Sunday, 12 September 2021
Wednesday, 1 September 2021
If you like me read and loved Natalie Jenner's The Jane Austen Society, you'll be happy to know there's a new book coming, Bloomsbury Girls. Evie Stone, one of the characters of Natalie's debut novel, is now one of the three protagonists of a new story set in 1950. I can't wait to read it and I've joined the cover reveal blog tour to share the good news with you all!
Tuesday, 31 August 2021
ABOUT THE BOOK
Jane Austen and Shelley in the Garden: An Illustrated Novel is a new literary and life-affirming book by Janet Todd, the acclaimed Austen scholar and author. The novel will be published on September 7, 2021. The book celebrates how lives are made extraordinary through friendship, books, and new experiences at any age. To top it off, it is a gorgeous book (perfect for gifts) with 50 colour illustrations, special paper and craft finishes, all printed on a hand-fed printing press.
Tuesday, 24 August 2021
Monday, 23 August 2021
Welcome to the virtual book tour of THE MERCHANT AND THE ROGUE, Sarah M. Eden’s highly acclaimed historical romance. Thirty-five popular on-line influencers specializing in historical romance, mystery/suspense, and inspirational fiction will join in the celebration of its release with spotlights, exclusive excerpts, and reviews of this new Victorian-era novel set in London, England.
Thursday, 5 August 2021
Welcome! We have a new spotlight post today. We've joined the virtual book tour of THE BARRISTER AND THE LETTER OF MARQUE, Todd M. Johnson’s highly acclaimed historical mystery, started on August 2nd and which will finish on August 15th, 2021.
Over twenty-five popular on-line influencers specializing in historical mystery, suspense, and inspirational fiction have joined in the celebration of its release with an interview, spotlights, exclusive excerpts, and reviews of this new Regency-era novel set in London, England.
Monday, 2 August 2021
Greetings, fellow Austenians! I am absolutely chuffed to visit My Jane Austen Book Club again to talk about a new book! My upcoming release The Reintroduction of Fitzwilliam Darcy is my first standalone Austen variation, and I really hope you’ll like it as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.
Saturday, 3 July 2021
SPOTLIGHT ON ... & GIVEAWAY! MRS BENNET'S ADVICE TO YOUNG LADIES: A MOTHER VIEW OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
We have a new Austenesque read under the spotlight this weekend. The book is Mrs. Bennet’s Advice to Young Ladies: A Mother’s View of Pride & Prejudice by Victoria Grossack, a dear friend of My Jane Austen Book Club. Her latest book gives us Mrs. Bennet’s views of the events of Jane Austen’s most popular novel, Pride and Prejudice. Scroll down, enjoy reading the excerpt Victoria has granted us and get your options to win an ebook copy. Good luck and happy weekend!
Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Charlotte Collins sat close to the fire in the small parlour at Hunsford Parsonage … Her cheeks were flushed from the heat and her eyes dull. ‘He was a simple clergyman. He wrote sermons and tended the garden. How could he have made an enemy?’
This is the question which is asked by everyone when the dead body of Mr Collins if discovered in the grounds of Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s mansion, Rosings. He’s been stabbed. Those investigating, the local magistrate and village constable, quickly come to the conclusion that only one man had both motive and means to commit the murder, and that is Mr Bennet. He’s been staying at the parsonage, together with his daughter Mary, with a view to resolving the matter of the entail upon his estate. Obviously, with Mr Collins out of the picture, his future might be brighter…
Friday, 25 June 2021
PUBLICATION DATE: 28 June 2021
About The Book
It is a truth universally acknowledged that on escaping an unhappy marriage, a young widow will be delighted to remove to the dower house and lease the marital abode to a single man in possession of a good fortune, provided he looks elsewhere to fulfil his want of a wife.
Five years after being forced into an unwanted marriage at the age of sixteen, and freed six months later by the death of her abusive husband, Elizabeth Grayson (née Bennet) has finally found a measure of peace. The inheritor of her husband’s estate, Netherfield Park, Elizabeth is now a wealthy young widow, independent and self-reliant. With an eye always on improving her four sisters’ woefully small dowries and providing for her mother, who will be homeless when her father dies, Elizabeth is pleased to lease out Netherfield to the Bingley family, making her home in the dower house in Meryton and vowing that she will never remarry.
Monday, 14 June 2021
Love, heartbreak, and self-discovery
are life’s greatest challenges,
no matter who your parents may be.
Will and Elizabeth Darcy faced those challenges twenty years earlier, yet marriage taught them patience, understanding, and most importantly, the irreplaceable value of one another. Now their children are about to embark upon that path, hopefully to learn those lessons more gently and avoid the mistakes of their parents.
Sunday, 13 June 2021
Hello Mirta and welcome to My Jane Austen Book Club! My first question for you is, as usual, “When was your first encounter with Jane Austen”?
Congratulations on the release of Celestial Persuasion. Did you discover something relevant about the characters in Jane Austen’s Persuasion while writing your book?
Indeed, I did, but it actually started when I was writing my previous novel, The Meyersons of Meryton and it had to do more with the setting, than the characters themselves. I had to come up with a grand idea on how to discipline Mr. Wickham—that devious blackguard! What I discovered not only provided me with creative alternative to transportation to Australia, it opened my eyes to some history I would have naturally learned—had I been educated in my native land of Argentina.
Thursday, 20 May 2021
You may have heard the exciting news that Shannon Winslow has a new novel out called Fitzwilliam Darcy in His Own Words. But what you might not know is that I played an important role in the inception of the book! About a year ago, I sat down for a brief, informal interview with the famous literary hero himself, and then one thing led to another…
Monday, 10 May 2021
Welcome to a new virtual blog tour! Discover more about ISABELLE AND ALEXANDER, Rebecca Anderson’s highly acclaimed historical romance novel, a new Victorian-era novel set in Manchester, England.
Wednesday, 5 May 2021
Hello dear readers! Are you ready for a new, lovely, all-about- Austen interview? Our guest today is Zoe Wheddon, author of Jane Austen's Best Friend. Enjoy our chat and, please, join us leaving your contribution to the discussion in the comment section. Austen love to you all. MG
Monday, 3 May 2021
Welcome back to our online book club! Today's guest is author Maria Grace and the books featured are her JANE AUSTEN'S DRAGONS series, including the latest addition, Dragons beyond the Pale (book 7)
Of course there were dragons—that’s how I introduce Jane Austen’s Dragons.
How can I say that? It is rather a bold claim. I confess, you’re not the first person to ask me that with a decidedly skeptical look. After all, you’ve devoured ever one of Austen’s works cover to cover, multiple times and there’s nary a dragon scale from “It’s a truth universally acknowledged to… “With the Gardiners they were on most intimate terms…”
On the surface, I would agree, it seems that way. But, there is more than meets the eye. There a few more truths universally acknowledged that place dragons firmly in Jane Austen’s world.
Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Greetings, fellow Austenians! I’m so excited to be visiting My Jane Austen Book Club to talk about my upcoming release Choice and Consequence, the second book in my What Might Have Been series.
Thursday, 22 April 2021
My novel, The Secret Life of Miss MaryBennet, features Mary Bennet, the middle sister from Pride and Prejudice. In various adaptations and Austen-inspired works, there are many different interpretations of Mary Bennet. Some use her for comic relief, others soften her, and others take a more moderate or nuanced approach.
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
The Predisposition of Miss Elizabeth Bennet
An insulting proposal without an explanatory letter…how can they possibly reconcile?
When her sister Lydia elopes without a trace, Elizabeth Bennet must put aside her predisposition against Mr. Darcy—the man whose hand she refused months earlier—and plead for his assistance in locating the wayward couple. As a result, they face daunting hurdles with help from well-loved friends and interference from old rivals. Will their struggles result in permanent estrangement or a love match?
Monday, 29 March 2021
Hello Jasmine and welcome to My Jane Austen Book Club! My first question for you is “When was your first encounter with Jane Austen”?
I first fell in love with Jane Austen while reading Persuasion at age nineteen while studying abroad as an associate member of Keble College at the University of Oxford.