Tuesday, 7 February 2023
HEATHER MOLL WRITES ROMANTIC VARIATIONS OF JANE AUSTEN’S CLASSIC NOVELS. SHE IS KNOWN FOR HER HISTORICAL DETAILS, UNIQUE PLOTS, AND CHARACTERS TRUE TO THE BELOVED ORIGINALS. SHE'S BACK TO MY JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB TO PRESENT HER 'MR DARCY'S VALENTINE'. LET'S WELCOME HER BACK! M.G.
Wednesday, 11 January 2023
Hello dear readers, was your holiday season good, relaxing and rewarding?I really hope so. Did you manage to read anything new and good? I have an Austen-inspired new release to recommend. Let's welcome Christine Combe back to My Jane Austen Book Club, shall we? Scroll down and discover more about Three Brides for Three Cousins, her sixth JAFF novel. We'll be waiting for your messages and ideas in the comment section. MG
Friday, 6 January 2023
Hello everyone! Let's welcome author Amanda Kai to our online Jane Austen Book Club and let's congratulate her on the publication of her latest book, Not in Want of a Wife. Scroll down and enjoy reading. MG
AUTHOR'S GUEST POST
Thank you, Maria Grazia, I’m so excited to be here today at My Jane Austen Book Club.
My latest book, Not In Want of a Wife, was born from the thought “what if Darcy and Elizabeth decided to fake a courtship?” The fake courtship/fake dating trope is such a fun one, because you just know that the couple who is pretending to like each other are going to fall in love! I absolutely love fake dating/fake courtship tropes, so it was really fun to put Darcy and Lizzy into this situation. Instead of getting off on the wrong foot at the Meryton Assembly, Darcy and Elizabeth strike up a secret partnership to make it look like they are courting one another.
Wednesday, 9 November 2022
Congratulations on the release of your A Season at Sanditon. How did you come to write your completion of Jane Austen’s unfinished last novel?
Tuesday, 8 November 2022
Thank you so much for hosting me and sharing news of my new release, Maria Grazia!
I know we are all saturated beyond endurance with the global pandemic and are actively striving to put it behind us.
Monday, 24 October 2022
I am so excited to kick off an exceptional historical fiction novel blog tour here at My Jane Austen Book Club! Godmersham Park by Gill Hornby is a story based on actual events, people, and locations in Jane Austen’s life, which takes place at the grand country estate of Jane’s wealthy brother Edward and his large family.
To discover more about it, please read my interview with author Gill Hornby and, then, feel free to leave your comments here and spread the good news!
Friday, 21 October 2022
Sydney Smith, Anglican Clergyman and Proponent of Catholic Rights: Potential Model for Henry Tilney
By Brenda S. Cox
Includes excerpts from Cox’s new book, Fashionable Goodness: Christianity in Jane Austen’s England
Tuesday, 18 October 2022
Monday, 10 October 2022
HORSE RACING IN THE REGENCY
In my latest Austen-inspired novel, Elizabeth Bennet’s Gallant Suitor, part of the action centers around a horse race—specifically one with a horse called “Bingley’s T,” owned by Charles Bingley. Yes, I have Bingley take Netherfield not only to satisfy his father’s wish for his son to own property, as would a proper gentleman of the time, but also to satisfy Bingley’s obsession with horses. In my tale, Bingley hopes to develop a line of thoroughbreds. “Bingley’s T” is an Arabian mare and untested and an unknown in her first race.
Tuesday, 4 October 2022
Thanks for the warm welcome back to My Jane Austen Book Club! I’ve loved mysteries since my mother handed me Nancy Drew and the Secret of the Old Clock when I was 9. Looking back, I’ve put elements that add to a good mystery in my other books, but An Appearance of Goodness is the first that could be called a mystery—even though it’s still firmly in the romance genre. Historical mysteries with slow burn romances are my faves, and that element is definitely in my latest release Pride and Prejudice variation.
Friday, 30 September 2022
ABOUT THE BOOK
Monday, 29 August 2022
About the Book
What is a spy willing to do when both her heart and her country are at risk?
Life changes once again for British spy Miss Mary Bennet when Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from the Isle of Elba. Mary quickly departs England for Brussels, the city where the Allied forces prepare for war against the French. But shortly after her arrival, one of the Duke of Wellington's best officers is murdered, an event which threatens to break the delicate alliance between the Allies.
Tuesday, 23 August 2022
About the Book
A phoenix brings them together. Will a curse keep them apart?
When the hauntingly beautiful song of a phoenix lures Elizabeth Bennet to the Netherfield gardens, she has a vision of an unknown gentleman. He whispers her name with such tenderness that she wonders if this man is her match. Unfortunately, her gift of prophecy has never been exactly reliable.
Friday, 29 July 2022
Thank you so much for having me on My Jane Austen Book Club! I’m so excited to share with you my newest Pride and Prejudice variation, A Season of Magic! As you might be able to guess by the title, it is a fantasy story set in a magical version of Regency England.
My two favorite genres to read are Jane Austen variations (of course) and romantic fantasy. So it isn’t really a surprise that some of my favorite books combine the two of them!
Friday, 15 July 2022
Thursday, 14 July 2022
(by guest blogger Lizzie Nelson)
Along with everybody else, I have been counting the days until the new Persuasion is released. Good or bad, I will lap it up.
I often wonder what it is about period dramas that captivate me so. Why are they so incredibly fulfilling? At 56, I am past the age of seeing myself as a Jane Austen heroine; unaware of her compelling yet understated beauty, quick witted, independent,resigned to spinsterhood and then finding love.I am married and jolly content, I am in my own happy ending and have not the slightest yearning for excitement and romance… I think.
Saturday, 9 July 2022
Elizabeth flirts, she converses, she sketches the character of any gentleman she meets to determine whether their personality fits with the deep, beautiful, sometimes sombre notes she perceives. With the help of her sister Jane, who is happily married to her soulmate Charles Bingley, Elizabeth makes a list of all the possible soulmates in the area.
The haughty, disagreeable Fitzwilliam Darcy certainly does not appear on this list.
A shame. Because Darcy, who has no doubt that Elizabeth’s music is the one that haunts him, is falling more desperately in love with her each day.
Tuesday, 28 June 2022
ABOUT THE BOOK
The wind ruffled Darcy’s hair. “You’re beautiful.”
Happiness surged through Elizabeth's body like electricity. This moment was as close to perfection as she had ever known.
1943. World War II has torn the continent since 1939 and tested families, the Bennets included. Elizabeth and Jane nurse wounded soldiers and civilians in a London hospital. The other sisters volunteer as best suits their inclinations. Mr. Bennet rattles about Longbourn. Wickham sniffs about the edges of the estate—and the Bennet daughters.
Even the ever-present threat of death from the skies cannot prepare Jane and Lizzy for the most devastating news. The words one never wishes to hear are delivered by two officers, each scarred by years on the front lines. In the dark days that follow, devotion is tested, and affection blooms.
Thursday, 2 June 2022
From Apathy to Action - the Birth of the “Jane Austen’s World” iPad App
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Jane Austen fan in possession of an iPad must be in want of a Jane Austen app!”
Monday, 9 May 2022