Category Archives: Regency

I Won’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me ~ Using “Dance” as a Plot Device in Jane Austen’s Novels

I Won’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me ~ Using “Dance” as a Plot Device in Jane Austen’s Novels

“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” (Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 3) During Austen’s time, young people looked for a potential mate at dances. Austen, herself, enjoyed a good dance, and, therefore, she often used dance as part of her plot line. In a 1798 letter to her sister Cassandra,… more goodness …

Celebrating the Release of “Courting Lord Whitmire” + the Coldstream Toll House + a Giveaway

Celebrating the Release of “Courting Lord Whitmire” + the Coldstream Toll House + a Giveaway

In many tales of the Regency era, we hear of a couple racing to Gretna Green in Scotland to marry before being caught by the lady’s relations. At the time, marrying in Scotland was as simple as standing up before witnesses and sharing one’s desire to be wed to one’s significant other. No calling of… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Two New(ish) Announcements” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Two New(ish) Announcements” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford‘s “Two New(ish) Announcements” Giveaway. Chelsea, Ginna, Luisa1111, and Karen O’Callaghan will each receive her choice of either an eBook copy of Ms. McMann and Ms. Hanford‘s Their Secret Love (OR) an eBook copy of A Dollop of Pride and a Dash of… more goodness …

Jane Austen, Contagions, & the Danger of Doubling

Jane Austen, Contagions, & the Danger of Doubling

It has been so long since a disastrous contagion swept through the Western world that most of us have forgotten how deadly contagious diseases are. The scariest in my lifetime was polio, because the disease could cripple as well as kill. I remember lining up at the local high school with all the other kids… more goodness …

Mrs. Bennet’s Favorite Daughter Excerpt

Mrs. Bennet’s Favorite Daughter Excerpt

Hi ho! I have an excerpt for you today of my newest novel, tentatively titled Mrs. Bennet’s Favorite Daughter, due out in April. While I might have chosen another passage of more immediate importance to the main plot of the story, I couldn’t resist this one. It’s a scene with Mr. Collins doing what he does best,… more goodness …