For Myself Alone: A Jane Austen Inspired Novel, by Shannon Winslow – A Review

From the desk of Kimberly Denny-Ryder: 

Gossip.  It has the power to create larger than life reputations, but also has the ability to destroy said reputations. Within Jane Austen’s novels we’ve seen just what gossip can do; Mr. Darcy’s reputation and person are vilified by Wickham, John Thorpe gossips about the true size of Catherine Morland’s dowry to a displeased General Tilney, and Captain Wentworth hears gossip that shares the good tidings of Anne Elliot’s non-existent engagement to her cousin William. It should come as no surprise then that Austen fan fiction writer Shannon Winslow should write an Austen-inspired novel that focuses on just what can happen with gossip! Continue reading “For Myself Alone: A Jane Austen Inspired Novel, by Shannon Winslow – A Review”

My Particular Friend: A Charlotte House Affair (Volume 1), by Jennifer Petkus – A Review

From the desk of Jeffrey Ward:

In her fledgling foray into the growing field of Austenesque fan fiction, author Jennifer Petkus takes an entirely new direction from her first novel, Good Cop, Dead Cop, with My Particular Friend, mixing up Regency matchmaking and mystery, which some may argue are one and the same. My attempts to further sub-categorize it utterly fail. But, let’s try a recipe: Combine the crime-solving of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the location and dialogue of Jane Austen, the humor and romance of Frances Burney, mash-up thoroughly and you get something like “Matrimonial private investigators, Inc.” Continue reading “My Particular Friend: A Charlotte House Affair (Volume 1), by Jennifer Petkus – A Review”

A Preview & Guest Blog with Shannon Winslow, Author of For Myself Alone

From the desk of Laurel Ann Nattress: 

Please join us today in welcoming author Shannon Winslow in celebration of the publication of For Myself Alone: A Jane Austen Inspired Novel, released last month by Heather Ridge Arts. Shannon has generously shared with us some insights on her inspiration for writing her second novel. It is a Regency romance set in Bath, England with a heroine who unlike many of Jane Austen’s has just inherited a fortune. Here is the book description and a guest blog from the author. Continue reading “A Preview & Guest Blog with Shannon Winslow, Author of For Myself Alone”

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