Good evening (I can't help being very, very fashionably late!).
You may know me as Lady A--- (the gossip has been so cruel!) but it is completely untrue that I've eloped with a pirate or a rake. My honor is quite unsullied, thank you very much!
Lady A--- sidles up to Captain Wentworth as the next dance tune begins. Perhaps she will be able to add his name to her dance card.
Little does she know that Mr Wickham is keeping his eye on her lovely figure. But now he is distracted by an offending smell (see comments section) about his person. What in God's name can it be?
The evening is coming to a close soon.
Take a look at your dance card.
Who is your next dance companion?
If it is blank, who would you like to fill that spot?
Bit o'sip sip gossip...
One to watch out for...
by Elizabeth Kantor
Release date: April 2012
Women today are settling for less than what we want when it comes to men, relationships, sex, and marriage. But we don’t have to, argues author and editor Elizabeth Kantor. We can have the relationships, love, and happiness we truly deserve, just by asking ourselves one simple question: What would Jane Austen do?
In her new book, The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After, Kantor shows how Austen heroines such as Elizabeth Bennett, Elinor Dashwood, and Anne Elliot can teach us how to navigate the modern-day minefields of dating, love, relationships, and sex. By following these heroines' examples—and steering clear of the examples set by Austen’s tragic characters such as Maria Bertram and Charlotte Lucas—Kantor reveals the path to lifelong love and true happiness. Featuring relationships, characters, and situations from all of Jane Austen’s books, The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After tackles the dating and relationship dilemmas women face today, including:
Settling for less—why lifelong love and happiness depend on NOT settling for less and how you can avoid doing so
Figuring out his intentions and how to exit a situation—with your pride intact—if he’s “just not that into you”
Handling commitment-phobes and why waiting for a guy to commit is much better than waiting for guy to be ready to commit
Friendship—why being a good friend now will help you be a better mate and wife down the road
Complete with “Tips for Janeites,” ways to “Adopt an Austen Attitude,” and “What Would Jane Do” callouts, The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever is the perfect book for Jane Austen enthusiasts or women searching for lifelong love and true happiness
* guest post is based on Pemberley Ball RSVPs
* image source gown for Lady A--- aka Audra
* image source Captain Wentworth