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!
“To you I shall say, as I have often said before, do not be in a hurry, the right man will come at last ...”―Jane Austen, Jane Austen’s Letters. As the advice says, you'll never meet anyone sitting around moaning about never meeting someone...
The Secret of Love: 10 Simple Steps to Finding the Right Relationship
Get out there! A big problem for some people is to take the step of actually meeting people. Often they create excuses as to why they don’t want to meet people—it’s the Fear Factor. People are afraid that having made mistakes in the past, they may do so again. As a result, they have a low confidence level. It’s easier to find excuses not to meet. There are always well-meaning friends and relatives setting one up for the kind of date that ends in disaster. Or else you may have joined a dating agency and are being paired with every loser in town. Take charge of the situation. Do not fixate that the Universe is going to send you your rightful partner in a flash of blinding light at the corner store. You may have to meet someone unsuitable who is the person that opens the right doors—he or she may have the friend who is just right for you. One never knows, so cover all bases.