Austen’s World Wrap Up. February 8, 2018

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • Shipwreck!
    I haven’t begun a book with a good shipwreck since my 2008 Harlequin Historical, The Vanishing Viscountess, but, here, ten years later, my next two books begin that very way. They even begin with a shipwreck in about the same … Continue reading

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Originally posted 2018-02-08 06:20:55.

Austen’s World Wrap Up. February 1, 2018

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • My Role Models: Mom and Jane Austen
    Inquiring readers: While I meant to write a post about muslin caps, my thoughts went in quite a different direction. My lovely mom just celebrated her 93rd birthday and she and Jane Austen have been much on my mind lately. Ladies during Jane Austen’s time were as thrifty and resourceful as my great aunts and […]

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Originally posted 2018-02-01 06:20:19.

Jane Austen Pen’s the First Mulatto Heiress

On the 27th January, 1817 Jane Austen began Sanditon, the first Regency that included, Miss Lambe, a mulatto heiress, a very wealthy mulatto heiress. Jane Austen, the patron saint of Regency Novels, was a progressive woman.

I am pleased to present three heiresses Jane might approve of in the Advertisements for Love Series. The Bittersweet Bride released January 29, 2018.

Widow Theodosia Cecil needs a husband to help protect her son. The former flower seller turned estate owner posts an ad in the newspaper, and no one is more surprised than she when her first love, the man she thought dead, reappears. 

Ewan Fitzwilliam has been at war for six years. Now, the second son of a powerful earl is back but his beloved Theo needs a husband and will not consider him. She believes Ewan left her—in desperate straits—so she denies the feelings she still harbors for the handsome, scarred soldier. Theo and playwright Ewan must overcome bitter lies and vengeful actions that ruined their youthful affair. Theo must reveal her deepest secret in order to reclaim the love that has long been denied

 

The Bittersweet Bride

 

http://bit.ly/bsweetbride

 

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-bittersweet-bride-vanessa-riley/1127620028?ean=9781640634657

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-bittersweet-bride/id1324090920?mt=11

 

https://entangledpublishing.com/the-bittersweet-bride.html

 

 

Originally posted 2018-01-30 20:22:46.

Jane Austen Pens the First Mulatto Heiress

On the 27th January, 1817 Jane Austen began Sanditon, the first Regency that included, Miss Lambe, a mulatto heiress, a very wealthy mulatto heiress. Jane Austen, the patron saint of Regency Novels, was a progressive woman.

I am pleased to present three heiresses Jane might approve of in the Advertisements for Love Series. The Bittersweet Bride released January 29, 2018.

Widow Theodosia Cecil needs a husband to help protect her son. The former flower seller turned estate owner posts an ad in the newspaper, and no one is more surprised than she when her first love, the man she thought dead, reappears.

Ewan Fitzwilliam has been at war for six years. Now, the second son of a powerful earl is back but his beloved Theo needs a husband and will not consider him. She believes Ewan left her—in desperate straits—so she denies the feelings she still harbors for the handsome, scarred soldier. Theo and playwright Ewan must overcome bitter lies and vengeful actions that ruined their youthful affair. Theo must reveal her deepest secret in order to reclaim the love that has long been denied

 

 

http://bit.ly/bsweetbride

 

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-bittersweet-bride-vanessa-riley/1127620028?ean=9781640634657

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-bittersweet-bride/id1324090920?mt=11

 

https://entangledpublishing.com/the-bittersweet-bride.html

 

Originally posted 2018-01-30 20:18:19.

Austen’s World Wrap Up. January 25, 2018

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • Regency-inspired decorating
    Lately, I’ve been busy reworking some furniture to suit the new life I’m creating for myself. Although I’m more sure about my taste than I used to be, I’m still drawn to design that evokes something of a Regency or … Continue reading

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Originally posted 2018-01-25 06:20:23.

Austen’s World Wrap Up. January 11, 2018

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • Netley Abbey and the Gothic by Tony Grant
    Inquiring readers, Tony Grant, a blogger and contributor to this blog for a decade, has submitted this interesting post about Netley Abbey. He ties history, literature, poetry, and painting to Jane Austen’s fascination with the gothic novel, which led to her writing Northanger Abbey in her wonderfully satiric vein. Enjoy! My Memories of Netley Abbey […]
  • Artistic License and 12th Night Traditions
    The English count the 12 days of Christmas as starting on Christmas Day itself, so Christmastide, or the Twelve Days of Christmas culminate tonight with Twelfth Night, ushering in the Christian season of Epiphany. Which customs did people follow to … Continue reading

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Originally posted 2018-01-11 06:20:05.

Austen’s World Wrap Up. December 28, 2017

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • Guinea Pigs in Georgian England
    As most of you know, I love writing pets into my books. I’ve mostly stuck to dogs, but I think my current book is going to need a cavy. I know you’ve likely all seen the Elizabethan painting of the … Continue reading

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Originally posted 2017-12-28 06:20:19.

Austen’s World Wrap Up. December 21, 2017

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • 5th Annual Unusual Holiday Music Post
    I took a look and realized that this will be the fifth year I’m posting about holiday music. So be it! I love singing carols and attending holiday concerts. However, some holiday music (more what’s played in stores rather than … Continue reading
  • Jane Austen Christmas by Rachel Dodge
    Christmas with Jane Austen Many Austen fans enjoy thinking about how Jane and her family celebrated Christmas. They wonder, did she give gifts, “deck” the halls, or have a Christmas tree? As most Austen fans know, many of the Christmas traditions we might picture actually became popular during the Victorian Era. However, there are plenty […]

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Originally posted 2017-12-21 06:21:06.

Austen’s World Wrap Up. December 7, 2017

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • What To Give An Earl
    At this time of year many of us are engaged in a holiday ritual–what gifts to buy that special man in our lives. I’m here to help. Of course, you must first transport yourself to Regency England to discover what you … Continue reading
  • West Galleries –Singing in the Choir (Quire)
    One of my weekly joys is singing with my church choir. Our church is small, and so is our choir, often only six or eight people, just as I imagine a small rural parish church choir in Regency times might … Continue reading

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Originally posted 2017-12-07 06:20:30.