Worst proposal ever? But never mind that; today is Jane Austen’s birthday, and we want to take a moment here to thank her for all she has contributed to romance novels, and fiction in general.
Without Jane’s work, the romance novel would have taken a very different path. We would not be nearly as entranced by the Regency period, be as cognizant of station, and birth, and class, and the importance of wealth (or lack of it) in marriage. She gave us bickering, and Big Misunderstandings, and wit, and charm, and heroines who weren’t perfect, but were pretty darn great.
Thank you, Jane. Happy Birthday!