Category Archives: Regency

Christmas in Jane Austen’s Time

Christmas in Jane Austen’s Time

Christmas is very much upon us and with it a vast amount of different customs and traditions across households, counties and countries. However, what was Christmas like in the Regency, and how different was it from today’s festivities? Nancy Lawrence recently told us about Washington Irving and his experiences in 1815 England, but Jane Austen… more goodness …

The Little Christmas Story With No Name

The Little Christmas Story With No Name

It’s that time of year again, when we haul boxes out of attic or basement, dump the pile of mouse poop off the tops of them, and pull out all the pretties within to decorate our houses. This year, that has not gone so well for me. LOL It’s a long story, but the short… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Sophie Turner’s “A Season Lost” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Sophie Turner’s “A Season Lost” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Sophie Turner‘s “A Season Lost” Giveaway. Leah Pruett, Katherine, Julia Saenz, Cindie Snyder, and Rose Drew will each receive her choice of an eBook copy of print copy of Ms. Turner‘s A Constant Love or A Season Lost. Congratulations, Ladies. [If print copy is chosen, please include your mail… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “Miss Crawford, After Mansfield Park” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “Miss Crawford, After Mansfield Park” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Leenie Brown‘s “Miss Crawford, After Mansfield Park” Giveaway. Danielle C  will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Brown‘s Mary, To Protect Her Heart. Congratulations, Danielle. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all… more goodness …

An American’s English Christmas

An American’s English Christmas

One of the best descriptions we have of English Christmas traditions during Jane Austen’s life comes—ironically—from an American. You probably know about Washington Irving, the American author who wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. But in 1815, at the age of 32, Washington Irving arrived in England to conduct some business… more goodness …

The Etiquette of “Visiting” and How Jane Austen Used The Tradition as a Plot Device

The Etiquette of “Visiting” and How Jane Austen Used The Tradition as a Plot Device

The Etiquette of “Visiting” and How Jane Austen Used It as a Plot Device In the 1800s, morning calls or visiting upon a household developed a certain protocol, and those who broke protocol were often shunned. First a calling card was presented to the household’s servant. It was common for those who came to London… more goodness …

Are You Like Me? Do You Need a Little Darcy Right This Very Minute… + a Giveaway

Starting about mid November, I have read a variety of Christmas-themed stories. I privately refer to this time period as “cleansing my palate” for much of what I have committed to read, starting in mid-January. Each year, about that time, I read/judge entries in the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Awards program. In the past,… more goodness …

Announcing the Prizes for the Winter Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing the Prizes for the Winter Quarterly Giveaway

  Welcome to Austen Authors’ Winter Giveaway! Check out the wonderful prizes!!! Again, our authors are being quite generous. Although we welcome your comments below, to enter the giveaway, you MUST use the Rafflecopter form! The GIVEAWAY link can be found at the top of the blog’s HOME page or by clicking HERE. The Winter Quarter Giveaway runs… more goodness …

Gretna Green: Secret Engagements, Elopements and the World’s Most Famous Anvil

Gretna Green: Secret Engagements, Elopements and the World’s Most Famous Anvil

After many years in my “to visit” list, I finally had the chance to make it to Gretna Green recently, as part of a family trip to England. The actual place we stayed at was Gretna, which is right alongside but couldn’t be more different. Whereas Gretna Green conjures images of forbidden romance, runaway brides… more goodness …

Does Henry Tilney Speak of a Modern Riot?

Does Henry Tilney Speak of a Modern Riot?

Last month, this blog covered the confusing conversation between Catherine Morland and Eleanor Tilney in Northanger Abbey, when Catherine is talking about the horrors of a new Gothic novel but Eleanor thinks she’s describing rioters about to descend upon Bath. Henry Tilney sees what’s happening but eggs on the confusion. Finally, he tells Eleanor that… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “November to Remember” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “November to Remember” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is delighted to announce the winners of P. O. Dixon‘s “November to Remember” Giveaway. Ruth Falvo will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card. Congratulations, Ruth. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all prizes must be claimed within 72 hours… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of the Autumn Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of the Autumn Quarterly Giveaway

    Austen Authors are pleased to announce the winners for the Autumn Quarterly Giveaway. Congratulations!!!! If your name appears below: (1) contact Regina Jeffers (Giveaway Coordinator) at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. READ THROUGH ALL THE NAMES FOR THERE ARE MANY WINNERS!!! (2) If your prize is an eBook, make certain the email address for the prize delivery… more goodness …

When your marriage dates don’t work out …

When your marriage dates don’t work out …

I’m writing a Christmas story for my blog, and thought it would be a great idea to have Darcy and Elizabeth marry on Christmas Eve. I was reminded by some friends about Holy Days in the church, and that marriages are restricted on certain days. That led me down quite the rabbit hole of research.… more goodness …