Collins Hemingway

Collins Hemingway . . .   is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Phi Beta Kappa, with a major in English literature and a minor in science. He has a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Oregon, with concentrations in Eighteenth-Century literature, Renaissance literature, and modern literature. While his high-tech career gave him a practical understanding of science and business, Hemingway also carried on his passion for the art of storytelling, for the rich history of Georgian-Regency England and the Napoleonic wars, and for Jane Austen’s literature. His own fiction is shaped by the language of the heart and an abiding regard for courage in the face of adversity.

The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen: A Novel by a Gentleman Volume I
Everyone Should Marry Once for Love—Even Jane Austen

Jane Austen, single and seemingly comfortable in the role of clergyman’s daughter and aspiring writer in the early 1800s, tells friends and family to hold out for true affection in any prospective relationship. Everybody, she says, has a right to marry once in their lives for love.

But when, after a series of disappointing relationships, the prospect of true love arrives for her, will she have the courage to act? Can she set aside her quietude and escape confining social conventions to find a true and equal partnership? The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen reimagines the life of England’s archetypal female by exploring what might have happened if she ever married—when life gives her the opportunity for meaningful love with a man who inspires her and understands her independent spirit.

This love story also takes the heroine out of her safe country villages and plunges her into what the Regency era was really about: great explorations and scientific advances, political foment, and devastating war.

In such times, can love—can marriage—triumph?
The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen: A Novel by a Gentleman Volume II
Jane Austen Lived a Quiet, Single Life—Or Did She?

Tradition holds that Jane Austen lived a contemplative unmarried life. But what if she wed a man as passionate and intelligent as she—and the marriage remained secret for 200 years? The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen resolves the biggest mystery of Austen’s life—the “lost years” of her twenties—of which historians know virtually nothing.

Why the enduring rumors of a lost love or tragic affair? Why, afterward, did the vivacious Austen prematurely put on “the cap of middle age” and close off any thoughts of finding love? Why, after her death, did her beloved sister destroy her letters and journals?
The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen: A Novel by a Gentleman Volume III
The Stunning Finale to Jane Austen’s Saga

Jane and her husband struggle with the serious illness of their son, confront a bitter relationship with the aristocratic family who were once their friends, and face the horrific prospect of war when the British Army falters on the continent.

The momentous events of the Napoleonic wars and the agonizing trials of their personal lives take Jane and Ashton to a decision that will decide their fate—and her future—once and for all.

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