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Juliet's Books...

Juliet's debut novel was The Importance of Being Emma, which won the 2011 Big Red Read Book of the Year Fiction Award and was shortlisted for the 2009 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance.


Her second novel, Persuade Me, was shortlisted for the 2011 Festival of Romance Best Romantic Read Award.


Her next release was One Summer Weekend, inspired by Elizabeth Gaskell's North & South and Book 1 in her Smith Family series. Book 2 in the series is Hope, Mistletoe and a Christmas Promise, which can be read as a standalone novel. She is currently writing Book No. 3. 

She has returned to Jane Austen with her latest release, Becoming Mr Bennet - a fun, interactive short story.


Juliet also features in Global Jane Austen: Pleasure, Passion and Possessiveness in the Jane Austen Community.


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About 'Persuade Me'


Shortlisted for the 2011 Festival of Romance Best Romantic Read Award


‘A book filled with beautiful moments, just like its namesake … An intriguing melding of the various worlds Austen crafted.’ Fans of Jane


‘A writing project like this is very daunting. For it to come together in a contemporary world while keeping the basic premise the same is a skill, and to do it so that it feels like a new journey to the reader, is genius … I am giving Persuade Me my highest rating.’ Jera’s Jamboree


‘An enjoyable retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion … Cleverly and thoughtfully done … Recommended. Buy? Yes. Borrow? Yes.’ The Bookbag


‘A stand-alone story of remarkable strength, humor, emotion, suspense, and depth-of-feeling.’ Austenprose


‘I highly recommend it to all of my fellow lovers of all things Austen as well as anyone looking for a great love story to read … And I really need to get my hands on The Importance of Being Emma!’ Laura’s Reviews


When do you let your heart rule your head?

When it comes to love, Anna Elliot is stuck in the past. No one can compare to Rick Wentworth, the man she gave up ten years ago at the insistence of her disapproving family. What if she’s missed her only chance for real happiness?


Since Anna broke his heart, Rick has moved on – or so he thinks. Out in Australia, he’s worked hard to build a successful career – and a solid wall around his feelings.


The words 'forgive and forget' aren't in Rick's vocabulary. The word ‘regret’ is definitely in Anna’s. So, when they meet again on his book tour of England, it’s an opportunity for closure.


But memories intrude – the pure sensuality of what they once shared, the pain of parting … And she has to deal with another man from her past, while his celebrity status makes him the focus of unwanted attention.


With Anna’s image-obsessed family still ready to interfere and Rick poised to return to Australia, can she persuade him to risk his heart again?


This contemporary re-telling of Jane Austen's last completed novel is the second book in Juliet Archer's Darcy & Friends series, offering fresh insights into the hearts and minds of Austen's irresistible heroes.


About 'The Importance of Being Emma'


Winner of the 2011 Big Red Read Fiction Award and shortlisted for the 2009 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance


‘An ingenious, often effective and very affectionate tribute to a great predecessor, with some witty contemporary versions of characters that I think Jane Austen herself would have loved.’ Joanna Trollope


‘Lively, funny and inventive retelling of Emma for a 21st-century audience … I devoured it at one sitting. Scrumptious!’ Jane Austen’s Regency World


‘A spirited retelling of Emma by Jane Austen will provide an enjoyable read to those who know the original story and those who don’t. Definitely recommended. Buy? Yes. Borrow? Yes.’ The Bookbag


‘An enjoyable romp … Seeing the hero and heroine come to terms with their conflicting emotions, their many tense and often humorous misreads of each other, [and do I dare mention quite a hot Knightley!] …  A great fun read – you just need to suspend your Regency sensibilities before entering!’ JASNA Vermont


Seeing old friends through new eyes ...

Mark Knightley – handsome, clever, rich – is used to women falling at his feet. Except Emma Woodhouse, who’s like part of the family – and the furniture. When their relationship changes dramatically, is it an ending or a new beginning?


Emma’s grown into a stunningly attractive young woman, full of ideas for modernising her family business. Then Mark gets involved and the sparks begin to fly. It’s just like the old days, except that now he’s seeing her through totally new eyes.


While Mark struggles to keep his feelings in check, Emma remains immune to the Knightley charm. She’s never forgotten that embarrassing moment when he discovered her teenage crush on him. He’s still pouring scorn on all her projects, especially her beautifully orchestrated campaign to find Mr Right for her ditzy PA. And finally, when the mysterious Flynn Churchill – the man of her dreams – turns up, how could she have eyes for anyone else?


With its clueless heroine and entertaining plot, this modern re-telling of Jane Austen’s Emma stays true to the original, while giving fresh insights into the mind of its thoroughly updated and irresistible hero. It is Juliet Archer's debut novel and the first book in her Darcy & Friends series.

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2013 - Global Jane Austen: Pleasure, Passion and Possessiveness in the Jane Austen Community.
Edited by Laurence Raw and Robert G. Dryden.


Despite dying in relative obscurity, Jane Austen has become a global force as different readers across time, space, and media have responded to her work. This volume examines the ways in which her novels affect individual psychologies and how Janeites in both the English and non-English speaking worlds experience her work. In an interview with Laurence Raw, Juliet Archer describes how and why she has been inspired to modernise Jane Austen's classic novels. Available from Amazon.

Becoming Mr Bennet


Are you an Austen aficionado, or do you need to increase your intake of Pride & Prejudice? To find out, try my brand new short story for fans of Jane Austen and Bridgerton


Ever wondered what it would be like to become Mr Bennet, if only for a moment? Find out in this fun interactive short book based on one of Jane Austen's most lovable characters!

As the story of Pride & Prejudice unfolds, the role of Mr Bennet becomes pivotal. This is an opportunity for you to become Mr Bennet by deciding whether the course of true love runs smooth - or comes to an untimely end!   

Hope, Mistletoe and a Christmas Promise


When a Christmas promise becomes hard to keep …


Pip Smith knows she owes it to her family to hold on to the festive traditions that have been a comfort since the year everything changed – but this Christmas she’s going to need a miracle to keep everyone in her life happy.
After she’s dumped by her fiancé, an invitation to visit a friend in Hong Kong in the run-up to the festive season seems to offer Pip the perfect escape – and she’ll be home for Christmas, of course. Except her escape ends up becoming far more complex than she intended, when she becomes involved with arrogant American Ryan Hawke and his niece, Shelby – a little girl whose most heartfelt Christmas wish is for a proper family.
Will Pip keep her Christmas promise – or will it be more of a compromise, with the help of a little hope and mistletoe?



One Summer Weekend


One summer weekend can change everything …


Alicia Marlowe’s life as an executive coach is well under control – until she meets her new client, Jack Smith. Jack’s reputation precedes him and Alicia knows immediately that he spells trouble. Not least because he reminds her of someone else – a man who broke her heart and made her resolve never to lower her guard again.


Taking Jack on as a client is a risk, but one that Alicia decides to take for the good of her career.  As long as she keeps him in his place, she might just make it through unscathed. But Jack has other ideas – including a ‘business’ trip to the Lake District. One summer weekend with him is all it takes to put Alicia’s carefully organised world in a spin …

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