Author Archives: Regina Jeffers

Did Queen Victoria Marry John Brown?

Did Queen Victoria Marry John Brown?

I know this is not from our period, but I thought you might find it interesting. I recently saw the film Victoria and Abdul, and it started me thinking more on the “supposed” relationship between Queen Victoria and her Scottish servant John Brown. (By the way, this relationship has also been explored in film. Again the… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Victoria Kincaid’s “How Is a Regency Gentleman Like the President of the United States?” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Victoria Kincaid’s “How Is a Regency Gentleman Like the President of the United States?” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Victoria Kincaid‘s “How is a Regency Gentleman Like the President of the United States?” Giveaway. Luisa Donaldson will have her choice of either an eBook or print copy of Ms. Kincaid‘s latest release, President Darcy. Luisa, contact Regina Jeffers, the blog’s Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to… more goodness …

Inheritance and the Need for a Widow’s Pension in Jane Austen’s Novels

Inheritance and the Need for a Widow’s Pension in Jane Austen’s Novels

By Jane Austen’s time, primogeniture was no longer the law of the land, but it remained a strongly entrenched custom of inheritance proceedings. Breaking apart large landholdings were frowned upon. An impoverished aristocracy, whose wealth rested in the agricultural realm, would lead to total chaos in the countryside or so it was assumed. The practice… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Coming Around Again” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Coming Around Again” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “Coming Around Again” Giveaway. MBresticker  will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Dixon‘s Hearts Bound Together As One. Miriam, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [According to Austen Authors’ stated giveaway rules, all prizes must be claimed within… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Alexa Adams’s “I Am Lady Catherine: A Twisted Austen Tale” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Alexa Adams’s “I Am Lady Catherine: A Twisted Austen Tale” Giveaway

                  Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Alexa Adams‘s “I Am Lady Catherine: A Twisted Austen Tale” Giveaway. Suzanne and nmayer will each receive an eBook bundle of books from Ms. Adams. The bundle includes Emma and Elton, Jane and Bingley, Becoming Mrs. Norris,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Revenants: Returning from the Dead” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Revenants: Returning from the Dead” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s “Revenants: Returning from the Dead” Giveaway. Deanna Flaman, Carla Penaloza, and Lynn Char will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Jeffers‘s paranormal Pride and Prejudice vagary, Vampire Darcy’s Desire. Ladies, please contact Regina, who serves as our site’s Giveaway Coordinator at jeffersregina@gmail.com. Congratulations!… more goodness …

A Writing Table Fit for Jane Austen, a Guest Post from Laurie Benson

A Writing Table Fit for Jane Austen, a Guest Post from Laurie Benson

A Writing Table Fit for Jane Austen First, thank you for having me on Austen Authors. Since I collect antiques, I thought I’d share one with your readers that might have appealed to Jane Austen. It’s my Georgian era writing desk. I confess, while it’s in my home and I adore it, the Georgian writing table… more goodness …

Revenants, Returning from the Dead + Giveaway of “Vampire Darcy’s Desire”

Revenants, Returning from the Dead + Giveaway of “Vampire Darcy’s Desire”

Today, I bought candy so that I might stand in my driveway and hand out snacks to those brave enough to enter my small cul de sac, where few turn on their lights for the Trick or Treaters. And once more, my thoughts again run to the macabre. Revenance, or people returning from the dead… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Guardianship During the Regency” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Guardianship During the Regency” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s “Guardianship During the Regency Giveaway.” Michelle H and Marina Leonard will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Jeffers‘s latest Regency romantic suspense, The Earl Claims His Comfort. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [Note: According to… more goodness …

Conjugal Beneath the Fraternal: Jane Austen Understanding of Love, a Guest Post from Kyra C. Kramer

Conjugal Beneath the Fraternal: Jane Austen Understanding of Love, a Guest Post from Kyra C. Kramer

Conjugal Beneath the Fraternal: Jane Austen’s Understanding of Love In her third novel, Mansfield Park, Jane Austen explains that the relationship between siblings is potentially the deepest, strongest love possible, and that: “even the conjugal tie is beneath the fraternal. Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits,… more goodness …