Mansfield Monday– The Miss Wards

Every time I start to read Mansfield Park, I can't help but wonder what a prequel to the story would be like. We do not meet Fanny for a few chapters, and the beginning of Chapter One reaches back thirty years to the marriage Miss Maria Ward to Sir Thomas Bertram. About thirty years ago … Continue reading Mansfield Monday– The Miss Wards

Austen’s Brides- Mr. Right Now

Jane Austen's books center around a heroine who searches for identity and love. Spoiler alert: everyone gets married. For this month's theme, I don't want to focus on those couples. Instead, I want to look at the others who make marriages in the novel while the heroine is still searching for Mr. Right. I believe … Continue reading Austen’s Brides- Mr. Right Now

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