Category Archives: Austen Characters

Second Chances…

Second Chances…

I’m writing this blog, sitting by my parents’ pool on a breezy, but sunny, Memorial Day. Little white petals flutter down from large sixty foot trees and blow across the patio. They look like snowflakes until they blow into the pool, the water pushing them into a cluster near the steps. I’m in one of… more goodness …

My Compliments

My Compliments

As you may have guessed from previous posts, I am utterly fascinated by the social and cultural differences between the twenty-first century and the nineteenth. One would expect these things to be more clear when reading Austen’s works, but she could have had no way of predicting how society would change, so she couldn’t possibly… more goodness …

Spring in Derbyshire

Spring in Derbyshire

“So what shall we do for the Easter hols?” I asked my husband a few weeks ago. “How about camping?” he said, and before I could ask if he was kidding or something, he also said the magic words: camping in Derbyshire. I do like camping, don’t get me wrong, but camping in April is not… more goodness …

April and Austen

April and Austen

April is the month of LOVE… And, as the world opens – at least the Midwest does – it feels aptly named. As I was thinking about the subject for something entirely different, I started to ponder the many different faces of love – affection, friendship, sibling love, parental love, all the varying familial love,… more goodness …

Winners from Regina Jeffers’ Latest Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners from our latest giveaway. Regina Jeffers originally planned to pick two winners of her first variation, Elizabeth Bennet’s Deception: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary, but feeling generous, Regina picked six winners of an eBook copy of the book. If your name is below, contact Regina at jeffersregina@gmail.com… more goodness …

Exogamous and Endogamous Marriages in Jane Austen’s Works + Giveaway of “Elizabeth Bennet’s Deception”

Brittanica.com defines an “endogamous marriage” as the custom enjoining one to marry within one’s own group, while Wikipedia says “endogamy” is the practice of marrying within a specific ethnic group, class, or social group, rejecting others on such a basis as being unsuitable for marriage or for other close personal relationships.The penalties for transgressing endogamous… more goodness …

Winners from Regina Jeffers’ Post on Catherine Morland and the Tilneys

I am pleased to announce the winners from my recent post on Jane Austen’s Gothic parody, Northanger Abbey. There was such a great response to the post that I have chosen to pick more winners than originally listed.    These three winners will receive an eBook of Darcy’s Passions: Pride and Prejudice Retold Through His Eyes.… more goodness …

Should Not Elizabeth Bennet Despise George Wickham?

Should Not Elizabeth Bennet Despise George Wickham?

By Regina Jeffers Recently, I was writing a scene for an upcoming Austen release, and in it, I attempted to explain Elizabeth Bennet’s lack of “hatred” for George Wickham. Even after having read “Pride and Prejudice” well over 50 times during my lifetime, I found myself sadly lacking in this endeavour for I held no… more goodness …