Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “A Pre-Christmas Giveaway”

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “A Pre-Christmas Giveaway”

    Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Zoe Burton‘s “A Pre-Christmas Giveaway.” Michell Pareded de Alvarez will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Burton‘s Darcy’s Christmas Compromise. Meanwhile, Virginia Kohl will receive a print copy of the same book. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Victoria Kincaid’s “When Charlotte Became Romantic” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Victoria Kincaid’s “When Charlotte Became Romantic” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Victoria Kincaid‘s “When Charlotte Became Romantic” Giveaway. Laurie McClain will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Kincaid‘s When Charlotte Became Romantic. Congratulations, Laurie. 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 …

A Knight in Shining Armor

A Knight in Shining Armor

One of my favourite scenes from Pride and Prejudice is where Mr. Darcy comes to call on Elizabeth at the inn right after she reads Jane’s letter about Lydia’s elopement. Every time I read it, I am touched by Darcy’s dilemma. On the one hand, he wants to comfort Lizzy and be of service to… more goodness …

Talking Points for Pride and Prejudice

Talking Points for Pride and Prejudice

I’ve had two more sessions of my book club that looks exclusively at Jane Austen’s novels. I’m including my talking points for the first of them, Pride and Prejudice. As an aside, no controversy arose over the overall perception of the novel. Everyone liked it. Here are the talking points I gave to the participants… more goodness …

Persuasion (2007) Trivia Challenge

Persuasion (2007) Trivia Challenge

The 2007 adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel, Persuasion, has received both high praise, including some awards, and harsh criticism. I know this to be true, having read numerous reviews and articles while conducting research for this post. In the end, I believe the production’s charms outweigh its faults. Enough of my opinion, though. It’s time… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of the Austen Authors’ Autumn Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of the Austen Authors’ Autumn Quarterly Giveaway

The 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!!! Winners names are in RED.  (2) If your prize is an eBook, make certain the email address for the… more goodness …

A sense of history

A sense of history

Jane Austen’s novels are loved today, in part, for the sense of history they evoke; those elegant drawing rooms and the graceful life-style of Regency ladies within them – such a far cry from our stressed and utilitarian, tech-driven world. The erudite conversation. The courtly, restrained attentions of well-dressed gentlemen – the suppressed passion of… more goodness …

Becoming Charlotte Lucas

Becoming Charlotte Lucas

I want to be more like Charlotte Lucas. This isn’t just clickbait. I’m serious. Charlotte Lucas may not be handsome or romantic. That doesn’t matter to me. It also doesn’t matter that she married Mr. Collins. (Gasp!) What I admire most about Charlotte is that she’s happy despite her circumstances. Charlotte is truly a glass-half-full… more goodness …

The Messiah – George Frideric Handel

The Messiah – George Frideric Handel

In the summer of 1741, George Frideric Handel was presented with a libretto composed by Charles Jennens. The libretto was arranged entirely from portions of scripture, in particular the Old Testament, and became the lyrics for Handel’s famous oratorio, The Messiah. Many stories have been told about the composition of this famous piece. It is… more goodness …