Review: Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge

Amy Smelser

5 Stars

August 7, 2017

Jane of Austen by Hillary Manton Lodge was a contemporary retelling of Sense and Sensibility that taught you all about tea and Texas. I especially liked her quotes of the same at the head of every chapter (tea for Jane and Texas for Callum). The author did an excellent job of making characters generally described as unlikeable, loveable- and the others were purposely kept as annoying as ever! It was also interesting to see the familiar story unfold in contemporary ways, with young women trying to start over the family business, a too-charming musician, and an injured former Marine. There was lots of wry humor and lessons on how to properly prepare tea thrown in too. For a non- Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen retelling, I heartily recommend this book.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.