Life gets in the way

Life gets in the way

I sometimes wonder if Jane Austen ever woke in the middle of the night, struck by some great idea for a mystery novel: An elderly spinster who solves crime! A French—no let’s make him Belgian—sleuth who’s a bit of a dandy, who speaks a delightfully fractured English! Or a brilliant misogynistic police detective—no, let’s make… more goodness …

“Christmas at Pemberley” + an Excerpt + a Giveaway

  My Christmas at Pemberley won several awards as an inspirational romance. It is an Austen-inspired piece. The sequel is a cozy mystery, entitled The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy, which is followed by another cozy entitled The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin.  To refresh everyone’s memory, I set the story two years into the Darcys’ marriage.… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of the Autumn Quarter Giveaway from Austen Authors

Announcing the Winners of the Autumn Quarter Giveaway from Austen Authors

Winners from the Autumn Quarter Giveaway Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of our Autumn Quarterly Giveaways. If your name appears beside one of the prizes, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com. In your email, please include a mailing address if you are the winner of print and DVD items (or) an email contact… more goodness …

Regency Servants: Valet and Lady’s Maid

Regency Servants: Valet and Lady’s Maid

Continuing my series on servants during the Regency/Georgian eras, here is essay #2. On November 2 I began with a general introduction on estate staff, both inside and outside, and covered the Estate or Land Steward. That post can be read here: Regency Servants: Introduction & Steward  I would suggest reading (or re-reading) that post for… more goodness …