Regency Fashion: Morning and Evening Fashionable Dresses

This evening dress and half dress appeared in the June 1820 issue of Lady’s Monthly Museum.  Included in the text are trends of colors, hints on hats, and descriptions of the gowns.

Top Ten: Best Regency Romances for Teens

In no particular order, here is my top ten of Reg Roms for teens. Click on the cover to be whisked away for purchase, or hit the link on title/author to read my review. Meg Cabot: Victoria and the Rogue Short, sweet and often funny, this is a great YA read for those interested in historical romance. Anya Wylde: Dorothy Recommended for older teens, this … Expand

Jane-Fiction A Go Go: Promises: Wendi Sotis,The Unexpected Miss Bennett: Patrice Sarath, Miss Darcy Falls in Love: Sharon Lathan

Is there such thing as an Austen purist?  If so, I think I might be one. I get a lot of “Jane-Fiction” sent to me to review.  It seems the shelves of romantic fiction are packed with takes and spin offs on Jane Austen’s books and characters.  And generally, they aren’t for me.  Just like I am not a fan of revival movies (ala movies … Expand

Bad Austen: A Great Gift for Jane-ites!

You may or may not have heard about the Bad Austen contest.  Here is the original call for short, short Jane-fiction parodies: Join the esteemable company of Ms. Jane Austen! In the tradition of the Bulwer Lytton Contest and the Bad Hemingway and Bad Faulkner contests, here’s your chance pen a scene of a “classic” novel Jane Austen never wrote. I was happy to add … Expand