Jane Austen: Bibliophile

Jane Austen: Bibliophile

I dedicate this post to Saint Wiborada of Saint Gall, Switzerland’s own patron saint of libraries and librarians. More on her below. Here in the land of Helvetia, children have two weeks off from school in February to go skiing (I kid you not). My family has joined in this annual pilgrimage since moving here,… more goodness …

Jane Eyre: The Other Woman

Jane Eyre: The Other Woman

Charlotte Brontë featured a Jane Austen-style heroine in her novel Jane Eyre. Despite her inferior social and financial position, Jane would not back down against Mr. Rochester any more than Elizabeth Bennet would back down against Mr. Darcy. Jane Eyre’s difficult situation as a governess is exactly what Austen’s Jane Fairfax sought to avoid—and finally… more goodness …

Fashion Faux Pas

Fashion Faux Pas

I have always imagined Mr. Darcy as a well-dressed gentleman, but not overly adorned with rings and jewels worn by London tulips of his time. Mr. Knightly would probably opt for comfort over fashion also. Perhaps Captain Wentworth, would be the best dressed out of all of Austen’s heroes. But who are the fashionistas in… more goodness …

Sharon Lathan with ANOTHER Anniversary! +a GIVEAWAY!

Sharon Lathan with ANOTHER Anniversary! +a GIVEAWAY!

Last month for my turn here on Austen Authors I celebrated our FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY with a retrospective of our journey as a group blog, loads of remarkable statistics, and a loud round of applause for all of our authors (past and present). If anyone missed that post, please pause here and click over! Share… more goodness …

Our Very First Audio Book + Giveaway!

Our Very First Audio Book + Giveaway!

Hello Everyone! Some of you may already know that Renata and I have an audio book version of our variation From Ashes to Heiresses out now, narrated by the incomparable Catherine Bilson. From Ashes to Heiresses is one of our shorter works, a novelette or short story, depending on your definitions, though not the shortest… more goodness …

Top 10 Goofs in Mansfield Park (1999)

Top 10 Goofs in Mansfield Park (1999)

The 1999 adaptation of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park has much to recommend it, with stunning cinematography, an excellent cast, and a trimmed-down storyline with a runtime of under two hours. This was accomplished by cutting out numerous characters and subplots. Not bridging those gaps they created is also the source of three of the goofs in… more goodness …