Tag Archives: Jane Austen

Celebrating the Release of “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin” with an Excerpt + a Giveaway

My latest Austenesque cozy mystery is now available. It contains lots of history and so many twists and turns, you will be scratching your head.  Fitzwilliam Darcy is enjoying his marital bliss. His wife, the former Elizabeth Bennet, presented him … Continue reading

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Chemical Warfare During the Napoleonic Wars

In 1812, Prince George received a plan outlining the use of “unusual” methods to defeat Napoleon Bonaparte. The plan came to the future George IV from Captain Sir Thomas, Lord Cochrane. At the time, Wellesley’s successes in Spain were sporadic, … Continue reading

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The Brilliance of an “Unequal” Marriage as a Plot Point in Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen presents the reader  with three very eligible bachelors: the sharp-tongued, prideful Darcy, the amiable and handsome Bingley, and the smooth-talking military officer of Wickham. Analysis of these characters is plentiful, but I hope to open … Continue reading

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A Writ of Error as a Plot Point in “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin”

For my latest cozy mystery, part of the action is a trial set in 1816. Many of the tenets of court law we now accept as commonplace were not part of the court system during the Regency Period. For example, … Continue reading

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Readers’ Entertainment Magazine Interview with Regina Jeffers

This is an excerpt from an interview I did with Readers’ Entertainment News.  1. First, tell us a bit about yourself. Where you’re from? Past jobs, awards, the usual bio stuff. Born in Huntington, West Virginia, over the years, I … Continue reading

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The Character of John Willoughby in Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility”

John Willoughby is one of Dashwood family’s country neighbors in Devon in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, but what do we know of the character. He and Sir John Middleton are like bookends in the country society.  Willoughby literally sweeps … Continue reading

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It is June, and Love Is in the Air

Recently, a couple of my lady friends and I shared a laugh filled lunch and tons of gossip. Being good friends they asked of my newest novels. I bemoaned the task of coming up with another way for the couples … Continue reading

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