Category Archives: reading

James Lackington: The Man Who Revolutionized Book Stores

In a time when we bemoan the loss of Borders, Waldenbooks, and fear the demise of Barnes & Noble and Books-a-Million, it is hard for us to imagine what it must have been like for those who entered “The Dome … Continue reading

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Unusual Christmas Customs and the Release of “Lady Joy and the Earl” + a Giveaway

Today, I celebrate the release of one of my two Regency Christmas novellas for this holiday season. “Lady Joy and the Earl” does not have the typical hero and heroine found in historical romances, for James Highcliffe, Earl of Hough, … Continue reading

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Rites of Mourning and the Recent Release of “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way”

The mourning rites we customarily think of as being so strict during the Regency era, were actually those imposed by Queen Victoria after the death of her husband, Prince Albert. Victoria was known to wear black for many years and … Continue reading

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Mean Girls in Jane Austen’s Books, a Guest Post from Bronwen Chisholm

This post was originally posted on Austen Authors on 7 July 2018. Most of my readers are not aware that my husband and I have a non-profit organization for teens. It is a long story how it all came about … Continue reading

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Preparing for the September 10 Release of “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way” + a Giveaway

IT IS ON ITS WAY!!! The release of Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way is scheduled for Monday, September 10. The premise behind the story is Mr. Bennet has passed from a heart attack, which, ironically, occurred on … Continue reading

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The Arts of Fencing and Dueling, a Guest Post from Rebecca Jamison

This post originally appeared on Austen Authors on 9 March 2018.¬† For the last several months, I have gone to fencing classes with a group of ninth graders. The instructor told us that fencing has changed very little over the … Continue reading

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The Obsession with Money and Society in Austen’s Novels

¬†Austen’s novels speak loudly with society’s obsession with money and connections. Money and status was obtained through marriage. What we soon come to accept as a reader of Jane Austen’s novels is that her heroines marry for love (and a … Continue reading

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