Author Archives: Elaine Owen

The Importance of Being Charlotte

The Importance of Being Charlotte

I think Charlotte Lucas is underrated. Do you agree? Readers of Pride and Prejudice tend to overlook Charlotte as a minor character who serves little purpose but in my opinion this is a mistake. Charlotte is a strong character in her own right, and she also serves as a warning and as a plot device.… more goodness …

Which is Which?

Which is Which?

“That’s just like Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. She was too proud! Or was she too prejudiced and Mr. Darcy was too proud?  I can’t remember.”  Do you remember these words from the movie “You’ve Got Mail”? Joe Fox says them to Kathleen Kelly as they play out their own private drama that’s reminiscent… more goodness …

Between The Sheets

Between The Sheets

Today I’d like to talk about a subject that has drawn a lot of attention recently among fans of regency romances:   The first time I heard about the new Netflix series Bridgerton was when I saw fellow regency fans online talking about the “mature” scenes in it. Judging by the buzz created, there must be… more goodness …

Experiments in Cooking

Experiments in Cooking

Well, it’s been almost a year since we entered this pandemic! What a year it has been!!!! With so many of our formerly favorite activities now restricted, what kinds of things have you found to fill the time? Have you developed any new hobbies? Tackled any new projects? Found yourself trying something you never thought… more goodness …

A Pair of Pink Slippers

A Pair of Pink Slippers

“Why aren’t there any stories about Darcy and Elizabeth after they get married?”  I heard this question asked at the first JASNA event I ever went to, in Washington D.C., back in 2016 or so, and it stayed in my head. An answer to the question started percolating in my imagination and before I knew… more goodness …

Unwrapping the Aristocracy

Unwrapping the Aristocracy

Aristocracy is not a word that appears in Jane Austen’s novels, but its influence shows up in them. After all, we are told that Darcy’s uncle is an earl, and Anne Elliott’s father Sir Walter obsesses over the Baronetage. Some of Austen’s funniest characters are those who revere the aristocracy the most. But what, exactly,… more goodness …

Non-Revolutionary Jane. Plus a look at my WIP!

Non-Revolutionary Jane. Plus a look at my WIP!

Jane Austen was born in 1775 and grew up experiencing two revolutions: the American revolution and the French revolution. The American revolution ended when she was only seven so she likely knew little of it. But the French revolution marked ten of the most formative years of her life, from ages fourteen to twenty four,… more goodness …

MIA: Scenes We Wish Had Been Written

MIA: Scenes We Wish Had Been Written

Pride and Prejudice is an amazing novel, full of humor, satire and heart stirring romance. But as wonderful as it is, there are certain parts of the story that didn’t make it  into the novel, scenes I wish Jane Austen had included in the original story. When you read Pride and Prejudice, are there any… more goodness …