Category Archives: Regency

Survey of Janeites, Thoughts on the Results

Survey of Janeites, Thoughts on the Results

In 2008, the Jane Austen Society of North America took a survey of its membership about Austen’s characters. I’ve come across the results several times. I thought I’d recap them here and offer a few thoughts of my own. Fully one-third of Janeites read three or more of Austen’s books in a year. Eleven percent… more goodness …

Intriguing Historical Fashion Objects

Intriguing Historical Fashion Objects

For this month’s strange objects from history guessing game I am turning to fashion. I am preparing a presentation on Regency fashion for my Romance Writers of America group so a handful of uniquely historic accessories were brought to mind. None of these are too mysterious, so I am betting those who read Austen, JAFF,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “The Delightful Habit” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “The Delightful Habit” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “The Delightful Habit” Giveaway. Katzanne will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card, courtesy of Ms. Dixon. (Because the gift card will be sent directly from Amazon.com, the winner must be able to redeem the gift card on Amazon.com. Alternatively, the winner may claim… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Darcy’s Secret Marriage” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Darcy’s Secret Marriage” Giveaway

Austen Authors is thrilled to announce the winners of Zoe Burton‘s “Darcy’s Secret Marriage” Giveaway. Forever His and Audrey Reed will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Burton‘s Darcy’s Secret Marriage. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all prizes… more goodness …

Can You Love More than One Genre?

Can You Love More than One Genre?

As many of you know, I write in three genres, although two are somewhat (though less than you’d think) similar. They are Pride and Prejudice Variations, Regency Romance (American style), and Epic Fantasy. What I love about the work I do with Renata is the pleasant familiarity. The feeling of friendship inherent in creating each… more goodness …

The Financial Implications of Marriage During the Regency

The Financial Implications of Marriage During the Regency

Much has been said about the importance of finding a husband for Jane Austen’s female characters. During the Regency, marriage was more about personal finances than romantic love, and although Austen’s novels give the latter a starring role, the former is always in the background. A Choice for a Few For a minority of heroines,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Baptism and Christening in the Regency Era” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Baptism and Christening in the Regency Era” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s “Baptism and Christening in the Regency Era” Giveaway. These ladies have already received an eBook of one of the books in the Twins’ Trilogy: Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep, The Earl Claims His Comfort or Lady Chandler’s Sister. The winners are: Carylkane, Venette… more goodness …

Baptism and Christening in the Regency Era + an Excerpt and Giveaway from “Lady Chandler’s Sister: Book 3 of the Twins’ Trilogy”

Baptism and Christening in the Regency Era + an Excerpt and Giveaway from “Lady Chandler’s Sister: Book 3 of the Twins’ Trilogy”

I have left my Austen bonnet at home today, but I have kept my Regency one. Today, I would like to introduce you to my latest release, Lady Chandler’s Sister. This is book three of my Twins’ Trilogy. I know many of you were kind to read and review both Angel Comes to the Devil’s… 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 …