by Syrie James
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Just released: August 5, 2014
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Genre: Historical, Jane Austen, Romance
Paperback: 400 pages
Fifteen-year-old Jane Austen dreams of three things: doing something useful, writing something worthy, and falling madly in love. When she visits her brother in Kent to celebrate his engagement, she meets wealthy, devilishly handsome Edward Taylor—a fascinating young man who is truly worthy of her affections. Jane knows a match between her and Edward is unlikely, but every moment she spends with him makes her heart race—and he seems to return her interest. Much to her displeasure, however, there is another seeking his attention
Unsure of her budding relationship, Jane seeks distraction by attempting to correct the pairings of three other prospective couples. But when her matchmaking aspirations do not all turn out as anticipated, Jane discovers the danger of relying on first impressions. The human heart cannot be easily deciphered, nor can it be directed or managed. And if others must be left to their own devices in matters of love and matrimony, can Jane even hope to satisfy her own heart?
Loved being in this world and falling in love in this world that includes Jane Austen created by Syrie James.
Loved the various scenes of entertainment and social interactions within this class. It was interesting to learn of the social customs, etiquette and doings - from hair powdering to playing snap dragon.
It was a treat to associate young Jane's experiences in this story with scenes that actually get played out in the actual Jane Austen novels.
* part of Pemberley Ball 2014
* review copy courtesy of book tour - check out the other stops here for more details on this book and goodies sponsored by Syrie James.