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Joana Starnes

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Joana Starnes lives in the south of England with her family. She swapped several hats over the years – physician, lecturer, clinical data analyst – but feels most comfortable in a bonnet. She has been living in Georgian England for decades in her imagination, and plans to continue in that vein till she lays hands on a time machine. She loves to look for glimpses of Pemberley and Jane Austen’s world, and to write about Regency England and Mr Darcy falling in love with Elizabeth Bennet over and over and over again.

She is the author of ten Austen-inspired novels and a contributor to the Quill Ink Anthologies. Joana’s novels are all available on Amazon in Kindle Unlimited and in paperback, and some have also been released in Audible.

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“How was it possible for someone to be high-handed and considerate at the same time? Inspire profound gratitude and vex beyond belief?”
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“It was so easy to condemn the fallen women – and what a narrow-minded fallacy that was! She could see that now, ever so clearly, as she stood on the brink of her known world, teetering on the sharp edge of abandon. Fallen women should be neither condemned nor pitied for their frailty. At least some of them ought to be envied for having had the good fortune to discover that sometimes passion was as far removed from sin as could be.”
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Joana Starnes I read them ages ago too. Loved all of them but the last 3 volumes best of all. I think they were all published and nothing new surfaced. There's the first trilogy, (The Forsyte Saga: The Man of Property - In Chancery - To Let), the second (A Modern Comedy: The White Monkey - The Silver Spoon - Swan Song), and the third (End of the Chapter: Maid in Waiting - Flowering Wilderness,- One More River). I found it hearbreaking how Wilfrid and Dinny couldn't be together.


Sheila Majczan The Forsyte Saga - read those so long ago. Now wondering about them again and asking if these are new books? Or part of the continuing saga?


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