From the Author
The Exile: Kitty Bennet and the Belle Epoque
continues the Bennet Wardrobe Saga.This book is Part One of Volume Two. Here the readers will discover the arc of Fourth of the Five Beautiful Bennet Sisters immortalized by JaneAusten. Young Kitty, faced with the fate determined by her father--exile to a seminary in Cornwall--because of her complicity in Lydia's elopement with Wickham, reacts in anger and wishes to be away from all of those who would punish her. Her striking of the doors on the remarkable Bennet Wardrobe grants her her wish.
Transport 75 years into her future is only the beginning of the fires through which she must pass to change her from the nervous coughing follower into a strong and confident woman who learns to appreciate love when seen through clear eyes.
I have always felt that the younger sisters, aswell as Mr Bennet, deserved to have their stories realized beyond whatMs Austen felt was necessary to carry through the Lizzy/Darcy lovestory. The Wardrobe is that device around which the Universe isorganized after its creation in 1691. The entire series--with booksfeaturing the destinies of Mary, Kitty, Lydia, and Thomas--comestogether to reveal their characters in full, with an effort to explainwhy they were the persons portrayed by Austen. The Final book in theseries will finally explain the Ultimate purpose of the Wardrobe. StayTuned!
About the Author
Don Jacobson has written professionally for forty years. His output has ranged from news and features to advertising, television and radio. His work has been nominated for Emmys and other awards. He has previously published five books, all non-fiction. He has focused his writing on JAFF since 2015. His backlist now includes several Jane Austen-inspired novellas and novels. Active series include The Bennet Wardrobe and Lessers and Betters. He holds an advanced degree in History with a specialty in American Foreign Relations. A college instructor, Don teaches United States History, World History, the History of Western Civilization and Research Writing. He lives in the Seattle, WA area with his wife and co-author, Pam, a woman Ms. Austen would have been hard-pressed to categorize, and their rather assertive four-and-twenty pound cat, Bear. Besides thoroughly immersing himself in the JAFF world, Don also enjoys cooking (Poulet au vinaigre is a particular favorite), dining out, fine wine and well aged scotch whiskey (Oban 18 Year Old single malt). His other passion is cycling. Most days from April through October will find him “putting in the miles” around the Seattle area (yes there are hills). He has ridden several “centuries” (100 mile days). Don is especially proud that he successfully completed the AIDS Ride—Midwest (500 miles from Minneapolis to Chicago) and the Make-A-Wish Miracle Ride (300 miles from Traverse City, MI to Brooklyn, MI).