A Weekend with Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly

By Victoria Connelly

Compliment FOR VICTORIA CONNELLY: "Witty and unique. " -The Romantic Novelists' organization

Of path she's captivated with Jane Austen...

Surrounded through appalling exes and fawning scholars, the one factor holding professor Katherine Roberts sane is Jane Austen and her own mystery love for racy Regency romance novels. She thinks the Jane Austen Addicts convention within the English geographical region is the proper chance to flee her chaotic existence and eventually relax...

But then she encounters a devilishly good-looking guy on the convention who turns out decided to comb her off her toes. Is he extra fiction than truth? Or may well he be the hero she didn't understand she used to be searching for? (20110613)

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This was old forest, the ground marked by fallen, "mossy" trunks of an older generation gradually converting to soil. Scattered patches of green shoots broke the sodden layer of last year's fallen leaves. Here and there were clusters of delicate pinkā€”the first spring flowers. Esau Wesley was adding his own dynamic to the ever-fluctuating system. He swung his ax again, and a chip flew from the steelwood tree. Then chop! and chop! and another flew. He continued, working his way around the tree without pause, cutting an unbroken ring through the hard bark and outermost layer of wood.

Whatever religious zeal they felt was seldom fervent. Like Esau Wesley and his wife Jael, they took their religion for granted. Its strictures seldom seemed onerous to them, and most were reasonably content with their lives. Lives to be lived doing worthwhile things deemed pleasing to the Lord, finding satisfactions in farming, and in their offspring and each other. Given the effects of gravity on human physiology and anatomy, the Church had recently condoned the use, after five births, of a contraceptive herb known as lamb bane.

He made two sweeps above the shelf, watching for bodies, and found none. That didn't surprise them either. There'd be an undertow here, and a south-flowing current offshore. He switched on his microphone. "Dennis," he called, "this is Marcel. Dennis, this is Marcel. We've found the wreckage of a scooter on the shelf rock nine miles south of Cedar Point. But no bodies or survivors. We need help in finding either bodies or survivors. " "Marcel, this is Bertrand. Elisio and Nona just arrived from North Bay, and Ngozi is on her way from the atoll.

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