Joana Starnes lives in the south of England with her family. Over the years, she has swapped several hats – 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 is the author of eight Austen-inspired novels and one of the contributors to the Quill Ink anthologies (The Darcy Monologues, Dangerous to Know and Rational Creatures).
Joana’s Austen-inspired novels available on her Amazon Author page:
From This Day Forward ~ The Darcys of Pemberley, a Pride & Prejudice sequel;
The Subsequent Proposal, a tale of Pride, Prejudice & Persuasion;
The Second Chance, a Pride & Prejudice ~ Sense & Sensibility variation;
The Falmouth Connection, a Pride & Prejudice variation set in Poldark territory (where few, if any, are what they seem to be…);
The Unthinkable Triangle, where Mr. Darcy’s rival is his dearest, closest friend;
Miss Darcy’s Companion, where a bereaved Miss Elizabeth Bennet is chosen instead of the infamous Mrs. Younge;
Mr. Bennet’s Dutiful Daughter, Elizabeth Darcy’s journey from duty into love;
The Darcy Legacy which is, with a dash of paranormal, a nod towards a would-be-murder mystery. This is Joana’s longest book and most adventurous plot so far.
Pemberley’s ancient halls harbor many secrets. Which one will affect Fitzwilliam Darcy and the love of his life? How is Mr. Bennet to enjoy the comforts of a well-stocked library, when his wife’s premature demise had left him with the task of finding suitable matches for their daughters? And what of a misleading encounter on a muddy lane in Hertfordshire, that renders a country-town assembly rather more tolerable than some might have thought? “A fraught courtship? So, let it be fraught,” Colonel Fitzwilliam said with a nonchalant flourish of his hand. “A good challenge never hurt anyone.”
THE GIVEAWAY (Ended 9/21/2018)
It is international and includes 5 (five) prizes:
- 1 (one) paperback copy of The Darcy Legacy
- 2 (two) Kindle copies of any of my books (winner’s choice) and
- 2 (two) codes to listen to my books currently available in Audible, exquisitely narrated by Stevie Zimmerman, who has kindly agreed to produce The Darcy Legacy as well. I hope you’ll be as enthralled by Stevie Zimmerman’s productions as I am. Her characterization is sublime and, as a reviewer has beautifully put it, she has the perfect voice for Darcy, ‘deep, vulnerable and intense.’
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Congratulations to all of you and thanks to everyone else for participating!
A few words from the author – JOANA STARNES
Please let me start with a huge thank you, Rita, for the pleasure and honor of visiting you at All Things Jane Austen today. It’s a privilege to be here, and it’s such a joy to spend a large part of my time daydreaming about Jane Austen’s world and that of her characters. I love writing Austen-inspired what-ifs, and I love writing angst. Mr. Darcy’s angst, to be precise, as some of my readers know already.
Many thanks again, Rita, for your kind invitation and wonderful welcome. I’d love to close by sharing some images from places that have inspired my stories. Your readers will recognize many of them, or perhaps they have already joined J.B. Grantham on her beautiful journey that led to Mr. Darcy’s Guide to Pemberley, but I thought we just can’t have enough of the places we love, that make us happy and feed our imagination.
Thanks again, and here’s to our love of Jane!
Thank you, Joana, for sharing with us your beautiful pictures and for the giveaway. You’re always welcome here!
Everyone else… Enjoy!