Put down your tea before you go any further! I don't want anyone spitting out their drink in surprise. This post is also intended for readers over the age of 18. The other day I saw a debate about Mr. Darcy's sexual past. Oh, it wasn't the first time I've seen the arguments. It's always … Continue reading Tea Time Tattle– First Experience (short story)
I'm still working on Treasured, Book Three in the Loving Elizabeth Series. I hope to have it out in October. From time to time I'll hear--or rather read--a comment about the story not being complete. This isn't unique to me, of course; lots of writers of series get this comment. Let's do a bit of … Continue reading Tea Time Tattle– Series vs. Incomplete
I have previously defended why Elinor is best suited to marry Edward, and not Colonel Brandon. In this post, I want to explore the nature of Edward’s feelings for Elinor as they began while he was engaged to another woman. At the end of the book, we are finally given an accounting for how he … Continue reading Tea Time Tattle–Edward’s love for Elinor
Many readers wonder when Edmund fell in love with Fanny and how he could ever have loved Mary Crawford. Still, others hone in on the fact that Austen says Mary and Edmund had married, Fanny probably would have accepted Henry Crawford. But what sort of life would Mary and Edmund have had? Perhaps it is … Continue reading Tea Time Tattle–Could Edmund have been happy with Mary Crawford?
I mentioned in yesterday's Music Monday post, that this week I wanted to explore Caroline's jealousy of Elizabeth. First, let's break down the meaning of the word "jealous." Merriam-Webster gives this definition: hostile toward a rival or one believed to enjoy an advantage : envious His success made his old friends jealous. They were … Continue reading Tea Time Tattle- Caroline vs. Elizabeth
I've seen many articles around the Austen-verse with writers opining that Mr. Knightley is a better romantic hero than Mr. Darcy. I won't bother to touch on that. 🙂 However, I think the thing that makes many readers uncomfortable about Mr. Knightley is the following line: "The good was all to myself, by making … Continue reading Tea Time Tattle–Knightley loved Emma as a child??
I’m rereading Sense and Sensibility, and it’s made me consider how many people do not like Edward Ferrars. Many a Janeite love Elinor because she seems to be everything a modern woman should be: serious, realistic, grounded, in control of her emotions, capable in a crisis, dependable, reliable. All the other adjectives. Elinor is #goals. … Continue reading Tea Time Tattle- In Defense of Edward