Tag Archives: Emma

Which Book Should I Write Next?

Phew! It was a lot of work, but The Ladies of Rosings Park is successfully launched and doing well. Thank you to those of you who have taken the time to post early reviews. When you really enjoy a book, … Continue reading

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Christmas Decorations and Waxing Philosophical

If you’re one of those people who takes down your tree on December 26th, you may be wondering why I’m still thinking and writing about Christmas on the 30th. Well, I’m a little different. I trim the tree and hang … Continue reading

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Double Dessert – or – What to Do With a Dozen Eggs

As my regular readers know, I don’t blog only about Jane Austen and the Regency period. So my contribution to the Summer Banquet Hop is not “period correct.” It’s more current and personal. Does anybody remember progressive dinners? I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Much Left to the Imagination – part 2

When I wrote “part 1,” I didn’t intend a follow-up piece. But now I find that I must retract part of what I said then. “I have to thank you, Miss Woodhouse, for a very kind forgiving message in one of Mrs. Weston’s letters. I … Continue reading

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Cover 3 Reveal

One week to go! Return to Longbourn will soon be coming to an online bookstore near you, and here’s the wrap-around cover for the paperback! Kind a “home-spun” look like my other covers, and I love the little cows! (Click on … Continue reading

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Party Favors

It’s usually the person having the birthday who gets the presents. But in this case, it’s some of the guests who came to the Happy Birthday to “The Darcys of Pemberley” party – so I guess we could call them party favors. I … Continue reading

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Thinking of Venice

I was just thinking about the fact that four years ago today I was strolling around Venice. My husband was sent there on business, but for me it was strictly vacation – 9 days with nothing to do but explore a city that’s like no … Continue reading

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Adoption Announcement

I’m adopted. I know you’re surprised to learn this… and my parents will be too. The truth is that I’ve been taken in by a family of fellow authors, and I now have twenty new sisters and one new brother! I’m … Continue reading

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Anagrams Analogous

A friend forwarded me an e-mail containing some creative anagrams that I’d like to share. I thought the subject fit with the scrambled-word theme of some of my other popular posts. Plus there’s a legitimate Jane Austen connection. By rearranging the letters in the following words, you can … Continue reading

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Weathering the Storm

One thing I like about living in western Washington state is our relatively mild climate. It doesn’t get super hot in summer or extremely cold in winter; no droughts; no blizzards.  Of course, we do have our moments of weather drama, as we … Continue reading

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