*This is a re-post from an old post on Austen Authors. Welcome to February! I can’t believe how fast January flew by! Valentine's Day is quickly approaching. While I maintain that Jane Austen’s books are about so much more than romantic love, you simply can’t get away from the marriage plots. Anyone can see that … Continue reading Austen Writes Romance?
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