“...and yet, though desirous to be gone, she could not quit the mansion-house, or look an adieu to the cottage, with its black, dripping and comfortless veranda, or even notice through the misty glasses the last humble tenements of the village, without a saddened heart. Scenes had passed in Uppercross which made it precious. It stood the record of many sensations of pain, once severe, but now softened; and of some instances of relenting feeling, some breathings of friendship and reconciliation, which could never be looked for again, and which could never cease to be dear. She left it all behind her, all but the recollection that such things had been.”
-Jane Austen, Persuasion
I love Jane Austen because when I read a paragraph like that, it takes my breath away with it's beauty. We would have a Jane Austen year if we could, but we are excited about what is coming next. We have been honored to meet some fellow Janeites. For example, today we had the absolute honor of being featured at French Garden House. If you haven't been there before, GO! Forthwith! (Threw that one in for Jane.) It is the most lovely shop and blog you have ever seen, and the owner is absolutely charming. And we're not just saying that because she did such a nice feature on our blog.
Here's one last Jane printable (Well, that's until we feel like talking about Jane again, which will probably be in roughly a day. I promise, this blog is not done with Ms. Austen yet!)
Lastly, we cannot wait to share our plans for the next couple of months with you! It's Spring Fling time at BeBookBound. We hope that even if you are a Jane Austen fanatic, you will find some happiness in the prospect of Irish fun, A couple of Beatrix Potter weeks, A wonderful Easter, and an Anne of Green Gables April. We can't wait to share with you. See you soon!