Category Archives: Excerpt

Darcy Saga Characters: Meet the Marchioness of Warrow

Darcy Saga Characters: Meet the Marchioness of Warrow

I am back for the third installment in my series on the many secondary characters within the pages of The Darcy Saga. After nine novels and one novella comprising my continuation of Pride and Prejudice, there are a huge number of characters to choose from so this could potentially be a long-running series! Secondary characters… more goodness …

Introducing Sweet Possibilities (+ an excerpt and giveaway)

Introducing Sweet Possibilities (+ an excerpt and giveaway)

Today is release day for Matching Mr. Darcy, book one in the Sweet Possibilities series, which is a new collection of stand-alone Darcy and Elizabeth variations that I have planned. I am looking forward to writing this collection because I am combining a couple of things that I love when writing these — Darcy and… more goodness …

Something about the Netherfield Library

Something about the Netherfield Library

Here’s a frequently asked question among those who read my May 28, 2020 Austen Authors post: Where is Elizabeth? This month’s excerpt from Most Ardently, Most Unknowingly in Love chapter 3 answers that question and more. Enjoy! Chapter 3 Having looked in on Jane some hours earlier and finding her sister fast asleep, Elizabeth went… more goodness …

Comparing Regency Tea Time to Victorian

Comparing Regency Tea Time to Victorian

If you follow my blog, you know that I began what was intended to be a short story in which Darcy and Lizzy don’t meet until they’re in their 50’s. The story has grown out of the short story category and into the novelette one. By the time it’s finished, it may end up being… more goodness …

Darcy Saga Characters: Meet Longtime Derbyshire Friends of Mr. Darcy

Darcy Saga Characters: Meet Longtime Derbyshire Friends of Mr. Darcy

In my last blog, posted on May 12 and linked below, I began what I intend to be a series delving into the many secondary characters who inhabit the nine novels and one novella comprising The Darcy Saga. With that many novels, there are obviously a huge number of characters! Some characters merely pass through,… more goodness …

Unfailing Love: Beauty Amid the Bleakness (and a Giveaway)

Unfailing Love: Beauty Amid the Bleakness (and a Giveaway)

I don’t know the number of times I have seen some wall hanging or meme that bears the words “Love Never Fails.” It’s probably one of the most familiar sentences from “The Love Chapter” (1 Corinthians 13).  And while it is a wonderful statement, what follows that portion of 1 Corinthians 13: 8 is what… more goodness …

When Good Intentions Go Bad (+a giveaway)

When Good Intentions Go Bad (+a giveaway)

[Love] does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (1 Corinthians 13:5) On April 30, 2020, I released a book titled Cherishing Kitty. Here are some details about the book: It was first a Thursday’s Three Hundred story on my blog before being published.… more goodness …

Enscombe and the Churchills. What Frank had to endure. Excerpt.

Enscombe and the Churchills. What Frank had to endure. Excerpt.

Nobody has much time for Frank Churchill, and little wonder. He comes across in the novel and various film adaptations as selfish and unreliable. He uses people to serve his own ends, flirting with Emma, and patronising his father and step-mother. He is deceitful and duplicitous. Mr Knightley doesn’t like him and that counts for… more goodness …