About thirty years ago Miss Maria Ward, of Huntingdon, with only seven thousand pounds, had the good luck to captivate Sir Thomas Bertram, of Mansfield Park, in the county of Northampton, and to be thereby raised to the rank of a baronet’s lady, with all the comforts and consequences of an handsome house and large … Continue reading First Line Friday – Mansfield Park
Title: The Watsons & SanditonAuthor: Jane Austen The Watsons Synopsis: Mr. Watson is a widowed clergyman with two sons and four daughters. The youngest daughter, Emma, has been brought up by a wealthy aunt and is consequently better educated and more refined than her sisters. But when her aunt contracts a foolish second marriage, Emma is obliged … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – Austen in August
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Longbourn by Jo Baker (BCD) (4 of 5 stars)I will admit that I couldn't wait to finish listening and picked up the book at work and read the last few chapters at lunch. I really liked how the novel was set during the time of P&P but it wasn't just a retelling. It was a whole … Continue reading Austen in August Wrap-up!
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This is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader. They ask that you post the first line(s) to the book you are currently reading and share some feelings on the book. I'm tweaking this a bit and I'm going to share first lines of books/stories, written by, about, or in the theme of Jane Austen. … Continue reading Austen in August/Book Beginnings – Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
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