Don Jacobson

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Don Jacobson has written professionally for forty years. His output has ranged from news and features to advertising, television and radio. His work has been nominated for Emmys and other awards. He has previously published five books, all non-fiction.

He now exclusively writes Regency Romance fiction. In 2016, he published The Keeper: Mary Bennet’s Extraordinary Journey which began the Bennet Wardrobe saga.

Subsequent books in the series include:

Henry Fitzwilliam's War (e-novelette) (2016)
The Exile: Kitty Bennet and the Belle Epoch (2017)
Lizzy Bennet Meets the Countess (2017)
The Exile: The countess Visits Longbourn (2018)


He also published the paired novellas Of Fortune's Reversal and The Maid and The Footman which examine the same event fr
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Don Jacobson Thanks again for the input. I am working to publish the entire tree which will describe the relationships of the persons in the Bennet Wardrobe…moreThanks again for the input. I am working to publish the entire tree which will describe the relationships of the persons in the Bennet Wardrobe series. Glad the file I sent you helped out.(less)
Don Jacobson The short and simplest answer is Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. HOWEVER...that is going with the eternal and darn near unchangeable. Within…moreThe short and simplest answer is Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. HOWEVER...that is going with the eternal and darn near unchangeable. Within the Jane Austen Universe I find the complex relationship between Fanny Price and Edmund Bertram in "Mansfield Park" to be very satisfying and revealing. Strangely the Harry Potter/Hermionie Granger/Ron Weasley triumverate is compelling...even though we know that Ginny W is the final 4th component. The broken relationship between George Smiley (Tinker-Tailor-Soldier-Spy) and his wife is essential to understanding the depths behind the placid exterior of the great spymaster. What I do enjoy are the new dynamics explored by JAFF authors who pair the secondary characters in P&P in different and more exciting manners. Popular is Colonel Fitzwilliam and Kitty (although I did marry him off to Lydia in one story).(less)
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All authors go through their own distinct process to bring a fully-flowered novel to fruition. Some folks are quickly able to lay their plot against the background. Others…like me…stumble around, researching, sketching, writing, editing until they have it “just so.” I am not suggesting that one path is better than the other…only different. Yet, I have to believe that the life of authors who swi... Read more of this blog post »
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“The growing social consciousness of the Industrial Revolution (1750-1850) can be found throughout the Austen Universe. While the Lady wrote about the gentry, she, none-the-less, was speaking to the human condition. Class is an imaginary distinction conferring no better manners on the “haves” and no lesser nobility on the “have-nots” and that the deepest human emotions are universal.”
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“Of all the events leading up to the departure for the shore, though, was one that had been months in the making. The two souls in question had been united at first through their mutual love for a lost woman. They soon discovered that she was but the medium through which the universe once again exercised its peculiar ability to match those destined to be so linked." The Exile (2017)
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Sophia Thanks for accepting my friend request, Don!

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