Book Title : Jane of Austin
Book Author : Hillary Manton Lodge
My Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Publication Date : March 18th 2014
Can you believe the only Jane Austen book I have read was Pride and Prejudice?
I haven’t gotten the chance to read any of her other work especially Sense and Sensibility which this book is based upon and now I truly wish I had.
I love retellings so it’s no surprise I would pick this one up to read but – here’s my first but – as I have not read Sense and Sensibility first, I had no idea who is who or what the plot is based upon. I think it would have been more enjoyable for me if I did. So I fully blame myself for this one. *smacks own head!
Retellings aside, I found it to be a very enjoyable light read. It’s entertaining, its cute and its fun.
The books starts with Jane Woodward and her sisters escaping their father’s scandal by fleeing to Austin – Texas, to start anew and to re-open their tea-shop there. It wasn’t as easy as it sounded as they were faced with many challenges, whether it’s with the tea shop or their relationships along with falling in and out of love. The story is told through Jane’s POV and through the retired Marine, Captain Cullum Beckett, who you can’t help but admire. I don’t think I have hated any of the characters or got annoyed by. They were so real, so wonderful that it makes you wish you were living right there with them.
This would make the perfect summer read, or by the pool or even while you are getting your nails done.
I would recommend it <insert shrug here> but if you are not as big on chick-lit as I am, you’d find it mediocre and not as memorable. It’s just one quick fun read between intense ones.
I received this book from Bloggingforbooks and Netgalley in an exchange for an honest review.