An Affectionate Heart by Heather Moll is one of those novels that I thought about immediately rereading as soon as I finished it. It’s a fresh take on Pride and Prejudice that mostly takes place in Meryton. There are so many passages I wanted to linger over, yet I also wanted to find out what happened next, so I frequently moved along too quickly to savor everything I wished to.
April 2023 favorite reads
My 4- to 5-star reads for April 2023. Note, some of these books may only be available from Amazon and/or as Kindle ebooks. April was a busy reading month, and I also pored over a number of yarn craft books. I posted about those on my other blog, Swatches Yarns and Frogs.
March 2023 favorite reads
I can’t believe it’s late April already. This year is speeding by so far. Here — finally — are the books I rated as 4- or 5-star reads in March 2023. Note,…
February 2023 favorite reads
Brief reviews of my favorites of the books I read in February 2023, including some nonfiction book on watercolor and personal transformation, as well as several Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice) variations.
January 2023 favorite reads
Brief reviews of my favorites of the books I read in January 2023, including mystery fiction, nonfiction, and several Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice) variations.
Valentines Day Jane Austen variations
If you want something special, a bit humorous and romantic to read for Valentine’s Day, here are a couple of ebook suggestions: Mr. Darcy’s Valentine by Heather Moll and As Only Mr. Darcy Can by Laura Hile.
My year 2022 in books
This seems as good a day as any to finish up my year-end transition for reading books, since I just finished the last Christmas story I’d set aside to read in 2022, day-before-yesterday, nearly two weeks into 2023. Sometimes, in rebellious moments, I wonder why we insist on these demarcations between time periods, especially ending the year in the middle of a season. It feels so arbitrary to me, especially this year, for some reason. Maybe it’s that the same weather patterns are continuing, and I have some ongoing projects that are the same projects now as they were in December.
Father Christmas and the Goblins
This post includes links to two video treasures for the holidays, J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Father Christmas and the Goblins,” a fantasy tale of the North Pole read by Adam F. McCune; and a tour of a Medieval-themed German Christmas market in the city of Esslingen, Germany with Fruity Knitting.
Revisiting Two Favorite Jane Austen Variations
Review of two favorite Jane Austen variations that I recently reread: Twelve Days of Christmas, by Jennifer Lang; and As Only Mr. Darcy Can, by Laura Hile. These two selections are available as ebooks from Amazon.com.
The Last Place She Expects to See Mr. Darcy
The Last House in Lambton, by Grace Gibson, is a variation on Pride and Prejudice. When Elizabeth volunteers to help out her great aunt by marriage, who is in need of companionship, in Lambton, Derbyshire, she has no idea that Pemberley is only five miles away.