Author Archives: Gianna Thomas

Pride and Prejudice Variations – How Special?

Pride and Prejudice Variations – How Special?

About six years ago, I found my first Pride and Prejudice variation. Now I had read Austen’s Pride and Prejudice when in High School, but I enjoyed other books more: science fiction, Agatha Christi’s mysteries, and The Black Stallion series, and other horse books. However, when I found a couple of Abigail Reynolds P&P variations,… more goodness …

Letters to Cassandra #2

Letters to Cassandra #2

I love Jane Austen’s wit, and I feel the places that it shows up best is in her letters to her sister Cassandra. There I think she was less restrained than she might have been in her books. She wrote Cassandra fairly frequently but had no qualms about speaking her mind. In this letter, Jane… more goodness …

Darcy Vs Elizabeth WIP

Darcy Vs Elizabeth WIP

Well, I had planned on publishing Darcy Vs Elizabeth in August but now it’s pushed to October. Family comes first, and my daughter is moving from California to Illinois where the living is much easier on the pocketbook. So we have been involved with accomplishing that instead. I thought with this post, I’d give you a… more goodness …

Pride and Prejudice 2005 – What I liked and What I Didn’t Like

Pride and Prejudice 2005 – What I liked and What I Didn’t Like

I have to admit that I haven’t watched the entirety of the 1995 BBC presentation of Pride and Prejudice and cannot comment on whether I like or don’t like it. For the moment, the 2005 version is my favorite. I’ve also seen snippets of the 1967 black and white and mourn the loss of most… more goodness …

Mrs. Bennet and Her Nerves

Mrs. Bennet and Her Nerves

When I thought about Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, I realized it could have been named Flaws and Fripperies or Ignorance and Indolence almost as well as Pride and Prejudice. All the characters were shown to have major flaws: Elizabeth her pride/prejudice, Mr. Darcy his prejudice/pride, Mr. Bennet his indolence, Lydia and Kitty too involved… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Darcy vs. Lady Catherine” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Darcy vs. Lady Catherine” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Gianna Thomas‘s “Darcy vs. Lady Catherine” Giveaway. Anita P and Donna Krug will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Thomas‘s latest book, Darcy vs. Lady Catherine. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [In accordance with Austen Authors’… more goodness …

Darcy vs Lady Catherine Excerpt and Giveaway

Darcy vs Lady Catherine Excerpt and Giveaway

Change is good. I hope you’ll forgive me for changing the name of this book, but it was necessary. ‘Darcy vs Lady Catherine’ really is more appropriate. 🙂 Well, I have good news. I’m working on a second book to publish middle of May. ‘Darcy vs Lady Catherine’ is one of those ideas that dropped… more goodness …

Weddings and Wedding Gowns

Weddings and Wedding Gowns

When we think of weddings, we think of beautiful white wedding gowns also. But it wasn’t always so. Prior to Victorian times, wedding gowns could be of a variety of colors but not usually white. Why not? Evidently, white gowns were more difficult to maintain requiring quite a bit of care in regards to cleaning… more goodness …