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Laurel Ann Nattress

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A life-long acolyte of Jane Austen, Laurel Ann Nattress is the author/editor of Austenprose.com a blog devoted to the oeuvre of her favorite author and the many books and movies that she has inspired. She is a life member of the Jane Austen Society of North America.

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From the desk of Katie Patchell:   In this holiday season, acclaimed novelist, Julie Klassen, returns to the Regency world with her latest historical romance, A Castaway in Cornwall. Featuring dangerous wreckers, shifty smugglers, and mysterious strangers, readers may well detect a similar refrain to the haunting melody that is Daphne du Mauriers classic, Jamaica Inn. []
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He lay back on the low stone wall, knees pulled up, and stretched out his spine against the rock. The birdsong pierced the early-morning air in little shrieks that hammered at his very skull. Lying there, still, face turned flat upwards to the sky, he could feel death all around him in the small church graveyard. He must have looked like an effigy himself, resting on top of the wall, as if carved into permanent silence, abreast a silent tomb. He had never left his small village to see the great cathedrals of his country, but he knew from books how the sculpted ancient rulers lay just like ...more
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Kimberly Hi Laurel, thank you for your friend request! :)


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Maria Hi Laurel Ann! Thank you for accepting my friend request!


message 14: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Just a little fun trivia here to stir the pot: I'm on Ch 12 of The Bad Miss Bennet by Jean Burnett and a name mentioned as one of the Prince Regent's mistresses is (gasp) Maria Bertram! You don't suppose....no it couldn't be.....but......perhaps (??)


message 13: by Laurel

Laurel thanks for sharing Jeffrey. Reassuring to know that other have worked through the problem too.


message 12: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Hi Laurel Ann: You're in good company because the author at the end of this link is one of the world's most loved and prolific writers and she is also dyslexic!

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


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45th Parallel Communications Hi Laurel, thanks for finding us!


message 10: by Kim

Kim Your book is up on goodreads!! Wahooo!!! Congratulations! So happy for you!


Laurel OK Claudia, P&P&Z is a mash-up of Austen's text with zombies thrown in. The second books is a prequel and a completely new and original story. If you like zombies and gross humor you will love them.


message 8: by CT

CT Laurel Ann wrote: "Claudia wrote: "Hi! Quick question: I'm trying to choose between these two books and was wondering if you could give me advice:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/70......"


They weren't showing up on my mobile app for some reason. Sorry to bug you!


Laurel Claudia wrote: "Hi! Quick question: I'm trying to choose between these two books and was wondering if you could give me advice:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/70...
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Claudia - I would read my reviews of each of them. It might help you make a decision.


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CT Hi! Quick question: I'm trying to choose between these two books and was wondering if you could give me advice:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/70...
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http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58...

Thanks :)
Claudia


Laurel Tracy wrote: "The Georgette Heyer month on Austenprose inspired me to finally take the jump and pick up one! I've just started Arabella and it's definitely enjoyable so far!"

So glad you enjoyed the event Tracy. Georgette Heyer is infectious! I so admire her and want to read everything. I am debating if I should read Frederica or The Nonesuch or The Corinthian. So hard to choose. Thanks for the comment.


Tracy (A Good Novel) The Georgette Heyer month on Austenprose inspired me to finally take the jump and pick up one! I've just started Arabella and it's definitely enjoyable so far!


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Kim thanks for the add!!


Laurel Meredith wrote: "Thanks for the add Laurel Ann!" You're welcome. Look forward to following your reading. LA




Meredith (Austenesque Reviews) Thanks for the add Laurel Ann!


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