Author: Nancy Moser
Genre: Historical Fiction/Adult/Romance/Christian
Jane Austen was born to write. When she writes, her characters come alive – Elinor and Marianne and Elizabeth and Catherine – but there is one problem. Elinor has Edward. Marianne has Colonel Brandon. Elizabeth has Mr. Darcy. Catherine has Henry Tilney.
But Jane has no one.
This book is a fictional biography, per se – it recalls true events and true relations and political happenings from Jane Austen’s life, whilst giving it new life and a new story from the perspective of Jane Austen herself.
This first caught my eye because of the cover, which I adored. My older sister started reading it, and found it very boring. I started reading it, and, while it was very slloowww, I connected with Jane because she was an author, and I could relate to her. The main focus of this book is not romance, no matter what the genre is – the main focus is Jane’s life. Her family, her writing – her love interests are not large parts of the book.
All in all, it was very enjoyable, with not even a hint of anything inappropriate, no swearing, and a Christian perspective (for Jane was, as you know, a Christian).
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to take a break from thrillers and read something relaxing – or for people who like slow books. Or for people who are authors.
Age Rating: 16+
3.5 out of 5 stars