Sep 182017

Unexpected Encounters in London

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: A few months after the Netherfield Ball

MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth and Jane Bennet, Mr. Darcy, Georgiana Darcy, Mr. Bingley, George Wickham, Amy St. John (new character)

SYNOPSIS: While visiting their family in Cheapside, a couple of errant deliveries from the modiste bring the Bennet sisters into the path of Mr. Darcy and his sister Georgiana. Unable to deny himself the pleasure of her company, Mr. Darcy continues to call on the Bennet sisters and encourage their friendship with his sister and his friend, Mr. Bingley. Through all these meetings, Elizabeth begins to see another side of Mr. Darcy that she  admires. But do his gentlemanly and chivalrous actions towards another woman mean his heart is already engaged? Continue reading »

Mar 072016


Hi readers!  I’m so happy to have author Penelope Swan come visit Austenesque Reviews today!  As some of you may know, Penelope has published several Pride and Prejudice inspired novels and novellas in the last year!  Her first Austenesque work, The Netherfield Affair, Dark Darcy Book 1 was published just one year ago!  Penelope is here to tell you a little bit about herself, her discovery of Jane Austen, and her novels!  I hope you enjoy her fascinating post!

I’m sure that all of you here who love Jane Austen will say that her books have inspired and comforted, amused and enlightened you many times in your lives. In my case, Jane’s books literally taught me about life – about love and marriage, loss and greed, irony and prejudice, society and people and power and folly…

You see, I grew up in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, and back then, it was little more than a few dusty buildings in a wide expanse of sand, clinging to the edge of the Arabian Gulf. There were no glamorous shopping centres and luxury hotels, no gourmet restaurants and glitzy skylines… and not many books either.

Well, not many books that made it past the censors, that is. Continue reading »

Mar 042016


Hello readers!  I hope you are enjoying a happy March so far!  I’m so very excited because we’ve had a few warm and temperate days here in NC and I’m hoping that means I’ll be able to start reading outside! Can’t wait!

But the big exciting news at the moment is Netherfield Nook is finished at last!!


It took close to two months from start to finish and a total of 9 visits from the carpenters and painters (we were a side project for these guys and most of the work was done on Saturdays) but my book nook is finally finished!  Can I get a woot woot? Continue reading »