by Michaela MacColl
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Just released: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Genre: Historical, Mystery, Jane Austen theme, YA
Hardback: 288 pages
Jane lay in bed, listening to the sounds only heard in a rich man's house.
Jane Austen's family is eager to secure her future by marrying her off. But Jane is much more interested in writing her novels, and finds every suitor lacking—until the mysterious Mr. Lefroy arrives. Could he be the one? Before Jane can find out, she must solve a murder, clear her family's name, and face a decision that might cost her true love.
Loved reading of a young Jane and her antics. Her vibrant and curious being grabbed my attention. Being a writer it makes sense that she would have good sleuthing skills.
The encounters with Mr. Lefroy were the right amount of fun and playful. He seems to be a great match for Jane. If only...
I would love to see more fictional stories like these with Jane as the main character in mini-adventures and dramas that could have fed into her imagination for her writings.
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