Christmas Regency fiction – Is there any? by Susan Karsten

Hi, all! When the topic of Christmas and other holidays in regency genre books came up, I merely opened the hutch of my escritoire (regency for desk) and pulled out four collections (see below) These are not CBA (inspirational) fiction, but…

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Titles from my Favorite Regency Writer, by Susan Karsten

Hi, Regency fans! I got into reading regency fiction when my children were young. I needed something enjoyable, light, and clean to have on hand whenever I had a few spare minutes to read. What’s all the fuss about The…

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Friendship and Folly – A Review

I discovered the most delightful regency romance the other day on Amazon. Friendship and Folly by Meredith Allady, Book 1 of the Merriweather Chronicles. Something that intrigued me from the first was the introduction, where the author explains how she…

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The Nonesuch

I’ve enjoyed reading this month’s posts about “keeper” regencies—those stories we go back and reread. Even though we’re familiar with the story line and it’s hero and heroine, we once again fall prey to its magic as we open to…

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Jane Austen Para-literature – Sequels, Retellings, and More by Susan Karsten

Researching this subject taught me a new term and concept: Jane Austen para-literature. Oh my. This is a huge topic. I am only able to skirt around it, since to cover this topic completely would take years. The incredible array…

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The Men of Pride & Prejudice and A Chance to Win

In my ruminations on the male characters in Pride & Prejudice, I first decided I might discuss them from the least important (in my eyes) to the most important, Mr. Darcy, of course. Or perhaps, I would discuss them from…

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The Publishing of Pride and Prejudice and a Chance to Win

The below article contains information and excerpts pulled from Kathryn Kane’s article on the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice from her blog, The Regency Redingote. Wendnesday, Laurie Alice shared about Jane’s long and laborious road to publishing and her…

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Jane Austen’s Road to Publishing and A Chance to Win

When one mentions Jane Austen, the majority of people think Pride and Prejudice and the movies, not necessarily the book, who’s bicentennial of it’s publication we are celebrating this month. Miss Austen, however, wrote several other works, including an epistolary…

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Harriette Wilson ~ Bad Girl of the Regency Era, by Susan Karsten

This is the way of the adulteress: she eats and wipes her mouth and says, ‘I have done no wrong.’ (Proverbs 30:20) If you’ve done any amount of  Regency fiction reading, you’ll have run across references to Harriette Wilson, demi-monde…

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Portraits of Our Mothers

Look at this: || Buy AudioBook || Buy at Pelican ||Buy at Amazon ||Buy at iTunes ||Buy at BN ||Buy at CBD The Washington Post headline read: “Survey: Half of women say they don’t have enough free time”. I confess that…

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