Feb 182019

What If Mr. Darcy Didn’t Leave Lizzy Without Hope at the Inn in Lambton?

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: Begins with Elizabeth’s Tour of Pemberley


Instead of assuming Elizabeth has “been long desiring his absence” and traveling to London in secret to search out Wickham and Lydia himself, Mr. Darcy stays and shares his plans with her, making sure she understands that she has not lost him as a friend. With the Gardiners, Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth, and Mr. Bennet all working together to salvage Lydia’s reputation and patch up her scandalous affair, what kind of changes does this development produce between them all? What does Mr. Bennet and Mr. Gardiner think as Mr. Darcy involves himself with their family’s affair? What does Elizabeth think when after the chaos and anxiety of securing Lydia’s future, Mr. Darcy suddenly renews his addresses to her? Continue reading »

Feb 152019

What If Elizabeth Met Mr. Darcy and Georgiana Through Their Aunts’ Charity Work?

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: May-October 1811, London

SYNOPSIS: The two eldest Bennet sisters are in London for a lengthy stay with their Aunt Gardiner and all become heavily involved with charity work to support and build a much-needed hospital extension for wounded soldiers. Through their charity projects they become closely acquainted to Lady Matlock and eventually make the acquaintance of Miss Darcy and Mr. Darcy. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy form a much more favorable opinion of each other away from Meryton, the other Bennets, and Caroline Bingley. But Darcy, aware of his duty to his family, knows he must marry from the upper echelons of society. And Elizabeth’s aunt is cautioning her to carefully guard her heart and not give into romantic expectations…What happens when their attraction and connection cannot be denied? Continue reading »

Feb 112019

Hi friends! I’m so excited to welcome author Jessie Lewis to my blog today! I’ve so loved everything I’ve read by Jessie Lewis (for proof see: here and here) and I almost was lucky enough to meet up with her when I was in England last year (don’t worry, Jessie, we will make it happen next time for sure!) Jessie is visiting today to share a special announcement, and I hope you are as excited by it as I am!!

From the Author

Thank you, Meredith, for welcoming me back to Austenesque Reviews. Many of your readers are familiar with the novel I’m talking about today — Mistaken was kindly voted one of your readers’ favourite Austenesque novels in 2017 and one of your own favourites for 2018.

I am here to let your readers know that, after a short hiatus, Mistaken is once more available as an ebook on Amazon, both to purchase and via the Kindle Unlimited programme. It’s had a bit of a make-over and has a few extended and a few new scenes, plus a new epilogue. Other than that, in essentials, it is very much what is ever was, which I hope will please those who enjoyed it and wish to read it again on KU. Continue reading »