8 Ways to Live Like Jane Austen

Anne Hathaway as Jane Austen

  Are you a Jane Austen fan? Have you ever been faced by a difficult decision — when you had to make a choice and desperately wanted to do the right thing, but weren’t sure which alternative was best? The next time that happens, make it easy on yourself. Just ask: What Would Jane Do? One…

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Comparing the Jane Austen’s Persuasion Movie Versions

Film Review Persuasion

  Which film version of Jane Austen’s Persuasion is best? There have been a number of movie adaptations of Jane Austen’s Persuasion including a new one from Netflix, and it’s always a thrill to see Austen’s work adapted for the screen. Persuasion, Jane Austen’s last completed work, is one of my favorite novels. The story…

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Authors’ Chat with Syrie James and Natalie Jenner

  Hello dear readers! I’m delighted to share this video interview between me and the fabulously talented author Natalie Jenner in honor of the paperback release of her wonderful novel, The Jane Austen Society. Please join us at the link below as we discuss the writing of our novels, how we were influenced by Jane…

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Book Giveaway: Signed Copy of Jane Austen’s First Love

    Hello dear readers, To celebrate the launch of my new website, I’m giving away a signed copy of Jane Austen’s First Love, a novel that I’m honored to say was a Library Journal Editor’s Pick of the Year, and the Historical Novel Society called a “masterwork.” Based entirely on real people and inspired…

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Midsummer’s Eve Magic & Traditions

Midsummers Eve Bonfire

Hello dear readers, Midsummer’s Day is almost here! It’s full of fun and fascinating traditions, and thought to be the most magical day of the year in many places around the world. Originally an ancient pagan holiday to celebrate the summer solstice (the longest day of the year), Midsummer’s Day is usually observed on June…

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