The Trouble With Horses: A Pride & Prejudice Variation Novella by Elizabeth Ann West #AustenInAugustLGR

Read as part of the Austen In August reading challenge, The Trouble With Horses was a fun, quick, light, and delightful read!

Elizabeth Bennet’s and Darcy’s characters are changed a bit, but in what P&P variation are they not? I think this was a refreshing “what if” story, and a great length when one would like to take an afternoon to oneself, or a trip to the beach or pool.

Sincerely Yours, Yours by Design Book 2 by Robin Helm #AustenInAugustLGR

As part of Austen in August, I read:

Sincerely Yours, Yours by Design Book 2

by Robin Helm.

I loved Sincerely Yours as much as I did the first book in the Christian Fantasy/Austen-adaptation series, Yours by Design. In this continuation of Accidentally Yours, it’s a lot of fun to follow both contemporary Darcy settle into Regency times and Regency Darcy adapt to contemporary times. I read this online one chapter at a time, but it’s a pleasure to read it all at once—and the updates and additions expand the story past what I had already read! It is saying a lot for Ms. Helm’s talent that even though we switch timelines with every chapter, the story continues to flow beautifully. It would have been so easy to make the two Darcys and two Elizabeths similar, but they are unique, making this even more special. I’m looking forward to the third in the series, Forever Yours!

Austen in August giveaway!


As part of the Austen in August reading challenge, hosted by

Jenna at Lost Generation Reader,

I’m giving away

a $20 gift certificate to

Cafe Press

How cool would it be to have to choose from among 2,020 Austen-inspired gifts?

To enter, you must be an Austen in August participant.

If you haven’t already, head on over to and sign up!


Please comment below to enter from

August 7 through midnight, August 10.


I’ll post the winner on August 11, 2014.


And don’t forget to check out

Lost Generation Reader

for all sorts of fantastic Austen-related

posts all during August!