Arabella writes Regency romances and finds that although times change, people do not. In matters of love and happiness, men and women want the same thing and experience the same problems. In this self-help book, each chapter is prefaced by (and sprinkled with) an inspiring quote from one of Jane Austen’s timeless novels or from her own letters to friends and family. Jane Austen had an unerring eye for what made people tick, and her observations on life, relationships, love, and romance have endured.
I grew up on a diet of Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, and many other writers of that period. I also love history and generally find the past more fascinating than the future. I have been steeped in Regency writers since I was a teenager. From Jane Austen to Georgette Heyer, I read 'em all! I love writing Regency romances because they are romantic, fun and enable me to create feisty heroines and hunky heroes. I hope you'll enjoy my stories!
“I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.”―Jane Austen, Emma.
Take Miss Austen's advice and get what you want, not what you have been settling for!
The Secret of Love: 10 Simple Steps to Finding the Right Relationship
Why do we repeat the same mistakes and make the same bad choices? The answer is simple. Very often, we go for what we recognize at a very deep, almost subconscious level, what feels familiar … and not what is good for us. This kind of response is usually based on an early experience. For example, a woman who is constantly drawn to overbearing, powerful men may be reflecting her early experiences with a close family member who was extremely dominant. As a result, she is drawn to men who exert a repressive influence over her and make her feel weak and insignificant. A man may constantly be attracted to women who are replicas of a controlling or manipulative mother or close female relative.