Category Archives: marriage

A Modest Proposal: Might the Spinster Have Married?, a Guest Post from Collins Hemingway

Earlier, Mr. Hemingway looked at Jane Austen’s romantic attachments. Today, he takes a different slant. (Note: Both posts have appeared previously on Austen Authors.) As reported in last month’s blog about Jane Austen’s romantic attachments, biographers dutifully recount the story … Continue reading

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Engaging Stories: Miss Austen and Her Beaux, a Guest Post from Collins Hemingway

This post originally appeared on Austen Authors. Part II will arrive next Thursday, October 12.  How many times was Jane Austen engaged—or married (!)? Thoughts about her short life—and her emotional life, whatever it may have been—bubble up in this … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at “A Touch of Mercy, Book 5 of the Realm Series”

  This was the book in which my friend Kim said, “You should have warned me about what was happening. I was in tears for hours afterwards.”  The heroine of the book is Miss Mercy Nelson. She is the younger … Continue reading

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The Strict Social Structure of Jane Austen’s Novels

Overall, the early 19th Century novels were those that expressed society in realistic terms. Austen’s novels, as well as others of her time, immerse the reader in the various levels of society, the social strata, so to speak. Austen does … Continue reading

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Scottish Irregular Weddings + the Release of “The Earl Claims His Comfort”

Clandestine/Irregular Weddings in Scotland A clandestine wedding plays a key role in solving the mystery that occurs in my latest Regency romantic suspense, The Earl Claims His Comfort: Book 2 of the Twins’ Trilogy. But exactly what constituted a clandestine … Continue reading

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Could an American Inherit a Peerage? Release of “The Earl Claims His Comfort” + Excerpt & Giveaway

Could an American Inherit an English Title or Peerage? In both of my first two books from the Twins’ trilogy, the issue of whether an American could inherit a title/peerage comes into play as part of the plot. In Angel … Continue reading

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Princess Louise, the Marchioness of Lorne, Travels to Canada

In 1878, prime minister Benjamin Disraeli tagged the John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne, to become the governor general of the Dominion of Canada. This would take Queen Victoria’s daughter Louise away from England, for Princess Louise was married to the … Continue reading

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