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About reginajeffers

Regina Jeffers is the award-winning author of Austenesque, Regency and contemporary novels.

Regency Era Con Man, Gregor McGregor and the Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Bargain” + a Giveaway

 In writing my latest Austen-inspired vagary, Mr. Darcy’s Bargain, I researched LOTS of scams of the Regency era. One of the most prolific of those who practiced a scheme to defraud others was a Scot named Gregor McGregor. Gregor McGregor … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria’s Grief at Losing Her Beloved Albert

On December 14, 1861, Prince Albert succumbed to what was believed to be typhoid fever, although a recent book Magnificent Obsession by historian Helen Rappenport suggest the prince suffered from Crohn’s disease. (The Daily Mail). Queen Victoria’s grief over the loss … Continue reading

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Happy December Birthday to Some of Our Favorite “Austen” Actors

We wish to say a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to these actors who brought some of our favorite Austen characters to life.            December 1 – Jeremy Northam, who portrayed Mr. Knightley in the 1996 film version … Continue reading

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William Paca, Rabble Rouser and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

William Paca was born in Abington, Maryland, on October 30, 1740, at his family’s home in what is now Harford County, north of Baltimore. He was the second son of John and Elizabeth Smith Paca and the fourth generation of Pacas … Continue reading

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Annuities in the Regency as Basis for “Mr. Darcy’s Bargain”

Much of the action of latest release,  Mr. Darcy’s Bargain, is based around a scam perpetrated by Mr. Wickham upon the citizens of Meryton, as well as Mr. Darcy’s attempts to thwart him. Wickham convinces many in Hertfordshire to invest … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s Publishing Options, or Being a Female Writer in the Regency Era

Publishing Options for Women During Jane Austen’s Lifetime I thought it time to revisit this post for several people of late have asked me of Austen and self-publishing. Novels during the early Regency were geared toward the female reader; therefore, … Continue reading

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Recent Winners of Giveaways from the Bluestocking Belles and Regina Jeffers

 The Bluestocking Belles are happy to announce the winner of their holiday collection, Holly and Hopeful Hearts. Congratulations to Vesper!!! The Belles will be in touch to determine which format you prefer for the book delivery. Thanks again to the Bluestocking Belles for … Continue reading

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