Austen Writes Romance- Legacy

Despite my assertions that Jane Austen did not set out to write Romance, she nonetheless has had a profound impact on the genre. If focused on the romantic elements instead of themes of identity, her books can be summarized as follows: Sense and Sensibility: Heartbroken, can she love again? Can their attraction overcome his dark … Continue reading Austen Writes Romance- Legacy

Austen Writes Romance- One True Pairings

Continuing with our study of the romances in Austen’s works, it seemed fitting to discuss the idea of true love so close to Valentine’s Day. Among Fan Fiction readers of all genres, there is the idea of a “one true pairing” meaning an unbreakable romantic coupling that may or may not exist in the story … Continue reading Austen Writes Romance- One True Pairings

Austen Writes Romance- Broken Hearts

Welcome to the second post in a series on Austen Writes Romance! The first post was on Austen Authors. I will be discussing plot points of Austen's works, so there will be SPOILERS. For the sake of brevity, I will assume a certain amount of knowledge of each book, so I do not need to … Continue reading Austen Writes Romance- Broken Hearts

Falling for Fanny- Guest post by Leenie Brown

Okay, okay. I've been very bad about posting. I have been reading though! At first I thought I'd adjust to just recording my notes and general impressions by chapter but that's not working now as sometimes I can read a few chapters in a day and then can't read for a week, let alone take … Continue reading Falling for Fanny- Guest post by Leenie Brown

Falling for Fanny- Guest Post

Instead of cold-read notes this week, I've got a guest post! I've chatted on social media with Beverlee Swayze several times about Austen and life and rumor has it she is attempting her own Mansfield Park variation! When I asked if she was interested in doing a guest post she surprised and intrigued me by … Continue reading Falling for Fanny- Guest Post

Falling for Fanny

Happy February! It's the month of Valentine's Day and I could certainly count the ways I love Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice in particular, but I'm challenging myself with something new! I sometimes "cold read" for other authors. That means I give an honest, unfiltered reaction to their stories. They're more detailed than comments or a … Continue reading Falling for Fanny