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 »

Oct 262015
 

BrinshoreClever, Enchanting, and Beautifully-Crafted!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

(Note: Potential readers should be made aware that this novel is a sequel to Emma and Elizabeth, and while it is standalone, more pleasure may be derived from reading Emma and Elizabeth prior to this work.)

In her second Austen-inspired novel, Ann Mychal brings us back again – twenty years later – to the dear friends we encountered and fell in love with before in her brilliant continuation of The WatsonsEmma and Elizabeth. In Brinshore, we find these two devoted sisters happy in their respective marriages and enjoying their roles as mothers and wives. Both Emma and Elizabeth have nineteen-year-old daughters, and both daughters are granted the splendid opportunity to spend their summer with their Aunt Harding at her new home she purchased in the incomparable seaside town of Brinshore! Continue reading »

Oct 072015
 

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Hello dear readers!  I’m so very happy to welcome back author Ann Mychal to Austenesque Reviews today!  You may remember last year she came to visit and I reviewed her fantastic continuation for The Watsons, Emma and Elizabeth.  Well, here she is a year later with a special treat for us all – a 61Q2kPa70qL._SX336_BO1,204,203,200_sequel to Emma and Elizabeth, that is Sanditon inspired!

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Brinshore, sequels, and heroines of a certain age

Thank you, Meredith, for the wonderful opportunity you have given me of writing my first ever author post. It is both a pleasure and a privilege, and just a little bit daunting. Right now, I’m sitting at home, looking out onto the garden. It is a sunny day and the leaves are turning. Autumn is here, and I’ve just made myself a cup of tea. There’s a list beside me of all the things I need to accomplish today, and first on the list is ‘Author Post for Meredith.’

It is reassuring to note that Jane Austen was familiar with the distractions, interruptions and obligations of everyday life. ‘Composition seems to me impossible, with a head full of joints of mutton and doses of rhubarb,’ says she, in a letter to Cassandra. It is an observation with which I fully concur, and I’d be surprised if I were the only author in the world for whom it is true. If only there were twice as many hours in the day! So, with a head full of joints of mutton and doses of rhubarb, I’ll see what I can do. Continue reading »