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The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen
by Ada Bright & Cass Grafton
Series: Austen Adventures #1
Release Date: September 12, 2019
Publisher: Canelo Escape
Genre: Time Travel Romance, Women’s Fiction
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!
A proud bookworm since childhood, Cass writes the sort of stories she loves to read – heart-warming, character driven and strong on location. Having moved around extensively and lived in three countries, she finds places inspiring and the setting of her novels often becomes as much a part of the story as her characters.
She has an over-active imagination, is prone to crying with happiness as much as she is at sadness, but when it comes to her writing she leans heavily towards the upbeat and insists on a happy ever after. As one of her favourite authors, Jane Austen, once wrote, ‘let other pens dwell on guilt and misery’.
Cass loves travelling, words, cats and wine, and enjoys them in any combination. She currently splits her time between Switzerland, where she lives with her husband, and England, where she lives with her characters.
Ada has lived all her life in Southern California, which makes her intolerant to any weather above or below 72 degrees Fahrenheit. She grew up much more fond of reading than sports or socializing and still tends to ignore everyone she loves, all her responsibilities and basic life needs when she’s in the middle of a book.
She is luckily married to a handsome and funny man who doesn’t mind that the laundry never gets put away and she has three amazing children. Ada spent over a decade as a photographer before dedicating herself to writing, though she still believes that life should be documented well and often.
There is nothing she loves more than a good, subtle love story whether it be in real life, tv, movie, theatre or book form… well, except cake. She also really loves cake.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and Canelo Escape for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
This was a pretty cute book. I’m not an Austenite like Rosie is, but I get how much Jane Austen has inspired a lot of women around the world and throughout the times. I get that, so I understand how someone’s life can be completely changed when their all time favorite author doesn’t exist in their timeline anymore. It kind of reminds me of that one episode in Charmed (the original with the Halliwells) where Lady Godiva didn’t take her naked ride in that town and then all women were hella oppressed. Like, I can see the influence that she’s had around the world, so I could only imagine how someone I have been greatly influenced by – even if I don’t explicitly see it like Rosie does – didn’t exist and my life ended up changing.
Well I don’t have to look any further because this book pretty much spelled it out for me.
I think this was a fun ride, and I’d read it again so I can continue on with the Austen Adventure series. Maybe I’l become a closet Austen fan. Who knows.