Category Archives: Austen Characters

A Visit to Lyme Regis

A Visit to Lyme Regis

It’s been about thirteen years since I visited England, though I may have reason to go again soon since both my brother and my niece are engaged to Brits. (I’m hoping for something straight out of Four Weddings and a Funeral without the funeral part.) My purpose in going those several years ago, my husband and twelve-year-old… more goodness …

The Utmost Importance of Fresh Air and Exercise

The Utmost Importance of Fresh Air and Exercise

No, you haven’t stumbled across a health website, but it is January, just beyond the two-week mark of when a large percentage of the population has renewed their vow to take better care of themselves, so it seemed appropriate. Particularly for one such as I, whose pursuit of health has proven frustrating and elusive, particularly… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Matches Made at Netherfield” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Matches Made at Netherfield” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Zoe Burton‘s Matches Made at Netherfield Giveaway. Eru will receive an eBook copy of the Ms. Burton‘s latest release, while Carole in Canada will receive a print copy of the book. Ladies, to claim your prize, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com. Congratulations!!!  more goodness …

The Secret of Mr. Darcy’s Enduring Appeal

The Secret of Mr. Darcy’s Enduring Appeal

If you’re like me, since early childhood you have been exposed to a wide variety of romantic heroes: fairy tale princes, billionaires, superheroes, spies, cops, bad boys, vampires…the list goes on and on. But yet somehow Mr. Darcy always stands apart. He isn’t Prince Charming or James Bond or Superman or Edward Cullen, yet Darcy… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “A Very Mary Christmas” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “A Very Mary Christmas” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winner of Leenie Brown‘s “A Very Mary Christmas” Giveaway. To celebrate the release of her Christmas-based tale, Ms. Brown permitted Rafflecopter to choose her winner of a very special necklace based on this quote from the story. “You are something far more dear to me. You are my… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Another View of Point of View” Christmas Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Another View of Point of View” Christmas Giveaway

Summer Hanford and Renata McMann have two fabulous Christmas short stories to share with our merry band of JAFF enthusiasts. Austen Authors is happy to announce that Lynley Cannon and Laura Capio will receive a Kindle version of Epiphany with Tea, while Glynis and Anita P will receive a Kindle version of Miss Bingley’s Christmas. Congratulations, Ladies. Please… more goodness …

Fight Against Slavery Carried On Beyond Austen’s Life

Fight Against Slavery Carried On Beyond Austen’s Life

Slavery was one of the most contentious issues of Jane Austen’s time. Some scholars claim that she ignored the issue or even accepted the legitimacy of the practice. Others claim that Mansfield Park serves as an anti-slavery tract. For certain, Austen would have tackled the complex issue in a complex way. The fight to abolish… more goodness …