Author Archives: Elaine Owen

Counties of England

What do the counties of Hertfordshire, Derbyshire, Somerset and Kent all have in common?  Not long ago I read about a quiz on American states that was given to somebody from England. The quiz asked, simply, “What do you know about this state?” I was pleasantly surprised when this person was able to give accurate… Read the full blog post …

A Hidden Jewel, by Elaine Owen

A Hidden Jewel, by Elaine Owen

What was your path into the world of Jane Austen? Which of her novels did you fall in love with first? Did you watch a movie first or read a book? Many Austen fans start and end their infatuation with Pride and Prejudice, and who can blame them? It’s a terrific story with memorable characters… Read the full blog post …

Meetings in Meryton, by Elaine Owen

Meetings in Meryton, by Elaine Owen

      In my last blog entry I posed a provocative question: could you ever picture Elizabeth Bennet with someone besides Darcy? How would Elizabeth get along with some of Austen’s other leading men? I described how I thought Elizabeth would relate to each of the men of Austen’s other major novels. Along the… Read the full blog post …

Make Me A Match, by Elaine Owen

Make Me A Match, by Elaine Owen

Who is the most beloved Jane Austen couple of all time? Darcy and Elizabeth, of course, are the big crowd favorite.  Why wouldn’t they be? Their personalities complement each other beautifully, and as their story develops it’s easy to discover, along with Elizabeth, what a perfect match they make. But I thought that in today’s… Read the full blog post …

Gotta Get A Bingley, by Elaine Owen

Gotta Get A Bingley, by Elaine Owen

Charles Bingley, Darcy’s affable and somewhat heedless best friend, is a curious character in Pride and Prejudice. His inclusion in the plot is a little odd. After all, the love story between Darcy and Elizabeth could be told without Bingley’s part at all. Strictly speaking his story arc is completely unnecessary. But Bingley is a… Read the full blog post …

Which is Which? by Elaine Owen

Which is Which? by Elaine Owen

“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… Read the full blog post …

Between The Sheets, by Elaine Owen

Between The Sheets, by Elaine Owen

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… Read the full blog post …

Experiments in Cooking, by Elaine Owen

Experiments in Cooking, by Elaine Owen

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… Read the full blog post …