Author Archives: Elaine Owen

Making “Cents”, Plus A Giveaway!

Making “Cents”, Plus A Giveaway!

When I first started reading Jane Austen, I paid little attention to the references to money found in her books. I knew that Bingley was rich, Darcy was richer, and Wickham was bribed into marrying Lydia with a small fortune. That was about it. References to shillings, guineas and crowns went completely over my very… more goodness …

Weighty Matters

Weighty Matters

What is your mental image of Elizabeth Bennet? Do you picture her as she was portrayed by Jennifer Ehle, not terribly slender but definitely not heavy either? Or do you see her more as the waif-like Keira Knightley, with more of a boyish figure? Austen gives us little physical description of her most famous heroine.… more goodness …

The Fount of Creativity

The Fount of Creativity

Mrs. Cranston held her head high as she spoke proudly of her son. “He has turned out so well, and I take all the credit for it for myself. I made sure he associated only with the best kind of people as he grew up. Keeping your children from poor associations is so important, don’t… more goodness …

Announcing a Book Launch and Giveaway of “Duty Demands” from Elaine Owen!

Announcing a Book Launch and Giveaway of “Duty Demands” from Elaine Owen!

Imagine if Darcy hadn’t been humbled by Elizabeth before they were married. Imagine if his “Hunsford moment” had come after they were married . . . . and if he had no idea that his wife was not in love with him! Add in misunderstandings, assumptions, and miscommunications, and you have the plot for Duty… more goodness …

When Honor Was At Stake

When Honor Was At Stake

One reason we all love Jane Austen’s novels so much is because of the glimpse they give us into times past, when honor and reputation were almost tangible assets, worthy of being defended at all costs. No practice of the past more demonstrates the value of honor and reputation than the practice of dueling.  … more goodness …