Category Archives: Holidays

Easter as a Pride and Prejudice Plot Device

Easter as a Pride and Prejudice Plot Device

Happy Easter Monday! I think today is a perfect day to talk about Easter in Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice. Since Jane was the daughter of a rector, we can infer certain things from her use of Easter in the plot, a context that was obvious to her contemporary English readers, since she lived… more goodness …

Christmas in the Regency by Washington Irving AND Sharon Lathan

Christmas in the Regency by Washington Irving AND Sharon Lathan

Santa Claus, tinsel on trees, Frosty the Snowman, reindeer pulling a sleigh… These are familiar Christmas images in the US. What about yule logs, a boar’s head, community wassail bowls, a king of misrule, mince meat pies, and figgy pudding? Rarely are those latter traditions seen here in the US. In fact, they aren’t too… more goodness …

If Austen Men were Thanksgiving Dishes

If Austen Men were Thanksgiving Dishes

Here in the United States, we are preparing for one of my favorite holidays coming up in a couple weeks: Thanksgiving!  Where I’m from, we have many traditions around this holiday involving gathering with family or friends (maybe over Zoom this year?), giving thanks for our blessings, volunteering in the community, watching football and parades,… more goodness …

Introducing “Lord Radcliffe’s Best Friend” part of the “A Regency Christmas Together” Anthology + a Giveaway

Introducing “Lord Radcliffe’s Best Friend” part of the “A Regency Christmas Together” Anthology + a Giveaway

I have again joined forces with several authors for another Christmas-themed anthology. This one is entitled A Regency Christmas Together. The idea behind it is the hero and heroine are “trapped” together at Christmas. The “trapping” could be anything from being snowed in to being in a dangerous situation. My story “Lord Radcliffe’s Best Friend”… more goodness …

Methodist Church in the Regency: One Facet of a Changing Society

Methodist Church in the Regency: One Facet of a Changing Society

Happy October everyone! There’s a lot going on this month; it’s National Book Month, for my family, it’s nearly Halloween (I shall have a flying squirrel, a panda, and a pirate), and in at least one of my friend groups, it’s nearly Reformation Day (Martin Luther, 95 theses, October 31). And since I feel like… more goodness …

Announcing Regina Jeffers’s Annual “Twelfth Night Sale” ~ 38 Books ~ Do Not Miss It!!! December 26 – January 5!

Announcing Regina Jeffers’s Annual “Twelfth Night Sale” ~ 38 Books ~ Do Not Miss It!!! December 26 – January 5!

In case you have not noticed, thirty-eight of my titles are on sale for my annual Twelfth Night Sale! The sale runs from December 26, 2019, to January 5, 2020.  Fill up your eReaders!!!! For the books for which I own the rights, all books will be between $0.99 and $1.75. There are Austen-inspired titles,… more goodness …