Introducing Monica Fairview
When Sharon and Abigail approached me about joining this blog, I couldn’t have been more delighted. What more could an Austenesque author wish for than to be cast into the company of so many authors and readers who agree on one thing: you can never get enough Austen? In the words of Jane herself, “my only fear is of your being so agreeable, so much to (my) taste, as to make (me) wish to keep you with (me) for ever.”
It starts in a school in
The room is airless, stifling in that wooden way that old buildings have. Some of the girls fling open a window (what would Mr Woodhouse say?) and let in the cold November air. They are not interested in our English lesson. They are wishing they could climb through the window and escape.
Some time later – when I was older and much wiser – I was enthralled by Mr Darcy in the form of Colin Firth. My heart quickened at the suppressed passion roiling under the haughty surface. I shivered with delight as the mighty gentleman surrendered to the inevitable and accepted his destiny with
Monica Fairview has published two Austen sequels, The Other Mr Darcy, which was chosen by All About Romance as Hidden Treasure of 2009 as well as designated a Desert Island Keeper. The Library Journal called it “heart-warming and charming.”