We still do not have an answer to Question 4, but I though I would put out another questions anyway.  I want to give away more free audio books.

Question 5:  What was the relationship between Lady Marjorie’s husband and Michael Amesbury?

Be the first to answer this question and you could win a free audio version of The Laughter of Love.  Feel free to still answer Question 4.





Congratulations to Jessica Walsh for correctly answering Question 3.  The correct answer was Michael Amesbury.

Ready for another chance to win?  Then be the first to answer the next question!

Question 4:  Where did the Darcy party encounter Lady Marjorie for the first time after their marriage?

Good Luck!



I still have several free copies of my audiobook, The Laughter of Love, to give away.  The third question I asked never received an answer, so we will try a new question.

Question 3:  What was the name of the young gentleman to whom Lady Marjorie first became engaged?

First correct answer will win a free audio copy of book three in my  Laughter series.


Congratulations to Rebecca Down for answering question #2 correctly.  The second place Darcy and Elizabeth stayed on their way to Pemberley was in a quaint cottage on an island.


Here is another opportunity to win a free audio version of The Laughter of Love.


Question #3:  Where had the young man who loved Lady Marjorie been since they last saw one another?

Good Luck!



Within the last few days, I received notification for Audible that the third and final book in my Her Unforgettable Laugh series, The Laughter of Love,has been released as an audiobook.   Just like with my last two books, I have several free copies of the audiobook to give away.  As before, the first person to correctly answer the question will receive a copy of The Laughter of Love in its newest format as a gift.  The questions for this giveaway will be based on the Laughter of Love.

Questions 1:  What article of Elizabeth’s wedding clothes did Mrs. Bennet destroy?

Good Luck!




I have been trying to learn more about marketing my books.  As a result, I need your opinions about some of the things I have been learning.  I would very much appreciate your replies to the following questions as it will help me make my books more attractive and easier for you to find.

  1.  What do you find more appealing on a cover people or a scene from the book?  If people are used, does it bother you if they do not match your visions of Darcy or Elizabeth, etc.?
  2. Does having the names of Darcy and/or Elizabeth in the title make it more interesting to you?
  3. Do you prefer similarity in the covers of a favorite author to help you recognize a new work?
  4. What categories do you search when looking for your Jane Austen Fan Fiction (JAFF) titles?
  5. What key words do you most often search when looking for JAFF?
  6. Does the length of a book matter?  If so, do you prefer longer or shorter reads?
  7. What information do you want included in the book description?
  8. What are your biggest pet peeves about a book you have purchased; i.e. misleading description, editing, no notification of explicit scenes, etc.?
  9. What is your preferred format:  ebook, paperback, audiobook?

I truly do value your opinions and your support of my books.  I look forward to reading your replies.


Linda Thompson



Tuesday's Tale


I just posted Part 24 of my Tuesday’s Tale on my website,  The story is a weekly writing exercise where I add to a continuing story without having it outlined.

This story, which is as yet untitled, is set before Mr. Bingley leases Netherfield.  It opens with Elizabeth’s trip north with the Gardiners. While the couple is visiting with Mrs. Gardiner’s childhood friends, Elizabeth walks out in the direction of Pemberley.  The trio had toured it the day before, and Elizabeth was much taken with its beauty.  A rapidly moving storm causes an accident which injures Elizabeth.  However, it is observed by Darcy who is trying to race home before the storm breaks.  Elizabeth is severely injured and loses portions of her memory.  Unfortunately for all involved, the Gardiner’s receive an urgent express from home about a serious illness affecting their children.  They leave their personal servants to look for their missing niece, but they must depart to return home before Elizabeth is found.

This story is not canon.  Lady Anne is still alive, though Georgiana has died.  Wickham is worse than usual as are the members of the Bennet family, with the exception of Jane and Kitty.  The Bingleys and Lady Catherine will all make an appearance.  However, if you wish to know more, you will have to visit the Blog Page of to read the story for yourself.





The daily email quote I received today I found particularly apropos:

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book.  Write a good one.”

— Brad Paisley

It prompted a thought that I wished to share with my children and I believe it is appropriate for anyone.

This quote is a good philosophy for the start of a brand new year. Make every day in your life count so that you will have no regrets when you look back on your life. You will regret your life if you look back to find that you wasted the days that have been given you. You don’t know how many days you have every one of them is an opportunity to make the world a better place!

I believe everyone here has a special purpose for their life–something only you can achieve.  Strive to reach your potential and make your mark on the world. If I can live my dream–to write and publish–there is nothing you cannot accomplish if you believe in YOU!  Surround yourself with others that believe in you, as well, and will encourage you in all your endeavors.  It only takes one person to make a difference.  You can make a difference.  Live each day of 2017 with that as your goal.

With thanks for your support throughout the years and best wishes for you and yours throughout this new year!

Linda Thompson