I have always loved Jane Austen- from the time I was a teenager. I appreciate how erotic just holding someone’s hand can be when societal and family pressures were vastly different. Of course, there were always those who lacked any type of self-control- but I find myself drawn to a time when flagrant sexuality was not the norm, and if you were participating in that type of behavior at least you didn’t broadcast it without shame.
There are many sequels and rabbit trails that expound further on Austen’s characters or take on the what-if of how Jane Austen might have continued the story of Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy. I have decided to read some variations this year and Amanda Grange’s book made the cut since reading about vampires, werewolves and other fantasy-type novels particularly appeals to me.