Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Do You Need a Little Darcy Right This Very Minute?” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Do You Need a Little Darcy Right This Very Minute?” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s “Do You Need a Little Darcy Right This Very Minute?” Giveaway. Teresa Williams and LynnChar will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Jeffers‘s Christmas at Pemberley; meanwhile, Ruth Roberts-Telford and schilds will each receive an eBook copy of Mr. Darcy’s Present. Happy Holidays,… more goodness …

Easy, Traditional Recipes: Wassail and Gingerbread

Easy, Traditional Recipes: Wassail and Gingerbread

My family has a tradition of drinking wassail around Christmastime. I love the custom because it’s so easy to throw together a big pot of wassail, and it makes the house smell wonderful. My youngest affectionately refers to it as “weasel”, so if he tells you we’re drinking weasel over here, you’ll know what he’s talking… more goodness …

The Gaieties which that Season Brings

The Gaieties which that Season Brings

  “I sincerely hope your Christmas in Hertfordshire may abound in the gaieties which that season generally brings …” Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 21 How ironic that such a charitable quote must be attributed to such an uncharitable person as Miss Caroline Bingley. As this is one of my favorite lines in Pride and Prejudice,… more goodness …

Regency Christmas Games

Regency Christmas Games

Tis the season to write Christmas based posts it seems. As we’re now in the middle of the season, with the day itself just around the corner, we’ve already seen many of my fellow AuAu bloggers write of Christmas in Regency times. I thought I’d focus on fun at Christmas—specifically, on some of the fun-loving… more goodness …

Christmas in Jane Austen’s Time

Christmas in Jane Austen’s Time

Christmas is very much upon us and with it a vast amount of different customs and traditions across households, counties and countries. However, what was Christmas like in the Regency, and how different was it from today’s festivities? Nancy Lawrence recently told us about Washington Irving and his experiences in 1815 England, but Jane Austen… more goodness …

The Little Christmas Story With No Name

The Little Christmas Story With No Name

It’s that time of year again, when we haul boxes out of attic or basement, dump the pile of mouse poop off the tops of them, and pull out all the pretties within to decorate our houses. This year, that has not gone so well for me. LOL It’s a long story, but the short… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Sophie Turner’s “A Season Lost” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Sophie Turner’s “A Season Lost” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Sophie Turner‘s “A Season Lost” Giveaway. Leah Pruett, Katherine, Julia Saenz, Cindie Snyder, and Rose Drew will each receive her choice of an eBook copy of print copy of Ms. Turner‘s A Constant Love or A Season Lost. Congratulations, Ladies. [If print copy is chosen, please include your mail… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “Miss Crawford, After Mansfield Park” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “Miss Crawford, After Mansfield Park” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Leenie Brown‘s “Miss Crawford, After Mansfield Park” Giveaway. Danielle C  will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Brown‘s Mary, To Protect Her Heart. Congratulations, Danielle. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all… more goodness …

An American’s English Christmas

An American’s English Christmas

One of the best descriptions we have of English Christmas traditions during Jane Austen’s life comes—ironically—from an American. You probably know about Washington Irving, the American author who wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. But in 1815, at the age of 32, Washington Irving arrived in England to conduct some business… more goodness …

A Woman of Faith

A Woman of Faith

Every December we like to remember the birthday of Jane Austen the author, the genius writer who penned witty, and sometimes scathing, observations of society. But during this holiday season, when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, it seems appropriate to remember Jane Austen in another way: a woman of deep… more goodness …

A Christmas JAFF

A Christmas JAFF

The holiday season is upon us, though here in Australia the seasons are reversed and it always feels strange to be singing about snow and winter when the temperatures outside are scorching! Born and raised in the UK, I still always associate Christmas with the long dark nights of winter, snow (sometimes), mulled wine, sitting… more goodness …

The Etiquette of “Visiting” and How Jane Austen Used The Tradition as a Plot Device

The Etiquette of “Visiting” and How Jane Austen Used The Tradition as a Plot Device

The Etiquette of “Visiting” and How Jane Austen Used It as a Plot Device In the 1800s, morning calls or visiting upon a household developed a certain protocol, and those who broke protocol were often shunned. First a calling card was presented to the household’s servant. It was common for those who came to London… more goodness …