Welcome to Austenprose – A Jane Austen Blog, your online source for Jane Austen and her legacy; historical fiction and period drama.

Since 2007, Austenprose has grown to become a popular destination for Jane Austen, historical fiction & romance readers, and period drama fans on the Internet. Here you will find information about Jane Austen, Georgian and Regency history, and over 1000  book and period drama reviews. Our diverse staff of reviewers prides themselves in their honest, in-depth reviews and thorough research on any topic they present.

Please explore the sections on the blog devoted to Jane Austen’s works, Austenesque fiction, and other information by clicking on the menu tabs below the header image. You can subscribe to Austenprose and receive email notifications of new posts by locating the sign-up button in the right-hand sidebar, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Thank you for joining in the celebration of our favorite author, Jane Austen.

Laurel Ann Nattress, editor

Laurel Ann Nattress Writer, blogger, and editor of Jane Austen Made Me Do It, a short story anthology published in 2011 by Ballantine Books, Laurel Ann is a life-long admirer of Jane Austen, Masterpiece PBS, and historical fiction. For over 12 years she has been the author/editor of, a blog devoted to the oeuvre of her favorite author. A life member of the Jane Austen Society of North America, she has been a contributor to the Jane Austen Centre online magazine, Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine, and PBS. An expatriate of southern California, Laurel Ann lives in a country cottage near Snohomish, Washington where it rains a lot. Follow her on Twitter as @Austenprose, and visit her on Facebook as Laurel Ann Nattress.

Review Policy

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey, Chapter 14

Here at, we specialize in book and movie reviews of Jane Austen’s works, sequels, and spin-offs of her novels, characters, life and legacy. We also are interested in historical fiction and romance, and period drama.

The reviews are written by a team of dedicated volunteers. Books are offered to the staff by the editor and selected based on their interest. We reserve the right to accept or decline to review any product that is submitted.

Submission Details:

Subject to the requirements of service, please read our review policy before contacting us.

After reading and agreeing to our review policy, please contact us with the details about your product including title, author, publisher, release date, description, and a bio of the author/creator/writer.

  • We accept print, digital, and audiobook copies of books.
  • We do not accept payment for reviews.

In addition to posting the review on, it may be posted on other online retail websites such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Goodreads, Library Thing, The Jane Austen Centre Online Magazine, or similar sites. We always share on social media.

You may use quotes from the review for publicity purposes, but please contact us for permission if you want to reprint large sections, or the review in its entirety.

Our rating system:

  • 5 out of 5 Regency Stars (Estimable)
  • 4 out of 5 Regency Stars (Accomplished)
  • 3 out of 5 Regency Stars (Agreeable)
  • 2 out of 5 Regency Stars (Tolerable)
  • 1 out of 5 Regency Stars (Pitiable)


We stand behind the integrity and honesty of our review staff and their right to their opinion 100%. If it is not the opinion that you wished for, please remember that “one half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.” It is only one opinion and will certainly not make or break your sales.

Disclosure of Material Connection:

We receive review copies of books and movies from publishers and distributors in exchange for an honest review. We only review or recommend products we have read, viewed or used and believe will be a good match for our readers. is an affiliate. We receive a modest remuneration when readers use our links and make a purchase. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


All copyright is held by the author of the individual book, story, article, image, or movie. Images and are used courtesy of the publisher or distributor to help promote their work. Please contact us for permission if you want to use excerpts or the review in its entirety.


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