Book Recommendation - The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James

Book Description from Goodreads:

Many rumors abound about a mysterious gentleman said to be the love of Jane's life--finally, the truth may have been found. . . .

What if, hidden in an old attic chest, Jane Austen's memoirs were discovered after hundreds of years? What if those pages revealed the untold story of a life-changing love affair? That's the premise behind this spellbinding novel, which delves into the secrets of Jane Austen's life, giving us untold insights into her mind and heart.

Jane Austen has given up her writing when, on a fateful trip to Lyme, she meets the well-read and charming Mr. Ashford, a man who is her equal in intellect and temperament. Inspired by the people and places around her, and encouraged by his faith in her, Jane begins revising Sense and Sensibility, a book she began years earlier, hoping to be published at last.

Deft and witty, written in a style that echoes Austen's own, this unforgettable novel offers a delightfully possible scenario for the inspiration behind this beloved author's romantic tales. It's a remarkable book, irresistible to anyone who loves Jane Austen--and to anyone who loves a great story.
This book has been in my To Be Read basket for awhile now and I'm finally getting around to reading it as part of a 2013 challenge to clear out that pile.  If you have already read the book I'd love to know what you think.  I'll share my review of the book when I'm done.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous26.2.13

    I have read the book " The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen" by Syrie James and I absolutely loved it! It's a very moving book and by the end you will be shedding a tear! Syrie James's writing is so like Ms. Austen you can hardly tell the difference. I once wrote to Syrie and told her that this book NEEDS to be made into a movie! Let me know what you think! Enjoy!


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