with you today! We hope you enjoy learning more about Carrie, her debut release, What Kitty Did Next, and her love of Jane Austen!

Thanks so much Meredith for hosting me on Austenesque Reviews and giving me the chance to talk about What Kitty Did Next – just in time for Christmas too! I mention that because there’s a scene about a Frost Fair on the frozen River Thames in the book, appropriate at this time of year! This is Kitty’s story – I thought she needed a life after Pride and Prejudice (and after Lydia!) – and I hope your readers grow to love her as much as I do!

What was your inspiration to write What Kitty Did Next? Continue reading »

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 »

Aug 132018
 

Can You Be Persuaded To Like Elizabeth Elliot?

 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Having read and utterly adored one series about Elizabeth Elliot, I was thrilled to see Melanie Stanford released a sequel novella to her clever modern adaptation of Persuasion, Sway that spotlights Elizabeth Elliot. (Side Note: Persuasion fans should definitely read Sway if they haven’t already – it is a wonderful adaptation of Jane Austen’s work that is fresh, creative, and filled with music!)

In this sequel, we meet up with Elizabeth who is running her own party planning business called Excessively Diverted (love it!), which isn’t exactly in the black quite yet. Of course, it doesn’t help that Elizabeth still goes to the spa weekly and must buy the latest designer handbag! While supervising the success of one her expertly planned parties, Elizabeth has the misfortune to overhear someone insulting her party (sounds like someone is about to make a spectacular first impression!) And being bold as brass, Elizabeth confronts this rude guest, who turns out to be Antonio Reyes, a wealthy CEO. Antonio has no problem clashing horns with Elizabeth at her party, but the next day he feels something like regret when he discovers that Elizabeth is the party planner his daughter wants him to hire for her Sweet Sixteen! Yikes! And even though Elizabeth loathes the ill-manner, arrogant jerk entirely, she might be persuaded to take him on as a client because she is in need of some funds to pay her mounting bills… Continue reading »