What I'm currently reading:
I'm about halfway through The Pursuit of Mary Bennet: A Pride & Prejudice Novel by Pamela Mingle and I'm loving this book. My heart is just breaking for Mary, Pamela has written such an incredible version of this character. I'll have a full review for you next week!
Tea with Jane Austen by Kim Wilson
I got this for a Christmas gift from my brother and honestly I really had no idea what to expect with the book. He had asked what to get me and I saw 'tea' and 'Jane Austen' and thought it would be perfect for my collection.
Who would not want to sit down with Jane Austen and join her in a cup of tea? Here for the first time is a book that shares the secrets of one of her favorite rituals. Tea figures prominently in Jane Austen's life and work. In fact, the beloved novelist was the keeper and maker of tea in her family. Tea with Jane Austen begins with tea drinking in the morning and ends with tea in the evening, at balls and other gatherings.
Each chapter includes a description of how tea was taken at a particular place or time of day, along with history, recipes, excerpts from Austen's novels and letters and illustrations from the time. The book also reveals how to make a perfect cup of tea!