Much as I love Jane Austen, there are many other wonderful books out there! Here are some of my favorites, to give you reading ideas for the coming year.
"Modern Geology" began during Jane Austen's era. William Smith, self-educated and from humble beginnings, laid the foundations.
Shannon Winslow shares a devotional from her new book, Prayer and Praise: A Jane Austen Devotional.
Jane Austen may have been looking back nostalgically to the Catholic monasteries of England when she wrote Northanger Abbey and other novels. Roger E. Moore describes the "sacred landscape" of England after the Reformation, and how it affected Austen.
Glastonbury is a fascinating historical novel that gives a sweeping view of English church history from the time of Christ to the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
More enthralling Austen variations with a faith foundation. What was Mr. Knightley's perspective in Emma? And, what if Darcy and Elizabeth got engaged after the first proposal?
More delightful Jane Austen Variations, with a faith foundation. What if Darcy's first comment about Elizabeth was that she was overweight? Could he come to realize that there was "more of her to love"? And, an anthology of very creative Valentine's variations.
Jane Austen's characters show us different ways to deal with stress, both helpful and unhelpful.
Can stress be good for you? Ideas for dealing with holiday stresses.
Some fun novels of science in the Regency, and two novels of the Industrial Revolution: North and South, and a variation: Nowhere but North.