Category Archives: Variation

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 …

Sense and Sensibility (2008) Trivia Challenge

Sense and Sensibility (2008) Trivia Challenge

When making Sense and Sensibility in 2008, Andrew Davies knew the bar of excellence was high. Ang Lee’s 1995 film was beloved, with stellar performances and breathtaking cinematography. There was also his 1995 series of Pride and Prejudice, which meant the expectations for him to deliver an adaptation that would be of the same par.… 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 …

Announcing the Winners of Karen Wasylowski’s “Saints and Sinners” Giveaway

Austen Authors is honored to announce the winners of Karen Wasylowski‘s “Saints and Sinners” Giveaway. Eva Edmonds and Mary Campbell will each receive a print copy of Ms. Wasylowski‘s latest title, Saints and Sinners. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. Special Note: Include a mailing address in your email. [According… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Buy Me a Cup of Coffee” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Buy Me a Cup of Coffee” Giveaway

Austen Authors is excited to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “Buy Me a Cup of Coffee” Giveaway. Sheilalmajczan will receive an ebook edition of Ms. Dixon’s new boxset: A Darcy and Elizabeth Love Affair.  [Note: Sheila, if you already own the stories included in this boxset, which are A Lasting Love Affair and ‘Tis the Season for Matchmaking,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Victoria Kincaid’s “Double Excerpts and Double Audiobooks” Giveawy

Announcing the Winners of Victoria Kincaid’s “Double Excerpts and Double Audiobooks” Giveawy

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Victoria Kincaid‘s “Double Excerpts and Double Audiobooks” Giveaway. Linny B will receive an audiobook of Ms. Kincaid‘s President Darcy, while charlene capodice will receive an audiobook of The Unforgettable Mr. Darcy. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize.… 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 …

Top 10 Goofs in Sense and Sensibility (2008)

Top 10 Goofs in Sense and Sensibility (2008)

This adaptation of Sense and Sensibility was screen-written by Andrew Davies and released on the BBC in the UK and under the Masterpiece Classic banner as a PBS series in the United States.  I have owned the DVD for many years, but it had been several years since I watched it prior to preparing for this… more goodness …

Twists and Turns Between First and Last Words

Twists and Turns Between First and Last Words

Every author engages in several practices and methods that are loosely gathered under the heading of “process.” Many of my friends are inveterate outliners. Others keep copious notes which end up on white boards or tacked to cork. Then there are those who carefully lay down their ideas in notebooks. I am no different…except for… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Summer Hanford’s “Happy Valentine’s Day” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Summer Hanford’s “Happy Valentine’s Day” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Summer Hanford’s “Happy Valentine’s Day” Giveaway. evamedmonds and Kate Geoffrion will each get her choice of two of the following four eBooks: Love, Letters and Lies – The Long Road to Longbourn – The Archaeologist’s Daughter – The Duke’s Widow.  Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Together in Perfect Felicity” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Together in Perfect Felicity” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “Together in Perfect Felicity” Giveaway. Cheryl Kepler will each receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card from 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… more goodness …

A Gentleman’s Gentleman

A Gentleman’s Gentleman

  Valets and maids played an integral part in the dynamics of the household during the Regency era. Often times, a lady’s maid knew more about her than her closest relatives or even her husband. And I’d like to think that despite their hierarchical differences, a gentleman and his valet would have to have a… more goodness …