Category Archives: Jane Austen

HEA or Happily Ever Now?

HEA or Happily Ever Now?

“Life, my dear boy, is composed of a thousand mundane moments and may be equally dispersed between joy and trouble. Each, though, like a small pebble resting in a river’s current, contributes to the grand arc of existence, bending it toward its ultimate end.” Lydia Fitzwilliam, Dowager Countess of Matlock (8th), letter to her Great-grandson,… more goodness …

Meeting Other JAFF Lovers

Meeting Other JAFF Lovers

When I first started writing Austenesque books, I was amazed and impressed by the community of JAFF readers and writers that already existed. It was a whole world I knew nothing about. A Facebook novice, I set up my page and sought out people and pages with similar interests and soon I really felt like… more goodness …

Discovering Eleanor Tilney – Austen Foils Part III

Discovering Eleanor Tilney – Austen Foils Part III

“Northanger Abbey” was the first novel Jane Austen completed in 1803. However, it was not published until after her death in 1817. The main character is Catherine Moreland, a young girl from a small town. From association with her wealthy neighbors the Allen’s, she is invited to Bath to partake in the winter season. There,… more goodness …

Intriguing Historical Objects. Can YOU Guess them?

Intriguing Historical Objects. Can YOU Guess them?

Today, with the third installment of a theme, I believe this is a full-fledged series! I sure have fun searching for strange, no-longer as necessary objects … or others that have evolved into improved designs over the decades … and many of you seem to enjoy the guessing game meshed with historical facts. So why… more goodness …

Regency Manners and Fitzwilliam Darcy

Regency Manners and Fitzwilliam Darcy

Manners back in Regency times were very interesting and different from the manners we see today, especially in certain countries. The other day I read where an author/reader commented on Fitzwilliam Darcy’s insult of Elizabeth at the Meryton Assembly. There was one aspect in regard to that comment he made that makes one wonder just… more goodness …

“A little sea-bathing would set me up for ever.”

“A little sea-bathing would set me up for ever.”

As you are reading this blog, I am digging my toes in the sand and soaking up the sun in sunny Mexico. I live in Canada and having just gone through a long, snowy winter, I truly appreciate the hot days, the beautiful sun and the gorgeous ocean here in Mexico. There is something so… more goodness …