The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen is an enchanting story of books, time travel, and the power of friendship.
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My Review for The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen
The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen by Ada Bright & Cass Grafton is a delightful story of books, time travel, and friendship. I was introduced to the work of Jane Austen when I was in high school, but I didn’t truly fall in love with her books until my first or second year of college. Despite the fact that I am more of a casual fan of Austen’s work, I truly believe that there is a lot in these pages that will make Austen fans of all kinds smile.
If I had one gentle criticism about this novel, it would be that the pacing is a bit slow. I had a little trouble getting into this novel at first. The authors begin by slowly setting the stage by introducing the protagonist, her friends, and her unrequited love for the handsome professor.
Once I passed the quarter of the way mark, I found myself becoming truly immersed in the story. When a mishap involving a small dog an an enchanted necklace leaves a time-traveling Jane Austen stuck in modern times, the protagonist finds that it is up to her to put the timeline back in order and send Miss Austen home.
All of the characters are friendly and the protagonist was particularly easy to relate for me to identify with. I was touched by the beauty of the deep and abiding love between the protagonist and her long distance best friend. I have a few relationships like that in my own life which I treasure. The best character of all was the depiction of Miss Austen, who was absolutely delightful. I also enjoyed hearing about the preparations for the Jane Austen festival in Bath.
If you can suspend your disbelief and allow yourself to go along for the ride, I’m certain you will find a great deal to enjoy in the adventures that the heroine faces on her quest. If you’re a fan of Jane Austen and looking for a light and fun Austen inspired read with a hint of magic, I recommend The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen.
Note: I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and options are my own.
When a time travelling Jane Austen gets stuck in modern-day Bath it’s up to avid Janeite Rose Wallace to save her… because she’s the only one who knows that Jane exists!
Rose Wallace’s world revolves around all things Austen, and with the annual festival in Bath – and the arrival of dishy archaeologist, Dr Aiden Trevellyan – just around the corner, all is well with the world…
But then a mysterious woman who bears more than a passing resemblance to the great author moves in upstairs, and things take a disastrous turn. Rose’s new neighbour is Jane Austen, whose time travel adventure has been sabotaged by a mischievous dog, trapping her in the twenty-first century.
Rose’s life is instantly changed – new home, new job, new friends – but she’s the only one who seems to have noticed! To right the world around her, she will have to do whatever it takes to help Jane get back home to write Rose’s beloved novels. Because a world without Mr Darcy? It’s not worth living in!
Author: JAda Bright & Cass Grafton
Genre: Nonfiction/ Sociology & Psychology/ Cultural Study
Publication Date: September 12, 2019
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