An Exclusive Interview with Felicity George, Author of A Lady’s Risk

From the desk of Laurel Ann Nattress:

It’s great to see Regency romance novels going strong, bolstered by the amazing success of the Bridgerton Netflix series based on Julie Quinn’s bestselling novels. It is inspiring to think that the story started as a spark in the writer’s imagination and became a phenomenal success. It can happen, writers, so keep on dreaming and writing.

I am the eternal optimist when it comes to debut authors. I really enjoy discovering a fresh, new voice and helping them reach their readers. Today I am happy to introduce you to Felicity George. Her first Regency romance novel, A Lady’s Risk, published in Continue reading “An Exclusive Interview with Felicity George, Author of A Lady’s Risk”

An Exclusive Interview with Julie Klassen, Author of The Sisters of Sea View

From the desk of Laurel Ann Nattress:

Hello Dear Readers,

I love it when a favorite author begins a new series. It means that I get to meet new characters, discover new stories, and read multiple books. It is even more exciting when the new series is by a bestselling historical romance author such as Julie Klassen!

Austenprose has been a big fan of Klassen and her Regency-era novels reviewing many and interviewing her in the past. Today I am thrilled to welcome her back to discuss her first novel in her On Devonshire Shores series, The Sisters of Sea View. Continue reading “An Exclusive Interview with Julie Klassen, Author of The Sisters of Sea View

An Exclusive Interview with Andrea Penrose, Author of Murder at the Serpentine Bridge

From the desk of Laurel Ann Nattress:

Hello Dear Readers,

Are you a fan of Bridgerton and historical mysteries and wish there was a series that combined the two sub-genres? Look no further.

Let me introduce you to the Wrexford & Sloane mystery series. It mixes Regency-era detectives, period accurate culture and events, and a slow burn romance that will curl your toes.

Are you intrigued? If so, the good news is that the latest novel in the series, Murder at the Serpentine Bridge, just released, and author Andrea Penrose is here to graciously tell us all about it. Continue reading “An Exclusive Interview with Andrea Penrose, Author of Murder at the Serpentine Bridge”

An Exclusive Interview with Karen Odden, Author of Under a Veiled Moon

From the desk of Laurel Ann Nattress:

Detective mysteries set in England during the nineteenth-century are like catnip to me. I have been enjoying C. S. Harris’ Sebastian St. Cyr Mysteries, and Deanna Raybourn’s Veronica Speedwell Mysteries for years. It took a beautiful cover and a big hook to get me to try Down a Dark River, by Karen Odden. I was not disappointed. Her characters are layered and conflicted and the mystery is twisty and surprising. Under a Veiled Moon, her second book in the Inspector Corravan Mystery series, recently released on Continue reading “An Exclusive Interview with Karen Odden, Author of Under a Veiled Moon”

An Exclusive Interview with Hannah Linder, Author of Beneath His Silence

From the desk of Laurel Ann Nattress:

Happy Monday Dear Readers,

The month of October is a favorite of mine with the arrival of fall leaves and pumpkin spice lates. It is also the month to celebrate All-Hallows-Eve with Gothic stories.

I am happy to introduce you to a new author to the historical suspense genre, Hannah Linder. Her debut novel Beneath His Silence has all the Gothic feels — a young heroine who goes undercover as a governess to discover her sister’s killer, a hero who is hiding secrets, an ancient English manor house, and a mystery to uncover. Continue reading “An Exclusive Interview with Hannah Linder, Author of Beneath His Silence”

A Preview & Exclusive Excerpt of The Jane Austen Remedy, by Ruth Wilson

From the desk of Laurel Ann Nattress:

Happy Friday Dear Readers,

Are you ready to be inspired? If so, I am happy to introduce you to moving story of a life-long Jane Austen fan who began her journey in the 1940s, earned her PhD in teaching and reading Jane Austen at the age of 88, and published her first book at 90. The Jane Austen Remedy traverses nine decades of “living, loving, and learning” by unravelling memories of relationships and life experiences. It is the “moving account of the reassessment of a full life through the prism of Jane Austen’s beloved works.” Enjoy! Continue reading “A Preview & Exclusive Excerpt of The Jane Austen Remedy, by Ruth Wilson”

An Exclusive Interview with Mimi Matthews, Author of The Belle of Belgrave Square + Giveaway

From the desk of Laurel Ann Nattress:

Happy Monday Dear Readers,

Bestselling historical romance author Mimi Matthews is joining us today for an exclusive interview regarding her forthcoming novel, The Belle of Belgrave Square. It involves a heiress who escapes her difficult family by a marriage of convenience to a questionable military hero. There are strong literary themes and nods to classics like The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery and the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Continue reading “An Exclusive Interview with Mimi Matthews, Author of The Belle of Belgrave Square + Giveaway”

An Exclusive Interview with Annette Lyon, Co-Author of An Autumn Kiss

From the desk of Laurel Ann Nattress:

Happy Monday Dear Readers!

Fall is on its way to the Pacific Northwest. It’s time for pumpkin spice lattes, colorful fall leaves, and autumn-inspired reading.

I am pleased to have a special guest with us today. Author Annette Lyon has contributed a novella to the newly released anthology, An Autumn Kiss, published by Mirror Press. Annette is a USA Today bestselling author, a Whitney Award winner for Band of Sisters, and a founding editor of The Timeless Romance Anthologies. Continue reading “An Exclusive Interview with Annette Lyon, Co-Author of An Autumn Kiss”

My Top Ten Favorite Retellings & Spinoff Novels Inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion

Anne and Captain Wentworth at Lyme, by Marsha Laurence at Etsy

From the desk of Laurel Ann Nattress:

The new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion aired on Netflix on Friday, July 15, 2022. It takes a creative approach to the Regency-era second chance love story, adding contemporary language, an American actress Dakota Johnson in the key role of heroine Anne Elliot, and breaking the fourth wall by having her speak directly to the audience while looking at the camera. The tried-and-true Janeites were all Continue reading “My Top Ten Favorite Retellings & Spinoff Novels Inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion”

An Exclusive Interview with Tessa Arlen, Author of A Dress of Violet Taffeta

From the desk of Laurel Ann Nattress: 

Happy Friday, dear readers. Spring is finally here in my neck of the woods. It is time of renewal, flowers, and new books!

I am pleased to have a special guest with us today. Author Tessa Arlen has a new historical fiction novel arriving in July that immediately caught my eye, A Dress of Violet Taffeta. Arlen is a favorite author of mine. I have enjoyed her Lady Montfort mystery series, and recently adored her In Royal Service to the Queen. Continue reading “An Exclusive Interview with Tessa Arlen, Author of A Dress of Violet Taffeta”

A Preview & Cover Reveal of The Sisters of Sea View: On Devonshire Shores (Book 1), by Julie Klassen

From the desk of Laurel Ann Nattress: 

Hello Dear Readers,

I am so pleased to share a first look at a forthcoming historical romance novel from bestselling author Julie Klassen. The Sisters of Sea View is the first book in a new series and releases on December 6, 2022. I am thrilled to reveal the first details of the novel and its beautiful cover with you today.

Set on the Devonshire coast during the Regency-era, the first novel includes the story of three sisters Continue reading “A Preview & Cover Reveal of The Sisters of Sea View: On Devonshire Shores (Book 1), by Julie Klassen”

12 Highly Anticipated Historical Novels to Ring in the New Year, 2022

From the desk of Laurel Ann Nattress: 

Happy news for historical book lovers. The selection of new novels available in the next two months is so exciting. From forgotten events in history, to deep dives into the social machinations of Gilded Age New York, to feisty heroines and swoon-worthy heroes, the selection is deep and broad and satisfying for those who enjoy being emersed in another era.

Here is my curated list of my favorites to entice you.

Best, Laurel Ann Continue reading “12 Highly Anticipated Historical Novels to Ring in the New Year, 2022”

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