Author Archives: Renata McMann

Announcing Hypothetically Married + Giveaway!

Announcing Hypothetically Married + Giveaway!

Hypothetically, what would a gentleman in Regency times prefer? Let’s assume our gentleman has several children. Would he want one to be wealthy and the others simply not poor, or would he want all of them to have equal wealth? Did he have the luxury of a choice? When having many children was normal, it… more goodness …

The Forgiving Season Giveaway!

The Forgiving Season Giveaway!

What if, after the Bingley-Hurst-Darcy contingent left Netherfield Park, someone older and wiser showed up to ask them why? Introducing Mrs. Bingley, the mother of Charles, Caroline and Luisa, to do just that in The Forgiving Season. EXCERPT “I couldn’t make a lick of sense of Charles’ explanation earlier, Mr. Darcy,” Mrs. Bingley said. “Perhaps… more goodness …

Why Have Colonel Fitzwilliam?

Why Have Colonel Fitzwilliam?

It can be postulated that Colonel Fitzwilliam served multiple purposes in Pride & Prejudice aside from his one, main, purpose: letting Elizabeth know that Darcy separated Jane and Bingley. These other functions include: Fitzwilliam confirms Darcy’s statement about his sister, Georgiana, nearly eloping with Wickham. Although the actual confirmation is a slight reaction to Elizabeth’s… more goodness …

Favorite Scenes

Favorite Scenes

I rewatch my favorite scenes in movies without watching the whole movie. There are three scenes I’ve rewatched many times, and they don’t come from Jane Austen movies. I suspect that if someone mentioned the movie Dirty Dancing (1987) there would be people who have seen only a single scene from it. It’s the finale,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “The Widow Elizabeth” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “The Widow Elizabeth” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “The Widow Elizabeth” Giveaway. Robin Ramirez and LouAnn LeJeunesse will each receive an eBook copy of McMann and Hanford‘s latest release The Widow Elizabeth. Congratulations! Ladies, please  contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. As stated in our blog’s… more goodness …