Author Archives: Rebecca H Jamison

Becoming Charlotte Lucas

Becoming Charlotte Lucas

I want to be more like Charlotte Lucas. This isn’t just clickbait. I’m serious. Charlotte Lucas may not be handsome or romantic. That doesn’t matter to me. It also doesn’t matter that she married Mr. Collins. (Gasp!) What I admire most about Charlotte is that she’s happy despite her circumstances. Charlotte is truly a glass-half-full… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Winners of Rebecca Jamison’s “North by Northanger” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Rebecca Jamison’s “North by Northanger” Giveaway

Austen Authors is excited to announce the winners of Rebecca Jamison‘s “North by Northanger” Giveaway. Allison Mitchell and Luisa Donaldson will each receive a print copy of Ms. Jamison‘s North by Northanger. Congratulations, Ladies. Be certain to include your mailing address when you claim your prize. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to make… Read the full blog post …

Wandering the Meadows

Wandering the Meadows

I’m feeling a little like Jane Fairfax today. Remember the scene at the end of Emma when Miss Bates explains Jane’s feelings about becoming a governess? “When one is in great pain, you know one cannot feel any blessing quite as it may deserve. She is as low as possible. To look at her nobody… Read the full blog post …

Which Bad Boy is Wrong for You?

Which Bad Boy is Wrong for You?

I’ve been thinking a lot about Jane Austen’s bad boys lately–Wickham, Willoughby, Churchill, et al.–and, as I’ve studied each one, I’m more impressed than ever with Austen’s ability to develop her characters. Each of these male characters brought out the strengths and weaknesses of the main characters in an ingenious manner. The books would not… Read the full blog post …

May Day Memories

May Day Memories

Do you celebrate May Day? I think I may be one of the few Americans who has. Growing up in Virginia, we celebrated it every spring at our school, which went from preschool to second grade. It was the crowning event of the year. All of the children wore costumes, which our mothers sewed, and… Read the full blog post …

What Jane Ate in a Day

What Jane Ate in a Day

“What I Eat in a Day” is a popular subject for YouTube videos this year. Watching a few such videos got me thinking about making a “What Jane Ate in a Day” blog post. Of course, it’s impossible to know what Jane actually ate each day, but we do have a few of her family… Read the full blog post …

A Nostalgic Regency Game Night

A Nostalgic Regency Game Night

Reading Jane Austen’s novels gives me a nostalgia for my own childhood when we sometimes played cards and board games after dinner. Back then, we didn’t have cell phones, and there weren’t so many channels and shows to watch on TV. We found other ways to entertain ourselves, and games required that we socialize with… Read the full blog post …

Winter Comforts

Winter Comforts

I live in a place with long winters, and though I love the snow and I love the winter holidays, it seems that once New Years is over, it is one long stretch until spring. I am always looking for ways to get through another long winter, so this month, I’m studying Jane Austen for inspiration.… Read the full blog post …