Author Archives: Jayne Bamber

Outmatched: Characterizing a Crossover

Outmatched: Characterizing a Crossover

Writing JAFF involves a great deal of ‘what-if’ in rebuilding our beloved Austen stories. There are some familiar what-ifs that are tried and true – what if the Netherfield Ball had gone differently, or the Hunsford proposal? What if the supporting cast shone a little brighter, what if the villains were more villainous?  For me,… more goodness …

Maria Bertram: No Symptom of a Softened Heart?

Maria Bertram: No Symptom of a Softened Heart?

I have always wondered why, when confronted by her father, Maria Bertram was not more forthcoming about her feelings for Henry Crawford, and her disdain of Mr. Rushworth. Sir Thomas was willing to allow her to break the engagement, but Maria was determined to go through with it, despite her attachment to Mr. Crawford. The… more goodness …