• On Oct 04, 2009, one6ylady said:

    Having grown up reading Mills and Boon books loong before Harlequin books came into being, I'm a big fan of historical romance books. As a young teenager, Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice was a book I read over and over. My mind is already picking out seniors at the nursing home where I volunteer who will be standing in line to get into any readings of these two books. I'd love to know what first drove you to choose Historicals over the other genres like time travel, paranormal, and such.


  • On Oct 03, 2009, Anonymous said:

    When looking at work, we should only see the possibilities. To say when "analyzing" a work what is tru is to be very smug indeed. I once met someone who had read one of my poems. She told me how she had loved it and proceeded to analyze it. When I told her I was the author, and the analysis was not what I had intended, she argued with me. True, we, as readers, bring our own experiences, thoughts and feelings into the work as we read, but only the author can tell us his/her intentions.


  • On Sep 24, 2009, Teresa and Jeanne ( sisters) said:

    We really emjoy reading good sequels to Jane Austen novels and have read all the Rebecca Ann Collins books so far. They are truly interesting, because they transport us back to the period of Jane Austen and Queen Victoria, when society was very different and romance consisted of a lot of courtship and conversation, instead of the "wham, bang, thanks ma'am" style of doing things which we find in a lot of modern fiction and movies.

    Teresa and Jeanne

  • On Sep 18, 2009, Tammie King - Night Owl Romance said:

    The winner of this blog post is...


  • On Sep 10, 2009, ddurance said:

    It just goes to show that opposites attract. I mean, how many people want to be with someone exactly like themselves. How boring would that people. Our differences are what makes life interesting.

    deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

  • On Sep 09, 2009, Jenny N. said:

    I'm looking forward to reading this book as Col. Fitzwilliam was a character that I liked in Pride and Prejudice. So I'm interested in reading more about him.


  • On Sep 08, 2009, LuAnn said:

    Wonderful post!

    I never understood why people turned fun works of fiction into something that needed to be analyzed. Jane Austen did, like you said, write to entertain the reader, just like authors do today. She was a wonderful writer and her books should be appreciated for that, along with the fun stories she created.

  • On Sep 08, 2009, Carol L. said:

    This really is a great post. I look forward to reading these two.


  • On Sep 07, 2009, Becky said:

    What a great post! That is so true about many people thinking that Jane Austen's work is meant to be studied, analysed and written about in dry acedemic terms. I rememeber in English class having to read one of her books and then writing a paper on it. Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors though. I loved "Pride and Prejudice" and "Emma" were to of her works that I enjoyed the most even though I loved reading all of her work.