Author Archives: Amanda Kai

Dancing in the Regency Era

Dancing in the Regency Era

To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love. (Pride and Prejudice) Dancing plays a big role in many of Jane Austen’s novels. Balls, at that time, were one of the primary social events in which people could meet each other and get to know one another, and dancing at a… Read the full blog post …

An Unexpected Party, by Amanda Kai

An Unexpected Party, by Amanda Kai

As a treat for you all, I have a short story that I have written for today’s post!   An Unexpected Party by Amanda Kai. Copyright 2022. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lady Catherine settled into her plush, velveteen chair by the fire, intent on taking a nice long snooze. After a whirlwind of London social events the past… Read the full blog post …

Coming Full Circle, by Amanda Kai

Coming Full Circle, by Amanda Kai

Coming Full Circle: The rom-com that was inspired by Pride and Prejudice and in turn, inspired my Elizabeth and Darcy novella. It’s no secret that Pride and Prejudice has been the inspiration for countless books, movies, and TV shows. Almost every enemies-to-lovers story has its roots in Jane Austen’s most popular novel.  The Shop Around… Read the full blog post …

Romance Tropes in Jane Austen, by Amanda Kai

Romance Tropes in Jane Austen, by Amanda Kai

When the words “Regency Romance” are used, the first author that comes to most people’s minds is Jane Austen. We could spend all day arguing about whether or not Jane Austen’s books should be classified as “romance books”. Some would say, hands-down, they are, while others would argue that they are social commentaries, women’s fiction,… Read the full blog post …

Lead Mining in Derbyshire, by Amanda Kai

Lead Mining in Derbyshire, by Amanda Kai

We often hear about Mr. Darcy’s fortune of “ten-thousand a year.”  But where did all that money come from?  In doing research for my current work in progress, I have been exploring what industries the Darcy family might have built their fortune from.   While the Darcy family certainly owned plenty of land in Derbyshire and… Read the full blog post …

All the Emma Movies, by Amanda Kai

All the Emma Movies, by Amanda Kai

Two months ago, I showcased an extensive list of all the Pride and Prejudice adaptations and movies or shows inspired by it.  This month, I decided to do the same with Emma.  Though there aren’t quite as many versions of Emma out there, it’s still popular enough to have been done multiple times as a… Read the full blog post …