From the desk of Katie Patchell: A lesson learned from the works of Jane Austen is that the rake never saves the day and never gets the girl. Mr. Wickham, Willoughby, Henry Crawford, John Thorpe, and Mr. Elliot are all fine examples of this rule. While Mr. Darcy, Colonel Brandon, Edmund Bertram, Henry Tilney, and… Continue reading The Earl Next Door, by Amanda Grange – A Review
In 2005 author Amanda Grange gave Pride and Prejudice fans what they had been craving for centuries—Jane Austen’s classic story retold entirely from the perspective of its iconic romantic hero—Mr. Darcy. It was certainly not the first novel to explore this concept, but Mr. Darcy’s Diary remains, after many other attempts, the best in a… Continue reading Mr. Darcy’s Diary: A Novel, by Amanda Grange – A Review
Review by Christina Boyd Bestselling authoress Amanda Grange’s latest offering, Dear Mr. Darcy, is a clever retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in the epistolary form. However, don’t be fooled by the title. This novel is so much more than just Mr. Darcy’s private correspondence, including many letters from several key players from the… Continue reading Dear Mr. Darcy: A Retelling of Pride and Prejudice, by Amanda Grange – A Review
Please join us today in welcoming author Amanda Grange on the launch of her blog tour of Dear Mr. Darcy, a new retelling of Pride and Prejudice from Mr. Darcy’s perspective. Wait! Didn’t Amanda already write Mr. Darcy’s Diary? Yep, she did, but this novel has a new slant that readers will find enchanting. Leave… Continue reading Dear Mr. Darcy Blog Tour with Author Amanda Grange & Giveaway!
Review by Kimberly Denny-Ryder In the entire spectrum of Pride and Prejudice sequels, variations, retellings, and what-if’s I’ve seen Darcy as a vampire, werewolf, zombie, ranch owner, and rock star. I’ve seen Elizabeth as a master zombie fighter, scientist, doctor, sleuth, and time traveler. I’ve seen them in WWII England, Colonial America, Thailand, Texas, and… Continue reading Pride & Pyramids: Mr. Darcy in Egypt, by Amanda Grange and Jacqueline Webb – A Review
Please join us today in welcoming authors Amanda Grange and Jacqueline Webb on their blog tour of Pride and Pyramids, a new Austenesque sequel to Pride and Prejudice that takes Elizabeth, Darcy and their family to Egypt. Leave a comment to enter a chance to win one of three copies of the book available. Welcome… Continue reading Pride and Pyramids Blog Tour with Authors Amanda Grange & Jacqueline Webb & Giveaway
Guest review by Christina Boyd Albeit Jane Austen first sold Northanger Abbey to a publisher in 1803 (at first entitled Susan), it did not appear in print until 1817 when it was published after her death as a four volume set with her final novel Persuasion. In Northanger Abbey, Miss Morland is a daughter of… Continue reading Henry Tilney’s Diary: A Novel, by Amanda Grange – A Review
Austen’s bad boy George Wickham gets top billing in this prequel to Pride and Prejudice that will surprise readers for more reasons than one first imagines. Anyone who has read Jane Austen’s original novel or seen one of the many movie adaptations knows that Wickham is a bad man: a charming rogue, a gamester and… Continue reading Wickham’s Diary, by Amanda Grange – A Review