• Jane Austen Fan Fiction

    Fallen by Jessie Lewis

    I was positively giddy when I saw Jessie Lewis had a new release coming out early in 2021. I discovered Jessie late last year when I read her book, Speechless. If you haven’t read it yet, I can’t recommend it enough. When the chance came to be able to read Fallen and interview Jessie, I squealed with delight! Fallen is unique in that it follows cannon pretty closely for the first quarter-ish of the book… and then it’s hang on to your hats! It is a wild curricle ride of emotions. What makes this book set apart from others is its ability to make you second-guess the characters you have…

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    A Deadly Fortune by Stacie Murphy

    Welcome back, bookish friends. Today, I’m excited to be sharing an excerpt from Stacie Murphy’s newest book, A Deadly Fortune. Just the excerpt of this is giving me the chills! I can’t wait to read it. A historical mystery in the vein of The Alienist, in which a young woman in Gilded Age New York must use a special talent to unravel a deadly conspiracy. Amelia Matthew has done the all-but-impossible, especially for an orphan in Gilded Age New York City. Along with her foster brother Jonas, she has parleyed her modest psychic talent into a safe and comfortable life. But safety and comfort vanish when a head injury leaves…

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    All That This Entails

    What is your go-to comfort read? My comfort read of 2020 has been any story with Fitzwilliam Darcy as one of the main characters. Admittedly, I quite new to Jane Austen Fan Fiction. But, I fell fast and hard. As I was reaching for to Austen more and more this year, I realized there was a whole world I had yet to explore with more Austen-goodness to read. This Pride & Prejudice did not disappoint! In a twist of fate, Mr. Bennet is now titled and wealthier than Mr. Darcy. The story picks up after Elizabeth has rejected Mr. Darcy’s -ahem- less than romantic proposal. What unfolds next is simply…

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    Port & Proposals

    Every once in a while the social media gods smile upon you and lead you to find a hidden gem among all the blinking ads. Such was the case with Mark Brownlow’s first book in the Mr. Bennet Memoirs, Cake & Courtship. I had it on my to-read list for far too long. When I saw he was going to be releasing the second book in the series, I knew it was time to get reading! Cake & Courtship was absolutely delightful. I can tend to lean more team Mrs. Bennet, however, this Mr. Bennet that Mark has created won me over and left me excited to read more. While…

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    The Villainous Viscount

    Hello fellow readers! Do you like to dabble in the supernatural? Does the thought of a Gothic novel leave you swooning like a virginal maiden? Are dark cobweb filled hidden staircases the very lure you in? The Villainous Viscount is a tale to excite your senses and leave chills down your spine! I found this to be a great example of a new Gothic novel told in a traditional way. It took me a bit of time to connect with the hero but I can see that the author was keeping him to a more traditional type of rake. It takes a while to redeem himself but I think the…

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    Gentleman Jim

    Welcome, fellow reader. If ever there was a book that does NOT need an introduction, I believe it is Gentleman Jim… unless you have had your nose stuck in a book for the last few months… which is also quite possible. If you have been here even a short time, you know how much of a Mimi Mathews fan I am. Her depiction of the Victorian woman is about as perfect as you will find in a Victorian setting for a modern reader. When I saw her new release, Gentleman Jim, was a bit of a Count of Monte Cristo retelling, I squealed with delight. As a child, we watched…

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    Flirtation and Folly

    A timeless story of self-realization while learning to navigate the shrewd world of polite society. Flirtation and Folly is a story that we can all identify with at some point in our life. Having dreams that you are made for more. Wanting to fit in with the “cool” kids. Wishing you were something other than what you are. No matter your history, we can all identify with Marianne. If you read this for a romance, it might leave you wanting a bit more. There is a touch of romance but it was much less than I was expecting. However, as a story of self awaking it uniquely shows Marinanne’s transformation…

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    The Tobacconist’s Wife

    A truly emotional read, The Tobacconist’s Wife is an epic story of second chances and holding fast to the belief that love conquers all. For any one that enjoys a romance that gives you hope that soul mates will find each other, this is your book! There is a trigger warning needed for abuse -so be warned before you read if that is an issue for you. However, this does play a crucial part in the story. Once again, we realize how little choice Victorian women had in choosing their own path. Marriage did not always bring love and happiness but it could provide security -sometimes a very high cost.…

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    The Gentleman And The Thief

    Welcome back, book friends! I have had to look at the calendar three times today to confirm it is indeed November. I’m not sure how we got here, but I do know there are more fantastic books releasing that we need to talk about. Today I’m very excited to be featuring The Gentleman And The Thief. If you are looking to breathe a little fresh air into your historical fiction reading -this book will do it! Included in the story are alternating chapters of two penny dreadfuls. Is there anything better than stories inside a story? I think not (ok, maybe letters are a tie). A standalone novel in The…

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    The Bachelor’s Bride

    Welcome back , book friends! Anyone else happily losing themselves in HEA’s this Fall? When the cool weather starts rolling in, there is nothing that makes me happier than a cozy blanket, a cup of tea, and a happily ever after to enjoy. Today’s sneak peek is for a book releasing November 17th. Surprise! It’s not set in the Regency era. Lol. I hope you will check it out to add to your Fall reading list! THE BACHELOR’S BRIDE BY HOLLY BUSH Meet the Thompsons of Locust Street, an unconventional family taking Philadelphia high society by storm… 1868 Elspeth Thompson is the middle daughter in a family with tightly held secrets.…

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