Then Comes Winter « Good Day Sacramento

A local English teacher recently won a national contest for writing a Christmas story and is now published. . Source: Then Comes Winter « Good Day Sacramento Anngela Schroeder in the spotlight for her story Winter’s Awakening.

Of Heedless and Susceptible Young Men

Seventh in the series We Want More Austen! about the less-known works of Jane Austen. During this season of family gatherings, I find myself looking at Jane Austen’s childhood writings in the context of her family life. Many of her … Read More

#JaneWithATwist: Mr. Knightley’s Wassail

First, let’s set the mood, shall we?        “Oh! Mr. Knightley, one moment more; something of consequence — so shocked! Jane and I are both so shocked about the apples!” “What is the matter now?” “To think of … Read More

#JaneWithATwist: Strawberries for Emma

  “You had better explore to Donwell,” replied Mr. Knightley. “That may be done without horses. Come, and eat my strawberries. They are ripening fast.” – Emma, Chapter 42 In anticipation of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Emma this week (December 25th, … Read More

From 2015 and Into 2016

Here we are, in the middle of the holiday season, nearing the end of 2015, and looking forward to a new year. A time when we slow down from our hectic lives, assess where we’ve been and where we’re going. … Read More

#JaneWithATwist : Happy Birthday!

      “The winter of 1775 was a hard one. On 11 November the naturalist Gilbert White saw that the trees around his Hampshire village of Selbourne had lost almost all their leaves. “Trees begin to be naked,” he … Read More

The Regency Gentleman and his Cravat

The Regency neck-cloth could never be called humble, even if its life begins as a simple strip of cloth. Instead, it’s an embellishment that can add drama and interest to the gentleman’s costume. The cravat, or neck-cloth, was described in … Read More

An Austenesque Lovers Reader Problems

From time to time, being a lover of all things Jane Austen can cause some minor difficulties in my life. Let explain what I mean. I’ve listed a few as examples. Problem #1 The Lone Austen lover for miles around. … Read More

How I Fell In Love

Hey, everyone! Melanie Stanford, here, and this is my very first post for the MP blog. My short story, BECOMING FANNY, appears in the holiday anthology THEN COMES WINTER, and I also have a PERSUASION retelling coming December 29th titled … Read More

Two Road Trips for Then Comes Winter (and one for the redhead)

Blog tours are de rigeur for book releases these days. “Flat Stanley” circular tours in three countries–not so common! But Then Comes Winter, the newest offering from Meryton Press, is an unusual book with an unusual team! Holiday romance anthologies … Read More

#JaneWithATwist : A Restorative

    From Jane to Cassandra, written Nov. 20-21, 1800 “—I believe I drank too much wine last night at Hurstbourne; I know not how else to account for the shaking of my hand today;—You will kindly make allowance for … Read More

Then Comes Winter Blog Tour

Then Comes Winter, the latest anthology from Meryton Press, is going on Blog Tour very soon. Follow the tour to read excerpts and reviews, enter multiple giveaways to win a copy of the book, and get to know the talented … Read More

Let’s Have a Ball!

Dateline Netherfield Park, 26 November 2015 or 1811 But what to serve your guests!? It hinges upon, one supposes, just how intoxicated you want them to become? On a cold night, we might at least serve negus to warm and … Read More

#JaneWithATwist – Miss Bingley’s Gimlet – a pre-ball snifter

Caroline Bingley is a girl with a bad press. Rude, narcissistic, envious, superior; there isn’t a lot to love. She supplements her pantomime villainess credentials even further by playing bad cop to everyone’s favourite literary heroine, Lizzy Bennet. But just … Read More

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