Pride & Prejudice 200th Anniversary Party Blog Hop!


Happy Birthday Pride and Prejudice!

I’m having a giveaway, too!

My love affair with Pride and Prejudice began in 1996, believe it or not, with seeing an ad for the movie “Emma” with Gweneth Paltrow. Later that day, I was at the video store where I saw the miniseries with Kate Beckinsale and grabbed it.  I was hooked, and the next day found myself at the bookstore purchasing a compilation of all of Jane Austen’s books.  Once I finished Emma, I moved on to read Pride and Prejudice, which immediately became my favorite, and I’ll admit that I became obsessed.

That poor paperback was soon worn out to the point that I had to throw it away and get a copy of each novel instead, and of course read them again. For some strange reason I must have always skipped Northanger Abbey whenever I read the compilation and was thrilled to bits to have found a “new” book by Austen. I started searching the stores and internet for any versions of movies based on Jane Austen’s books, and fell in love with them all, time and time again – especially P&P! (I have to say that I threw away the 1940 version after seeing the ending, only to receive it again for Christmas later that year – fate must want me to have a complete collection.)

For a few years, this was enough, and then I became just a little distracted by the birth of my triplets (understatement!) Once I began to find a little time to myself, I re-read all of Jane’s novels and joined the The Republic of Pemberley, where I discovered the world of Jane Austen Fan Fiction, and went searching for more. It took me by surprise to find so many stories out there, and I couldn’t get enough!

And now, I’d like to share the love….

I’ll be giving away one paperback copy of

The Annotated Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

Annotated and Edited by David M. Shapard

(Sorry, USA only):

Annotated P&P


one eBook copy of each of my novels (from Smashwords, so that winners can download it in any format they’d like)



Dreams and Expectations
All Hallow’s Eve

Click here to enter:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Then hop on over to

Alyssa Goodnight’s blog and Stiletto Storytime

for a list of the many other blogs participating in the

blog hop party!

Enjoy the hop!

Please note:

Winners will be notified by email and announced here on January 30.

If a winner does not reply by Midnight Eastern Time, February 2,

another winner will be selected.

10 thoughts on “Pride & Prejudice 200th Anniversary Party Blog Hop!

  1. I love how you received a copy of the very movie you threw away. That is fate, and a complete collection insures the integrity of the collection. I haven’t made my way through all the various movies and mini-series, but I’m enjoying all the variations of fan fiction.


  2. What happens at the end of the 1940 P&P? You’ve got me so curious now. I’ve seen parts of it but obviously don’t remember the end. I still have yet to read/watch Emma – which movie version of that do you like best?

    Happy P&P Day! 🙂


    1. Hi Monica,

      You know Lady Catherine’s scene where she comes to Longbourn to see Elizabeth? Well, that was a test. Turns out that Darcy was in her carriage the whole time she was insulting Elizabeth, and when she leaves Elizabeth, she gets in to leave, but turns to Darcy, her face all pleasant, smiles – giving us the impression that she really is a loving aunt and super nice lady after all. Lady Cat tells him that Elizabeth really does love him. He gets out and proposes. After screaming at the television screen for a while, I took the movie out of the machine and threw it away!!!


  3. Darn rafflecopter not opening on my computer….usually a movie adaption ruins the book for me…but all in all the Austen adaptions hold their own…Loved the new EMMA with Jonny Lee Miller


    1. I haven’t seen that one in a while, Stephanie. I might just have to dig that up again!

      I’m sorry about rafflecopter. This is my first time trying it, and I might not use it again. It should open another tab, but I wonder if it won’t work if you have pop-ups blocked.


  4. I love finding out how all my Janeite friends first found her. Our stories are all so similar, and yet unique to the person. Thank you for sharing yours, Wendi.


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