Category Archives: Literary References

Eliza de Feuillide, Jane Austen’s Saucy Cousin and Sister in Marriage

Eliza de Feuillide, Jane Austen’s Saucy Cousin and Sister in Marriage

What do we know of Jane Austen’s cousin, Eliza de Feuillide, other than the fact she became Henry Austen’s wife?                    Austen’s sister in marriage was born in Calcutta, India, on 22 December 1761 to her British parents, Philadelphia Austen (sister of Jane Austen’s father, George) and… more goodness …

Austen Sideroads Yield Interesting Journeys

Austen Sideroads Yield Interesting Journeys

Combing the internet for information on the life and times of Jane Austen sometimes leads to links in which the English author is mentioned in passing or as part of a broader story. More times than not, these side trips become worthwhile journeys of their own. Today we look at some of these online detours… more goodness …

The Value of Prejudice, a Guest Post from Wendy Jones

The Value of Prejudice, a Guest Post from Wendy Jones

Prejudice is generally viewed today as a negative trait Through its association with racism, it has acquired a particularly evil resonance in the U. S.; it’s hard to see anything redeeming here. But it wasn’t that simple in Jane Austen’s time. The key words in her most famous book were morally ambidextrous. Pride could mean… more goodness …

Age of Consent to Marry in Jane Austen’s World, or How Could Lydia Bennet Marry So Young? + a Giveaway

Age of Consent to Marry in Jane Austen’s World, or How Could Lydia Bennet Marry So Young? + a Giveaway

During the Regency, despite what some authors may include within the story line, the age of consent for females was twenty-one, not twenty-five as some would lead the reader to believe. Although I do not know from where the idea of the female having a guardian until age 25, what I assume is happening is… more goodness …

Foreign Invasion of Bath? Quelle Horreur!

Foreign Invasion of Bath? Quelle Horreur!

The lovely city of Bath, England, might be the most regular character in Jane Austen’s novels. Much romantic intrigue occurs there in Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. A clergyman finds a wife there in Emma. The bad boys in the other three novels head in that direction—one known to have seduced a young woman there and… more goodness …

A Voidable Marriage in History: Marrying the Sister of One’s Late Wife or the Brother of One’s Late Husband + a Giveaway

A Voidable Marriage in History: Marrying the Sister of One’s Late Wife or the Brother of One’s Late Husband + a Giveaway

A plot we readers often encounter in historical romance set in the Regency Period is when the hero takes up with his late wife’s sister. But was it possible? “For most of the nineteenth century, the question of whether a man should be able to marry the sister of his deceased wife engaged the English… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “Is What We Do JAFF or Something Else?” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “Is What We Do JAFF or Something Else?” Giveaway

Austen Authors is thrilled to announce the winner of Don Jacobson‘s “Is What We Do JAFF or Something Else” Giveaway. Anji will each receive an eBook version of Mr. Jacobson‘s The Exile: The Countess Visits Longbourn. Anji, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [Note! All prizes must be claimed… more goodness …

Is What We Do JAFF or Something Else?

Is What We Do JAFF or Something Else?

Here I am in the first week of a blog tour for the FIFTH book in a series, and I am now questioning where it can be placed upon the Jane Austen Fan Fiction spectrum. This ultimately begs the question, “what is JAFF?” And, furthermore, as the genre evolves, how might the boundaries of JAFF… more goodness …

An Awesome 2018 Calendar, Movie Trivia & Guessing Game, + GIVEAWAY!

An Awesome 2018 Calendar, Movie Trivia & Guessing Game, + GIVEAWAY!

I am very excited to dedicate this blog to the amazing 2018 calendar created by Janet Taylor of JT Originals. This year, as in the previous handful of years, Janet has designed a fabulous product that any fan of Jane Austen fan-fiction and period romances MUST have. For 2018, the theme is “Besotted: Embracing Love in… more goodness …