Tag Archives: Sense and Sensibility

The Honeymoon is Over!

The Honeymoon is over!!!    Now that I have your attention, let me reassure you (especially those of you who personally know my husband and me) that I’m not talking about trouble in our marriage.  In fact today is our anniversary! … Continue reading

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Cover Story: part 1

The cover is done, and I’m delighted with it!  I wanted it to be just right. Despite the old  saying, people can and do judge books by their covers. That’s not necessarily bad, but it is important. The title and the cover … Continue reading

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Do You Want That Shaken or Stirred?

First, let me observe that people have vastly different tolerances for the level of danger, tension, pain, and suspense they are willing/able to tolerate, whether we’re talking about the activities they enjoy or the books and movies they prefer.  Adrenalin junkies aren’t satisfied … Continue reading

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…With a Twist: Part 2

Elizabeth … now smiled at the rapidity and ease with which an affair was finally settled that had given them so many previous months of suspense and vexation.  (Pride and Prejudice, chapter 55) I promised I would take a closer … Continue reading

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When Honesty is Not the Best Policy

How honest are you?  In your personal code of conduct, is it okay to dodge a question that you don’t want to answer? shade the truth for a good cause? omit certain details to save yourself or another person embarrassment?  … Continue reading

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Older But Wiser

Marianne Dashwood was born to an extraordinary fate. She was born to discover the falsehood of her own opinions, and to counteract, by her conduct, her most favourite maxims. She was born to overcome an affection formed so late in … Continue reading

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A Charming Rake

“The gentleman offered his services, and perceiving that her modesty declined what her situation rendered necessary, took her up in his arms without further delay and carried her down the hill.” Willoughby, oh Willoughby. Such a dashing rake. No wonder … Continue reading

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